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comment What are the different methods to purify water?
Great resource. We were always told to boil for 10 minutes when I was a young backpacker, and that seemed ridiculous.
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comment What are the vitamin considerations for extended backpacking
@furtive, absolutely true for 15 days, but for the first few days out or after a resupply it is reasonable as a supplement.
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comment What are the vitamin considerations for extended backpacking
You are incorrect. I did read the question and I spent a mere two sentences in a long response to the worthy response that multi-vits are nothing to avoid before giving many other options.
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answered What are the vitamin considerations for extended backpacking
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comment What essential items should go in a small first aid kit?
I'm just saying that you should have it on you if you are doing something dangerous. From a lifesaving perspective, there is no item more important.
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comment Do iodine water treatment tablets have negative effects?
Chlorine is also a little harmful... General bactericides kill cells. A ban by Europe or California can be encouraged by politics or lobbying as easily as by science.
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comment Where are good places to look for water sources when I have run out on a multi-day hike?
Where specifically? It may make a difference.
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answered What are the downsides to sleeping in a hammock on a multi-day hike?