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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
If it's an indisputable biological fact I'm sure you can easily cite a dozen studies showing such. "Indisputable scientific fact" is usually the refuge of someone without actual evidence. guardian.co.uk/science/2008/dec/17/…
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Jan
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comment Can/Should I cook in my tent?
But really, is carbon monoxide ever a good thing? Every bit taken in binds and reduces oxygen capacity. When outdoors exerting myself, I can't imagine why I'd want to risk that unless the only alternative was freezing to death (ie, it's just that cold).
Jan
29
comment What can I do to prevent getting poison ivy?
In addition to this: If you are able, rinse off within 30 minutes of coming into contact with it. This is usually enough to prevent a reaction.
Jan
29
comment Can I shoot a bear in self-defense?
+1 for bear spray.
Jan
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comment Can I shoot a bear in self-defense?
Really, if a bear is about to kill you, do you care if stopping it gets you in trouble with the law. I want that to be my last thought when a bear is eating me "well at least I won't have to see a judge"
Jan
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
@HartleyBrody -- All parts lose heat evenly. How else could Graham answer this then? There is no single part which should be focused on because heat is lost through the skin uniformly. There was an interesting experiment done on this where people were submerged in ice cold water. I'll see if I can find it.
Jan
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comment What are essential items in an emergency kit?
Thanks, I updated it. Also you should be able to submit edits at your rep I think. Feel free to do so on anyone's answer.
Jan
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revised What are essential items in an emergency kit?
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Jan
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answered How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
Jan
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comment What essentials should you bring with you on a day hike?
My kit from the other post actually fits in a very small pouch, smaller than most fanny packs.
Jan
26
comment After I've shot large game, and it escapes, how can I track it?
It really depends on what kind of large game you are hunting.
Jan
26
revised What is a good knife for survival in a forested environment?
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Jan
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answered How can I make a footprint?
Jan
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revised What exercises are recommended to build strength for hiking?
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answered What exercises are recommended to build strength for hiking?
Jan
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comment What exercises are recommended to build strength for hiking?
I'm not sure I agree that running helps. I know a lot of people that do both, but most of the people I meet who only run do not have an easy transition to hiking. I also know several people (including myself) who can hike 15+ miles but can't run very much at all. (+1 all the same because hiking is the best exercise for hiking)
Jan
26
comment Is it better to camp in a disturbed area, or pick a new spot and let the first rest?
Do the right thing even if it is likely that the next person will do the wrong thing.