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.
Questions about rescuing someone in the Outdoors. Do note that self-rescues have their own tag
for the questions that discuss about Mosquitoes in Outdoors scope. Example topics include Prevention of bites, Prevalence in a particular outdoor area, Equipment to protect against, etc.
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…
Questions concerning outdoor activities that include the use of a bicycle.
Questions related to the Gore-Tex waterproof/breathable fabrics.
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.
Questions about sleeping pads
Questions involving fish in outdoor activities. Includes fish as food, as potential danger or as observation object.
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…
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…
Category for outdoor communication gear.
Questions on the selection and use of carabiners, either as part of a safety system or simply to attach gear. Also spelt "karabiner".
Questions relating to trekking poles or other walking sticks used to assist walking, both fixed and collapsible.
Questions about sunglasses
a measurement of a substance and/or atmosphere.
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…
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…
Questions about canister stoves
Questions about acclimatization
Questions about hydration bladders (such as Camelbacks).
Questions about black bears
Questions about rifles
Questions relating to interacting with ruminants of the family Cervidae in the outdoors (including hunting)
Questions about search and rescue
Questions about the Appalachian Trail (AT)
Questions that ask for exercises to generally train for any outdoor activity or improve certain skills.
Sources of information, whether on-line, books or organizations
often graded. The grade is an indication of how difficult or easier the climb is. Grades are often subjective and open to interpretation.
Questions which may reference high mountains, alpine habitats, the Alps, skiing terms or fauna and flora.
Questions referencing or requesting standards for safety in a given field, such as diving, rock climbing, kayaking etc.
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.
Finding points in terrain, with help of special maps, in form of competition or training.
Cougar, puma, mountain lion, panther, or catamount. Large cat living in the Americas.
the northeastern corner of the United States. New-England consist of the six states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
Questions about preventing, treating, and coping with blisters.
should be used with questions related to lightning and it's potential threats, safety, etc.