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Jun
30
asked Reacting to tornado warnings while camping with no buildings nearby
Jun
30
revised Makeshift Stretchers
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Jun
27
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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.
Jun
6
revised Rules for Carrying flammable subtances in UK
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Jun
6
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Jun
6
comment Rules for Carrying flammable subtances in UK
do not carry liquid fuel to help you start a fire. Whether it's legal or not, it's impractical. The day's newspaper and a small amount of dry twigs should be all you need, and are far safer. I've started many a rainy-day fire without resorting to flammable liquids.
Jun
5
comment Do I need to hang a bear cache?
Yup. I've had a bear through my camp. The food barrels were under the (26 ft) canoe, and the bear biffed them around quite a bit. When they didn't yield, the bear left, walking right past our tents without any interest in them. More importantly, your technique does not protect you from squirrels and similar rodents, who have got into poorly hung packs and ruined some of our food in the past.
Jun
4
revised Activities at the campsite
freudian typo?
Jun
3
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
3
awarded  Nice Answer
May
28
comment Are there any phobia-friendly ways to deal with flies?
I use this approach to garden in blackfly season.
May
28
comment Are there any phobia-friendly ways to deal with flies?
is your problem specifically flies? houseflies? blackflies? are mosquitos ok? gnats? serious question because houseflies, for example, are rare in the wilderness and common in suburbia.
May
27
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May
26
revised Activities at the campsite
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26
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