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bio website svsu.edu/~jhlavace
location Saginaw, MI
age 45
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
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Apr
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comment How to carry water in freezing temperatures?
I don't know where you are, but around here we often have -20 degrees Fahrenheit and no snow in the winter. Even if there is a bit of snow, after it sits on the ground for couple of weeks, you would not want to use it for cooking without filtering it first.
Jan
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Good Question
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Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
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awarded  Popular Question
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comment How does Frogg Toggs Polypropylene measure up?
I had a set for few years, mostly it was used by my kids at their backpacking trips, I took it out few times. It seemed prety sturdy, I was definitely not afraid of ripping it, but after it got really muddy and had to be washed few times, it started sheding fibers. You could pull handfuls of fibers from it. As far as I can tell, it still seems to work, though.
Aug
25
comment outdoor reading - are there any outdoorsy comics?
Does it have to be in English?
Aug
25
comment Can you tell if a plant is edible by watching what animals eat it?
Another good example is deadly nightshade, or any other plant containing atropine. Many animals (rabits, cattle, goats) can eat it, but just few leaves or berries are likely to kill you.
Jul
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comment Commuting by canoe
Cool! Do you ever have fog on the lake? If you do, you may want to add a compass and some sort of fog horn to your equipment.
Jul
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comment How can I keep my backpack safe?
Not sure what would an alarm like that achieve. Any thief will just slice open the backpack, take anything that looks valuable, toss the honking rest of the pack down the nearest ravine and disappear long time before you get back.
Apr
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Mar
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accepted Keeping smoke level in a wigwam low
Mar
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comment Keeping smoke level in a wigwam low
@berry120: There is a fire burning in the middle of the wigwam. It is still rather cold and showy around here, and without fire the wigwam would be too cold to stay in.
Mar
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asked Keeping smoke level in a wigwam low
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awarded  Good Question
Jan
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comment Where in Europe is wilderness meeting the U.S. wilderness definition?
I am not sure about the exact definition and classification, but as far as I know, lot of areas that are called "wilderness" in the US have vehicle tracks and paths in them, forest service access roads, fire access roads etc.