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Jan
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awarded  Teacher
Jan
25
awarded  Supporter
Jan
25
answered Which side of an emergency blanket should I use?
Jan
25
comment How do I catch fish with fish hooks but no bait?
Anecdotally, as kids, we used to see what we could catch fish with when the bait was gone. Twitching just about anything across the top of the water would lure bass and other ambush fish: small leaves, bundles of straw, feathers, cigarette butts, gum, wads of hair, pieces of clothing, and even just the bare hook.
Jan
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on ticks tag wiki excerpt
Jan
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on survival tag wiki excerpt
Jan
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on survival tag wiki
Jan
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on When stranded at sea, should I not ask for a tow?
Jan
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I start a fire by rubbing two sticks together?
Jan
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the best material to make an outdoor shelter roof out of?
Jan
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the best way to store my sleeping bag for long periods of time?
Jan
25
awarded  Critic
Jan
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What do I need to look for in good, quality hiking boots?
Jan
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I be absolutely sure my fire is safely extinguished?
Jan
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I desalinate seawater?
Jan
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How should I remove a tick?
Jan
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can any waterborne pathogens survive boiling?
Jan
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I take care of Gore-Tex boots?
Jan
25
comment Where can I find information on letterboxing in my area?
If the best answer to this question is "go look somewhere else", I will likely close this question. It just adds another barrier for folks who get lured here searching for that information.
Jan
25
comment How can I minimize the risk of tree wells when backcountry skiing?
Unless someone can provide a bit of insight that I'm missing, I'm inclined to close this as obvious. Private betas tend to be a bit more heavy-handed at maintaining a stock of intriguing questions.