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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.
Jan
26
answered How do I find known and documented trails for trail running in New England?
Jan
26
comment How can I make a footprint?
Visqueen plastic sheet from a lumber yard works well.
Jan
26
answered Resources for finding public hunting land
Jan
26
answered Crew requirements for sailing a ketch
Jan
26
answered Does eating snow help dehydration?
Jan
26
revised When sailing, how do I rescue a man overboard?
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Jan
26
comment What are the downsides to sleeping in a hammock on a multi-day hike?
Nice! I haven't seen that before.
Jan
26
answered When sailing, how do I rescue a man overboard?