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

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What is the use of this cord on my backpack?

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

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What counts as on- or off-route while outdoor climbing?

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

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Should I run if I see wild dogs?

10 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Josh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to tell the difference between bobcats and house cats?

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

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What is this knot?

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

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What's this backpack part called and how can I get a replacement?

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

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How should one properly dispose of a rabid animal carcass?

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

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Would it hurt anything to leave a canister stove attached overnight?

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

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How would a dragonfly get to above 13,400 ft (4000m)?

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What is the fastest method to 'break in' full leather boots?

7 answers  ·  posted almost 10 years ago by Patrick‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Who to contact for a bird with broken wing in Portugal, Algarve?

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

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What are the pros and cons of ice axe leashes?

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

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How to teach situational awareness for the outdoors?

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Carrying a gun openly while hiking in western North Carolina

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

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Gear storage: what gear that can be safely stocked outside?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Dakatine‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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As of 2019, why do mountaineering courses still teach how to use a paper map?

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

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Reel locks when reeling in then bail flips open. What am I doing wrong?

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Brian G‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What knot was used by my mountain guide to tie me in to the middle of a rope?

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

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Comparison of dangers on the glacier in summer and winter

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by cerv21‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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UK Puffball Identification

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

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Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag?

13 answers  ·  posted over 9 years ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How do I clean my knife sharpener?

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

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Risk of category three sunglasses when skiing

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

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Are there GriGri-like devices that support auto belay rather than assisted belay?

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

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US Military's standards for how long a soldier can go without food?

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

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How serious is bear safety in the sub-polar Ural / Komi Republic / Yugyd Va?

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

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How do I get a stuck gas canister (for hiking/camping) out of a stainless steel mug?

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

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How to repair the broken stitching and seams in my leather boots?

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

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Which side of an emergency blanket should I use?

3 answers  ·  posted over 9 years ago by Stefano Borini‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Is it possible to delete Geocaches from a Garmin etrex without plugging it into the computer?

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

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The best solution for carrying a D-SLR when hiking

5 answers  ·  posted over 9 years ago by D.H.‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Long distance hikes with small children

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

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How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?

9 answers  ·  posted over 9 years ago by Affable Geek‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to make rock climbing more challenging without changing to a more difficult route?

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

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Where in the Alps is it safe to drink the water without filtering?

7 answers  ·  posted almost 10 years ago by victoriah‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How do you take field notes at below 0 °C, without freezing fingers?

22 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by Sherwood Botsford‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How can you navigate without a compass or GPS

10 answers  ·  posted almost 10 years ago by Gabriel Solomon‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Knife as defense against stray dogs

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

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How to clean trail running shoes?

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

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