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Aug
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answered When will a rattlesnake strike?
Aug
19
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Aug
19
revised What order of response time can I expect if I hit the “911” button on my SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker?
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Aug
19
answered What order of response time can I expect if I hit the “911” button on my SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker?
Aug
17
comment What are the best methods for hanging food in a tree?
@RyanWelsh Refer to animatedknots.com/clove for tying a clove hitch. The purpose of such a hitch is to secure the stick at a certain point in the rope without slipping up or down, while remaining easy to remove later. The purpose of the stick is to run into the carabiner and prevent the descent of the food bag past a certain point.
Aug
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awarded  Commentator
Aug
16
comment Hiking: How to start?
@njzk2 Regarding water bladders, there are easy solutions to most of those issues aside from point a, which can be a valid point if you aren't good at ensuring you have enough water for a full day or regulating your usage. For refilling or filtering water, on CamelBak HydroLink systems you can set up a water filter with connectors that plug in to where the bite valve connects and use the hose to refill filtere water without removing the bladder from the pack. For freezing, insulated hose covers exist.
Aug
7
answered What are the Pros and Cons of No-Cook Backpacking?
Jul
21
comment What are the best methods for hanging food in a tree?
Just as long as it's not so frail that it can break from wind or a bear messing with the line! While a bear can't grab onto the dangling line with its paws, if it extends all the way to the ground, it's not impossible that one could step on the line and push its body into the line now under tension, then release to drop the bag/carabiner back onto the stick and try to break it. Bears are impressively smart when it comes to getting food.
Jul
21
awarded  Enthusiast
Jul
21
comment What are the best methods for hanging food in a tree?
My "bear bag" is a silnylon stuff sack that weighs less than an ounce but can easily handle over 10 lbs of food.
Jul
20
comment What are the best methods for hanging food in a tree?
Bear canisters are usually more trouble than they're worth except for where they're actually required and the bears are habituated to the point that bear bags are ineffective.
Jul
19
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Jul
19
answered What are the best methods for hanging food in a tree?
Jul
17
comment What's a good, lightweight solution for portable cookware?
Titanium cookware will also last a lifetime if you get something good and are careful, so it's a worthwhile investment if you plan to use it a lot and don't want to haul a ton of weight. You can generally find good sales, and eBay can be a good source of used gear at great discounts.
Jul
17
answered What's a good, lightweight solution for portable cookware?
Jul
14
comment How should I treat poison ivy?
You may be confused about what homeopathy is. I suggest you read up on it. It is confirmed quackery, unrelated to natural remedies (some of which, but not all, are quackery).
Jul
14
comment How should I treat poison ivy?
None of the remedies listed here are homeopathic in nature.
May
11
comment How to prevent chafing in my lower regions
Once I switched to well fitting, wicking boxer briefs, this problem mostly went away for me.
May
11
answered How to efficiently fill a bladder with water?