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During my adult life I have spent more nights outdoors than in.

I have served as an outdoor guide, educator, conservationist, researcher, crew leader and enthusiast from the bear-chomps of Alaska to the rock-falls of canyon country.

Currently working at a remote research station deep in the rain forest of Borneo studying primate ecology.

"I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth" - Steve McQueen


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awarded  Nice Question
Apr
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revised What is considered a water source, and why is it recommended to camp so far from them?
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Apr
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answered Comfy inflatable pillows for car camping
Apr
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comment What is considered a water source, and why is it recommended to camp so far from them?
Good point. Added.
Apr
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revised What is considered a water source, and why is it recommended to camp so far from them?
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Apr
22
comment Comfy inflatable pillows for car camping
+1 for regular pillows. Sit on them in the car - or use them as arm rests. There's always room for pillow.
Apr
22
revised What is considered a water source, and why is it recommended to camp so far from them?
Changed title to make more clear (I think - change back if you wish, I wont be offended)
Apr
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answered What is considered a water source, and why is it recommended to camp so far from them?
Apr
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awarded  Enlightened
Apr
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revised What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
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Apr
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comment When should you repair rock gouges in skis?
Nothing like reviving a 1.25 year old question ;)
Apr
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comment What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
It appears that since Gatorade's salt levels are designed to keep you hydrated, they can't prevent you from becoming over-hydrated.
Apr
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revised What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
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Apr
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comment What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
@OlinLathrop I added a few more sources, check out the Runners World bit which seems to say exactly the opposite.
Apr
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revised What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
Expanded, cited, and added warning about sports beverages
Apr
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revised ski damaged from sticks, leaves, soil, etc?
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Apr
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answered When should you repair rock gouges in skis?
Apr
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answered What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
Apr
7
comment What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
Well - as you point out, its various nutrients, not just salt (NaCl) that you need... but even then, my point is, steadily eating trail mix, granola bars, (lunch) throughout the day while drinking water is sufficient. Drinking sports drinks while power hiking through the desert (without eating) is often insufficient since they have relatively low sodium and high sugar.
Apr
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comment Dealing with wildlife in the desert of California/Nevada in general and in the White Mountains in particular
75% of this answer is completely off topic (dealing with hydration and not wildlife) and therefore the balance is "not useful" as it does not pertain to the question -- which is therefore confusing.