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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?
May
10
reviewed Satisfactory How small is “too small” for tent guylines?
May
10
reviewed Satisfactory Logs & Rocks - Step on or over?
May
10
reviewed Satisfactory How can I 'inflate' or plump up my my sleeping bag?
May
10
reviewed Excellent What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
May
10
reviewed Excellent Should I re-wax downhill skis after using skins?
May
10
reviewed Satisfactory Different kinds of Down: comparing insulation
May
10
reviewed Satisfactory Is there a difference in performance between a fishing kayak and touring kayak?
May
10
reviewed Needs Improvement ski damaged from sticks, leaves, soil, etc?
May
2
answered Any tips to reduce chance that I have to get up and pee in the night (not counting dehydration, of course)
Apr
26
comment While backpacking, should one bring hand sanitizer, soap, or both?
this is a terrific answer but I believe I read that soap actually kills bacteria even if it doesn't remove them. The use of a dry bar of soap as emergency deodorant (which works) would seem to support that.
Apr
23
revised Advice for first Grand Canyon Hike for Eastern Hikers
found a picture of one sign and a link to another
Mar
29
awarded  Student
Mar
29
asked How would you evaluate sailing lessons for adults?
Mar
24
revised Is it a good Idea to drink grape sap if you have no clean water?
edited title
Mar
19
revised Is it ever safe to let a hypothermic person sleep?
incorporated some info from a not-an-answer and comment from the OP, which I will now be flagging for deletion
Mar
2
comment Experiences hiking with a baby: diapers
You might be interested in this: gregcons.com/canoe/kidpaddle.htm full of tips and experience - aimed at canoeing more than hiking, but still...