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bio website jbazuzi.blogspot.com
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Former member of C# team at Microsoft. Now a stay-at-home dad and DIY homesteader.


Jan
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comment Where can I find if a fixed blade knives is legal to carry around in a given country?
Here in USA, each locality may have different rules, so it's difficult to answer this for "US and Europe". A more appropriate SE question might be "where can I find out if ... is legal?"
Jan
26
comment What are some alternative ways of fishing - i.e. catching fish?
Whoever downvoted: please explain why, so we can learn to make better answers.
Jan
26
comment How can I signal for help in the wilderness?
This is important information, but it is also very well covered in many other sources. To make it more suited to SE, I suggest narrowing it. For example, "When [activity] for [length-of-time] in [location] during [season]", how can I signal for help?"
Jan
25
asked How to safely carry a fixed-blade knife?
Jan
25
answered What are some alternative ways of fishing - i.e. catching fish?
Jan
25
comment What is the best material to make an outdoor shelter roof out of?
It depends a lot on where you are.
Jan
25
answered How can I signal for help in the wilderness?
Jan
25
comment How can I signal for help in the wilderness?
Be careful with shouting. You can use up a lot of energy and dehydrate yourself with repeated shouting.
Jan
25
answered How can I start a fire by rubbing two sticks together?
Jan
25
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Jan
25
revised I found a Deer Tick on my friend and removed it, what should I do now?
make a thumbnail
Jan
25
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Jan
25
comment What can I do about those obnoxious biting flies?
where is "northwoods"?
Jan
25
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Jan
25
comment What are good knots to know for camping and backpacking?
The square knot is easy to learn, easy to tie, and widely known, but not very important. If the bowline and square knot traded places in our culture, we'd be better off.
Jan
25
comment What are good knots to know for camping and backpacking?
The square knot is good as a binding knot, for "brown paper packages tied up with string", securing a furled sail, or double slipped in shoelaces. However, it's a poor choice as a bend. Consider en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_knot#Misuse_as_a_bend
Jan
25
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Jan
25
revised What are good knots to know for camping and backpacking?
edited tags
Jan
25
comment What are good knots to know for camping and backpacking?
Nice pictures. Bowlines are extremely useful. I would skip the fisherman's bend, as 2 bowlines will work as a bend without having to learn a new knot. Slipping a knot is a useful skill, but the slipknot picture shows something I would never advise a sailor to do. I'd skip the noose.
Jan
25
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