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a traction device used to improve mobility on snow and ice. It generally consists of a series of spikes in a metal frame. These frames are attached to boots using various systems, such as…
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Questions on the selection and use of carabiners, either as part of a safety system or simply to attach gear. Also spelt "karabiner".
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Refers to the different kinds of chemical fuels used with outdoor appliances. Use this tag for questions about specific fuels.
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Questions relating to trekking poles or other walking sticks used to assist walking, both fixed and collapsible.
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Questions about jackets
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Questions about human waste, including urine and feces, during or preparing for outdoor activities. These can be about location, such as areas where bathrooms aren't available; the best way to dispose…
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a measurement of a substance and/or atmosphere.
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Sources of information, whether on-line, books or organizations
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the sport of standing on a surf boards with the intention of riding the board on sea waves. Use this tag for all questions related to surfing.
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Questions that ask for exercises to generally train for any outdoor activity or improve certain skills.
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Questions about sleeping pads
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Questions involving fish in outdoor activities. Includes fish as food, as potential danger or as observation object.
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Questions about safety precautions while caving, equipment checklist for caving, possible activities to make caving a better pastime, possible hazards, legalities if there are any for a specific regio…
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often graded. The grade is an indication of how difficult or easier the climb is. Grades are often subjective and open to interpretation.
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the modality of fishing that uses a fly, a fly line, a fly rod, and a fly reel. Questions referring to fishing with fly tackle should have this tag.
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in some way waterproof.
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Relates to the expected behavior of individuals to one another. Examples include trail and camping etiquette. Use this tag when asking about proper etiquette of an activity.
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Cougar, puma, mountain lion, panther, or catamount. Large cat living in the Americas.
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a landscape or region that receives an extremely low amount of precipitation, less than enough to support growth of most plants. Traveling in the desert requires different techniques and e…
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Questions seeking to know whether or not an item may be safe to eat. This is a general tag and should not be used alone. Always include at least one or more specific tags regarding the item or the rea…
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Questions about acclimatization
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Questions about black bears
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Questions about canister stoves
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Questions about hydration bladders (such as Camelbacks).
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Questions discussing about symptoms of Hypothermia, how to avoid it, things to be done as a first aid in case of survival in such a situation, etc are to be tagged with this tag.
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Questions about preventing, treating, and coping with blisters.
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Questions relating to interacting with ruminants of the family Cervidae in the outdoors (including hunting)
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a specialist piece of mountaineering equipment used in winter conditions. It is roughly axe shaped but can come in many forms from long handled walking axes to specialist ice climbing ax…
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Finding points in terrain, with help of special maps, in form of competition or training.
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Questions specific to Mt Everest
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Category for outdoor communication gear.
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Questions referencing or requesting standards for safety in a given field, such as diving, rock climbing, kayaking etc.
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Questions about search and rescue
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Questions about the Appalachian Trail (AT)
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Questions about sunglasses
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the northeastern corner of the United States. New-England consist of the six states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.