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comment Are water purification tablets safe?
As someone who recently had Amoebic Dysentery from hiking in the Appalachians an getting bad water -- I'll always be treating/filtering/boiling. Even if I'd only get sick once every ten years... well you have to have it to get the point. It is pretty bad.
Sep
7
comment Is there a dose guide for Dexamethasone?
My point wasn't about law in the slightest. It was skepticism on the ability to, as you say, "act properly". People have died as a result of people who "knew" they were going to save the injured, but were really just overconfident in their ability to determine and treat the condition/injury. My concern is not for legal ramifications, but rather for the ability (or lack thereof) of a untrained laymen in the case presented. Honestly confused as to how U.S. law got into this at all, since I mention it nowhere in my answer.
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comment Is there a dose guide for Dexamethasone?
@EverythingRightPlace -- My point was more that non-emergency personnel don't necessarily know when someone "is going to die" and might mistake a non-fatal condition for a fatal one. I updated the answer, hope that helps :)
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Sep
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answered Is there a dose guide for Dexamethasone?
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revised Is there a dose guide for Dexamethasone?
I removed the second question about whether or not they are the same, and made some edits to layout, etc.
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Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed How to avoid pendulum descent when belaying?
Aug
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reviewed Approve climbing tag wiki excerpt
Aug
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comment Disposal of Gore-Tex or other membrane products
Calling anything that produces C02 "hazardous waste" is plainly absurd.
Aug
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comment Disposal of Gore-Tex or other membrane products
@Liam -- If you are claiming that Goretex produces enough C02 to matter, please document it. All trash potential produces C02 when burned. You have done nothing to identify this as "hazardous waste". "Causes pollution via C02" does not equal "hazardous waste". Otherwise every life form on the planet would be "hazardous waste" by your claim. The question was not "Is GoreTex inert". Although there again, please point me to something that is by your definition. Even food produces C02 and is thereby "hazardous waste" by your definition.
Aug
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revised What is a bloquers?
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Aug
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comment How to harden feet to avoid blisters on long hikes
What I mean by "liner socks" - lmgtfy.com/?q=liner+socks
Aug
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comment Disposal of Gore-Tex or other membrane products
@Liam -- CO2 is not generally considered a "harmful gas". People exhale it all the time. The amounts of CO2 emitted by destroying goretex are hardly going to be significant enough to influence climate on the scale that is generally of concern. Too much of anything is bad. To say that because goretex emits some gas when burned does not substantially differentiate goretex from any other material known to man, natural or otherwise.
Aug
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revised Travelling and taking climbing chalk through customs
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revised Travelling and taking climbing chalk through customs
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revised Travelling and taking climbing chalk through customs
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reviewed Needs Improvement What to look for in a snorkel?