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Feb
18
asked Is it necessary to carry a knife sharpener?
Feb
18
comment How long does water need to be boiled for to kill all bacteria / viruses?
@Greg.Ley -- From a scientific standpoint you are absolutely correct that the minute is not necessary. From an applied science in the wild standpoint, where I am in the woods with no thermometer, I'm going to err on the side of using that minute to make sure I don't get Hepatitis (which can require temperatures up to 98C to kill).
Feb
17
comment How long does water need to be boiled for to kill all bacteria / viruses?
wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/water-treatment.htm
Feb
17
comment Do iodine water treatment tablets have negative effects?
@Greg.Ley -- The CDC recommends at least a minute. More if you're at altitude. "To the boiling point" is not considered sufficient by most health organizations. 10 minutes may be excessive. 10 minutes was based on a discussion I had with a health professional recently regarding specific diseases.
Feb
17
revised After I've shot large game, and it escapes, how can I track it?
grammar
Feb
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
16
revised Do iodine water treatment tablets have negative effects?
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Feb
16
comment Backpacking or hiking in areas open to hunting
@xpda -- When trying to avoid being shot "sufficient" is not my target ;)
Feb
16
comment What makes a good head lamp?
Lithium or Alkali batteries?
Feb
16
comment What makes a good head lamp?
I'd say that's a function of the lamp you had. I have a couple of non-regulated ones that do not have that problem. It sounds much more like an issue of "low quality" vs. "high quality" than "regulated" vs. "non-regulated".
Feb
15
revised What can be safely trimmed on a backpack
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Feb
15
accepted Is the “Rule of 3” proven for food?
Feb
15
comment How is “pack weight” measured
I wasn't even aware there were different measures!
Feb
15
awarded  Altruist
Feb
15
comment What clothing would be appropriate for hiking in -18°C with up to 30 km/hr wind?
I'd only comment, that it does take more than 1 of the 3. Wet won't give you hypothermia in 110 degree heat no matter how wet you get.
Feb
15
asked How is “pack weight” measured
Feb
15
asked What can be safely trimmed on a backpack
Feb
15
comment What makes a good head lamp?
Generally I much prefer non-regulated mode. I can generally tell when my light is getting dim and I MUCH prefer that to sudden loss of light without warning. Also your graph is a little misleading. Regulated gives more even light at a cost of either a lower maximum lumens or shorter time span (usually both). The graph they created just fills in a flat line at max light out to max time and that's not really what regulated does.
Feb
15
revised How to tell the time at night
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Feb
15
comment How to tell the time at night
The way you've asked the question, there's really no way to answer. There is no easy way to tell time at night without a watch, as Shawn explains. I've edited it to remove "straight forward" and make it more answerable.