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comment Optimal use of available GPS devices when stranded
@jamesqf there are many places where one might need help or even be lost and yet still have cell phone service. You can even get a (typically weak) cell signal on some 14k ft peaks. I wouldn't expect to rely on a cell phone for help, but that doesn't mean it isn't a possibility even in many remote locations.
Apr
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accepted What is the most effective method to clean skin exposed to poison oak?
Apr
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comment What is the most effective method to clean skin exposed to poison oak?
@BenCrowell sorry, that's not from the study, I'm simply explaining from personal experience that regular handsoap is less effective than dishwashing soap. As previously noted, one person's anecdotal experience does not necessarily account for all possibilities.
Apr
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comment What is the most effective method to clean skin exposed to poison oak?
@BenCrowell sure, that would be fine by me. Feel free to include the survey you mention if you make an edit, too.
Apr
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comment What is the most effective method to clean skin exposed to poison oak?
Now this is a suggestion I hadn't heard before. The first thought that comes to mind is that aggressively abrading the skin could actually open up tiny scratches and facilitate the oil getting into the skin. I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has experience with this method.
Apr
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comment What is the most effective method to clean skin exposed to poison oak?
@BenCrowell however, there is a difference apparently between regular shower soap and dishwashing soap, which may explain why Olin got a better result out of technu than from whatever he usually showers with.
Apr
14
comment What is the most effective method to clean skin exposed to poison oak?
@BenCrowell this would be suitable as a separate answer if the comparison from the article were summarized in the answer.
Apr
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Apr
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asked What is the most effective method to clean skin exposed to poison oak?
Apr
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answered What is the most effective method to clean skin exposed to poison oak?
Apr
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accepted Are there standardized signals to communicate with aircraft?
Apr
10
answered What do I do if a black bear is right outside my tent?
Apr
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awarded  Nice Question
Apr
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asked Are there standardized signals to communicate with aircraft?
Apr
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Apr
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answered How far would you need to fall for it to be fatal?
Apr
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answered Difference between Franz Josef and Fox glaciers
Apr
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accepted Is there any difference between a harness used for rock climbing vs for mountaineering?
Apr
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comment Is there any difference between a harness used for rock climbing vs for mountaineering?
This is an excellent, thorough answer. Thank you.
Apr
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accepted Does a tent need special after-trip care when camping on and near ocean beaches?