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May
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answered Is campfire smoke safe for inhalation and cooking?
Mar
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answered Using a synthetic sleeping bag on/under it's limit
Mar
16
comment What's a realistic distance to expect boys aged 11-17 to sea kayak in a single day?
Are you going out on the ocean, an inland sea, or lakes?
Mar
15
comment What can I do on a honeymoon in New Zealand while five months pregnant?
@mattnz: The deaths on the Tongariro crossing are pretty much always people that went completely unprepared for the alpine environment. It's pretty easy to avoid getting into trouble.
Mar
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Feb
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awarded  Notable Question
Feb
5
comment What is the most effective way to flee from an alligator?
Cold blooded animals have plenty of stamina to last through a fight to the death; If an alligator/croc can wrestle for hours with a wildebeest to victory, it could definitely handle a measly human.
Jan
30
comment Tree skiing/riding in Colorado
I know it's not Colorado, but I've always enjoyed the tree skiing in SLC, esp Brighton.
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jan
17
comment How to camp in wolf country?
Coyotes are also a lot smaller than wolves, and don't hunt in groups. An adult human would dominate a coyote.
Jan
14
comment How to stay hydrated with minimum water usage
@Aravona: and do you dehydrate while not getting thirsty?
Jan
14
comment How to stay hydrated with minimum water usage
@Aravona: that often repeated claim is really only true during very intense physical activity, or in very hot environments. For most situations, drinking when thirsty is a perfectly suitable system.
Jan
13
comment Is it true that, in cold conditions, you will freeze faster wearing wet clothes than not wearing any?
You can read this wiki article for more information on the physics behind it: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet-bulb_temperature
Jan
4
answered Ski set that does both downhill and backcountry?
Jan
4
answered Hitch with no ends
Jan
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Dec
26
comment Are there any sunglasses with prescription insert that does not alter depth sense?
How old are you, when's the last time you had an eye exam, and when's the last time you had a corrective insert made?
Dec
5
answered Big Wall Climbing Portaledge Toilet Etiquette?
Dec
4
comment How to check if a fence or cable has electricity without having special tools?
As others have mentioned, spitting on an electric fence will not result in it sizzling. Electric fences don't deliver enough power to do that. Furthermore, the whole "amps vs volts" thing for lethality is a huge, improperly simplified model. It's much more complicated than simply "amps kill".
Nov
26
comment Divers deliberately breathing fast before diving into water
It's a good way to drown. Don't do it. See en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shallow_water_blackout for the details on why it's a bad idea.