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Aug
9
comment Disposal of Gore-Tex or other membrane products
Calling anything that produces C02 "hazardous waste" is plainly absurd.
Aug
9
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
7
comment How to harden feet to avoid blisters on long hikes
What I mean by "liner socks" - lmgtfy.com/?q=liner+socks
Aug
7
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
6
comment When to kill and bleed a fish
@MichaelMartinez -- That is definitely not true in south Georgia.
Aug
5
comment Tent Fly Coloured Reflective Tape
I've never tried it. I would caution to cut the corners rounded so that it doesn't harm or poke through your tent fly.
Aug
4
comment How much spare strap should I leave when trimming a pack down?
This sounds pretty good. Thank you! I've been putting this off for a while. I'm more than a bit nervous about ruining a $100+ piece of gear.
Aug
4
comment Does eating snow help dehydration?
@theJollySin -- The question is about if eating snow causes net dehydration, not if eating snow in general is a good idea. I agree that eating snow is not a good source of hydration, but it also does not cause dehydration.
Aug
4
comment Rod characteristic for spinning for small freshwater fish
I don't do much fishing for either of those, but would like to know as well.
Aug
4
comment What to look for when purchasing a fixed blade knife
Hope those help, if you still have questions after that, let me know.
Aug
4
comment What is a great, all-purpose knife?
outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/1485/…
Aug
4
comment What to look for when purchasing a fixed blade knife
outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/1938/…
Jul
30
comment Survival type activies for Scout camp
I voted -1 due to the scavenging item. Otherwise it's pretty good, but scavenging is a high risk activity.
Jul
30
comment Survival type activies for Scout camp
"firefighting without matches" -- I assume you mean fire'making'?
Jul
23
comment True fish attractants?
As a note, these are illegal in many areas. Please check your local regs.
Jul
21
comment How can I make Tyvek less noisy?
Checking this as correct. I have tested this and verified that it does DRASTICALLY reduce the noise. I have not verified or tested any impact on the quality of waterproofing. That will come next.
Jul
18
comment How can I make Tyvek less noisy?
Sounds good. I will try this and report back.
Jul
18
comment What essential items should go in a small first aid kit?
@nhinkle -- I tend to agree, but would go beyond that. Don't pack anything you don't know how to use. I will update the answer with a disclaimer.
Jun
23
comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
Great answer. I would only add that plastic would tend to be slightly more resistant to vandalism. Some place I go it seems like people can't pass a wood sign without carving at it.
Jun
20
comment How should I remove a tick?
It is true that it will not work on the tiny baby ticks (we call them seed ticks where I live). I will update for that. It does work on larger ticks. If it is sliding over, it sounds like they are using it backwards (or upside down).