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

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How to begin trail / fell running?

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

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Running shoes for asphalt + winter conditions?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 9 years ago by Danubian Sailor‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Hiking during winter in Alps

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

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Is it warmer to sleep in a car or in a tent?

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

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Rainfly window repair

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

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What are essential items in an emergency kit?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 10 years ago by Pekka‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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When hiking, why is the right of way given to people going up?

11 answers  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by user19652‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What's wrong with swimming out far?

9 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by horse hair‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?

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

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Can trees be treated to deter poachers?

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

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What's a good resource for learning to tie knots for climbing?

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

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Comparing and combining paddles and pedals for sit-on-top kayak speed and endurance

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

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How can you tell if roadkill is safe to eat?

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

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How to measure the temperature without a thermometer?

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

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What is the proper way to use a sauna?

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

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Would top-roping in this limestone quarry be reasonable?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by user42541‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What is the ecological justification (if any) for bird feeders?

3 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Which is more dangerous, icy roads or icy roads with snow on top?

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

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How to repair worn hiking boot eyelets

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by vegemite4me‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to waterproof leather gloves & mittens?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What is the safest and most effective additive to keep drinking water from freezing?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Which tree produces heart shaped seeds enveloped in a long pod?

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

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What is this tiny round shiny black bug that bites?

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

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How warm should a down jacket be in a layering system?

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

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How long does water need to be boiled for to kill all bacteria / viruses?

4 answers  ·  posted over 9 years ago by berry120‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Is a type of walking trailer a good alternative to a heavy backpack in off-road conditions?

7 answers  ·  posted almost 9 years ago by Ben‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Transferable skills between rock and ice climbing

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

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When to kill and bleed a fish

11 answers  ·  posted almost 8 years ago by TicketMonster‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Where do white tigers live?

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Which Ultralight & Compact Jackets are suitable for Winters (minus 10-15 deg. Celsius)?

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

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Waterproof mittens for cycling and snow-fun: leather or synthetic?

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

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When should I use spray-on versus wash-in waterproofer for treating DWR garments?

5 answers  ·  posted over 7 years ago by Benzo‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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If I kill a deer how long can the body last before preserving?

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

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Jelly Knees while climbing

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

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Guide mode ATC with locker to belay loop

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Daniel Harvey‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Where can I get little durable cases you can hang on your climbing harness?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Andreas Schwab‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What do you call the criss-crossed elastic strap on this Northface backpack?

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Lexi‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Worm catching with electricity?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How should a backpack be carried to keep from injuring the spine?

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Seeker001‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Are snow shoes useful in mountaineering?

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

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Are kangaroos dangerous?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Anonymous‭

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What is this tool on a Swiss Army knife for?

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

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What is the benefit to telemark skiing?

7 answers  ·  posted almost 9 years ago by Brad Patton‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Clothing for cold weather hiking

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Science123‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Surfacing out of a sunken ship/submarine - Survival Tips

4 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by mph85‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Iodine tablet correct use and efficiency

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by mreff555‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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