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General Q&A about the great outdoors and outdoor pursuits.

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Is digging a "cold hole" really effective when sheltering in a snowed area?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Stefano Borini‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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How do I store my sleeping bag for long periods?

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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How can I locate lanes where I can legally drive a 4x4 in the UK?

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by berry120‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Need Help Choosing A Surf Board

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by GrooveChampion‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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How can I improve on the straps on my travel pack?

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Flimzy‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Looking for a boot recommendation

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by bshacklett‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Gas or Electric trolling motor?

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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I put a big gouge in the bow of my canoe going across rocks. How can I fix it?

2 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by whatsisname‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Should I be careful to use only dry rocks while building a campfire?

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by J. Musser‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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What steps should I take if someone starts sinking?

3 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by berry120‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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How should I put out a campfire while away from civilization?

4 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by J. Musser‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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What equipment is recommended when camping with a baby?

3 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by John Doyle‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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What is the minimum gap needed for a windscreen on a cat can stove?

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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How to get more information about a planned tour?

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by RoflcoptrException‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Cooking by pouring hot water into plastic bags?

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by zoul‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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What's the advantage to a bent-shaft paddle?

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Edward Thomson‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Putting in contact lenses when outdoors

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by syntagma‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Kilimanjaro expedition - trousers - softshell vs. gore-tex

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by syntagma‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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What is the best way to break up a fight among dogs on a sled line?

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Lost‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Left-Handed Helical Fletching

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by J Lundberg‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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NuCanoe 12' vs. NuFontier 12'

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by ssduplantis‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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How do I tie a stopper knot?

2 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Why tunnel tents for the poles, Geodesic for the mountains?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Simon Hodgson‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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What are the most important indicators of an high-risk avalanche zone?

2 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Ross‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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How is ATA measured on a compound bow?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by J Lundberg‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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For a DIY wood burning stove, is there a significant advantage of the double wall "bushbuddy" style?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Jan Hlavacek‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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How do you punch out toes in ski-touring boots?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by furtive‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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How to find objective reviews of outdoors gear?

3 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by nibot‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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How to store fuel tablets for travel

2 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Stereotypical‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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How could I treat scrapes outdoors without a first aid kit?

4 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Kevin‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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What does IBO on a bow mean and how is it calculated?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by J Lundberg‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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Sky map for tropics

2 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Tomas‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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Do I need skins to drag a pulk on skis?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Simon Hodgson‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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What exercises are recommended to build strength for hiking?

5 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by John Doyle‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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How do I pack a mummy type sleeping bag in a M10 or M28 haversack?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Jan Hlavacek‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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Staying dry in severe weather

2 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Different55‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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Where are good places to look for water sources when I have run out on a multi-day hike?

2 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Aim Kai‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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How to make a signal fire that can be seen miles away

2 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by wyocalboy‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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Are there any cheap 1:25K electronic maps for the UK or Europe?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Chris Ballard‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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Pain in the heel after a hike

3 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by PearsonArtPhoto‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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Why do shin splints happen?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Ryley‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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Is there a way to reduce mosquito bites from swelling

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by RDL‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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How long is too long to suffer from constipation in the back country?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Lost‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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How can you prevent trekking pole locking mechanisms from slipping?

2 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by jrdioko‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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What to bring into a tree stand?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by J Lundberg‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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Is it better to camp in a disturbed area, or pick a new spot and let the first rest?

2 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Lost‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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How can I avoid putting cinder burn holes in my clothing?

4 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Shawn‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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How to deal with wet feet?

5 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Pureferret‭  ·  last activity over 10 years ago by System‭

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