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Please help identify this sailcraft

I live on the east coast of Australia, and we've had frequent flooding this year. We have a creek on our property and after our most recent flooding event we found this in our creek: It's obviously a ...
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What snake is this, in a cave in southern Italy?

I've found this snake in a cave named Grotta delle fate (cave of the fairies) close to Forre di Lavello in Cusano Mutri. As soon as it saw me, it seem to be not aggressive at all, but rather scared, ...
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Turning on a rgb headlamp with red first

I currently own a PETZL TACTIKKA + RGB 2019 which offers the possibility of making red, green and blue (and of course white) light. It's a good lamp but the white light is the first light to turn on ...
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In a river with light traffic, while swimming its length, how to be better seen by boats?

I try to look forward and flip to my back to look backward every five or so strokes, but my goggles eventually fog up. It's hard to see boats unless I'm constantly stopping to clean out my goggles. ...
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What is the safe distance of washing with biodegradable soap?

I just bought a kitchen sink from STS (it is "just" a bag) which says to use it at least 100 meters from water. Since one can use the sink to do anything the distance seems valid, but I ...
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How would you describe “leading a pitch” to lay people?

I'm working on a personal statement that turns on a challenging climbing trip in the Sierras and I'm having trouble conveying the story without relying on lingo, like "leading a pitch." In ...
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Are Camels the best overall pack animals?

As Camels are strong and can go days if not not longer without food or water, would that make them the best pack animal in most if not all situations? As you do not have to feed or give them water ...
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Unknown Bug - Pin Head Size Round Black Hard Shell found in Vegi Garden

This bug appeared on the underside of a pepper plant and has spread through out my vegetables. It is about the size of a pin head. it is black with a hard shell. It leaves a trail behind it but i ...
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Why exactly does hiking in hot, humid weather seem so much more exhausting?

Assuming one is well hydrated, wears light clothes and hikes in the shade, why exactly does hiking in hot, humid weather seem so much more exhausting than the same hike in cooler weather? Background ...
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What kind of owl is this?

A couple of years ago I went to an owl cafe in Tokyo. I held three owls there, but unfortunately I can only remember the species of two of them. I would really appreciate some help identifying what ...
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What is the local accuracy of the Garmin Oregon 750 barometric altimeter?

I want to manually create a topographical heightmap of a hillside property with the highest possible accuracy for the altitude. This will later serve as the basis for planning terraces and building ...
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How to lie down Tyvek as a ground sheet?

I have Tyvek 1443R and I realized I don't know which side should I put it down -- I would like that any vapor goes from above to the ground, but not from the ground up (so it will breathe out, not in)....
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What is this type of tree?

Wondering if you know what type of tree are those two?
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Unknown map symbol

Does anyone know what this line of circles on a map represents? (the ones that start to the east of where it says Hangman's Hill) It is near Malvern. We passed some rocks but they were probably 300 ...
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Is it possible to dive having perforation in ears

I have a perforation in my left ear. Is it okay to do scuba diving? If possible will there be any limitations? It's a perforation in left outer ear. Small in size. If scuba diving is not possible with ...
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Why is freeze-dried food not much more popular?

Freeze-drying seems to be the perfect method for food preservation to take on trips to the outdoors: is the most lightweight food can be, can be shipped around the world easily, the majority of ...
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How to interpret forest from the map?

I basically like to bomb into forest and set up the tent. While doing this last time I ended in the forest with clay as ground, it had a lot smaller and bigger puddles and I was main meal at mosquito ...
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Primus Omnilite liquid fuel stove: can't prime with 0.25 jet

This is a verbatim copy of the email I've sent to Primus support (haven't heard from them yet), maybe someone here would be able to help?.. I’ve just bought an Omnilite TI but can’t understand how to ...
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Is it possible to hike over 30km per day?

I am planning to go on a trail (Cleveland Way trail in the UK, moderate level, if this helps). The official guide recommends spending 9 days on this trail, but I only have 7 days. Is it reasonable to ...
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Shelf life of disposable gas lighters

I have a possibility to buy a box of 50 Bic lighters on a discount and with free shipping. Since I don't smoke, I'd use them only for building fires in travels. For how long could those lighters lie ...
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Are there any toxic berries that can be easily confused with the Serviceberry (saskatoon berry)?

I'm pretty confident I have a serviceberry (saskatoon berry) in my front yard. It looks like all the pictures I've seen, I live in its habitat, and it tastes as described. Before I eat too many, I ...
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Why don't trail runners use walking poles?

I am fascinated with trail running. However, I am reluctant to start doing that regularly because of the descents: from what I heard (and from limited personal experience), you need walking poles for ...
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Multi-pitch sport climb: Rope too short for rappelling, but having a backup rope

Let's assume you're on a multi-pitch sport climb with a pitch length of 40m and you know how to rappel using an ATC. The single rope you are climbing on is 50m. After 35m you are not able to continue. ...
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Feather Identification Help

Hi everyone, I found this feather in a field in Malmo, Sweden a few days ago. The only birds of prey I've seen around here are kestrels, but I'm sure there could be more. I'm desperate to know what ...
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How can I fix joint between shoulder strap and chest strap?

In an attempt to fasten the chest strap, the plastic clip that keeps it joined to the shoulder strap came out. Any ideas, on how I can fix this mess? I think I should force the clip opening to open a ...
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What type of wasp or bee is this?

