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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
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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?
Apr
2
comment How safe is it to hike alone?
Again, it depends entirely on the area you're in. In most wilderness areas the only people you're likely to encounter are good people, but I've encountered some sketchy individuals in some places and if I was out alone, the ability to defend myself would make me more comfortable. In southern U.S. border regions there is a high level of drug trafficking on foot through the mountains, and there have been incidents of hikers, cyclists and ranchers encountering smugglers, with at least one murder in the past few years.
Apr
1
comment Long distance hiking trail markings in North America or parts thereof
I've never seen paint blazes in Arizona, and only occasionally see axe blazes (usually very old ones which have largely healed over). The CDT uses plastic badges.
Mar
31
answered How safe is it to hike alone?
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answered How do I fold in / tidy up the straps on my rucksack?
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