Sean Wilson
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  • Oklahoma, USA
Is it really necessary to gut a fish?
19 votes

Depending on your situation, you don't have to necessarily gut the fish, but in that case should cook it much longer than you otherwise would. Parasites are a concern, and the innards will make it ...

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De-stinking my water shoes
13 votes

Care for your neoprene water shoes as you would for any neoprene wetsuit. http://scubadiverlife.com/2011/03/15/scuba-wetsuit-care-101-removing-odors-extending-suit-life/ You can use any search ...

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Which gun should I use on the trail to protect myself against bears?
10 votes

Anyone that says you shouldn't carry a handgun in bear country is misinformed about a lot of things. Better would be a .12 gauge shotgun with slugs, but let's deal with the handgun issue. Sure, bear ...

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Practical uses for commando/Australian rappel?
8 votes

An Aussie rappel is useful for when you need to see and work going forward. It's particularly useful on steep slopes, not just down vertical or extreme slopes you are going to run down. You may need ...

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Things to consider when approaching deer
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7 votes

The biggest things are scent, movement and not seeing what the deer can see. Most people trying to approach a deer are not seeing the forest, field, meadow or whatever, as the deer sees it. Crouch ...

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How to stow backpack and boots whilst in a hammock?
6 votes

I know it's fashionable to store as much stuff as you can in your hammock and hang it underneath, but there are plenty of good reasons not to, most of which depend on your environment and sleeping ...

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Is it safe to fire 38 caliber rounds in a 357 magnum pistol?
5 votes

A .357 Magnum can safely and readily shoot the following rounds: .38 Short Colt, .38 Long Colt, .38 Special, .357 Magnum. Your big problem in the short-near term is that shooting shorter cases will ...

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How to harden feet for walking barefoot on harsh surfaces?
5 votes

Simply walking barefoot everywhere is one way to toughen your feet. If you live in a city, spend time outdoors in your yard, on the concrete of your garage, patio and on the grass of your lawn. But ...

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How can you tell if roadkill is safe to eat?
3 votes

Disclaimer: if you do Something NOT-SO-SMART™ and become ill, injured, or die...that's your choice, not my fault or responsibility. Beware of snarkcasm. While there's a lot of good rules of ...

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Should I be worried about bears when sleeping in a hammock?
2 votes

One of the best things about hammocks is that you can elevate them as high as anchor points allow. That means you can sleep with the woodpeckers and squirrels up high. It's actually a lot of fun to do,...

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What's the best way to store/carry olive oil for hiking?
2 votes

Try olive oil capsules. You can find them in many health food stores and sometimes even supermarkets that stock vitamins or have a pharmacy. If no one carries them where you are, you can order them ...

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Quickest / most efficient way to ascend a hanging rope with rock climbing gear?
1 votes

If you're using snap link instead of a figure 8 or other such device and can rig a Bachmann/carabiner, just detach and climb as if you were just free climbing the rope with the foot scissor/stand ...

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