Reputation
4,708
Top tag
Next privilege 5,000 Rep.
Access to site analytics
Badges
19 39
Newest
 Yearling
Impact
~150k people reached

Feb
8
revised What type of mosquito repellent is most effective?
added 187 characters in body
Feb
7
comment If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
+1, good answer... I like that it doesn't require extra gear...
Feb
7
comment If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
@RussellSteen I guess it's a tradeoff - I prefer heavy feet over bloody feet :)
Feb
7
answered How to deal with condensation in a tent?
Feb
7
comment If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
Berry, I think you should reconsider the rope thing - I've heard of using rope handlines (i.e. secured to both sides of the river), but tying yourself to a rope is not a best practice at ALL. If you fall in a swift current, you're almost guaranteeing you're going to drown - you generally won't be able to use the rope to pull yourself out, instead it will hold you under the current.
Feb
7
comment If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
Why would I take of my shoes? wouldn't that hurt my feet if the rocks are sharp?
Feb
7
answered How to find objective reviews of outdoors gear?
Feb
6
answered what are the differences between high-end sleeping pads and cut to fit foam mats
Feb
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
4
comment Handling feminine hygiene on multiple-month treks?
Clare, really that won't be an issue unless you make it one - you can get to towns as often as you necessary. I have hiked the CDT and PCT and even on those trails you hit town weekly. People I hiked with said that on the AT they hit towns every 3-4 days.
Feb
3
comment Handling feminine hygiene on multiple-month treks?
On the AT you can get to towns all the time, why not just act normally, store used pads/tampons in a WAG bag, then dump them in town?
Feb
3
comment What are some ways/devices that I can use to charge my batteries in the wilderness?
People I've talked to say most solar options are really hard to actually charge things while hiking, is that true?
Feb
3
comment What are some ways/devices that I can use to charge my batteries in the wilderness?
I've used this one successfully to charge an iPhone using Lithium AAs - Tekkeon MP1550 - tekkeon.com/products-tekcharge1550.html - I easily charged the iPhone ~2 times with each set of 2 AA batteries
Feb
2
comment First time camping, need advice
great answer, I like the bit about wet sleeping bags - who cares what it's made of if you're wet? :)
Feb
2
awarded  Scholar
Feb
2
accepted Why do shin splints happen?
Feb
1
comment Why do shin splints happen?
Definitely not cold in the desert... I probably do "pound" though, especially when stringing together long days and miles. hard to avoid :)
Feb
1
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
1
comment What are some toilet paper alternatives you could use in the woods?
Oh moss! I'm having trouble imagining bark being any fun... and fungi actually that sounds fine, some of it anyways (sometimes it's pretty nasty!)