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Interested in hiking, climbing, skiing, and fixing my bum knee.


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awarded  Yearling
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comment What is the safest way to purify water?
Save water, drink beer.
Nov
28
comment Snake on chest while sleeping?
Man, I would love to know where you are camping because I will never camp there. Where has this taken place?
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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Critic
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answered Is it dangerous to sleep in a tent alone in a forest in -20?
Dec
22
comment Does low blood pressure have an effect on Acute Mountain Sickness?
I appreciate the common sense aspect of it - I get it - but you asked if there was a scientific relationship between BP and AMS. I dispute the possibility that low blood pressure makes one more susceptible to AMS because the key factor is the oxygen saturation level in the blood, which is not related to blood pressure.
Dec
22
comment How do I tie a figure of 8 knot
@ Mr Wizard You are correct - I didn't consider that issue.
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20
comment How do I tie a figure of 8 knot
You can do this knot in half as many steps by doubling back the rope in the first step.
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answered Does low blood pressure have an effect on Acute Mountain Sickness?
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awarded  Revival
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comment Are headaches a bad sign at altitude?
@Ben Sorry, but Wikipedia is too general a reference here; altitude sickness can set in as low as 6,000-8,000 feet when travelling from sea level. Most people DO need acclimatization when travelling from sea level to greater than 9,000 feet (and staying there) and experience some form of AMS. See: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/…
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answered Are nutrition bars/energy bars good for high altitude treks?
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revised How can I acclimatize to cold?
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answered How can I acclimatize to cold?