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revised Is bear spray effective against other animals?
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answered Is bear spray effective against other animals?
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
"The head is one of the areas that loses heat most quickly. I'm not saying anything about whether it's most of your heat"... "As others have mentioned and most people already know, the head it where you lose most of your body heat" That's exactly what you said - or at least strongly implied, whether you meant to or not! I agree that the head should be kept warm - see my comments on chat for more info. The biggest problem in my mind is that you're implying (whether you meant to or not) you should concentrate on keeping the head warm above the torso, which I don't believe is sensible!
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revised How do you determine how long a hike will take?
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revised What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
I haven't downvoted, but I think the reason is because if reinforces the misconception that most heat is loss through the head (see my answer for a citation as to why this is false.) I agree keeping the head warm is important, but the claim "most heat is lost through the head" is at best a bit dodgy and at worst wrong.
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revised How do you determine how long a hike will take?
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comment How could I treat scrapes outdoors without a first aid kit?
+1, but worth pointing out that in certain (arguably obvious) cases such as urinary tract infections then it wouldn't be such a good idea!
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revised How do you determine how long a hike will take?
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answered How do you determine how long a hike will take?
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revised What should you look for when buying hiking socks?
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revised When buying a backpack, what should I pay attention to?
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revised What to look for in a durable, 3-season sleeping bag?
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revised What to look for in a quality tarp?
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revised What are some good tips and techniques for packing a backpack?
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revised Where can I find information on letterboxing in my area?
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accepted Where can I find information on letterboxing in my area?
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
@downvoter - Could you explain the reason?
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revised Is it practical to get a satellite phone for communication from remote areas?
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revised What should I look for if I want to buy a winter-proofed tent?
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