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Jul
15
comment Hiking and wild sleeping in California wilderness
would you be able to find the oficial information for "Indian Tree Preserve" in this area? I have not been able to find it.
Jul
15
comment Hiking and wild sleeping in California wilderness
+1 thank you Ben! Especially for the link to the Point Reyes, very interesting! So it seems like my hiking should restrict to natural parks and follow the rules of each and every one of them, right?
Jun
25
comment What is the most energy efficient way to get food in the wilderness(Central Sweden)?
"If you do go the wilderness route, book a doctor's appointment for when you return. Worms, parasites, tick-borne diseases, heavy-metal levels. A veterinarian might be better than a city doctor." - Are you really suggesting to go preventively (even if no problems occur) to the veterinarian after each trip? This is definitely paranoid and scales the whole answer down.
Dec
31
comment Will a tent provide some protection from bears?
"cooking clothes" in outdoors?? Sounds like deeply theoretical backwoodmanship..
Jan
12
comment Wild camping in subsaharan Africa - madness, blasphemy, or bearable?
Tony, have you been to Africa since you wrote this post? Any new experience? If yes please edit your post - thanks a lot!
Jan
12
comment The outdoors, solitude and dealing with loneliness
zoul, are you talking your experience in US or Europe? I'm from Europe and no reason to be nervous after sunset :)
Jan
12
comment Is it safe to camp in the desert without a tent?
only extreme pesimist takes tarp with him to desert :-)
Sep
29
comment How to deal with condensation in a tent?
@Amine if you leave a wet towel in the vestibule, the tent will be wet of the condensated water in the vestibule.
May
15
comment How to reduce the annoying sound of falling raindrops on a tent?
Raindrops keep falling on my tent... :-)
May
14
comment The outdoors, solitude and dealing with loneliness
Where are you from? This is important because Europe and Americas are completely different for outdoors...
May
13
comment Is cougar hunting legal?
The linked article mentions that the population is declining.
May
13
comment What is the most suitable cooking equipment to use for a long duration in central asia countries?
Problem with gas is that you can't take the can with you to the plane. I've met a traveller to New Zealand who carried a benzine stove with him.
May
13
comment Is cougar hunting legal?
Well, then the question is whether the IUCN Red List reflects the real status of the population, as it is apparently declining. Just wonder how is it possible in "civilized" world that declining species is hunted like this.
Feb
20
comment How do you sharpen a hand chain saw?
I'd say the same way as normal chainsaw. Maybe you should better ask at HomeImprovement.SE
Feb
19
comment What are some things to keep in mind when stealth camping?
I must add that the experience might differ between U.S./Europe, in US the land owners may be more paranoid? don't know. My advices are based on experience in Europe/Morocco.
Feb
18
comment How do I desalinate seawater?
Distillation doesn't work 100%, the steam also contains some salt... when I was young I grown crystals and once I got for 1 week away. There was a book near the saturated salt solution where the crystals have grown. When I returned from vacation, it was completely covered with salty coating with crystals. So it doesn't work 100%.
Feb
11
comment Best/safest wood to carve a spoon from?
@RussellSteen, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus_nigra doesn't say anything about its wood being poissonous. As for me, I consider it safe as for the whistle.
Feb
11
comment Best/safest wood to carve a spoon from?
@RussellSteen, I mean sambucus nigra. There are only 2 species in our country, and sambucus nigra can be very easily distinguished and is the only common species. He used some oil on it, but it was just to make the wood more resistant.
Feb
11
comment Best/safest wood to carve a spoon from?
Well, I had a look into my book (poissonous plants), and the bark is poissonous. However, as I said, the old Slavonians used it for making a whistles. Also look here: jonsbushcraft.com/elderwhistle.htm
Feb
11
comment Best/safest wood to carve a spoon from?
I don't think Elderberry wood is poissonous, only the berries and gren parts. Also see my answer.