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What topics can I ask about here?

The Great Outdoors Stack Exchange is for people who love being outdoors enjoying nature and wilderness, and learning about the required skills and equipment. It is about activities that occur in the Great Outdoors, including but not limited to:

  • rock climbing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • backpacking
  • caving
  • camping
  • boating, canoeing and kayaking
  • bird & animal watching and behaviour
  • etc.

Also on topic are questions about preparations for outdoor activities, questions about the necessary gear, or book recommendations. Recommendations for what item to purchase are off-topic; questions about what features one should look for are on-topic.

The full list of topics that have been declared on-topic can be found here.

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

If your question is not specifically on-topic for The Great Outdoors Stack Exchange, it may be on topic for another Stack Exchange site. If no site currently exists that will accept your question, you may commit to or propose a new site at Area 51, the place where new Stack Exchange communities are democratically created.

For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?"