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bio website mjrider.com
location Michigan
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I am an Eagle Scout from Mid-Michigan who loves the outdoors


Aug
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Jun
8
comment If I'm caught in lightning above tree-line, what should I do?
@gerrit and that's why Sheparding still exists
May
13
comment How precise is a pedometer for estimating on a backpacking trip?
Is this a gps based tracker or a step based tracker.... From my experience the gps based trackers are more accurate at distances but less at number of steps. Whereas the opisite is true for step based trackers.
Apr
1
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Mar
15
accepted Looking for a Topographical map resource?
Jan
25
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Jan
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Feb
22
comment What are the tradeoffs for a Tomahawk over an Axe
thank you for making the distinktion between a Tomahawk/hatchet and a Handaxe (that is what your belt axe is technically called, according to the bsa at least)
Feb
8
comment How to deal with condensation in a tent?
I ALWAYS leave the top vent open (I have a rain-fly that completely covers it. and this is one of the best way to reduce condensation
Feb
7
comment How could I treat scrapes outdoors without a first aid kit?
it is ALLWASE better to washout a wound especialy if you dont have anything to cover it with webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/wound-care-10/… I will also ask my contact if they have documentation. second there WILL be no bacteria (again unless you have an urinary infection, but at that point your in bigger trouble then a minor cut) third I am not talking about using 3-day old urine either. Straight out of the hose....
Feb
6
answered What are good knots to know for camping and backpacking?
Feb
5
comment How could I treat scrapes outdoors without a first aid kit?
again its probably not the best. but its in a pinch remember that...and the alternative is getting infected...
Feb
5
comment How could I treat scrapes outdoors without a first aid kit?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urine
Feb
5
comment How can you navigate / determine your location in thick fog?
absolutely correct but in a pinch...
Feb
2
comment First time camping, need advice
any idea of the TYPE of camping you are interested in? tent camping, trailer camping, cabin camping, they are all different
Feb
2
comment If I'm caught in lightning above tree-line, what should I do?
lying flat BAD especialy if your the tallest point in the sky for a while. minimise your contact with the ground and protect your head
Feb
2
answered If I'm caught in lightning above tree-line, what should I do?
Feb
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