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Charlie Brumbaugh
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108 votes
5 answers
14k views

Why would one aim off when navigating with a map and compass?

52 votes
9 answers
11k views

Are there any advantages while backpacking to hike during the night and sleep during the day?

52 votes
1 answer
9k views

Why would a seal be flinging an octopus around above the water and then slapping a kayaker with it?

44 votes
6 answers
18k views

Is it warmer to sleep with an empty bladder?

41 votes
12 answers
13k views

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

38 votes
8 answers
11k views

How to test the sharpness of a knife?

34 votes
6 answers
107k views

How dangerous are kangaroos?

31 votes
7 answers
11k views

How would you help a snapping turtle cross the road?

29 votes
3 answers
9k views

What should one do when climbing if someone above you yells ROCK?

29 votes
6 answers
7k views

How do you aim a signal mirror?

27 votes
13 answers
8k views

Are there any tips for preventing a vehicle from being broken into while parked at a trailhead?

27 votes
14 answers
9k views

Are there any situations while backpacking that would require a watch?

27 votes
12 answers
9k views

How to temporarily mark a trail?

26 votes
6 answers
5k views

How do you remove a fishhook from a human?

22 votes
4 answers
4k views

How can I find north from the stars without recognizable constellations?

22 votes
2 answers
3k views

Are there any modern advantages of a fire piston?

21 votes
4 answers
8k views

How to melt snow without fire or body heat?

21 votes
3 answers
4k views

How far above a waterfall should you be to safely cross?

21 votes
4 answers
10k views

What is the Leave No Trace way to dispose of coffee grounds?

19 votes
9 answers
9k views

What are reasons why someone might use non-breathable waterproof pants?

19 votes
2 answers
4k views

How long does it take for trash to become a historical artifact (in the United States)?

18 votes
4 answers
13k views

What are the pros and cons of ice axe leashes?

18 votes
6 answers
2k views

Are there any general rules of thumb for route finding up a mountain without any trails?

17 votes
1 answer
2k views

What is the relationship between altitude gain and temperature decrease when mountaineering?

17 votes
3 answers
16k views

Which animals would kill porcupines?

16 votes
5 answers
3k views

If you are canoeing on a lake when whitecaps start happening, what is the best direction to get off the lake?

15 votes
3 answers
4k views

What are some good foods for recovering from calorie debt?

15 votes
6 answers
2k views

How can I backpack further without resupplying?

14 votes
3 answers
2k views

If I have extra space in a backpack, am I better packing it short and fat or tall and thin?

14 votes
3 answers
23k views

How much less efficient is a solar charger when on a car's dashboard instead of in direct sunlight?

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