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bio website mjrider.com
location Michigan
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seen Apr 11 at 16:43

I am an Eagle Scout from Mid-Michigan who loves the outdoors


Apr
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
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accepted Looking for a Topographical map resource?
Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Jun
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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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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awarded  Quorum
Feb
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comment Looking for a Topographical map resource?
ooh thats nice!!! I like it
Jan
31
revised Staying dry in severe weather
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Jan
31
comment Staying dry in severe weather
@hartleybrody I know. thats why I stated "I am going to assume your in a wooded area and not a large open area... if your in a forest or a place with trees near, the trees are going to be taller then you and your more-likely to be safe(r).