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Jan
23
comment Can I shoot a bear in self-defense?
If you have to hike to get reception, then yes, don't call 911. Find the number for the forest service, but if you have reception where the attack happened, the 911 operator that you are connected to will be used to people in the wilderness calling in.
Jan
23
comment Can I shoot a bear in self-defense?
@NateEldredge No, do call 911. If you are in a life threatening situation to the point that you had to kill another (large) living creature, they would have no problem hearing from you. I know these people deal with a lot of crap calls (apparently people use 911 as an answering service for anyone who works for the city) but one where someone's life is/was very recently in danger, they will help. The first question will be "Are you safe now?" and when you say yes, the next question will be "Do you need medical attention?" If no, then they will give you the number you need to call.
May
2
comment Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
In Serbia do you wait in line for camping?
Apr
22
comment Dealing with wildlife in the desert of California/Nevada in general and in the White Mountains in particular
@gerrit In the White Mountains? They may look like large bushes to you New Englanders, but out here we call them trees... I will update the post.
Apr
10
comment GPS topo map downloads
Welcome to The Great Outdoors S.E.! Thanks for the answer, but we normally discourage such short answers with just a link. Have you used these maps? For what areas? Have you used others? If so how do maps from this site compare? Are they complete for a region or the whole world? Have you found any problems with them? Or whatever else you might be able to share.
Apr
8
comment Practicality of Beards
@DonBranson I imagine you don't have/use evaporitive coolers there. Here in AZ most homes have them and they are more than sufficient except for monsoon season July and August.
Apr
8
comment Practicality of Beards
@DonBranson Or climate. Do you live in a humid area?
Apr
8
comment Dealing with wildlife in the desert of California/Nevada in general and in the White Mountains in particular
@gerrit I would agree with tundra hiking. Only been a couple of times and bow to your experience. But I Mentioned winter in this region. The white mountains will take it out of you any time of the year.
Apr
3
comment Dealing with wildlife in the desert of California/Nevada in general and in the White Mountains in particular
This can happen at ANY temp in this region. It is actually more common than you think in the winter months because "It's cool out."
Apr
3
comment Advice for first Grand Canyon Hike for Eastern Hikers
Welcome to the Great Outdoors S.E.! Good first answers. I would really like to see that photo.
Mar
20
comment Is it ever safe to let a hypothermic person sleep?
Yes! But only when you reallllllly don't like them.
Mar
19
comment What are the key sites to see on a short trip through Oregon?
This question does include quite a bit of information that is not important to the question, and I think that, and that it's asking for a list, might be the reasons people are voting to close. If you trimmed it to "I will be spending a couple days driving along this part of Oregon, what are the major natural attractions I could stop at." But then it might be more suited to travel or no where as it is asking for a list. - Not sure how to fix it.
Mar
19
comment Difference between Franz Josef and Fox glaciers
@LBell I think it belongs here if the question about the walks is removed. The walks are guided tours, but the other questions are about specific recreation locations and I think they would be appropriate.
Mar
7
comment Are there any low sodium freeze dried meals?
Welcome to The Great Outdoors S.E.!
Mar
5
comment How to minimize sea sickness?
Good advice, and welcome to The Great Outdoors S.E.! though I laugh to myself a bit thinking of his wife trying to enjoy the trip with her nose in the floor. But if it works, it works.
Mar
4
comment How efficient is the Altai skis “the Hok”?
Great Answer! Welcome to The Great Outdoors S.E.
Mar
4
comment Experiences hiking with a baby: backpacks
@furtive Added. Yeah some do and some don't, but rigging something together never bothered me.
Mar
4
comment Experiences hiking with a baby: diapers
We usually burn them as well. But at the end of the night once everyone has left for bed. I can smell it burning and think it's pretty bad. To store them, we wrap and twist them in grocery store produce bags. One of the stores near us has some special kind of bag that helps seal everything in. We re-use those.
Mar
4
comment Experiences hiking with a baby: backpacks
@baldric Yeah the bigger Kelty packs work fine for that age. Definitely try on a few if you can.
Feb
28
comment What do you do if the fire does get “out of control”?
It's worth mentioning, since you mentioned shovels, when digging a line for the fire, always push in or toss the dirt you dig up in to the fire. Yes this will give it some grass to burn and some dirt to smother, but it will reduce your risk of embers being outside and the fire jumping the line you made.