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I'm an elected moderator on Science Fiction and Fantasy and moderator pro tempore on The Great Outdoors, and I'm also active on several other SE sites.

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Jan
31
comment Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag?
+1 for "additional heat generation."
Jan
31
comment What are some toilet paper alternatives you could use in the woods?
I don't know about the snowball, that's going to be awfully cold.
Jan
31
comment What are some toilet paper alternatives you could use in the woods?
Learn your poison ivy/oak/sumac and make damn sure there's none around where you gather anything.
Jan
28
comment If I cross paths with a bear, what should I do?
@studiohack I think that ought to be "what precautions should I have taken"
Jan
28
comment If I cross paths with a bear, what should I do?
Run the hell away. But remember, you don't have to outrun the bear, just the guy next to you.
Jan
27
comment How does one dry clothes in humid weather?
(Carefully) by a fire?
Jan
26
comment Which will keep my food colder longer, draining the melted ice water, or leaving it in the cooler?
Interesting point about the water melting the remaining ice. It might be the case that draining as it melts is better, but once it's all melted I think my post about keeping the water would apply. It would be good if someone would perform a test on this (maybe someone should suggest it to Mythbusters).
Jan
26
comment How do I tie a double fisherman's knot?
@JayBazuzi You can just use a sheet bend, it's essentially the same as a bowline except what would be the loop is separate ends.
Jan
26
comment How do I tie a bowline knot?
To prevent slipping, you can make a couple half-hitches with the tail.
Jan
25
comment How can I rescue someone lost in an avalanche?
Emphasis on the first point. A rescuer's first and most important responsibility is to him- or herself. If a rescuer is injured, that's not only a hand down, it's another victim that needs attention.
Jan
25
comment Does drinking alcohol cause problems at altitude?
@EdwardThomson you mean you don't carry a nalgene full of gin on your harness?
Jan
25
comment How do I set a top rope anchor?
There are general rules, but this depends a fair bit on what is around.
Jan
24
comment How can I stay warm in subzero weather?
I agree with @Lagerbaer, this one is how to prepare for cold weather, that one was about how to deal if it surprises you.
Jan
24
comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
On one canoeing trip, we took a few summer sausages. An inch-thick slice will keep you going quite a while, and they aren't likely to go bad.
Jan
24
comment Keeping warm in an emergency
Grab your lightsaber and find the nearest tauntaun.