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answered Can heartwood be used for fire?
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comment How to ignite coal on grill device without using kindling?
Adding as a comment, as not really sure it is an answer. My dad has said that to get their old coal furnace burning, they first used 'pea' coal, which if nothing else, was small in size, before adding from another pile. You might try smashing some coal to smaller bits, as the added surface area might help it ignite and get hot enough to start the larger chunks.
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comment How to ignite coal on grill device without using kindling?
Do you mean charcoal, or actual mined coal?
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comment Sailing with a child
Key to answering this would be context. There are many lakes in Ontario that in July or August I would quite happily take a child along with a lifejacket on and no other specific considerations. Or do you mean an ocean expedition?
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answered Washing dishes with seawater or freshwater?
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comment Thermal rating on vintage sleeping bags
Canadian at least - I presumed it was at least common across North America...
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answered Thermal rating on vintage sleeping bags
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answered Good “real” fridge for car camping
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comment What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
Unfortunately out of print, so adding as a comment rather than answer - for Canoeing is Bill Mason's "Song of the Paddle" amazon.ca/Song-The-Paddle-Illustrated-Wilderness/dp/155013082X/… if you see one in a used store - buy it!
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comment Long distance hiking trail markings in North America or parts thereof
@gerrit They are common in eastern canada as well, the Bruce Tail for example uses white for main trail, and blue for a side-trail, also using double-blaze for a turn as noted by Don. Likely any maintained trail will use something similar. A specific random-use non-maintained trail (e.g. hunting) perhaps not,
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comment Long distance hiking trail markings in North America or parts thereof
@gerrit the usage of blaze is from "to blaze a trail", as in to be the first
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