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revised How to carry water in freezing temperatures?
Changed "winter" tag to "cold-weather"
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comment How to carry water in freezing temperatures?
@bmike: soft drinks PET bottles are pretty strong and flexible, and do not shatter or tear easily. I have seen someone taking a PET bottle that was completely frozen, whacking it with the blunt side of an ax until the ice was pretty much completely pulverized, shaking the ice into a pot and melting it (the ice, not the bottle) over a fire. The bottle was pretty warped and beaten up, but it was still usable and did not leak.
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accepted How to carry water in freezing temperatures?
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comment How to keep water cold in hot weather?
Some canteens have a felt cover on them that is designed for exactly that purpose. You moisten it periodically, and the evaporation will keep your water cool.
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answered What kind of canteen material will have the least effect on the taste of water?
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comment What kind of canteen material will have the least effect on the taste of water?
Good point about the metal taste. I don't actually mind the metal taste as much as plastic, but some people do.
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accepted What kind of canteen material will have the least effect on the taste of water?
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comment What kind of canteen material will have the least effect on the taste of water?
I have two 32 oz plastic bottles that I bough in the outdoors section of a local supermarket, that have almost no taste. Last year I got another one that looks almost the same, but has a different color, and no matter how many times I wash it, water gets a horrible plastic taste in it.
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accepted Backpacking or hiking in areas open to hunting
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comment Backpacking or hiking in areas open to hunting
In Michigan, most backpacking areas are open for hunting.
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asked Backpacking or hiking in areas open to hunting
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asked How to carry water in freezing temperatures?
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asked What kind of canteen material will have the least effect on the taste of water?
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asked How do I pack a mummy type sleeping bag in a M10 or M28 haversack?
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comment How can I avoid putting cinder burn holes in my clothing?
Wear cheap stuff that you don't mind burning holes in.
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comment Will a tent provide some protection from bears?
@Graham: I understand that the tent will not offer any physical protection, I just want to know, am I actually inviting the bears to eat me when sleeping outside. You know, like if you don't hide your head in the sleeping bag, the wild foxes will come and chew it up.