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revised Formula for rough amount of water to carry on hike?
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comment How to clean a sleeping bag ?
@berry120: technically all, but my question is more about a full, deep cleaning.
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comment Staying dry in severe weather
@Hartley: lightning danger, yes, in particular if you have any metallic, pointy objects driven into the ground. However, keeping yourself out a possible water stream is equally important and potentially deadly if not managed.
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answered What pattern for casual planes should a castaway create on a desert island?
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comment Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
@Tomas: the city has borders, but the laws of the city apply to the whole territory of the commune. In some cases, we also have "province", which I think they are called "counties" in English. Then regions (20 in total). Most of these laws against camping are city laws. I don't know if there are state and regional levels laws about camping, but I do know the ones in my city and nearby ones, and it's absolutely forbidden. It's also quite prominent, since it's clearly stated at the entrance of the city borders.
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comment Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
@Tomas: cities includes all the territory of the commune, which extends also to the countryside.
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answered When sailing, how do I rescue a man overboard?
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answered How do I catch fish with fish hooks but no bait?
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comment What is the best material to make an outdoor shelter roof out of?
One note. When you build a debris hut, be careful to pick the lateral sticks of the length so that they just get to the roof branch, not higher. If you pick them too long, you may get a sort of funnel structure, where water may accumulate and then percolate inside. Also, be extremely tight with spaces. Don't leave a lot of room above your body. Any air above is air you have to heat with your body, and therefore lose.
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comment How do I desalinate seawater?
@HorusKol: You burn them, and make a sizable explosion. Hydrogen is dangerous, and the danger arises from particular concentrations, which make it detonate, instead of burning. Also careful with the electrolyzed water. That most likely contains a mixture of bleach and lye.