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Jul
25
comment Affordable Festival Tent
Why not just rent one?
Jul
19
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
11
comment How to fix a leak in a fibreglass kayak?
Epoxy is not necessarily stronger. You should use whichever the boat was originally made of. With that said, epoxy will be "good enough" if you don't know which to use.
Jul
6
comment Why shouldn't I buy an ultra light tent?
What kind of usage is it for? Car-camping? Backpacking?
Jul
6
comment Does water in the sun get purified from or polluted by algae, fungi and bacteria?
@erik: If the UV radiation sterilizes the water, what is going to make it green and ugly?
Jul
5
answered Does water in the sun get purified from or polluted by algae, fungi and bacteria?
Jun
28
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
23
comment Camping with a dog for the first time
If it's your friends dog, let him worry about it. Hopefully you'll do a lot of hiking, which will get the doggies tired and they'll just pass out for the night after the sun goes down. It works for our dogs.
Jun
7
revised Rules for Carrying flammable subtances in UK
deleted 2 characters in body; edited title
Jun
6
answered Are there any phobia-friendly ways to deal with flies?
Jun
5
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
5
comment Do I need to hang a bear cache?
This is bad advice. There is no keeping "smell to a minimum" with bears, they have a keener sense of smell than bloodhounds. If you don't want to hang your food fine, but at least have enough respect for the wildlife to use a bear canister, or a purpose built bag such as an ursack. You owe it to the bears to do it right. You've just been lucky enough not to have been caught.
Jun
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
5
answered Swimming across a strong current
May
27
comment Are carabiners useful tools to have in the wilderness? If so, what would they be used for?
@Vorac: they are not much heavier than the cheap keychain variety, but they can be counted on to secure heavy loads reliably.
May
26
answered Do I need to hang a bear cache?
May
23
comment Ways of attaching a DSLR on a ACT Trail 32 backpack
Do you need it literally mounted to your backpack so you can take photos 'hands free', or do you really just want quick access?
May
7
awarded  Favorite Question
Apr
19
comment Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
Even if you do a terrible job cutting it, the ends are never under load, so it doesn't really matter anyway. Checking for fraying and other damage you should do regardless, so it makes no difference.
Mar
9
comment Is there any upper temperature limit for a given sleeping bag?
If you are just simply laying on your sleeping bag, and it is so hot outside that doing that is a problem, you can always just lay right on your sleeping pad or tent floor. Practical issues of hauling a bunch of unnecessary weight will come into play before the temperature does.