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Nov
7
answered Effective way to carry a sleeping mattress with rucksack?
Oct
30
revised Walking through an active railway tunnel during a long distance walk
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Oct
28
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
22
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Oct
21
comment Should I run if I see wild dogs?
If the dogs are used to humans, crouching down and pretending to pick up a rock, then cocking your arm as if to throw it (or just assuming the throwing position in a pinch) can work to send them away. This is the recommended approach for street dogs in the Pacific, for example. (The ones in Samoa are listed as a hazard on the Canadian government web site, for example.)
Oct
14
comment Precautions needed to be taken regarding bee hives (honey) during Climbs
by definition a swarm is not angry. A swarm doesn't mean "a whole bunch of bees" it means "bees with full tummies who are headed out to make a new hive." You can gather a swarm in buckets and wheelbarrows without consequence unless you accidentally squish one. That said, a loud of angry bees (or wasps/hornets who don't have to be angry) is a scary thing to meet, and there really is no defence - you can only run, and that's not an option during a climb.
Sep
24
comment knives, how long a blade should I carry?
are you hiking, camping, sailing, climbing? Where? Is the knife for slicing cheese and salami? Rope? Firewood? What criteria other than "people's eyebrows" apply here? Also, look through other questions in the knives tag to see if the information you want is already there.
Sep
24
revised knives, how long a blade should I carry?
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Sep
20
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Sep
19
asked Is nyloprene less smelly than neoprene?
Sep
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
12
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Sep
2
comment Why does sunscreen not work all day?
This is right. I use the highest level SPF I can find (110 at the moment.) With a single application I recently went 4-5 hours in and out of the water (snorkeling) and had no burn where I put the sunscreen on (once, about 30 minutes before getting on the boat) and burn where I missed (between the bottom of my shorts, which I was wearing when I put on the sunscreen, and the bottom of my bathing suit. The sunscreen clearly didn't all magically disappear at the two hour mark, and I clearly would have had a burn all over without it.
Aug
26
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Aug
24
comment Leaving a fire unattended for a few hours, then returning
Also, where are you camping where it is light enough to hike for several hours after finishing a leisurely dinner? I would not want to be hiking at 9pm where I camp.
Aug
15
asked De-stinking my water shoes
Aug
10
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Aug
2
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Jul
21
comment Where can I go backcountry camping in southern Ontario Canada
you generally cannot camp in conservation areas.
Jul
6
revised How can I know if a rope is certified? I found a hidden tag
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