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asked Municipal invasive species committee experiences?
Dec
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answered Calculate true north with a compass and map
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awarded  Enlightened
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comment Protect yourself from a lightning strike
See also outdoors.stackexchange.com/q/3012/1854, outdoors.stackexchange.com/q/6010/1854
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Dec
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comment What is this marker stone
Then maybe it's marking the spot where the previous 125 mail wagons sank into the muck.
Dec
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comment What is this marker stone
Just a guess, but BP could refer to Bundespost? That's the german post office, although theirs handles other communications means (or at least used to) also. I don't know what the markers might have been for, but that may give you some ideas on how to search.
Dec
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answered In an emergency situation, is it healthy to eat human flesh?
Dec
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answered Prohibited to walk through/over historical significant areas?
Nov
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comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
@ab2: See the new answer I just posted. Let me know if you want any more details.
Nov
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answered Wood versus plastic trail signs?
Nov
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comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
@ab2: It already has been decided earlier this year, and officially approved by our Conservation Commission for use on their properties. 2 signs have already been installed, and another 9 are ready to be installed. I also gave a talk on this at the annual MA state trails conference earlier this month. I'll try to post a detailed answer about it later (at work right now and only have time for this comment).
Nov
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comment What's the safest way to hike up a steep slope in deep snow?
Where's the rest of that clip? It stops just as it gets really interesting where the snow and the skier are being funneled thru a constriction.
Nov
23
comment Is listening to music on earphones while hiking safe enough?
@Unsung: Rattlesnakes create sound by rattling, but it sounds more like a hiss. Its fairly high frequency and continuous. It's not at all like a baby rattle, for example. If you just played the sound to people that didn't know what it was, I think most would say that "hiss" is a better description than "rattle". I used "hiss" to describe what it sounds like, not how the sound is produced.
Nov
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answered How many miles of hiking trails are there in the United States?
Nov
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comment Is it safe to eat poison ivy berries since I don't react to the leaves?
Immunity to poison ivy can change unpredictably. I used be immune, but not any more. Now I get a pretty serious reaction. The same thing happened to my grandfather. He was immune and weeded poison ivy with his hands, until one day it didn't work for him anymore.
Nov
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answered Is listening to music on earphones while hiking safe enough?
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comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
It went very well. I guess it's a hot topic with others too. The room was packed, with 15-20 more people standing in the back. The audience seemed interested and asked a lot of good questions. I heard later from others that the talk was well received, so I'm quite pleased.
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Nov
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answered Where to report bird with leg ring id?