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bio website mjrider.com
location Michigan
age 23
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Sep 29 at 11:27

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


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.
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
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
1
comment Looking for a Topographical map resource?
ooh thats nice!!! I like it
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).
Jan
30
comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
/*dont tell anyone*/ but this is just a google search for a thermal camera image of human body but en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermography
Jan
30
comment Staying dry in severe weather
I would make the question more about how to keep dry in a sudden downpour where you dont already have a shelter and NEED TO KEEP DRY NOW
Jan
30
comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
I didn't vote down but again this doesn't answer the question...(but I think this question is turning into an argument REAL fast)
Jan
30
comment How could I treat scrapes outdoors without a first aid kit?
interesting. didnt know that spider webs stoped small cuts from bleeding...
Jan
30
comment How could I treat scrapes outdoors without a first aid kit?
VERRY true. didn't think about that
Jan
30
comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
I say good answer to the wrong question
Jan
30
comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
@grahm can you cite this please. because common sense starts to kick in head is top of your body and heat rises....soo how is this "debunked" yes I understand that you will not stay warm if you are ONLY WEARING a hat and nothing else any more then if you are not wearing anything. but what part of the body looses more heat / or looses heat the fastest..like the question asks
Jan
28
comment If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
Another thought just came to me. DO NOT FREAKING TRY THIS ALONE! ONLY CROSS WITH A BUDDY