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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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Anything on this essential item. Questions on models, types, modifications, hacks, maintenance and correct use.
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All types of creepy crawlies which bite, agitate, or fascinate those enjoying the great outdoors.
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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…
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For questions related to wind-powered boats
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Questions about preparing meals during outdoor activities, such as camping or survival.
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Questions referring to everything related to mountaineering in higher altitudes (generally 10.000ft+/3000m+) like concerns about your health because of the thin air.
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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 …
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both for questions dealing with actual, physical maps and on-line or digital maps.
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Questions typically related to walking outdoors shall be tagged with this tag.
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Questions relating to specific or unusual behaviour shown in birds.
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vapor frozen forming ice crystals, often lying on ground or falling as a snow flake, often termed Snow Fall.
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Questions about making the water found outdoors safe for drinking.
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Questions referring to the current atmospheric state of a place, usually temperature, precipitation, wind speeds, etc
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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…
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Hiking or backpacking away from general amenities and establish campsites
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Appropriate for questions about planning or preparations for outdoors activities.
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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…
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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…
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Any questions related to repairing broken or damaged gear or equipment.
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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 …
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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…
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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…
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a path marked with blazes, to facilitate walking without precise maps and show the most interesting places.
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A type of plant comprised of a large trunk, branches, and leaves.
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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…
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Questions referencing Rivers, this may also include springs, streams, tributaries and river mouths.
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Questions related to fires. Questions about firewood should use the firewood tag and questions about starting fires should use the fire-starting tag
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Questions related to maintenance, safety in regards with Canoes shall be tagged with this tag.
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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…
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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.
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Questions about stoves
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Anything on shoes (not boots or sandals) used for outdoor activity.
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Question specifically related to European standards, European languages and Legality and obligations together shall be tagged under this Tag. Questions about a particular region in a country that belo…
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the controlled descent down a rock face using a rope. The words themselves come from German (Abseil) and French (Rappel) but are generally accepted adopted Eng…
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Questions related to cleaning equipment or people during or after outdoor activities.