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Feb
21
revised How do you safely cut wood with a knife?
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Feb
21
revised How do you safely cut wood with a knife?
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Feb
21
comment How do you safely cut wood with a knife?
@Mr.Wizard -- What I'm referring to is the cutting down of larger wood in an emergency when all you have is a knife handy. The videos are excellent, but appear to be how-to on carving wood as opposed to chopping down small trees.
Feb
21
comment How do you sharpen a hand chain saw?
have no idea how to sharpen a normal chainsaw (or if the chain is the same)
Feb
20
asked How do you sharpen a hand chain saw?
Feb
20
revised Do iodine water treatment tablets have negative effects?
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Feb
20
revised Is it necessary to carry a knife sharpener?
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Feb
20
comment Is it possible to improvise a knife sharpener in the wild?
IMO -- this answer leaves a bit to be desired, it doesn't really provide any idea about how to actually do this. A reader could not take this answer and try to apply it in the real world without having so much surrounding knowledge that the answer would no longer be necessary. In it's current form it's barely one step above "sure if your knife is blunt, try a rock". Is there anything you can do to flesh this out and be thorough?
Feb
19
asked How do you safely cut wood with a knife?
Feb
19
revised What are the vitamin considerations for extended backpacking
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Feb
18
asked Is it possible to improvise a knife sharpener in the wild?
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
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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?