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Jan
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answered What are some toilet paper alternatives you could use in the woods?
Jan
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comment What are some toilet paper alternatives you could use in the woods?
It helps to know where in the world you are.
Jan
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Jan
30
answered What do I need to be aware of if I'm considering purchasing a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)?
Jan
30
answered How could I treat scrapes outdoors without a first aid kit?
Jan
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comment Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag?
It's only warmer if you're not alone...
Jan
28
comment If lost in the wilderness, what is the first thing I should do?
This question needs to be a bit more specific. There's a big difference between walking your dog in the woods and getting disoriented and being in a plane crash in the middle of nowhere. Climate matters. Forest? Dry grasses? Desert? Water? Snow?
Jan
28
comment What pattern for casual planes should a castaway create on a desert island?
I mean, what are you measuring with the 6:1 ratio? Also, Jack is my father, ha ha. :-)
Jan
28
comment What is the best rope to have in a survival situation?
You can make a bracelet or belt to carry it. Google around for different ideas.
Jan
28
comment What pattern for casual planes should a castaway create on a desert island?
what is the ratio for?
Jan
27
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Jan
27
comment What are the rules for eating raw, wild meat?
@RoryAlsop: Can you back up that claim?
Jan
27
answered Are there any specific guidelines for edible plants in North America?
Jan
27
comment What are the rules for eating raw, wild meat?
I suggest we change this to be specifically wild meat.
Jan
26
answered How can I tie a bowline knot with one hand?
Jan
26
comment Crew requirements for sailing a ketch
is right. Can you raise & trim sails from the cockpit? I've sailed a 35' New Haven Sharpie (nominally a ketch) solo by holding a sheet in each hand, and letting the rudder do what it wants.
Jan
26
comment Crew requirements for sailing a ketch
Setting matters a lot. Blue-water sailing in heavy weather is different than lake sailing on in fair weather.
Jan
26
comment Crew requirements for sailing a ketch
Skill matters a lot. If you're asking this question, I'll guess you're at the low end of the scale.
Jan
26
comment How do I tie a double fisherman's knot?
How would you use an overhand knot as a bend?
Jan
26
comment How do I tie a bowline knot?
And for critical loads, and slippery rope, you should definitely be careful about slipping. For everyday use, I don't worry which way the tail ends up, and it's fine.