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answered Could spray foam insulation be used effectively as an emergency sleeping bag?
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comment Tips for Cooking with Unseasoned (green) Firewood
Why not just avoid the problem and use charcoal?
Aug
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answered Backpacking with a dog
Aug
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comment Is Kamikaze knot safe with ropes of different diameters?
That knot as pictured looks super dodgy
Aug
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comment Pack of coyotes in my neighborhood
To sum up the answers: your dog must always be with you when outside, and it must be on a leash.
Aug
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comment Should I go to New-Zealand on November instead of December just to make it to the Milford track?
Ask the NZ Dept of Conservation. They'll know what's up, and there are many amazing great walk tracks that would not be a disappointing alternative.
Aug
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comment What are the Pros and Cons of No-Cook Backpacking?
I think you not being a big fan of hot food makes you different than 95% of the rest of the population :)
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comment Why do some climbing ropes have smaller load bearing than some paracords?
that page doesn't specify 10g, plus, the claim of 12kN is also suspect, as it depends on the person and how the force is delivered. An ejection seat delivers around 15g to the pilot when activated, which for a 90 kg pilot would be 13kN of force, and while injuries are common, they usually don't kill the pilot. The basic idea of your answer is correct, but I'd leave out the numbers as their correctness requires an added degree of complexity that doesn't really matter for this question.
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comment Why do some climbing ropes have smaller load bearing than some paracords?
I agree with this post, though your 10g figure is a bit low.
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comment How did cartographers map out shores before modern times?
The difficulty in measuring east to west isn't due to the lines of longitude converging at the poles, that is easily accounted for and latitude is easy to measure. The problem was because determining longitude was hard because the earth is spinning. It wasn't until the 1730s there were accurate enough clocks to measure longitude reliably.
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comment Michigan Upper Peninsula Hiking - Long Trail
@ShemSeger: The nearest "real" mountain range from there (Bighorns) is a good 16 hour drive minimum, and you'd need awhile to sleep, so you'd really be replacing up to 30% of your adventuring with sitting in a car. Doesn't sound like a good exchange when there is plenty of great backcountry adventuring to be done in the Great Lakes region.
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comment Michigan Upper Peninsula Hiking - Long Trail
If you're already going to the UP, you could cross the sea and head to Isle Royale.
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comment Michigan Upper Peninsula Hiking - Long Trail
@Beznus: Permethrin is meant to be put on your clothes.
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comment Theft and tent camping
This is going to very widely depending on where you go.
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answered Renting a boat for overnight in ocean?
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comment How do I self-assess my physical condition after a fall in the backcountry?
I think this needs to be edited to be more general, else it is too localized.
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comment How to attach a shackle to vertical square tubes by using a rope?
Also, does this question belong more on diy.se?