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Dec
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comment Why's the plastic/paper cup training so popular?
I don't do archery, but I would guess a combination of such cups being cheaper than targets (the picture shows it on a fence) and being able to move it around so you get good at aiming in general, not just aiming at a specific height in the centre of a particular visual pattern.
Nov
19
comment Breaking a fresh green coconut
Where you have a coconut tree, you often have a bunch of brown coconuts already conveniently on the ground near it.
Nov
19
comment Breaking a fresh green coconut
why does the question specify green? Are you not interested in the brown ones for some reason? They are more edible as well as easier to get into
Nov
19
comment Breaking a fresh green coconut
pictures of coconut opening lessons transpacifictrip.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/…
Nov
19
comment Breaking a fresh green coconut
I have just watched others do it - including someone who had never done it before but was being instructed
Nov
19
comment In a survival situation what all I can use from a green coconut?
pictures of palm-frond weaving and braiding: transpacifictrip.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/samoa-cultural-shows
Nov
17
comment How to react to cattle charging towards you?
cow or bull? And do you mean rutting in the technical farm jargon sense of "looking for sex" or just generally moving? Or moving in a way you perceive as aggressive?
Nov
9
comment What are some good tips and techniques for packing a backpack?
The tent might be inside or outside the liner. As you say, it doesn't much matter. What does matter is that you are freeing up roughly half your stuff to not need to be in a "can fall in the lake" waterproof bag. That's a very useful thing.
Oct
21
comment Should I run if I see wild dogs?
If the dogs are used to humans, crouching down and pretending to pick up a rock, then cocking your arm as if to throw it (or just assuming the throwing position in a pinch) can work to send them away. This is the recommended approach for street dogs in the Pacific, for example. (The ones in Samoa are listed as a hazard on the Canadian government web site, for example.)
Oct
14
comment Precautions needed to be taken regarding bee hives (honey) during Climbs
by definition a swarm is not angry. A swarm doesn't mean "a whole bunch of bees" it means "bees with full tummies who are headed out to make a new hive." You can gather a swarm in buckets and wheelbarrows without consequence unless you accidentally squish one. That said, a loud of angry bees (or wasps/hornets who don't have to be angry) is a scary thing to meet, and there really is no defence - you can only run, and that's not an option during a climb.
Sep
24
comment knives, how long a blade should I carry?
are you hiking, camping, sailing, climbing? Where? Is the knife for slicing cheese and salami? Rope? Firewood? What criteria other than "people's eyebrows" apply here? Also, look through other questions in the knives tag to see if the information you want is already there.
Sep
2
comment Why does sunscreen not work all day?
This is right. I use the highest level SPF I can find (110 at the moment.) With a single application I recently went 4-5 hours in and out of the water (snorkeling) and had no burn where I put the sunscreen on (once, about 30 minutes before getting on the boat) and burn where I missed (between the bottom of my shorts, which I was wearing when I put on the sunscreen, and the bottom of my bathing suit. The sunscreen clearly didn't all magically disappear at the two hour mark, and I clearly would have had a burn all over without it.
Aug
24
comment Leaving a fire unattended for a few hours, then returning
Also, where are you camping where it is light enough to hike for several hours after finishing a leisurely dinner? I would not want to be hiking at 9pm where I camp.
Jul
21
comment Where can I go backcountry camping in southern Ontario Canada
you generally cannot camp in conservation areas.
Jun
29
comment Which is the best clothing in extreme heat?
An important aspect will be whether your skin more closely resembles an Aborigine or a Northern European.
Jun
6
comment How do I protect my book(s) while backpacking?
Yes, we use a small dry bag for maps, books, our camping permit, and the like. Been doing it for 30 years and no book has come home damaged.
Jun
2
comment Activity for long voyage
two days? How is that a long enough voyage to worry about passing the time?
Apr
28
comment Optimal use of available GPS devices when stranded
Yup: without that then it has no role at all if you don't intend to use it to figure out how to exit the situation yourself, a condition stipulated in the question.
Apr
19
comment Should you avoid handling lambs?
Since the lamb was already following you, I think the risk that touching it would cause it to follow you is a bit of a moot point.
Apr
17
comment The re-hydration time for deydrated foods
It's the backbone of my backcountry spaghetti sauce (saute fresh onions and garlic, then add water, tomato leather, dehydrated tomato, mushroom, and cooked ground beef - simmer about 30 min then set aside wrapped in a towel while you use the stove to cook the pasta. Grate a little parmesan onto each serving. A similar approach for my chili. As well, a small bit of the leather will improve many sauces by adding a little umami and body.