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

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What advantage does the what3words coordinate system have over other, traditional systems?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Snijderfrey‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Are "fall-arrester" devices used in climbing/mountaineering?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Yogesch‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Would there be any practical uses of a geological map for a hiker/backpacker?

7 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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When building a penny stove how do you keep the cans from splitting?

1 answer  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Why do snowshoes have a hole in the front deck?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by feetwet‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Is it possible to apply DWR to heavy cotton fleece hooded sweatshirt for water resistance?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Velobuck‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Is the correct term Canada Goose or Canadian Goose?

6 answers  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Can a regular backpack be worn on top of an avalanche airbag vest?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Yogesch‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to Shoo away a stubborn Stray Dog/Dogs who decides to tag along with you on a hike?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by Captain‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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E-ink device with GPS for maps?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by JollyJoker‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Earliest in the year one could deep water solo in Majorca?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Alberto Zaccagni‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How do you overcome a preventative fear of dangerous wildlife

3 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by binarylegit‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Wild animals in Finland and Norway

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Rudziankoŭ‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Are longer kayaks faster than shorter ones?

7 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Jonathan Landrum‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Why does a leader have to be tapered in fly fishing?

2 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Matthias Wolf‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How do fly fishing lures work?

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by c0dew0rm‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Can fire starting liquid be used in a kerosene lamp?

2 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by sharptooth‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How strong are the individual internal strands in 550 parachute cord?

1 answer  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What should go in an inflatable sleeping pad repair kit?

1 answer  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What are good locations to find wild strawberries?

5 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Leaving a fire unattended for a few hours, then returning

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by gannawag‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How can I reduce the pressure of backpack straps on my collarbone, perhaps by fixing padding to the strap?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Chris H‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How do I remove 22lr bullet that's stuck to the bolt from the rifle?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Michael Crivello‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Would it be warmer to sleep at the bottom or on the side of a valley?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Carrying hardboiled eggs when hiking

4 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by quetzalito‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Alternative to midshipman's / taut-line hitch for modern ropes

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Yogesch‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to explain unexpected success following a bearing taken from an iPad

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by tomfumb‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Are kernmantle ropes more susceptible to damage than 3 ply twist or solid braid?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Sherwood Botsford‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Are square or rectangular tarp shapes more versatile?

5 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by B540Glenn‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How does Frogg Toggs Polypropylene measure up?

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to make it easier to untie a figure-8 knot after finishing a climb?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by JonathanReez‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How do I make people not be afraid of me and my dogs?

12 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Censored to protect the guilty‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Wild animal in Virginia that sounds like monkey cackling/laughing?

2 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Are water purification tablets safe?

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by MarkE‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to repair a surfboard leash?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by miguelmorin‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Camping in Yosemite in March

4 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by System‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Why is doubling up with plugs and muffs when shooting not more effective?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Is there any reason that a wild boars would charge the tent?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by Gille Q.‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Tenting, and want to hookup my laptop to RV power hookup

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Anonymous‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Is Paradoxical Undressing a stage beyond Hypothermia?

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Keeping a backpack from being stolen whilst sleeping in a tent

10 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by James Paul Turner‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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In case of a tsunami, would swimming out to sea be an escape strategy?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Italian Philosophers 4 Monica‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Why are full body harnesses uncommon in mountaineering?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Yogesch‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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SOTO Triple Mix Expiration

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Luna‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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