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Feb
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comment Backpacking or hiking in areas open to hunting
An orange cap is probably sufficient (2). If you do that and stay on a trail (4) you should be safe. As a courtesy to hunters, it's nice to start out a couple hours after sunrise and finish up an hour or two before sunset.
Jan
31
answered What kind of canteen material will have the least effect on the taste of water?
Jan
31
comment Backpacking or hiking in areas open to hunting
There are many millions of acres of public land open to hunting in the U.S.
Jan
31
answered How to carry water in freezing temperatures?
Jan
31
answered How to keep water cold in hot weather?
Jan
31
answered How bad do circumstances need to be before activating a PLB?
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31
revised What are the options for kayak self-rescue without a paddle float?
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Jan
31
answered What are the options for kayak self-rescue without a paddle float?
Jan
30
answered If I cross paths with a bear, what should I do?
Jan
30
comment What should you look for when buying hiking socks?
Fungus grow on feet much more than bacteria. Socks don't remove fungus or bacteria, but fungus grows better in moist environments. Cotton socks are fine for day hikes, especially in ventilated tennis shoes.
Jan
30
comment How do you determine how long a hike will take?
Make an estimate based on trail length, elevation gain, physical conditioning, load carried, and weather. Then multiply by 2.
Jan
30
comment Is bear spray effective against other animals?
Works well on people. (Keep the lid on.)
Jan
28
comment If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
It depends on how deep it and swift it is. If it's dangerous, walk upstream and downstream to find a crossing that's not dangerous.
Jan
28
comment If lost in the wilderness, what is the first thing I should do?
It depends how lost you are, how far away from a road you are, how long you can last in the heat/cold, how much water you have and need, whether you have a communications device, whether people will be looking for you, and etc. In other words, you will need to think things through logically.
Jan
28
comment What is the most important survival tool I should have when in the wilderness?
Common sense...
Jan
28
comment Time of high / low tide
You can get a rough prediction after the first observed tide using 6:15 or 12:30 hours between tides.
Jan
28
revised Time of high / low tide
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answered Time of high / low tide
Jan
28
revised Why do shin splints happen?
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