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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).
Jun
20
comment Is there a Canadian equivalent to Forestry Rangers
In the States it is, yes. I'm showing my vast lack of knowledge of all things Canadian by saying that I don't know how it works up there at all.
Jun
14
comment If a national park trail with its campsites has been decommisioned, can I still hike and camp there?
Awesome, would love to see the answer when you find out :)
Jun
14
comment How do you stop blood-flow from a leech bite?
Not really answer worthy, but why not just carry clotting powder? It's a pretty good item for a first aid kit anyhow.
Jun
14
comment A fishing pole for lake and ocean fishing
Yep, a heavy spinning rod will suit for most situations. It is somewhat limiting in lakes, and somewhat limiting in surf.
Jun
14
comment If a national park trail with its campsites has been decommisioned, can I still hike and camp there?
Anyone know who we could ask? If this was the States, I'd call up the ranger station. It would be great if we could get an authoritative answer.
Jun
6
comment Rules for Carrying flammable subtances in UK
Starting fires with flammable liquids is not something I would want to do in the wilderness away from all possible safety personnel and equipment.
Jun
5
comment Maxpedition Condor 2 unresolved questions
@SašaŠijak -- Thank you for replying with the results of your purchase. I was curious myself.
Apr
9
comment Looking for a Topographical map resource?
Yes, yes I did!
Mar
13
comment Painful leather hiking boots - persevere or give up?
More of an addition to the good comments below. Feel inside for loose tags, leather, and other non-essential bits. Trim or file these down smooth. Just be careful not to trim/file a structural seam.
Feb
24
comment Trekking poles: Collapsed or fixed?
I have abused the crap out of my collapsible ones, and they have not broken.
Feb
13
comment Hemp socks and wicking properties
Ever used hemp rope? Rough as sandpaper is being generous. I can't imagine wearing socks made out of it, no matter how much it wicked.
Feb
3
comment What type of oil to use for axe heads
3-in-1 oil will work well in most cases. Since you are in Europe, the other concern may be cold. Many oils lose much of their protective qualities in cold. Boeshield T-9 is a good product in that case. boeshield.com
Jan
28
comment How to estimate is the branch thick enough to stand on it?
As the comment mentioned below, it's more about where you step. I have successfully climbed trees smaller than some of the limbs in your picture, on 1" branches, by putting my foot right against the trunk.
Jan
28
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages between gas, liquid and solid fuel?
@BenCrowell -- What stove do you have? My alcohol stove works great in 60F+ degree weather. However 40F and raining was a nightmare. I'd love to have a better one.
Dec
4
comment How safe is drinking distilled water?
Most marine emergency life rafts come with solar distillation kits.