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location Bremen, Germany
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Feb
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answered Do reusable “hand coolers” exist?
Jan
31
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.
Jan
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Jan
28
answered What pattern for casual planes should a castaway create on a desert island?
Jan
28
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.
Jan
27
comment Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
@Tomas: cities includes all the territory of the commune, which extends also to the countryside.
Jan
27
answered When sailing, how do I rescue a man overboard?
Jan
26
answered How do I catch fish with fish hooks but no bait?
Jan
26
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.
Jan
26
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.
Jan
26
comment Gas or liquid fuel lighter?
Indeed I have four backups: lighter, flint, a lens and windproof matches. And of course, standard wood plow. fire and lamps is something I always have multiple backups of.
Jan
26
comment Best/safest wood to carve a spoon from?
@TimothyStrimple: I find the spork extremely impractical. I have a set of spoon, knife and fork that are extremely light and are bent in a way that they "spoon". They lock together so they don't wander around separate when packed.
Jan
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Jan
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comment Where can I find if a fixed blade knives is legal to carry around in a given country?
@Jay: I reworked the question on your suggestions. Thanks
Jan
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revised Where can I find if a fixed blade knives is legal to carry around in a given country?
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Jan
25
comment What are some alternative ways of fishing - i.e. catching fish?
wait wait wait. this sounds impossible :D
Jan
25
answered What are essential items in an emergency kit?
Jan
25
asked Gas or liquid fuel lighter?