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All types of creepy crawlies which bite, agitate, or fascinate those enjoying the great outdoors.
Anything on this essential item. Questions on models, types, modifications, hacks, maintenance and correct use.
For questions related to wind-powered boats
both for questions dealing with actual, physical maps and on-line or digital maps.
Questions referring specifically to Kayaks. Kayaks can come in a few forms. There are Sit in kayaks and Sit on Top kayaks, both come single or tandem. You can have kayaks made from plastic or fibregla…
Questions about preparing meals during outdoor activities, such as camping or survival.
Questions typically related to walking outdoors shall be tagged with this tag.
Questions referring to everything related to mountaineering in higher altitudes (generally 10.000ft+/3000m+) like concerns about your health because of the thin air.
Appropriate for questions about planning or preparations for outdoors activities.
Questions about selection of footwear for a specific type of an expedition, terrain, situation, general advises about maintenance and/or repair of footwear should be tagged with question. Kindly note …
Questions relating to specific or unusual behaviour shown in birds.
Questions about making the water found outdoors safe for drinking.
Questions referring to the current atmospheric state of a place, usually temperature, precipitation, wind speeds, etc
Any questions related to repairing broken or damaged gear or equipment.
vapor frozen forming ice crystals, often lying on ground or falling as a snow flake, often termed Snow Fall.
for the questions that discuss Emergency situations occurring during an Outdoor activity. The term "Outdoor" should strictly be taking in what is in the scope of The Great Outdoors StackEx…
a path marked with blazes, to facilitate walking without precise maps and show the most interesting places.
a style of rock climbing undertaken without a rope and normally limited to very short climbs over a crash pad (called a bouldering mat) so that a fall will not result in serious injuries…
A type of plant comprised of a large trunk, branches, and leaves.
Hiking or backpacking away from general amenities and establish campsites
about treating minor injuries, providing temporary aid for major injuries until care can be reached, and determining which is which and how urgently medical care needs to be obtained. Que…
the process of looking after equipment, trails, huts, .... The form and action of a maintenance act can vary considerably. Use this tag to tag questions where you need help for repairin…
the process of holding the end of a climbing rope to catch a climber should they fall. A belay is the stance used when belaying. Belaying requires techniques and equipment to feed (or take…
Questions referencing Rivers, this may also include springs, streams, tributaries and river mouths.
Questions about learning or improving a skill or becoming more fit in an organized manner through working with an instructor, or with an expert friend, or taking a group course, or following a course …
The legalities associated with aspects of the outdoors. Ask questions using this tag if you wish to know if an activity is legal or what legal constraints are associated with a particular outdoor acti…
Questions only specific about the region that comes under Canada, and question related to Laws and Legalities, weather, seasons, etc (relating to any outdoor activity) shall be tagged under this tag.
Questions related to maintenance, safety in regards with Canoes shall be tagged with this tag.
Questions related to fires. Questions about firewood should use the firewood tag and questions about starting fires should use the fire-starting tag
Questions related to cleaning equipment or people during or after outdoor activities.
for identification of species and sub-species of animals. Please add a picture, and write as many characteristic details as possible. Include the geographic location. Describe the environ…
Questions related to outdoor ethics including considerations for outdoor activities and the impact on the environment. This tag can also be used for questions related to the 'Leave No Trace Seven Prin…
Questions about stoves
relevant to the question and none of the more specific tags concerning water are applicable.
Questions related to the Global Positioning System (GPS) and its use in the great outdoors.