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comment What is the specie of this spider? Is it venomous?
Why is this tagged "walking"?
Apr
15
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
15
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
15
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
14
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
5
comment Is there any difference between a harness used for rock climbing vs for mountaineering?
This is an excellent, thorough answer. Thank you.
Apr
4
comment Would 4mil polyethylene plastic make a good tarp tent? Clear Plastic Tarp?
I seriously doubt how well this would work in any significant amount of wind. Interesting idea but seems impractical for a portable installation.
Apr
2
comment What's the best way to dispose of a body in the backcountry?
@LightningRacisinObrit well it's too late to edit the reason, but this is clearly a joke question.
Apr
2
comment What's the best way to dispose of a body in the backcountry?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because April Fools day is over.
Mar
3
comment If lost in the wilderness, what is the first thing I should do?
Does this answer really add anything that the other answers don't already cover?
Feb
26
comment Donating blood at higher altitudes and Acclimatization
It does seem like an unlikely scenario, but is an interesting thought question.
Feb
11
comment Is it safe to put snow in water filtration?
That's a good point. Although, it's worth noting that if the water is fully melted, this isn't inherently a problem. Freezing pumps can be a problem regardless of water source.
Feb
10
comment Cycling in Ontario — do I need to worry about permission to access logging roads?
While likely on-topic here, you may consider asking to have this question migrated to Bicycles.
Feb
9
comment Is it safe to put snow in water filtration?
@njzk2 good points. The cup is what I always carry with me, as emergency backup. For trips where I'm planning ahead expecting to melt snow (or use a stove in general) I bring a larger pot. I'm just showing that it's possible to bring those resources for a small investment in weight and space.
Feb
9
comment Is it safe to put snow in water filtration?
@amph I carry this small cup, an MSR pocket rocket and a 4 oz (smallest size) IsoPro canister on pretty much every ski trip and many hiking trips, even day trips. The total weight is minimal, it allows me to melt snow if necessary, and I can make hot drinks if somebody is hypothermic or we have to stay the night for some reason. They all pack together pretty small.
Feb
9
comment What size dry bag is best for keeping and washing clothes?
I wouldn't keep wet clothes wet for very long. They'll mildew.
Feb
8
comment Can bears smell food inside dry sacks?
@BenCrowell I fixed the logical error introduced by the edit, and I agree (as was stated in the original copy) that an airtight container will reduce the distance from which a bear can smell the food.
Feb
8
comment Can bears smell food inside dry sacks?
@Wills wow I was clearly asleep at the wheel when I accepted that edit. Oops!
Feb
1
comment Reliability of snow bollards
I don't have much expertise in this area but my initial impression is that I wouldn't feel comfortable rapelling off of that.