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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
suggested approved edit on Clarification sought on the six-inch-cat-hole rule
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.
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.