Dennis_DK
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Use of the V notch
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Think of felling a tree with a hatchet or axe. The V-shaped 'incision' is a (rather rough) oversized V-notch. On this picture, the notches on the lower side of the logs are v-notches; an illustration ...

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Alternative to midshipman's / taut-line hitch for modern ropes
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8 votes

First, try with more 'coils', when you tie the taut-line hitch; every coil adds some friction. An alternative, that I, myself, like a lot, since I find it easier to tie, is the Farrimond Friction ...

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What type of (young?) bird in the woods is this? (UK Lake District)
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5 votes

I believe that is indeed a young Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_jay

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Snorkel in the mouth during the diving cycle or not?
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I keep the snorkel in my mouth during 'duck dives'. When nearing the surface, I look upwards - that makes the snorkel point downwards, and just a small trickle of air can purge it, since the air is '...

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Scuba diving right after passing certification
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5 votes

If your certification is to be PADI, and you go to a certified PADI diving shop/centre, you will be fine, I'm very sure. The instructors will most probably ask for your log book to assess your level ...

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"Official" providers of topographic maps per country
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Denmark, including Faroe Islands and Greenland (also Sweden): ScanMaps Many different scales, ages and media as well as customized, personal maps printed and sent to you. Site is in Danish, but you ...

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Why are birds so nervous around humans?
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I don't have any specific reference or source for this reason, but I believe it to be valid, myself. Like with some/most humans, specific shapes (think spider), trigger reflexes to avoid or keep ...

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