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Feb
24
comment Where can I find help identifying an owl by its call?
@Glen Can you share the audio? There are some that are pretty distinctive, and perhaps one of us will recognize it.
Feb
22
revised Is there special etiquette for hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) during AT Season
expanded an acronym
Feb
22
comment Is there special etiquette for hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) during AT Season
@Russell, do you have the guide books for that section?
Feb
22
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Feb
19
comment Boot tongue orientation?
Out of curiosity - do you have high arches? I do, and it occurred to me that perhaps that's a contributing factor.
Feb
4
comment How to create campfire which will burn overnight?
@whatsisname No. I think it was the one where he used a plane as a shelter in the Arctic, eating only rabbits.
Feb
4
comment How to create campfire which will burn overnight?
@OlinLathrop Can't remember if this was shared on-screen or off-screen, but there was an episode of Survivorman where the lawyers decided the risk was just too great, and insisted that there be a camp nearby. It would have been an older episode, since I don't have cable and only watch the show on Netflix.
Feb
3
comment How to create campfire which will burn overnight?
Les Stroud is the man. :) Definitely prefer him over Man v. Wild, simply because it's real - he doesn't have a safety camp right around the corner. It's just him, with one exception where the lawyers stepped in.
Feb
1
comment Is freeze-dried food healthy?
Hmm, check the salt content. I recollect that they're generally pretty high. As far as fat is concerned, when I'm hiking, I want fat for long-term energy, mixed with protein and whole grain carbs.
Feb
1
comment Boot tongue orientation?
Is there a little loop on the tongue? I see the same issue with shoes and boots, but some have a loop for the last pass of the laces to pass through, which can keep them in place, or nearly so.
Jan
30
comment Practicality of Beards
I feel compelled to share this from Edward Lear: His mind is concrete and fastidious, His nose is remarkably big; His visage is more or less hideous, His beard it resembles a wig.
Jan
30
comment Lacing materials for huaraches
@DudeOnRock: Tandy Leather is a good place. (tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/home/locations/storesearch.aspx) The closest ones to you appear to be San Bruno or Union City.
Jan
30
comment Rappelling in the Rain
Even when you plan well, surprises happen. +1
Jan
28
comment What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
It's also pricey!
Jan
28
comment What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
Oh, excellent on the Wilderness Medicine. Now that I have friends tagging along with me, it seems that there's some responsibility that I have to increase my knowledge.
Jan
28
answered What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
Jan
28
comment What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
+1 for The NOLS. Good call.
Jan
26
comment Lacing materials for huaraches
Seems like leather would be better than cords. Leather is what was used originally. The problem with cords is that they're made from countless tiny strands that are easily cut by abrasive surfaces.
Jan
25
comment Selecting backpacking cooking pot – teflon, aluminum, steel, titanium, or cast iron?
The only time I've seen cast iron packed was in 1978 our Philmont guide, Beverly, who packed in dutch oven so she could make some peach cobbler for our group. It was just an overnighter, ~16 miles round trip. What a treat!
Jan
23
comment Can you keep your feet warm in ski boots on a very cold day?
Once again, bacon saves the day.