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Oct
1
comment Field dressing small game in hot climates
Fair enough! Where I live, it gets over 98 degrees, but rarely during hunting season. From what I have read, the advice is the same. I learned the spreader trick from reading how people do it when they have to pack the meat out on mules in the west US. Heat shouldn't spoil it that quick as long as you get it open and dry, with minimal contamination.
Sep
25
comment During high-altitude lengthy expedition: To shave or not shave?
I would tend to agree. It would seem the primary discouragement is carrying the gear for shaving when weight is at a premium.
Sep
19
comment Black bears and torch lights
@OlinLathrop -- Oh, don't get me wrong, the risk presented by bears is miniscule. Miniscule may even be an exaggeration. My thought was more with regards to the behavior and that the article challenges some of the 'facts' about bear behavior that we've all come to accept.
Sep
18
comment Black bears and torch lights
"You don't even need to worry about a bear mugging you while you're hiking. It doesn't happen. " -- Yeah, it actually does happen, though not often. news.discovery.com/animals/zoo-animals/…
Sep
18
comment Black bears and torch lights
Okay, I wrote that comment then found this article. Would like your thoughts. news.discovery.com/animals/zoo-animals/…
Sep
18
comment Black bears and torch lights
Thanks Olin, great breakdown of their behavior.
Sep
17
comment 4x4 vs AWD off road
"I think that you need to consider tires and ground clearance just as much as the drivetrain of your car." <-- Key
Sep
15
comment How to clean vomit from camping gear?
Wouldn't work in my case, as I don't carry Hydrogen Peroxide in my med kit :)
Sep
8
comment Leading an inexperienced group
+1. I would only add "Ask about allergies and medical conditions".
Sep
7
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.
Sep
7
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 :)
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.