wanna-beCanadianPilot
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Why did Lewis and Clark use square rigged boats?
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I am no historian, and the "Red Pirogue" modal does appear to be rigged as a square sail, but it is possible that, either the modeler made a mistake, or the boat was re-rigged with something ...

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What does it take to become a wilderness skills guide as a business?
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Canadian Specific answer: If you are in Canada, certain "guides" are governed by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides" or "ACMG ". In Canada anyone being payed to guide ...

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How comfortable are pump sacks for air matresses?
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I own a Thermarest Neo Air X-therm, it is a true air mattress in that there is no insulation in the traditional sense [foam/down etc]. Mine came with a pump sack, which when expanded, is probably ...

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Fisherman rescue, what gear is required?
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Your rescue team of "2 guys and a pickup" is insufficient, the minimum trained people we would attempt this rescue with [we have done more then one of these] would be 8, 12+ would be better. First ...

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How often are missing people found?
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Using less statistics, and more of personal experience, in my region, pacific southwest [northwest for all you Americans], generally if you are physically and mentally healthy, in good weather and ...

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What are the dangers of swimming in natural waters?
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Focusing on the dangers of Swift water [Rivers and even small streams]: Many rivers and streams may look calm and inviting, especially in the hot summer, but can have hidden dangers. Foot ...

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Will the foldable tent stove leak smoke during use?
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Just a quick addition to Lazy's answer. A folding stove will, in all likelihood, leak, the trick is, if your flue (chimney) is good, it won't really matter. Once your stove heats up, it will start ...

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What kind of material was used to make traditional stove jacks?
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For a period of time, asbestos was used. I have slept in an old army tent and the jacks were (I think but did not cut them to see) asbestos. There great, lightish durable, and totally safe until you ...

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How does the R-value of goose down compare to cattail down?
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I had never heard of "cattail Down" but after a quick google, it sound like it is significantly heaver than duck or goose down. The R-value dose not measure a substances insulation value, rather the ...

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Navigation device with offline maps and GPX support
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Gaia GPS and Trailforks both have gpx support and free offline maps. [trailforkes is great if your hiking areas are near biking trails]. Avenza is great as well, but takes more setting up. If you ...

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How do I extend the life of waterproof leather boots?
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I have had an old pair of work boots do this, I used shoe goo [what I happened to have] and they lasted months longer, I am less sure if I would trust it for a hiking boot. It will depend on what kind ...

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