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134 votes

Do I still need to hang my food if I have two large dogs?

69 votes

Is it poor etiquette to ask fellow backpackers where they have been/where they are going?

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Is belaying a lead more difficult than a top roped climber

30 votes

What kind of mementos, if any, am I allowed to collect from State and National parks in small quantities?

26 votes

What are the measurable prerequisites of strength and/or flexiblity for starting to climb in a climbing gym?

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What foods are unsafe to cook over an open fire?

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Using a thermometer for hypothermia diagnosis in backcountry?

20 votes

How safe is drinking distilled water?

20 votes

What equipment do I need as a beginner outdoor rock climber?

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Is buying an expensive sleeping bag better?

17 votes
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Can you tell if a plant is edible by watching what animals eat it?

15 votes
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Do I need to hang a bear cache?

15 votes

Can/Should I cook in my tent?

15 votes

Renting a boat for overnight in ocean?

14 votes

How can I stay warm in subzero (0°F, -18°C ) weather?

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When rock climbing, what is the difference between top-roping and leading?

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Is there any upper temperature limit for a given sleeping bag?

13 votes

Dealing with rashes between thighs and around the groin

13 votes

Which stove fuel has best weight to bulk to heat ratio?

13 votes

What is the true risk of suffocation from different combustion sources in a tent? (CO2, CO)

12 votes
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What type of rope to use for the mainsheet of sunfish?

11 votes
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What is involved in taking a canoe through a lock on a major US River?

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What do the numbers on a sail boats sail represent?

11 votes

Why go without socks with climbing shoes?

10 votes

Time of high / low tide

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Does water in the sun get purified from or polluted by algae, fungi and bacteria?

10 votes
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Hitch with no ends

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Ski set that does both downhill and backcountry?

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How can I prevent a fiberglass crack in my sailboat from getting worse?

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What's the difference between a National Park and a National Monument in the United States?