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comment Are there any phobia-friendly ways to deal with flies?
I use this approach to garden in blackfly season.
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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.
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comment Logic behind hikers yielding to horses?
interesting info about uphill/downhill. I was told on a safari once that leopards, cheetah etc are very bad at running up hills, while antelope etc are better. Perhaps this also applies to mountain lions and horses?
May
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comment Is saltwater antiseptic?
Clean water with salt added to it certainly is. But ocean water full of assorted organics? Maybe not. I would rinse off actual mud with it but otherwise wait and clean the wound at home.
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comment How are backcountry campground reservations enforced?
In an Ontario summer I generally find it is light enough to set up a tent and cook dinner until 9pm. So don't plan to get up at 7am and go to 9pm each day. Plan for leaving at 9am and stopping at 7pm. Then if you run into trouble you have 4 hours of slack. It's not the absolute length that matters: it's the difference between your planned length and the most you could do before carrying on was physically impossible. As for what to do with your time in camp, that sounds like another question, one I'd be happy to answer.
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comment How are backcountry campground reservations enforced?
as I mentioned in an answer to the other question, Quetico, which is a provincial park, lets you camp where you like, so now you know one :-). It has to do with how popular and full the park is. outdoors.stackexchange.com/a/5739/163
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comment How are backcountry campground reservations enforced?
I suppose it depends on how full the park is and how prevalent camping at the wrong site or without a permit has been found to be. A park that's 100% booked every night needs more enforcement than one that's less than 20% full where it won't hurt if you camp in the wrong spot.
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answered What Canadian national/provincial/territorial parks permit random backcountry camping, if any?
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comment Gloves for knuckle protection that can get wet but not necessarily waterproof
I have a summer pair of gardening gloves that are rubbery on the fingers and palm, mesh on the back of the hand. I am only protecting against paddling blisters and minor burns from touching hot cookout, but I expect they would work for your purposes too.