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Sep
13
comment Buying a Backpacking Knife
The $10 knife I purchased this summer has served me for cutting food for half a month, and cutting branches the thickness of my arm six times (plus then carving them) and is in excellent shape. I guess a Cold Steel fixed blade would hold out maybe in times longer. So ... how much more? Another thought - "light&small" and "not dullable" are conflicting requirements - hard blades need to be either bulky or ... soft, so they do not snap.
Sep
11
comment Buying a Backpacking Knife
possible duplicate: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/1485/…
Sep
5
comment How do you fashion a spear with a fixed blade
I think "how to make it", "what to use it for and what not for" and "how to use it" are one atomic question.
Sep
5
comment What is a good knife for survival in a forested environment?
I once tried to make a spear out of a staff and an old knife. It is true that I do not know how to throw a spear. It is also true, however ,that the tip broke off at the second throw at a three. Could you provide some info or a link to how this setup could be useful and how to acquire the necessary skills?
Sep
4
answered What to look for when purchasing a fixed blade knife
Jul
12
comment A list of suitable foods for a long hike
@Russell Steen, Mostly about calories to weight ratio and the nutritional value (vitamins and others), but also small claims like "chocolate has immediate energizing effect, because ..."
Jul
11
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Jul
11
revised A list of suitable foods for a long hike
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Jul
11
comment A list of suitable foods for a long hike
Dear fellow community members. This wiki is formed by copying all the answers here, in consistent way. However, these are mostly my subjective interpretations of other people's answers. Therefore, I encourage everyone to edit this wiki. Furthermore, the lack of references is overwhelming.
Jul
11
revised A list of suitable foods for a long hike
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Jul
10
comment A list of suitable foods for a long hike
(I dunno. I have created a meta discussion - feel free to drop by and let me know what you think.)[meta.outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/257/…
Jul
10
comment Calculating time until sunset
First way - in the internet, before departing to the wilderness. You can also check how many minutes a day does that change. Second way - the first evening see at what time it sets. Of course, all this is provided you have a watch.
Jul
10
comment Good books to learn survival?
I have always wondered how people manage to learn non-theoretical concepts from books - survival, martial arts, etc. Why not just grab a knife and a warm shirt and go to the woods for several days? Summer's excellent for that.
Jul
10
comment Calculating time until sunset
A watch. You check when does the sun set. Subtract the current time from that and that's it. I guess error could be up to one hour because of the landscape (mountains).
Jul
10
comment A list of suitable foods for a long hike
+1 I am hungry now, after reading your answer. Should we copy/paste it to the wiki answer or should it remain here, where it can be upvoted?
Jul
9
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
29
comment Should you pop a blister?
Thanks you very very much for the conformation of the technique. Maybe I should try it some day ;Ppp
Jun
26
answered Should you pop a blister?
Jun
25
revised What to look for in a durable, 3-season sleeping bag?
a minor physics correction
Jun
25
suggested suggested edit on What to look for in a durable, 3-season sleeping bag?