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May
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comment Bolt Conditions at the New River Gorge
Welcome to outdoors.SE! Have you tried, e.g., mountainproject.com/v/the-new-river-gorge/105855991 , for info?
May
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comment May camping with a tarp be safer than using a tent, in bear country?
What kind of bears are you talking about? Black bears? Grizzlies? Polar bears? Talking about bringing a gun is absurd unless you have polar bears in mind. Bear spray is not necessary if your area only has black bears.
May
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comment May camping with a tarp be safer than using a tent, in bear country?
Bears are not a big danger. You are many orders of magnitude more likely to get killed in a car accident on the way to your hike than to get killed by a bear. The danger of being attacked by a bear is so remote that it is not a valid reason to change anything about your hiking technique. If you're going to modify your hiking technique because of bears, it should be because of danger to the bears, not to you. When bears become habituated to humans or dependent on human food, usually the result is that the bear is killed.
May
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May
14
comment What do I do if a black bear is right outside my tent?
Thanks for a sane answer. The human brain seems to be really bad at rationally evaluating risks, especially when it involves something emotionally charged like a wild animal.
May
14
revised How do I make sure my cliff-diving location is safe?
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May
13
accepted How to efficiently fill a bladder with water?
May
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comment How to efficiently fill a bladder with water?
The one that I struggled with most recently didn't seem to be either of the ones illustrated in your answer. It had a roughly one-inch screw cap.
May
11
comment How to efficiently fill a bladder with water?
This makes sense if you're filtering, but the supposed need for treating or filtering backcountry water is a myth, at least anywhere that I hike, such as in the Sierra: lightandmatter.com/article/hiking_water.html
May
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asked How to efficiently fill a bladder with water?
May
10
comment Sliding Insoles: does this need to be resolved?
It seems like you know at this point whether or not you got blisters. It's not really a question we can answer for you. Are you wearing these because of a specific problem such as plantar fasciitis? For general comfort? If it's for general comfort, then again, you know and we don't.
May
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May
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comment Solo-backpacking in mountain lion country
I checked, and I guess the taser photo wasn't something you posted on April 1.
Apr
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comment Solo-backpacking in mountain lion country
I agree with the spirit of your answer, but I would suggest that you weaken your categorical statement that "Adult humans are outside their prey schema and will be avoided." They do attack and kill humans from time to time: simitrailblazers.com/articles/… . It's just that your chances of being killed by a mountain lion are many orders of magnitude lower than your chances of being attacked and killed by a dog, for example.
Apr
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answered where is the optimal place to do dishes in the backcountry
Apr
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revised What is the species of this spider? Is it venomous?
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Apr
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Apr
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Apr
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accepted Fixed line: Prusik vs mechanical ascender
Apr
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revised Optimal use of available GPS devices when stranded
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