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Oct
24
comment What should I do if caught in a sand storm?
In #4 I would also note that plenty of people have also been hit as another car decided to pull off the road and couldn't see them because their lights were off, so pull off as far as you safely can or make it to an exit.
Oct
22
comment Pack recommendations for running?
+1 Good answer and Welcome to The Great Outdoors S.E.
Oct
15
comment How can I locate the leak in a inflatable pad, while hiking
@RussellSteen Just cut it up and check a small piece at a time.
Oct
15
comment How can I locate the leak in a inflatable pad, while hiking
Not near a large pool of water? No problem just use a small pool of water... you could do this in a pot of you really wanted, seams first.
Oct
9
comment Is it safe to eat poison ivy berries since I don't react to the leaves?
I still don't think I would. But I know Birds do. I have read that there is no irritant in them though so it does make some sense. Just fyi Cold won't kill poison. Welcome to The Great Outdoors S.E.
Oct
8
comment Does Moss only grow on the North side of trees?
So if there were a bunch of trees near a pool at the bottom of a waterfall, the moss would probably grow on the side of the tree facing the waterfall because of the moisture?
Oct
8
comment Does eating snow help dehydration?
There is good information in this answer, but I would change it a bit to more directly answer the question. If you don't want to I would be happy to show you what I mean. Good start, and welcome to The Great Outdoors S.E.
Oct
8
comment How can I locate the leak in a inflatable pad, while hiking
I use soapy water as well, when I can't hear it. It also has the benefit of cleaning the area so the patch will adhere better. Good answer, and welcome to The Great Outdoors S.E.
Oct
5
comment How can I locate the leak in a inflatable pad
This in no way answers your question, but also check the manufacturer, some patch holes for free.
Oct
4
comment What backwoods trick to get pure water produces the most safe water?
This is great information but I was hoping for a more specific answer of "setup your baggies or trash bag like [this] and you will get the most water." I will edit my answer to be more clear on that.
Oct
2
comment Is buying an expensive sleeping bag better?
@ConradC I would check out montbell.us/products/list.php?p=all&cat_id=5 or thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/…
Oct
2
comment Is buying an expensive sleeping bag better?
@ConradC For Backpacking? Yeah they're good. Good deal cost for performance wise? Honestly I doubt it. You usually want to use a bag within 5 degrees C of the typical temp. You can get liners to make it a bit warmer or fine tune it's warmth.
Sep
26
comment How to properly lace hiking boots?
@RussellSteen Thanks, I tend to think so as well. I was kind of excited to share it.
Sep
18
comment Campsites in Virginia which allow alcohol?
@JustinC I think this link to an answer about what is too localized for us might help. meta.outdoors.stackexchange.com/a/22/527
Sep
18
comment Can I replace Dish soap?
Good sound advice, but not an answer to my question.
Sep
13
comment Are used climbing shoes safe?
athlete's foot from a pair of climbing shoes bought from a brick and mortar store? Wow that sucks. The couple of stores I have been to that sells them used does a pretty good job of cleaning them up.
Sep
13
comment Preferred way to wrap someone with Hypothermia?
mmmmm meaty burrito.... or would this be a "hot-pocket" for bears?
Sep
13
comment What are “Aggressive” climbing Shoes?
@DavidR Pics help a lot, and I know the answer. That's not the problem. Just wanted to say please use pics, it will really help. I should probably phrase it that way now that you mention it. I don't like to answer my own questions, so I usually give time for someone else to answer. As far as googling, I used to not post such simple questions until I read this
Sep
11
comment Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
It's not as big of a deal, but that is a good indicator of how long the rope will last you. The Infinity feels more durable to me, but I have only held the Serenity, never climbed on it.
Sep
6
comment How do I make a fin selection for various surfing conditions
Links sometimes die and videos disappear. Paraphrase some of the main points from the film and you'll probably get more up-votes.