I've seen bird & animal watching and behaviour is listed among the accepted topics. The question is maybe borderline, but I haven't found another stackexchange site for it. Please, feel free to ...
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Using “unusual” liquid fuels in a multi-fuel stove

I've got a Primus OmniLite Ti stove and am testing it with different fuels. Apart from having fun and experimenting, I'd like to understand how the stove behaves on such non-standard fuels. I'm not ...
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Where is the true northern/eastern end of the Grande Traversata della Alpi?

According to klingenfuss.org, the northern end of the Grande Traversata della Alpi (GTA) is near Valsesia (Monte Rosa) or at the Val Formazza. Wikipedia has it start west of Domodossola (consistent ...
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Identify this insect found indoors in Ireland with a double tail and antennae

About 6 months ago I noticed a new friend in my apartment. It lived in my bathroom and only came out during the night (not sure how it knows when it is nighttime if there are no windows in the ...
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How to remove a snake from a tiny hole in the generator?

I’ve browsed through just about all the snake related questions on this sub and haven’t seen this one yet. So here goes. Yesterday, I found a black rat snake (almost certain, but given one of the ...
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Is this a baby bat and what should I have done?

Yesterday we were outside obliterating some grass when my wife suddenly noticed something small and black in front of her mower. It was a tiny little bat! Now, the day was quite hot and sunny and the ...
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Where to buy half tubes for outdoor games [closed]

I saw this game on youtube where you need to make a ball travel a certain amount of space using some half tubes. I was wondering where you could buy these kind of tubes or how are they called in ...
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Can I disassemble my Chinook Anti shock hiking pole

Can I disassemble my Chinook Anti shock hiking pole. so it will fit in my suitcase for traveling?
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Passing Hull-down

(I previously submitted this question in its full form to Literature SE but later realized it most likely was not appropriate for this question) In Joseph Conrad's short story Youth: A Narrative, ...
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Are swifts flying around my window trying to “scare me”?

I recently moved to a previously inhabited house. I have a window in the first floor. Sometimes, when I open it and lean outside on it, a pack of 4 swifts come and start to fly "aggresively",...
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seeking stopper knot that is easy to tension and easy to untie

I have first looked at other questions/answers here on stopper knots here and tried all of the ones suggested but I am seeking something better. My application is a single line through a hole. I want ...
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How to prepare for a blizzard while trekking on a mountain pass?

This winter (not sure about the possibility) I'm planning a solo trek across a mountain pass. It's 3000 m (9800 ft) high and I'm pretty used to high altitudes. I've heard that about 30 ft of snow ...
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Great easy-clean walking boots?

I haven't bought walking boots for years and recently wore out my old pair. I'm looking for a replacement and realised that the thing I hated most about all the old boots I've had was the cleaning. I ...
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There have been a family of hedgehogs in my garden over the winter and the mother has recently disappeared

There have been a family of hedgehogs in my garden over the winter and the mother has recently disappeared. I have a hedgehog house in my garden and there was a mother hedgehog that was there over the ...
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How good swimmer does one need to swim across the Saltstraumen? [duplicate]

I have just read a story from Facebook from someone who has just swum across the Saltstraumen. How good swimmer does one need to be in order to make it across in time?
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Help troubleshooting bowline knots

I've followed every YouTube video and illustrated guide I can find but I can't seem to consistently tie bowline knots that don't turn themselves into a larks head causing the bight I'm trying to make ...
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Can you see further when diving with a flashlight in cloudy water?

Yesterday I've lost my diving mask when I jumped into a gravel pond. The diving mask is yellow and easy to see, but I immediately lost sight of it because the water is / was very cloudy and it sunk ...
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What makes tree structures with 1000 pound tree trunks and leaves what looks like huge human-like tracks in the forest?

These are photos of some of the things I have found in the forests of Idaho....Oregon....California....Utah....and Washington over the past few years and I have no idea who made them or even HOW THEY ...
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What bird(s) is this in this recording?

I have been hearing these birds from around the start of July in Australia from my backyard (mid-winter) at 7am, 8am and 9am depending on the day and they go on for at least 1-2hours. What bird(s) is/...
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What coastal creature leaves braid-like trace that has clear landing and take off points?

June 29 around 8 PM EST (within 40 minutes after downpour) the depicted trace was found in swash zone at Jacob Riis Park in NY. For reference the boot size is 12.
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In a -50°F blizzard, how to generate enough body heat to avoid frostbite?

The Winter is coming soon (in ~3 months) here in North Dakota and I'd like to be better prepared than last winter. I have hit a weird personal threshold [mere 5 degrees] that I cannot seem to ...
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Any help planning a route in Sarek

Due to putting everything on hold this year I am planning a trip to Sarek in June 2021. We will be driving from the UK and have been lookinf at starting at Kvikkjokk. So far we are thinking of using ...
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Would it be possible to walk along the A413/Amersham Road, even though there's no clear footpath?

So I'm planning this circular walk around London using the M25 orbital as a guidance and starting at Heathrow Airport. However, there's an issue towards the start of the walk where there's a footpath ...
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Keep seeing this bug in our house

We keep seeing this bug in our house. Finally put a dead one in a bottle and took a closeup picture. The actual size is about 0.25 inch (6mm) long. Does anyone know what it might be? Thank you so much....
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Finding a way for my mother-in-law to use her wheelchair on rough terrain?

My mother-in-law needs a wheelchair when she's out and about, and my father-in-law pushes her. She also has chronic back pain, so while she's okay in the chair on pavement, etc., it's painful for her ...

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