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Apr
6
comment What should I do about large trash left by others on USFS land?
Is remembering the spot and coming back with a big backpack (or whatever else is suitable to carry the respective item) some days later an option?
Apr
5
comment How to retrieve a bear bag when hung with Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) method
@RussellSteen I guess the whole thing is based on the idea that a bear can't grip and hold a strand of rope and therefore cannot pull the rope back down to remove the stick or pull the bag over the limb.
Mar
8
comment How to kill a bear with a bow?
It would be nice if you could back up your figures a bit, especially the 70tf./lbs or 95J...
Mar
1
comment A skeleton with elfish ears - which animal was that?
@OddDeer Yeah, at least not that far away.
Feb
29
comment A skeleton with elfish ears - which animal was that?
Raccoons aren't quite common in southern Germany, but this seems to point into the right direction. A badger maybe...
Feb
29
comment A skeleton with elfish ears - which animal was that?
Are you sure the structure that is closer to the bottom end of the image is the skull and not the pelvis bone? Also, from the photo it looks like this part is not connected to the spine, so could it be that it doesn't belong there but was placed there only by chance (or someone making a joke of it)?
Feb
29
comment How can I tell if a plant is poisonous?
Well, bow that you say it... Maybe stating that directly in the question text would make it more clear. The answers that you got so far are more towards the "brought home something unknown".
Feb
28
comment How can I tell if a plant is poisonous?
Just to get this straight: are we talking about bringing home some unknown plants from a stroll through the forest or is this about being somewhere out in a survival situation with no access to other information resources?
Feb
24
comment Things to consider when approaching deer
Closely related: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/8209/…
Feb
22
comment Where is a good introduction to snow chain usage?
I would suggest migrating this to mechanics.stackexchange.com since it is more about handling/using a car than outdoor activities.
Feb
18
comment Is it possible to use Suunto Ambit3 R with multiple heart rate monitors?
I took the freedom to rearrange and extend your question a bit to make it more clear. If you think I have gone too far, just revert/edit.
Feb
18
comment Is it possible to use Suunto Ambit3 R with multiple heart rate monitors?
I guess you mean using two heart rate monitors at the same time, i.e. within the same activity, right?
Feb
4
comment Why are eye friction hitches not commonly used in rock climbing?
@Mr.Wizard Yes, Bulin=Bowline, and the figure-9 should have been a figure-8 of course...
Feb
2
comment Why are eye friction hitches not commonly used in rock climbing?
There's also another component that does not allow for a fast change in paradigms: interoperability. When climbing you typically climb with different partners and as a responsible climber you also check other climbers' setups and knots. Now nearly every climber can do an optical check of a figure-9 knot, with a Bulin it gets more complicated and you won't find many who are familiar enough with a double Bulin to tell right away if it was tied correctly. So in doubt you step down to the simplest solution you can expect everybody to be able to work with.
Jan
27
comment Is there a device to hook anything on a branch?
Instead of an antler you could just use a similarly shaped piece of a branch.
Jan
27
comment Can a human survive in Saltstraumen or other whirlpool?
Welcome to the Great Outdoors! Your question, as it stands at the moment, might be a bit hard to answer, since it does not give much information. I guess we're talking about swimming in such conditions, or are you also interested in what would happen to a small boat (say, kajak for example)? Maybe you want to have a look at our Help Center and take the Tour to learn a bit more how good questions should look like.
Jan
26
comment Backcountry Skiing Bindings compatible with soft boots
This answer basically covers it. From own experience I can add, that touring boots in walking mode are comfortable enough to walk the one or other hour uphill with your skis attached to the backpack of there's not enough snow down in the valley to start skiing right there.
Jan
21
comment How do I connect to an autobelay with a Whillan's harness?
This looks a bit ... err... oldschool, doesn't it? I'm not sure whether I would hang my life on such a piece of equipment.
Jan
20
comment Does a Bear Archery bow quiver influence my Grizzly?
Also, from a physicists point of view, you are attaching a weight that is not symmetric with respect to the bow's vertical symmetry axis. This will shift the center of gravity sideways, and will give the bow a tendency to tip to one side. Hence, you will not only have to compensate for the extra weight but also for this torque trying to tip your bow sideways.
Dec
21
comment How to walk on wet, slightly rotten wood?
Basically the problem is the same as walking on ice, so the answers given in outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/8974/… might apply here as well.