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comment In a survival situation what all I can use from a green coconut?
"coconut-tree" is a really bad tag, as coconut plants aren't trees, but palms.
Nov
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answered Finding water in the dry wilderness
Nov
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answered How to react to cattle charging towards you?
Nov
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Nov
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comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
@ab2: I don't see "fart" on any of the signs shown by Gerrit. In German, "Fahrt" can mean something like "a ride in a conveyance", like a drive in a car. "Fahren" is "to drive", and Fahrt is sortof an incidence of having driven or been driven or been taken on a ride in a vehicle.
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Nov
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comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
I'm giving a talk on trail signs at the annual Massachusetts Trails Conference on 14 Nov. I would like to use your picture in that talk. Please let me know if I have your permission, what the picture credits should be, if you have high-res versions I can use, etc. To thwart spammers, I have set up temp0785@embedinc.com for this purpose, which I can delete after the talk. Thanks for any help you can provide.
Nov
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comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
I'm giving a talk on trail signs at the annual Massachusetts Trails Conference on 14 Nov. I would like to use some of your pictures in that talk. Please let me know if I have your permission, what the picture credits should be, if you have high-res versions I can use, etc. To thwart spammers, I have set up temp0785@embedinc.com for this purpose, which I can delete after the talk. Thanks for any help you can provide.
Nov
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comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
I'm giving a talk on trail signs at the annual Massachusetts Trails Conference on 14 Nov. I would like to use some of your pictures in that talk. Please let me know if I have your permission, what the picture credits should be, if you have high-res versions I can use, etc. To thwart spammers, I have set up temp0785@embedinc.com for this purpose, which I can delete after the talk. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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answered nocturnal pack hunting animal that hoots like wind chimes - Massachusetts
Sep
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comment Why do I never see robins in the woods?
@Liam: Yes. The same common name is applied to two different species on either side of the pond. The OP shows Ohio as his location, so it's a good assumption he is asking about the America robin, Turdus migratorius, not the European robin, Erithacus rubecula.
Sep
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answered Why do I never see robins in the woods?
Sep
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comment Is it dangerous to sleep in a tent alone in a forest in -20?
@tom: I wouldn't use Fahrenheit for scientific purposes, but it's actually a nicer scale than Celsius for human experiences. In the 21st century, we all have computers or calculators handy and can trivially convert from one unit to another. People can use whatever units they are comfortable with, and others can convert as needed. I have a good intuitive feel for what different F temps mean to me, so that's what I'm going to use. To me "-20C" is meaningless in terms of how cold that feels without converting to -4F. Convert as you like, but lose the holier than though attitude.
Sep
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comment How to introduce individuals to the concept of Leave No Trace
@Ben: Burying toilet paper is perfectly reasonable in most wild settings. As with any good idea, there are always people that try to take it to the ridiculous extreme. If you truly want to leave no trace, then you can't go there at all. It's therefore a matter of degree. As with most "zero tolerance" rules, this one is silly and counterproductive. Everyone knows the tolerance isn't ever exactly zero, so stating it as such leaves no option but to ignore the rule.
Sep
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answered How to introduce individuals to the concept of Leave No Trace
Aug
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comment What nocturnal animal sound am I hearing in the trees in Maine?
Without a recording, this will be very hard to answer. Many frogs can make bird-like sounds at night, just to name one of many possibilities. If nobody else hears them, then how do you know they are real? Do you hear these along with voices that say "must kill ..." and the like?