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Mar
16
comment How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
@Ryley - More trash... more hassle... and with the quantity of mayo I consume, ripping all those little packets open is just annoying.
Mar
16
revised How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
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Mar
16
answered Tent and sleeping bag: pack inside or strap outside a backpack?
Mar
15
asked How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
Mar
15
asked Mountaineering / glacial traverse: rope-up or go it alone?
Mar
15
comment Is it safe to camp in the desert without a tent?
+1 I've spent countless nights tentless in the GC with no problems. I would add: 1) Don't lay out your sleeping kit until you are ready to crawl in, 2) Secure you belongings, ring-tails are master thieves (and a nuisance in the corridor) 3) Have a bandanna handy to put over your face if the wind starts kicking the sand up. 4) Enjoy the best stars of your life.
Mar
14
comment Putting in contact lenses when outdoors
To avoid the question, look into extended wear contacts. They are doing amazing things with porous contacts now. I use a 1 month never-take-out brand (that I stretch for 6 months by cleaning between trips.)
Mar
14
comment Things to consider when buying sunglasses
Pure optics. Most name brands have them, most sub-$40 don't. Subtle distortions you don't notice in the store can mess with your head after 10 hours of wear.
Mar
12
accepted Does hiking with a dog in bear country increase or decrease your risk of a bear encounter?
Mar
12
comment Does hiking with a dog in bear country increase or decrease your risk of a bear encounter?
Accepting this answer since it is the only one with any "authority" behind it - though I would still prefer something showing statistical significance (ie, a list of %bear attacks with dogs involved vs. % of people hiking in bear country with dogs...)
Mar
9
comment What's the UPF of a T-Shirt or jeans?
I call marketing scam (especially if they try to charge extra). Anything that blocks the sun, even partially, will provide some sun protection. I can't say I have known anyone to get a tan through regular ole' clothes...
Mar
9
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
9
comment What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?
Added about more to my answer about light colors and heat.
Mar
9
revised What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?
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Mar
9
comment What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?
Well - per my answer, white will make you more visible... and shows dirt faster ;) Was just curious if whoever advised you against it had their reasons.
Mar
8
comment Navigational gear worldwide
WAAS is a series of fixed towers that send out correction signals. In simplified terms if you are near one, it can tell your GPS 'satellite #7 is reading off by this amount, adjust accordingly' - this can be done post process too by downloading the info from the nearest when you get back.
Mar
8
answered Navigational gear worldwide
Mar
6
accepted Selecting backpacking cooking pot – teflon, aluminum, steel, titanium, or cast iron?
Mar
6
comment What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?
Why were you advised against white?
Mar
6
awarded  Self-Learner