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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.
Aug
26
comment How to estimate the depth of a pool of water from a distance above?
I don't think so, no.
Aug
25
comment How to estimate the depth of a pool of water from a distance above?
What's your backup plan if you're partway down and realized you misjudged the depth?
Aug
25
accepted Can you tell if a plant is edible by watching what animals eat it?
Aug
24
asked Can you tell if a plant is edible by watching what animals eat it?
Aug
22
comment outdoor reading - are there any outdoorsy comics?
Well, there's Mark Trail. Not sure it comes in book form, and he's got no special powers.
Aug
21
comment Sunblock for clothing-optional camping
I'd avoid capsaicin, but that's just me.
Aug
21
comment Which is more durable: Hard shell or soft shell?
First thing I thought of was tacos. Guess I'll go have some dinner and revisit this question later. :)
Aug
18
comment How to harden feet to avoid blisters on long hikes
You're just wearing the wrong thing on your feet. Fix that, and your blister problems should get a lot better. They may not go away entirely, but the right footwear should take care of this.
Aug
17
answered Are trekking poles proven to be helpful?
Aug
16
comment Are water purification tablets safe?
In that case, I think I would to make sure viruses are killed, and because the speed of medical response is probably lower.
Aug
16
comment Are water purification tablets safe?
Oh, the iodine tablets I use have some kind of citrus flavor to cut the flavor of the iodine, and the purified water tastes fine. It looks rusty, and I wouldn't drink it very day, but it's fine as a backup.
Aug
16
answered Are water purification tablets safe?
Aug
13
comment Chasing with mosquitoes
@crasic Hundreds of meters? Can you back that up?
Aug
8
comment Bear spray vs. rifles against polar bears?
@whatsisname The reason they don't tell the whole story is that they don't account for individual variation in capability. Also, you obviously don't have to place the first shot accurately if you address the situation using the approach I described.
Aug
8
comment Bear spray vs. rifles against polar bears?
@KateGregory - I've heard that black bears mostly won't mess with you if they know you're there. Grizzlies will kill you and eat you if they're hungry. With polar bears, you're the first food they've seen in weeks. 8)
Aug
8
comment Bear spray vs. rifles against polar bears?
Statistics don't tell the whole story. I'd still rather have a powerful firearm. A spray is one shot and you're done. If it doesn't work, the bear will kill you. With a firearm, while the bear is still at a distance, a warning shot into the ground or over its head should scare most of them off before they get close, which is what I'd prefer. If it still gets close, I still have a second chance to kill or wound it.