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Feb
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comment Why aren't there any electric stoves that can be used for cooking where you can't build a fire?
My guess is that if Germany doesn't want backcountry camping then cooking stoves are probably banned as part of that effort.
Feb
23
comment Why aren't there any electric stoves that can be used for cooking where you can't build a fire?
There's a difference between open fires and cooking stoves. Are you sure you are not allowed cooking stoves in those places?
Feb
10
comment Programmable handheld/wristworn gps
Why do you want to relate this to a paper map? Any tablet with access to mobile data will display a map of your location. Why is it better to use a paper map?
Jan
27
comment Is there a device to hook anything on a branch?
I would certainly rather carry an S-hook than the rather sharp-looking antler device in the photograph.
Jan
27
comment Is there a device to hook anything on a branch?
What's wrong with a standard S-Hook? I'm assuming there is more to this question than there appears, because S-hooks are extremely common.
Jan
18
comment How would you evaluate sailing lessons for adults?
Hi SkipBerne. We're really looking for more detailed answers than that. Also the OP is looking for sailing instruction. The power squadron safety course won't cover that.
Jan
7
comment What is the aspect ratio of a keel and how does it affect your how your boat sails?
"modern racing boats tend to have fairly square sail designs (higher aspect ratio)". Square sails have lower aspect ratio, as you say elsewhere. I believe other factors are involved in the squareness of racing sails.
Jan
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Jan
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comment What is the aspect ratio of a keel and how does it affect your how your boat sails?
Not really because I know nothing about how it affects sailing. However if you're only looking for a definition I could.
Jan
2
comment What is the aspect ratio of a keel and how does it affect your how your boat sails?
"Aspect ratio" is essentially the ratio of width to height - so "A high aspect ratio indicates a long, narrow sail, whereas a low aspect ratio indicates a short, wide sail". Keel is probably similar.
Nov
17
revised How to react to cattle charging towards you?
cattle is plural
Nov
17
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Oct
20
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Oct
1
revised Spreader rig safety question
Added climbing tag. Please revert if that's wrong.
Oct
1
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Jan
21
revised Beginner or intermediate skis for a first pair to buy?
remove apostrophe
Jan
21
comment Beginner or intermediate skis for a first pair to buy?
I agree with this - however do buy boots. Well-fitting boots make a lot of difference to your enjoyment and ability (more so than skis at this level), and ownership frees you from hours sitting in a rental shop trying to find a pair that really fits you.
Jan
21
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Dec
11
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Oct
2
comment When should you carry a firearm when hiking/trekking?
However to balance that out, the number of deaths due to bear attacks in the whole of the lower 48 states, in the ten years 2000-2010, is...3!