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Oct
27
comment What precautions should I take to protect myself and my camp from bears?
There's an exception (or several) to every rule, @Mapperz.
Oct
24
comment Trail gun for protection against bears
I've always felt there are too many factors to bear spray as well - such as wind or etc. That said, guns are unpredictable as well - those in serious bear country would do well to carry a rifle. Handguns are all over the map, and like many said, the recoil is much harder to manage.
Oct
22
comment Why would I want a pressurized hydration pack?
Would make a nice shower....
Oct
21
comment Preventing hand blisters while paddling
@WW., nhinkle: it will develop on whatever your primary hand is- you typically pull harder and a little differently on your dominant side than your other side. Some people are SO dominant on one side, they have to paddle more on the non-dominant side. I've seen it among beginners quite commonly - circles are extremely common especially if you have two beginners in the same kayak.
Sep
20
comment How to repair gore-tex boots split?
use Shoe Goo - pretty neat stuff and much more durable than Sugru.
Aug
22
comment How to get weather forecasts at Yellowstone?
EXCELLENT answer actually - the NPS and other agencies' visitor centers, etc. are quite good about posting forecasts and such, I can speak from experience.
Aug
22
comment How to get weather forecasts at Yellowstone?
Extremely low cell coverage in YELL. Also - just because it's in the Rockies automatically means the weather changes on a dime. So I have always put little stock in the weather forecasts. And I live (literally) in the shadow of YELL.
Jul
28
comment GPS navigation device or app that allows entry of UTM coordinates?
I really, really like the Garmin GPSmap units, have used them extensively at work with UTM coordinates, you can input them and track and such, they will do exactly what you're looking for.
May
5
comment How can I contact emergency services in the US via the internet?
Wouldn't have thought of aspect - though one thing to keep in mind is that those numbers may not always be monitored 24/7. Most will and are, though. +1!
Mar
1
comment What precautions are needed for caving
As a mod, I support this question - sure it is a bit broad, but why not have some general advice for caving?
Jan
26
comment Consequences of crossing rails when looking for caches?
Not sure what you mean. Are you not allowed to cross the railroad tracks in Germany? That seems unusual to me, but I live in rural America.
Jan
14
comment Practical uses for urine
This used to be how the ancient Greeks would diagnose diabetes. Great answer!
Jan
14
comment How to dry paddling gloves
I personally would stuff them with newspaper and/or "prop" them open so that plenty of air gets in there.
Dec
19
comment Are headaches a bad sign at altitude?
You're all right. Denver is a mile high, around 5-6k feet in altitude, and I've heard of older people who live in Florida, who have been told by their doctors, that if they go to Denver, they'll die. Of course, this was just one person I heard of, but you get the point.
Oct
30
comment Are bears attracted by Lotions and Perfumes?
Possible duplicate - discussion? outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/225/…
Sep
12
comment Is playing musical instruments like Harp/Harmonica, Flute unsafe during backpacking trips?
interesting point... I would venture to say it is safe. Never heard of anything like this - and I'm quite familiar with the great outdoors.
Sep
12
comment Is playing musical instruments like Harp/Harmonica, Flute unsafe during backpacking trips?
I'm curious why you think musical instruments would be unsafe? Are you worried about attracting wildlife or?
Apr
3
comment Advice for first Grand Canyon Hike for Eastern Hikers
very similar/possible duplicate? outdoors.stackexchange.com/q/226/5
Jan
26
comment Do bear-safe rules still apply in the winter?
This is a little misleading. I live in an area where it is commonplace to hear of bears killing people... It happens all the time around here, especially in the spring. Bears really do hibernate.
Jan
12
comment What fps does a bow need to hunt moose?
I've seen moose multiple times in real life, in the wild. They are huge. You don't want to mess with one, cow or bull.