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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?
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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?
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Sep
16
asked How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
Sep
14
comment Carry a larger water bottle or a smaller water bottle for backpacking?
Where'd you get the 20-30kg figure?
Sep
13
comment How can I boost morale on long backpacking trips?
Oh, also, singing on the trail. When I'm solo hiking I sing. It lifts morale and scares the bears and pigs. Actually, my singing scares most any living thing. :)
Sep
13
comment Is caffeine helpful or hurtful when backpacking?
Caffeine is dehydrating, but it seems like a small amount isn't going to be much of a problem. Some of the long-distance hikers drink coffee, and still perform well.