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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...
Mar
1
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
1
comment Experiences hiking with a baby: diapers
the scary chemicals are mostly hydrogels and cellulose, plus the plastic cover. It's like burning a plastic bag - don't do it every day, but one week in your lifetime (or perhaps 2 or 3) for each child you have is not a huge contribution to pollution. [Switch to cloth at home for a bigger impact on the world.] They don't smell of diaper when they burn, but they can smell of plastic which is why we do it when no-one is sitting around the campfire.
Mar
1
answered Experiences hiking with a baby: diapers
Feb
27
answered What do you do if the fire does get “out of control”?
Feb
17
revised Do rescue services use avalanche transceivers in the UK?
I before E except after C
Feb
4
reviewed Excellent Repairing a North Face Tent rain cover
Feb
4
reviewed Excellent Trail maintenance: what is considered inappropriate when maintaining a trail?
Feb
4
reviewed Satisfactory Is it safe to drink out of rusty thermos?