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May
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comment Surviving a forest fire by starting another fire
I couldn't find the article that talked about it or I'd post an answer. But back in the rodeo-chediski fire I remember reading an article about a seasoned forest fighter with about 11 rookies and the winds changed. They all ran but he stopped in a field and started a fire in the field. He tried to explain what he was going and 4 of the rookies stopped to help and the rest kept running. The 5 of them were able to hid in the burn area under some kind of emergency blankets and survive. All went to the ICU but the other 7 weren't so lucky.
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Eating Matches?
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comment What are good knots to know for camping and backpacking?
@JayBazuzi I kinda agree, except when you use a bowline to join two pieces of rope (like a square knot is used) it's called a sheep's bend (turn the sheep's bend over after tying and tell me it's not a bowline).
May
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comment Making own Hammock
Entirely weave. Nothing but paracord and probably two rings to use as anchors.
May
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asked How to toughen up hands?
May
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asked Making own Hammock
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revised Eating Matches?
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asked Eating Matches?
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awarded  Student
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revised What should I replace guylines with?
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asked What should I replace guylines with?
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comment How do I remove mildew from a tent?
I have used a similar solution, I also apply a waterproof coating after it's dry, mostly because I water proof my tents once a year anyway.
May
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comment What does it mean to cross load a carabiner?
It's worth noting that using a carabiner on your harness and looping the carabiner through 2 straps on the harness (instead of using the webbing loop that holds those 2 loops together) and connecting the other end to a piece of gear like an ATC or something will create the same tri-axial pull. This is a common mistake I see all the time even in veteran climbers.
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awarded  Quorum
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revised How do I correctly clean (remove) Tri-Cams?
Finished. I think.
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revised Yellowstone back country camping trip?
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revised How do I correctly clean (remove) Tri-Cams?
Expanded answer and will do so again.
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revised How do I correctly clean (remove) Tri-Cams?
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comment Which knot for climbing: figure eight, yosemite bowline, bowline on a bight?
The only arguments I have ever heard for the yosemite Bowline are from an "engineering" stance. But the ease of (tying and checking) the 8 make it the choice of most climbers. I agree with you.