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reviewed No Action Needed Why do people who backpack sleep in tents instead of tarps?
Sep
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the difference between external and internal-frame packs?
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accepted Toothpaste in the back-country and the principle of leave no trace
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Civic Duty
Sep
22
reviewed Close Insoles rolling in when shoes are wet
Sep
20
answered Looking for a Topographical map resource?
Sep
20
reviewed Leave Open What are the pros and cons of a digital altimeter over an analog altimeter for backpacking?
Sep
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reviewed Approve Why do I often see male robins with female robins?
Sep
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reviewed No Action Needed What nocturnal animal in Massachusetts skitters around and grunts loudly?
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reviewed No Action Needed Toothpaste in the back-country and the principle of leave no trace
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reviewed Close Why do I often see male robins with female robins?
Sep
10
comment What's this knot called?
I know it has been stated, but please don't rappel with a knot that has not been pull-tested. The EDK rolls when subjected to incredibly high forces, and each subsequent roll takes more force. With enough tail a well dressed EDK or "overhand knot" how I call it, is a safe knot for rappelling, with the benefit of having a small profile. It has been extensively pull tested. Learn how to tie it safely and use it.
Sep
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comment What's this knot called?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it seems unlikely it will be useful to other users in the future.
Sep
8
reviewed Leave Open What nocturnal animal sound am I hearing in the trees in Maine?
Sep
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reviewed Leave Open How do you get into a prone position without catching your crampons?
Sep
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comment How to introduce individuals to the concept of Leave No Trace
@OlinLathrop: If you obtain a wilderness permit in the Sierra Nevada in California, you have to sign that you understand that you have to cary your toilet paper out. These areas get hammered with people, and animals dig up cat holes, which results in "white flowers" all over the place. Meaning: there are areas where it absolutely makes sense.
Sep
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reviewed Reviewed Creek discovery. Two structures at opposing ends of the bank. What are they?
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comment Toothpaste in the back-country and the principle of leave no trace
@Frisbee: This might be better to do in chat? But to answer your question: we eat out of the pot, which gets heated and therefore sanitized.
Sep
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comment Toothpaste in the back-country and the principle of leave no trace
@Frisbee: correct. I use sticks and rocks instead of TP and never touch my business.