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

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How to teach situational awareness for the outdoors?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Carrying a gun openly while hiking in western North Carolina

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

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

4 answers  ·  posted over 7 years ago by Dakatine‭  ·  last activity over 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 over 2 years ago by JonathanReez‭  ·  last activity over 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 almost 3 years ago by Brian G‭  ·  last activity over 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 over 2 years ago by tonicsoft‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Comparison of dangers on the glacier in summer and winter

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

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UK Puffball Identification

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

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Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag?

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

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How do I clean my knife sharpener?

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

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Risk of category three sunglasses when skiing

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by david_adler‭  ·  last activity over 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 over 2 years ago by JonathanReez‭  ·  last activity over 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 over 4 years ago by Johnny‭  ·  last activity over 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 over 3 years ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity over 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 over 2 years ago by Michael‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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

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

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Which side of an emergency blanket should I use?

3 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Stefano Borini‭  ·  last activity over 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 3 years ago by Stockfisch‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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The best solution for carrying a D-SLR when hiking

5 answers  ·  posted almost 10 years ago by D.H.‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Long distance hikes with small children

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

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

9 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Affable Geek‭  ·  last activity over 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 4 years ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity over 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 over 10 years ago by victoriah‭  ·  last activity over 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 over 3 years ago by Sherwood Botsford‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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How can you navigate without a compass or GPS

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

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Knife as defense against stray dogs

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

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Where can I find public water tap for cleaning/bathing in the Netherlands?

4 answers  ·  posted over 7 years ago by MagTun‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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How to clean trail running shoes?

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Atlas‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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How to begin trail / fell running?

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

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Running shoes for asphalt + winter conditions?

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

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Hiking during winter in Alps

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

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

12 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Rainfly window repair

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

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What are essential items in an emergency kit?

5 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Pekka‭  ·  last activity over 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 over 5 years ago by user19652‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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What's wrong with swimming out far?

9 answers  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by horse hair‭  ·  last activity over 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 over 10 years ago by victoriah‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Can trees be treated to deter poachers?

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

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

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity over 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 over 2 years ago by Martin F‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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How can you tell if roadkill is safe to eat?

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

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How to measure the temperature without a thermometer?

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

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What is the proper way to use a sauna?

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Michael Tsang‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Would top-roping in this limestone quarry be reasonable?

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

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

3 answers  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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