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Jul
30
comment What are some effective ways of reducing itching from a mosquito bite?
A very effective technique once you're home, if you have a large number of bites all over you is to have a shower, as hot as you can stand. Till your skin reddens. This somehow "overloads" the nerves and the itching signal will be dramatically reduced for hours. Your cold or hot spoon may be doing something similar.
Jul
23
answered Camping Meal Ideas
Jul
15
comment Recovering from Hypothermia
I am not exactly sure where your quoted text came from. I found those sentence word for word on many other sites. Most of them cite the National Institute on Aging as the source but without links. I chose this link - if you found it elsewhere feel free to update
Jul
15
revised Recovering from Hypothermia
removed meta-talk like where this question belongs, whether this answer applies, and so on
Jul
9
revised Commuting by canoe
deleted 193 characters in body; edited title
Jun
30
revised 6 day trek in Nepal Himalaya
tried to improve English, removed contact information (belongs in user profile, not in answers)
Jun
29
comment Sailing with a child
Also, we have a separate question for infants. This question is about taking a child over 1 year specifically
Jun
29
comment Sailing with a child
I'm going to disagree on the "under 1 year" suggestion. Both my kids were in canoes starting at 6 weeks. A dinghy is surely safer and easier to take a baby in than a canoe is. PFD is, however, utterly crucial.
Jun
29
revised Sailing with a child
the numbering was confusing and repetitive so I redid it in words
Jun
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are the downsides to sleeping in a hammock on a multi-day hike?
Jun
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Precautions needed to be taken regarding bee hives (honey) during Climbs
Jun
21
awarded  Custodian
Jun
21
reviewed Leave Open How can I report an emergency via SMS text message?
Jun
21
reviewed Close Two to four day backpacking trip in Washington State for May
Jun
10
revised Sweating in sleeping bag
edited body
Jun
10
answered Sweating in sleeping bag
Jun
3
revised How can I stay warm in subzero weather?
added 5 characters in body
May
30
comment How can I effectively conserve water?
The books I've read about explorers etc often talk about putting a small stone in your mouth. Same concept I believe.
May
21
comment How to prevent bear bag line from tangling?
great answer on a sister site: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/14546/…
May
10
reviewed Excellent How safe is the bowline knot in different situations?