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Feb
3
comment Are Personal Flotation Devices a good idea when rafting?
+1 for the helmet comment.
Feb
2
comment Can I shoot a bear in self-defense?
FYI - I'm not too familiar with different caliber's but have heard that many will just bounce off the skull of a Griz (which is what you will be presented with if one is charging you - not a nice broad-side heart/lung kill shot). To wit, when I worked in Griz country (Alaska) we were required to carry 12-gauge shot-guns loaded with slugs. +1 for bear spray.
Feb
2
comment Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag?
@david - I believe standard accepted practice now is NOT to buddy up to treat hypothermia. Best to construct a 1-person burrito wrap. Should be its own question on here if not already.
Feb
2
answered Is bear spray effective against other animals?
Feb
2
comment Should you pop a blister?
Pretty sure this is the recommended approach by just about every wilderness medicine authority these days. If you can keep it closed, keep it closed. Do what you can to protect it. A blister IS a bandage. If it opens on its own, clean and treat as you would any other wound.
Jan
31
awarded  Beta
Jan
30
answered Good ways to avoid snakes when hiking?
Jan
27
awarded  Quorum
Jan
27
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
27
asked How long is too long to suffer from constipation in the back country?
Jan
27
comment What fps does a bow need to hunt moose?
I call "photoshop" on this one...
Jan
27
accepted How can I start a fire by rubbing two sticks together?
Jan
27
asked How do you properly dispose of human waste while snow camping?
Jan
27
comment Staying dry in severe weather
Still seems a big vague - with lots of unknowns - could cover lots of subjects - recommending it be closed
Jan
27
revised Is it practical to get a satellite phone for communication from remote areas?
Changed the gender assumption in my "paniced partner" scenario
Jan
27
comment What is the difference between Gore-Tex and Mountain Hardwears DryQ?
I can't speak to all products, but I believe that one reason we saw a proliferation of "water-proof breathable" fabrics hit the market a few years back was because Gore's exclusive patent ran out on Gore-Tex(TM), allowing the same exact membrane to be manufactured by other companies under other names.
Jan
27
answered Is it practical to get a satellite phone for communication from remote areas?
Jan
27
answered What mosquito nets can be used while camping?
Jan
27
answered What are the rules for eating raw, wild meat?
Jan
26
asked Which will keep my food colder longer, draining the melted ice water, or leaving it in the cooler?