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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
23
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
21
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?
Nov
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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.
Nov
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Nov
18
answered Where to report bird with leg ring id?
Nov
18
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.
Nov
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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.
Nov
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