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Feb
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comment How could I treat scrapes outdoors without a first aid kit?
Downvote for honey. Although there are some cautiously optimistic reports that honey has topical anti-bacterial properties, the special requirements for keeping wounds clean in the wilderness make it hard enough to manage infection without adding potential sources of infection - or potential traps for infection since it may be difficult to thoroughly clean and sterilize the wound in the first place. Recommending people squirt a honey-bear in their wounds in a back-country setting is potentially dangerous. Best is to irrigate with clean water and try to keep the wound protected / clean.
Feb
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comment Are there performance differences between lead and lead-free ammunition?
To add to the discussion, if I may, I intentionally phrased it as to whether there are documented performance issues which makes it answerable, but also probably puts it more appropriately in the "firearms" realm (which I didn't know existed at the time). Would a more appropriate question for this site be: "What are the potential harmful effects of lead ammunition for the environment?" which is an answerable, and outdoors related, and important question / subject.
Feb
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asked Are there performance differences between lead and lead-free ammunition?
Feb
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accepted Is it better to camp in a disturbed area, or pick a new spot and let the first rest?
Feb
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accepted How do you stop blood-flow from a leech bite?
Feb
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awarded  Enlightened
Feb
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comment What are some ways/devices that I can use to charge my batteries in the wilderness?
+1 @furtive -- I just confirmed lithium are lighter alkaline... great bit of info.
Feb
4
revised Should a hiker be concerned about wolves in the back-country?
Added another point to hopefully clarify the intent of the question
Feb
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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comment Should a hiker be concerned about wolves in the back-country?
+1 for the anecdotal evidence / first-hand experience - but still looking for a definitive answer.
Feb
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comment What are some ways/devices that I can use to charge my batteries in the wilderness?
They work best with direct consistent sunlight - so while hiking is tough. I've strapped panels to my back-pack with some success - but better if you can charge during a "layover" day.
Feb
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revised What are some ways/devices that I can use to charge my batteries in the wilderness?
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answered What are some ways/devices that I can use to charge my batteries in the wilderness?
Feb
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comment Should a hiker be concerned about wolves in the back-country?
Well I intended it to apply to regions where there are wolves ;) - but have added a slight clarification.
Feb
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asked Should a hiker be concerned about wolves in the back-country?
Feb
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comment Are Personal Flotation Devices a good idea when rafting?
Not only a good idea, but on some rivers they are legally required.
Feb
3
comment Is bear spray effective against other animals?
Wolf attacks? Why do wolves always get a bad wrap? I blame Little Red Riding Hood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_attacks_on_humans
Feb
3
answered Barefoot Backpacking: Liquid Boots?