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Mar
11
comment Why are people so worried about Giardia?
I have asked the question at Skeptics.
Mar
11
comment Why are people so worried about Giardia?
I have asked the question at Skeptics.
Mar
11
comment Why are people so worried about Giardia?
I have asked the question at Skeptics.
Mar
11
comment Why are people so worried about Giardia?
@nhinkle A lot more people in backcountry areas pooping all over the place — I don't believe that at all.
Mar
11
comment In a survival situation, should I drink unpurified water?
According to a review of the literature from 2000, there is little evidence linking the drinking of water in the N. American wilderness and Giardia.The researcher notes that treatment of drinking water for Giardia may not be as important as recommended hand-washing in wilderness regions in North America. CDC surveillance data (for 2005 and 2006) reports one outbreak (6 cases) of waterborne giardiasis contracted from drinking wilderness river water in Colorado. However, less than 1% of reported giardiasis cases are associated with outbreaks
Mar
9
comment Do tent colors have functional purposes?
Because xe is non-standard and I don't like singular they.
Mar
8
comment Do tent colors have functional purposes?
Perhaps it makes a difference for temperatures, too.
Mar
8
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Mar
8
comment Do tent colors have functional purposes?
@DLS3141 Time to relocate then :) I see your point, I didn't think of this downside.
Mar
8
comment Do tent colors have functional purposes?
@DLS3141 If I can't see the neighbours, and I can't hear the neighbours, and I can't smell the neighbours, then I don't mind their existence. On the other hand, if a vast sub-Arctic tundra valley has an unnaturally bright yellow spot it might spoil the wilderness feeling even from a distance of 5 km.
Mar
8
comment What to eat if survivaling in ireland?
@Pont True, you don't need more than a couple of bushes to collect berries, after all ;-)
Mar
8
comment What to eat if survivaling in ireland?
@Pont This is the listing my impression originates from.
Mar
8
comment What to eat if survivaling in ireland?
I suppose the statistics I remember were specifically about natural forests, as opposed to commercial plantations for the production of wood.
Mar
8
comment What to eat if survivaling in ireland?
@Pont I see. I remember seeing some statistics listing it as the only major country in Europe with less forest than the UK, which has very little. Perhaps it depends on how one counts (unless those are “forests” that look like the Forest of Bowland, but I suppose they mean forests with trees). Perhaps my statistics were out of date, looks like forest plantation cover increased from 1% to 10% in the 20th century.
Mar
8
comment What to eat if survivaling in ireland?
There are woods in Ireland?
Mar
7
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Mar
7
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Mar
7
comment Do tent colors have functional purposes?
@RussellSteen I mean visual impact only. I doubt it makes much difference for the ecosystem, but who knows?
Mar
7
answered Do tent colors have functional purposes?
Mar
6
revised Within the U.S. Grand Circle area, where is the number of daytime trail permits limited?
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