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comment Why do some knives have one-sided sharpening?
Another design element: folding knives sharpened on one side fit flush against a handle allowing for the half-sheath type popular with the kids these days. It is lighter, and the blade won't catch on things in your pocket.
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comment Is it safe to eat poison ivy berries since I don't react to the leaves?
-1 for "you're never find out for sure unless you eat them." Although tongue-in-cheek, this seems to suggest (dare?) a dangerous practice. Additionally, there are lots of ways to find out for sure without first-hand experience: ask the experts being one...
Apr
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answered How should I put out a campfire while away from civilization?
Apr
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comment How should I put out a campfire while away from civilization?
If building fire on stone, please put down a layer of soil first to avoid creating a fire scar. Leave No Trace.
Apr
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comment Is it safe to eat poison ivy berries since I don't react to the leaves?
The word "should" seems wrong. How about "is it safe to..."
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Mar
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comment Dealing with very cold climate (clothing)
That helps - so that 60-70% outdoors you will be doing normal tourist type activities (ie sight seeing, walking) not climbing, hiking, excessive physical activity, etc. And you will be returning to stable, safe, warm shelter. (Recommended clothing choice will vary depending).
Mar
22
comment What are some toilet paper alternatives you could use in the woods?
The back of a chipmunk is also soft...
Mar
22
comment Does any tent manufacturer promise to have replacement parts?
@greg.ley is that a new policy? I've always gotten full (minus any dividend already paid out on it).
Mar
21
comment How are sleeping bag temperature ratings determined?
They have a person sleep in it under increasingly cold temperatures until they freeze to death. It is incredibly challenging for the human-resource departments of bag manufacturers.
Mar
21
comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
I think I saw that guy at LAX
Mar
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
I'm staying out of the main discussion (2 months late to the party) but groin and armpit hair likely serve the evolutionary function of providing more surface area for pheromones to hang-out on, and thus have a better chance of catching the nose of passing potential mate.
Mar
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comment What are the key features to look for in mobile device apps for hiking/camping?
These rei.com/category/40006518 and rei.com/category/4500525 are really useful on the trail.
Mar
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answered Does any tent manufacturer promise to have replacement parts?