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Jul
9
comment How to fix a leak in a fibreglass kayak?
Duct tape inside and out, possibly with a wodge of chewing gum in the actual hole if there's a hole rather than a crack, may look ugly but will work surprisingly well. Certainly well enough to decide whether or not you like kayaking and want to deal with a proper repair.
Jul
8
comment Why shouldn't I buy an ultra light tent?
we're considering 3s for just this reason. 4 is bigger than we need, but I'm not prepared to go down to 2s. The Copper Spur video shows two people sitting crosslegged playing cards. It doesn't look roomy, but it might be feasible.
Jul
8
answered How to stay clean on a multi-day hike?
Jul
7
comment Why shouldn't I buy an ultra light tent?
I've updated the question to elaborate on what purposes a tent serves for me. Thanks!
Jul
7
revised Why shouldn't I buy an ultra light tent?
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Jul
6
comment Why shouldn't I buy an ultra light tent?
As it says in the question, Canoe-camping
Jul
5
asked Why shouldn't I buy an ultra light tent?
Jul
1
comment Reacting to tornado warnings while camping with no buildings nearby
When you say "look out for dwarf thickets" do you mean to stay away from them, or to look for them and go and hide in them? How can bushes protect me?
Jul
1
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Reacting to tornado warnings while camping with no buildings nearby
Jul
1
revised Reacting to tornado warnings while camping with no buildings nearby
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Jul
1
revised Reacting to tornado warnings while camping with no buildings nearby
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Jul
1
comment Reacting to tornado warnings while camping with no buildings nearby
ok, but what about my stuff? Normally your stuff is in your house - if the tornado hits that, you're out of luck and need rescuers to come help you. But my stuff is outside, spread around a campsite. Will stuffing into packs help? Tying the packs together or to trees? I need this stuff to stay alive afterwards and rescuers don't know where I am the way they know where houses are. Or am I wasting time tidying up stuff and trying to keep it from blowing away, and I should be getting into a clearing and crouching?
Jun
30
asked Reacting to tornado warnings while camping with no buildings nearby
Jun
30
revised Makeshift Stretchers
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Jun
27
revised Makeshift Stretchers
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Jun
27
answered Makeshift Stretchers
Jun
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
23
answered Pack to carry two 30 L barrels
Jun
21
comment Pack to carry two 30 L barrels
Can you provide the dimensions of the barrels? They might fit into a Duluth...
Jun
8
comment What should I do when caught in lightning while in my tent?
by definition, a campsite in the middle of a flat treeless plain is not a good campsite in thunderstorm season. That said, just don't touch the tent poles, and don't go outside.