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Former member of C# team at Microsoft. Now a stay-at-home dad and DIY homesteader.


Aug
13
comment How to safely carry a fixed-blade knife?
@Vorac: A lot of knives out there look like this, and require 2 hands. i.imgur.com/Re1RnfQ.jpg
Jun
12
comment How can I start a fire by rubbing two sticks together?
If you need it demonstrated, see youtube.com/results?search_query=friction%20fire
Mar
11
comment Magnetic deviation at either pole
Magnetic deviation is not a problem of accuracy. Pick one.
Feb
14
comment How can I tell what time it is without a watch?
In your scenario, do you have a compass?
Feb
13
comment What makes a good head lamp?
What are you going to use it for? Night hiking, Night biking (on or off road?), setting up camp at night, etc.?
Feb
10
comment What are the vitamin considerations for extended backpacking
That's a pretty difficult question to get a good answer for, considering that experts can't agree what constitutes good nutrition when you're not backpacking.
Feb
5
comment How could I treat scrapes outdoors without a first aid kit?
@LBell: You may be right, and I can't authoritatively argue with you. If you need medical science to tell you what remedies to use, then go look at their results. If you are interested in these and other folk or wild remedies, I recommend doing further research, especially studying with local alternative healers, herbalists, and nature nuts.
Feb
4
comment How to get started skiing?
Inline skating is very similar to ice skating - traveling in a straight line is easy; sliding sideways is hard. Sills from one transfer well to the other. However, it's easy for skis to slide sideways, and it's an important part of the sport. Inline skating doesn't teach you to ski. (But the leg strength and balance are skill helpful.)
Feb
4
comment What are some alternative ways of fishing - i.e. catching fish?
Tom Elpel says it's really easy when you get good at it - easier than a hook & line.
Feb
3
comment Does Fjällräven produce serious outdoors gear, or is it just trendy?
This is subjective and not a good fit for Stack Exchange.
Feb
3
comment What are the vitamin considerations for extended backpacking
Where in the world are we talking?
Feb
3
comment What are some ways/devices that I can use to charge my batteries in the wilderness?
How long do you plan to be out? LED flashlights are so efficient that a single AAA can go a long time.
Feb
3
comment First time camping, need advice
Where? Time of year?
Feb
3
comment Can you eat pine needles in an emergency?
My point is that wherever you are going, you could learn about a few easy, tasty, nutritious plants beforehand.
Feb
2
comment Can you eat pine needles in an emergency?
There are so many edible plants that you can surely find something good to eat in the woods.
Feb
1
comment How to avoid exploding rocks
Watch out for river rock - rocks with very smooth, rounded surfaces. They are likely to have ancient water trapped inside.
Feb
1
comment How can I make/improvise a rope on a trip?
It helps to know where in the world you are, as species vary.
Feb
1
comment What are some natural glues found in nature?
This question would be better if you said what you were gluing.
Jan
31
comment Backpacking or hiking in areas open to hunting
Would you add an orange cap to that? It's up high, which is good for visibility.
Jan
31
comment What are some toilet paper alternatives you could use in the woods?
It helps to know where in the world you are.