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Nov
15
comment Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag?
Lots of good thoughts - but one thing I know is true: if you are cold and want to warm up, try taking off (and putting back on) all of your clothes without getting out of your sleeping bag. Works every time.
Nov
15
comment Jerky or Freeze-dried food : Is the salt they contain a concern?
@Amine -- That does seem excessive. Most canned soups (for example) seem around 35%... Check out this question: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/980/… for some lower-sodium options.
Nov
14
comment Do bear-safe rules still apply in the winter?
Good article - shows some variability by region as mentioned above.
Nov
14
answered Jerky or Freeze-dried food : Is the salt they contain a concern?
Nov
14
comment Jerky or Freeze-dried food : Is the salt they contain a concern?
Just edited this question a bit to clarify (as I read it) -- feel free to roll back if I have changed the meaning.
Nov
14
revised Jerky or Freeze-dried food : Is the salt they contain a concern?
Tried to clarify what I /think/ the OP was asking. Please feel free to roll back if I have changed the meaning.
Nov
13
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Nov
10
asked Do bear-safe rules still apply in the winter?
Nov
4
revised New Zealand recommended hiking maps, books and other resources
edited body; edited title
Nov
4
comment How do I tie a slackline with only carabiners and webbing?
This addresses making an anchor, but not tying a slackline. Updated the question to make it a little more clear. (Also, I don't have a metal ring.)
Nov
4
revised How do I tie a slackline with only carabiners and webbing?
added 11 characters in body
Nov
1
answered What are the advantages of learning to ski on a trip? (as opposed to beforehand)
Oct
26
comment How do you best treat a turned ankle in the back country?
Last WFR I took (WMI) was teaching IRICE... can't guarantee they haven't changed it (like they like to do)... UPDATE: Damn. bucktilton.blogspot.com/2010/12/rice-revisited.html
Oct
26
asked How do I tie a slackline with only carabiners and webbing?
Oct
25
comment How do you know if smaller brands of climbing equipment are safe?
Seems it might be better to generalize this question: "How do you know if smaller brands of climbing equipment are safe" rather than risk being accused of shilling for a particular company.
Oct
24
comment Are fires in natural caves/overhangs safe?
Nope, it is not. I did not mean to imply anything about your answer in particular, just giving some general thoughts. (I did not down-vote your answer.)
Oct
22
comment Are fires in natural caves/overhangs safe?
ASKING a question about urban myth, rumor, or pure speculation is perfectly legit, and should not earn a down-vote. ANSWERING a question based on urban myth, rumor, or pure speculation is bad, and should be down-voted into oblivion.
Oct
22
reviewed Reject Are fires in natural caves/overhangs safe?
Oct
19
comment How do you best treat a turned ankle in the back country?
The modified mnemonic taught these days for soft-tissue injury is IRICE -- Ibuprofen, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. The painkiller in Ibu is not sufficient to mask (and thus miss) critical pain, but the sooner you can get the anti-inflammatory in you the better.
Oct
8
comment Does Moss only grow on the North side of trees?
Not consistently enough to navigate reliably by...