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According to Section 508 (c) of the American with Disabilities Act, Title V, (1) In general. - Congress reaffirms that nothing in the Wilderness Act [16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.] is to be construed as prohibiting the use of a wheelchair in a wilderness area by an individual whose disability requires use of a wheelchair, and consistent with the Wilderness Act no ...


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Wolves and coyotes are crepuscular, not nocturnal. That is, they hunt in the early morning and in the evening, not at night.


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There are usually some light sources, even on a moonless night there are stars. Even with thin cloud cover it is not that bad, it blocks some light but also reflects some. Only a really overcast night is going to be "completely dark", and that's not that common. Animals that are active at dawn/dusk/night have generally adapted to make do with ...


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Before trying to memorize advice like this, it's probably better to ask yourself some realistic questions: Was any of this advice ever based on reliable evidence? (I suspect the answer is no.) Is the risk significant for any of these animals, in any area you're actually visiting? For example, WP says that there have been only 3 fatal wolf attacks in North ...


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It's worth mentioning that many wilderness areas have very convoluted boundaries that provide access to the margins of these areas. Trapper's Lake campground isn't wilderness, nor is the access road, but it is completely surrounded by The Flattops Wilderness, and the lake itself is wilderness. The wilderness area basically starts at the edge of the ...


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While your question is possibly considered off-topic for this site, you raise some interesting points. First of all: Please seek professional medical help. A lack of energy and not leaving your apartment indicate that you might have depression. While I am neither a qualified medical professional nor a qualified mental health professional, I strongly suggest ...


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Figure out which animals apply to your area and move on from there. For each animal how do you avoid it? how do you avoid surprising it or giving it reasons to attack you? a big part of this is surprisingly simple. don't attract bears with food odor, don't carry speared fish when in shark country. The overall risk is very, very low however, keep that in ...


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There are a number of influencing factors, and the further you are from the equator, the more important they get: season/time of the year. The further you are from the equator, the more prominent is this effect. longitude and local time zone: very much as a rule of thumb, your position within the current time zone makes a difference of ±30 min. Some places ...


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Another method I've grown accustomed to over countless sleepless nights is the "amount of light" metric. If you spend a long enough time at the same latitude and environment, you will get an idea of how bright the sky is at any given time of day and year. Angle of attack of sunlight? Intensity? White, yellow, red, blue or white? Experience. It's ...


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