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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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Jan
28
answered Time of high / low tide
Jan
28
revised Why do shin splints happen?
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Jan
27
answered When should you repair rock gouges in skis?
Jan
27
comment When sailing, how do I rescue a man overboard?
Keeping the man downwind: This depends on the boat and the weather. If it's really windy and wavy, which is the most popular time to fall off a boat, the wind and waves can blow the boat over the top of the MOB. In some cases it is better to approach the MOB from downwind (assuming you're under power), leaving the boat pointed into the wind. This allows the boat to maintain position while the MOB is being hauled on board. If the boat cannot maintain an "into the wind" posture, it might be possible to point downwind and use reverse engine(s) to maintain position.
Jan
27
revised Why do shin splints happen?
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Jan
27
comment What are the rules for eating raw, wild meat?
Tuna can be served raw without being frozen in the U.S., just not other fish.
Jan
27
comment How long is too long to suffer from constipation in the back country?
If you're in a "pack it out" area for a day or two, a little constipation might be a lucky break! :-) More seriously, severe intestinal cramps can occur at altitude with not too much constipation. Gas needs to get out one way or the other.
Jan
27
answered Why do shin splints happen?
Jan
27
comment When sailing, how do I rescue a man overboard?
In a larger boat with adequate engine(s), you should use the engines rather than sails to turn around.
Jan
27
comment What are the most important indicators of an high-risk avalanche zone?
#5 is the biggest, but #3 is definitely the most immediate. It's a little like hair standing on end in a thunderstorm.
Jan
27
comment What are the rules for eating raw, wild meat?
Watch out for Hepatitis E: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15258970
Jan
26
answered How do you remove mold from a tent?
Jan
26
comment Will glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate prevent or repair damage to climbers’ fingers?
I take glucosamine and have found it to be a highly effective placebo.
Jan
26
answered How can I get rid of mold on climbing skins for skis?
Jan
26
comment Crew requirements for sailing a ketch
And, of course, size matters.