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Aug
5
comment How can I tell if I am dehydrated or have low electrolytes (need salt, etc.)?
just going through is the point, though.
Aug
5
revised How can I tell if I am dehydrated or have low electrolytes (need salt, etc.)?
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Aug
4
answered How can I tell if I am dehydrated or have low electrolytes (need salt, etc.)?
Aug
4
awarded  Custodian
Aug
3
comment What foods can you cook by directly placing them into a fire?
bannock is the Canadian name for it. if you cook it on a stick you can fill the hole with jam.
Jul
30
revised Group camping - cooking equipment and eating utensils packing list
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Jul
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Jul
29
answered Group camping - cooking equipment and eating utensils packing list
Jul
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Reacting to tornado warnings while camping with no buildings nearby
Jul
24
comment How do permits for US/Canada public land work?
also for backcountry trips the permits not only ensure there will be a campsite for you (by limiting numbers) but can be a way to ensure rescue if you don't come out when you said you would. (Can: not all parks check exits.)
Jul
24
comment How do permits for US/Canada public land work?
to be clear, a national park is not public land. One of the ways you can tell that is the need for a permit to camp on it. Crown land in Canada is public and you don't need permits.
Jul
22
comment Activities at the campsite
perhaps due to their ubiquity, sticks are the preferred object. Easy to find, utterly pointless to fight over. I can't explain it, I can only report it. I don't recall any fights over pine cones or rocks.
Jul
22
revised Activities at the campsite
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Jul
22
revised How can I find manuals for old Kelty equipment?
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Jul
22
revised How can you prevent kids getting lost at night while camping?
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Jul
18
comment Would 4mil polyethylene plastic make a good tarp tent? Clear Plastic Tarp?
yes it is. I would think 10 feet would be kind of narrow to sleep under. That's the advantage of the bought stuff - it's either made wider or someone else has done the seaming to make it wider
Jul
18
comment Would 4mil polyethylene plastic make a good tarp tent? Clear Plastic Tarp?
you intend to use this to sleep under? to put over your tent instead of the fly that came with it? To put up elsewhere in the campsite to have a dry place to cook/eat/hangout like my answer to outdoors.stackexchange.com/a/6090/163 ?
Jul
18
comment What are the tradeoffs for a Tomahawk over an Axe
related: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/4448/…
Jul
18
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Jul
17
comment Pitching a tent in the rain?
btw we've never had to bail the canoe, but it's the law that you have to carry one and it has to be easily accessible while the boat is in the water.