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Sep
12
comment How can I signal for help in the wilderness?
And if you have a gun with you, firing three shots is a standard signal, and the sound can travel miles in the right conditions.
Sep
12
comment How can I keep my backpack from resting directly against my back?
Good question - I've had the same experience with my Vapor Trail. It's got a slot for a Camelback bladder, so I think I'll try slipping a frozen bladder in there to see if that makes any difference.
Sep
11
asked How to deal with a rifle scope where the relief is too short?
Sep
8
comment Refillable camping stoves for use in the UK
I have use the liquid gas, propane, and alcohol stoves. They're all good, functional alternatives. The only thing I don't like about the propane is that it's hard to tell how much full you have left. But, you can usually keep an extra bottle on hand.
Sep
8
revised Clarification sought on the six-inch-cat-hole rule
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Sep
8
revised Clarification sought on the six-inch-cat-hole rule
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Sep
8
comment Clarification sought on the six-inch-cat-hole rule
@BenCrowell - See my edit. I think I've provided enough evidence to show that TP will not "blot the landscape for decades." I'm not sure who told you that, but they sold you a bill-of-goods.
Sep
8
comment Clarification sought on the six-inch-cat-hole rule
If what you say is true, then wouldn't the local water sources already be contaminated as a result of all the feces that the indigenous species leave on top of the ground? Still, please bury it.
Sep
8
revised Clarification sought on the six-inch-cat-hole rule
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Sep
7
comment Clarification sought on the six-inch-cat-hole rule
If it's properly buried, it should stay buried. I suspect they're cleaning up TP that wasn't properly buried.
Sep
7
revised Clarification sought on the six-inch-cat-hole rule
Minor typo
Sep
7
comment Clarification sought on the six-inch-cat-hole rule
Varying views on burying TP: donsnotes.com/recreation/toilet-paper.html
Sep
7
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Sep
7
comment Clarification sought on the six-inch-cat-hole rule
Why wouldn't it stay buried? Do you have personal experience where buried TP became unburied? Anyway, I'm going to find out - I used a spot on private land on Aug. 11. I'll take a shovel to it tomorrow, check its state, and report back. I've read in many places that burying it is the thing to do. And biodegradable TP is, well, biodegradable. It should rot. I didn't use biodegradable in this case, but it should be a good test.
Sep
7
comment Clarification sought on the six-inch-cat-hole rule
Are you sure? I do bury it - it will get soaked and rot. Besides, it's buried and no one will see it, rotted or not.
Sep
7
revised What to do when a black bear got a hold of an open bear can?
minor edit
Sep
7
comment How safe is it to hike alone?
Good question. It probably depends on the location. If you're two miles from the nearest road, you're probably safer than at a road crossing. I don't have the numbers to back that up, but that's what my gut tells me.
Sep
7
answered Clarification sought on the six-inch-cat-hole rule
Sep
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
4
comment Can bears smell empty beer bottles?
My thought exactly. I can smell them, so a bear surely can.