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Oct
16
comment What is involved in taking a canoe through a lock on a major US River?
Not saying it's hard - it probably isn't - but that it may not be necessary. Here's an article (canoeacrosscanada.ca/paddle-down-the-trent-severn-waterway) about a trip in Canada where people sometimes used the locks and sometimes portaged around them. If you set off planning to portage around them all, and then were able to go through a few, that would probably be a pleasant surprise. It's more the money/hassle that would keep me from doing it than any difficulty - going through a lock isn't difficult at all no matter how your boat is powered.
Oct
16
comment What is involved in taking a canoe through a lock on a major US River?
probably your best bet is to portage around the lock. There is often a fee to use locks and you may have to wait for a large boat to come through before your turn etc.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
27
revised When should you carry a firearm when hiking/trekking?
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Sep
27
answered When should you carry a firearm when hiking/trekking?
Sep
17
awarded  Self-Learner
Sep
14
comment Tying up a tent to the sack
can you clarify what was bad? Did you not have enough room inside your pack with the tent in there? Was the load unbalanced? What problem are you trying to solve?
Sep
12
answered How do you go upriver in a canoe?
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
8
answered How do I find north using a watch?
Sep
6
comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
cold water in your oatmeal? Take 10 minutes and heat up water for coffee and hot oatmeal. Your day will be nicer for it.
Aug
29
revised What are some effective ways to deal with sand when camping on or near the beach?
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Aug
28
answered What are some effective ways to deal with sand when camping on or near the beach?
Aug
26
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
25
revised Carrying a portable stove
edited tags
Aug
24
revised Why shouldn't I buy an ultra light tent?
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Aug
24
answered Why shouldn't I buy an ultra light tent?
Aug
13
answered Are self-inflatable sleeping pads more slippery than other mats?
Aug
9
comment How can I tell if I am dehydrated or have low electrolytes (need salt, etc.)?
on "just going through"? The point of avoiding dehydration is to ensure your kidneys can remove toxins from your body - not to somehow stockpile water inside yourself.
Aug
6
reviewed Excellent What to look for in a snorkel?