Reputation
1,402
Top tag
Next privilege 1,500 Rep.
Approve tag wiki edits
Badges
6 15
Impact
~29k people reached

Oct
11
revised What backpacking water purification techniques can be substituted safely during a city's boil order?
edited title
Oct
10
answered What is the recommended wilderness first aid treatment for a scorpion sting?
Oct
10
comment What are the repercussions of entering National parks during US Government shutdown?
@RoryAlsop - Assuming all goes well. But stop policing it and you'll get more people doing it, then the first person to get hurt will circle the lawyers and run up a bill.
Oct
8
comment What are the repercussions of entering National parks during US Government shutdown?
These comments don't really constitute a full, substantiated answer yet.
Oct
7
comment How to tell when a muzzleloader nipple needs to be replaced?
Thanks. My dad and I got our first M/L from Dixie Gun Works in the 70s, and I still have that one, but don't shoot it much. The one I shoot almost exclusively has been in use since I made it from a Cabela's kit about 20 years ago. There aren't any visible cracks, and I remove it, clean it and oil it after every outing.
Oct
7
comment What backpacking water purification techniques can be substituted safely during a city's boil order?
@slybloty - Better?
Oct
7
revised What backpacking water purification techniques can be substituted safely during a city's boil order?
added 156 characters in body; edited title
Oct
7
comment What are the repercussions of entering National parks during US Government shutdown?
The steward at a nearby state park has told me in the past that entering when the park is closed is trespassing. Presumably the same would be true for closed parks at any level.
Oct
5
asked What backpacking water purification techniques can be substituted safely during a city's boil order?
Oct
5
comment Are drop bears dangerous?
Don't be afraid of Drop Bears. They're attracted to your raisin peelers. If you throw your raisin peelers down and run, you can save your self from harm.
Oct
5
asked How to tell when a muzzleloader nipple needs to be replaced?
Oct
1
comment What parks are still open during the US government shutdown?
@Sdry - Normally, if you enter closed government land when it's closed, that's trespassing.
Sep
27
comment Venomous/Semi-Venoumous Snakes at Higher Altitudes
Reptiles are cold-blooded. They're not going to be active on or near the snow.
Sep
25
comment How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
Agreed. It's just common courtesy.
Sep
20
comment Carry a larger water bottle or a smaller water bottle for backpacking?
@Steed. Okay. Well, my gear for extended trips is about 5.5kg, so that'd be a lot of food to get to 20. Four days' worth would bring me up to about 10.5kg. Many of the long-haul hikers that are doing 3-4 month trips carry about the same weight or less, and re-supply every 4-6 days. Still, if you have to carry food for two weeks, I can see that you could easily get into to 20kg range.
Sep
17
comment How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
@Vorac When backpacking, I wouldn't have either, because of weight.
Sep
16
comment How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
Years ago I saw a "wild" coyote that people had fed around the Grand Canyon area. I'm sure they eventually had to kill it because people had fed it.
Sep
16
comment How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
So, I only call when I'm near a vehicle and can get in if they approach. :) And yes, they're wild animals, definitely don't try to approach them. People do, to, so it's worth saying.
Sep
16
comment How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
I've never had a problem with them, either. It's fun calling to evoke a response. Nevertheless, looking to see if anyone's experience a threat from them.
Sep
16
revised How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
spelling