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Jan
29
answered What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
Jan
28
answered What is the best rope to have in a survival situation?
Jan
27
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Jan
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
26
comment How can I start a fire by rubbing two sticks together?
I admit my answer is a bit cheeky. But if a friend came to me asking how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together, this is what I'd tell them. It's one of those "woah, I can't believe he did that!" novelty camping tricks, not something that should actually be relied on.
Jan
26
comment What causes an avalanche and can I predict one?
+1 fantastic answer.
Jan
26
revised What is the best material to make an outdoor shelter roof out of?
added point that it varies by location
Jan
25
comment Where can I find if a fixed blade knives is legal to carry around in a given country?
I'd say that most "Is is legal" questions will be too vague and/or too localized for the community, as a general rule. Other thoughts?
Jan
25
comment When stranded at sea, should I not ask for a tow?
+1 for trying to keep the site on-topic, especially in private beta
Jan
25
answered How can I start a fire by rubbing two sticks together?
Jan
25
comment What are essential items in an emergency kit?
I like your approach of having a small pack that you carry with you more often, but no solution is perfect. There's always a chance you could drop the small pack off a cliff or have an animal go through it while you're sleeping. It seems like our main differences are the pot and sleeping bag, which sacrifice some basic survival needs for more convenience. If you're well trained, you might not need them, but I'd always err on the side of carrying more, since you never know what you'll need.
Jan
25
comment What are essential items in an emergency kit?
If you've received an answer that satisfies your question, it would be great if you'd click the check mark next to it :)
Jan
25
comment What are essential items in an emergency kit?
It all depends on how far you are straying away from your creature comforts. If you're just going to gather water from the stream and have your camp setup already, you obviously don't need to bring a sleeping bag. I'd say the whistle is the most important piece in that situation if you're out with others.
Jan
25
answered What is the best material to make an outdoor shelter roof out of?
Jan
25
comment What is the best way to store my sleeping bag for long periods of time?
I have an old hockey bag that I keep my sleeping bag in. It protects it from dust/moisture without compressing it and damaging the loft.
Jan
25
revised What are essential items in an emergency kit?
Added cellphone bit
Jan
25
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Jan
25
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Jan
25
comment What style crampon should I use for my hiking boots and how do I adjust them?
Can I ask what type of microspikes you're currently using? I asked a question on Quora and was recommended these: rei.com/product/774966/kahtoola-microspikes-traction-system
Jan
25
answered What steps should I take if someone starts sinking?