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Q&A How do you flavour your water on camping trips?

Always drinking pure water can be boring and tasteless, especially when you have to filtrate it or use sterilizer/purification tabs which might cause the water to taste really bad. What are easy (...

10 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

Question camping food water
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Q&A Jumping off of a cliff into water - survival tips

Another scary scenario: Let's say you're in a situation where you have to jump off of a cliff into the water to survive. The cliff is at least 100 feet high. What would be the best way to surviv...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by mph85‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

Question survival water
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Q&A What can I do when I or someone in my party falls through a floating mat?

Once, I had the opportunity to walk on a floating mat on a guided tour with a nature organisation in De Wieden (Dutch: trilveen). On the surface, it looked (to my amateur eye) exactly like other p...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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

We are wandering around Netherlands (on foot, hitch hiking, bicycle). We don't sleep in camping site, we put our tent anywhere "in the bush". We are use to travel on this way in Southern Europe bu...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by MagTun‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Surfacing out of a sunken ship/submarine - Survival Tips

Here is a scary scenario: Let's say you were in a ship or submarine that sunk to the bottom of the ocean. No scuba gear, no oxygen tank, nothing. The depth of the ocean is such that nitrogen le...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by mph85‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Looking up fish species by body of water and vice versa

U.S. here (and specifically New York state but that's probably irrelevant). Is anyone aware of any websites, apps or DEC resources that allow you to look up what fish species live in any given lake...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by hotmeatballsoup‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

Question maps fishing water
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Q&A How do people drown while wearing a life jacket?

Recently, I heard of three tourists from Germany drowning in a lake in Alaska. Their boat overturned and they ended up in the water. All three of them were wearing life jackets. This is what I don'...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Peter U‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

Question safety water
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Q&A Replacement tap for Coleman 5 gal. water carrier

We have couple Coleman 5 gal. water carriers. They are nice sturdy canisters, but they have major weak spot: their taps are of poor quality and easily broken — both ours are, and seems like a lot o...

5 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by theUg‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to transport personal belongings while swimming long distance?

What is common way how to transport personal belongings while swimming? I am talking about scenario when I need to cross a lake by swimming. I would like to take my stuff (wallet, cell phone, shor...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by matousc‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

Question water swimming
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Q&A Is it safe to drink hot water? How hot can it be?

Many mountain hikers recommend drinking hot fluids, because they provide a lot of energy. According to the discussion "Does eating snow help dehydration?", the actual calorie gain is minimal, howev...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Danubian Sailor‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

Question temperature water
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Q&A Is it safe to drink out of a rusty thermos?

I've got a thermos for coffee and/or water storage that I use on hikes and for bike touring since it keeps things hot for hours. However, it seems like the inside is rusting a bit. Is this safe...

6 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Benzo‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Keeping water from freezing while cross country skiing

I cross-country ski in the winter, usually not more than 2-3 hours, but it can get quite cold, -15, -20°C, and I'm often on a frozen lake exposed to wind that rapidly rips the heat out of anything....

8 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by goldilocks‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the best way to cross a wide river in winter?

Conditions: I live near a wide (~1000ft or 300m) and fairly deep river across from the area where I work. This area is slightly earthquake prone -- near a fault line that has had multiple magnitu...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Cryptc‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I travel through freezing areas with hot or cold water in my RV tank?

This question is specific to the hot water tank in an RV. In my case it is 6 gallons, propane heated and insulated with the only exterior contact the access panel, as seen in most standard RV's in...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Single walled plastic vs vacuum insulated water bottle for hiking and everyday use

I’ve been seeing an increasing number of vacuum insulated water bottles and was wondering would a plastic(single walled) or a vacuum insulated water bottle be better for... Everyday (going from h...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by JIMMYPlay‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question hydration water
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Q&A Is it possible to 'moisture trap' from trees while thru-hiking?

I'm toying with the idea of collecting water from tree leaf transpiration, while hiking: Obviously, vegetation with larger leaf surface area (and certain types) would be better than others. But...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question trees hiking water
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Q&A Can I get fresh water from ocean fish flesh?

Ocean water has about 35 Grams of salt per liter. For the human body salt content in body fluids is about 9 Grams per liter. See related question How much sea water can I safely drink? While it ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question sea survival water
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Q&A Formula for rough amount of water to carry on hike?

Is there a formula which can be used (I'm thinking one that gives amount of water needed factoring in time or distance covered and temperature) to roughly work out the amount of water that needs to...

4 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by berry120‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question hiking water
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Q&A Titanic survival, ice cold water?

When the RMS Titanic sank, there were not enough life boats, many hundreds of people went into the cold water and many died from hypothermia. The water temperature in the area where Titanic san...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Ways to desalinate water when "lost at sea"?

In recent news reports that all seem to be saying the same things: Jakarta Post Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift in Guam waters NPR: 19-Year-Old Survives 49 Days At Sea After Floating ...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by uhoh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Water filters: is there always a tradeoff between longevity and safety

My research thus far has acquainted me with a kind of trade-off: one can try to minimize the amount of contamination (from bacteria/parasites) or one can try to minimize the amount of particulates ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Arash Howaida‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I get fresh water from ocean plants?

In the answer to Can I get fresh water from ocean fish flesh? I learned that the water I can get from eating fish has a low enough salt content that it will hydrate me, BUT the high protein count w...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Portable desalination hand pump filter life?

I was looking into portable desalination hand pumps. and I found this one one Amazon for $959 it says the Katadyn Survivor 06 is the world's smallest hand-operated desalinator and can easily fi...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question sea survival water
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Q&A Reclaiming water lost from breathing

What can we do to bring water loss from breathing down to the absolute minimum possible? Techniques or devices useful to adventurers with no frequent water access is what I am looking for, such as...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Loduwijk‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the minimum amount of water per day to survive?

I am disabled in the wildness, there are no natural water sources available. I have 2 gallons (7.5 liters) of water. The only practical solution is to sit and wait for rescue. I will be resting i...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Name of this northern pine fishing lure?

Can any tell me the name of this fishing lure or where I might find a distributor?

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Joe‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I make sure my cliff-diving location is safe?

I like cliff-diving, but I am always scared that there might be a rock hidden in the water. If it is a popular spot, then I just trust that someone has already done the work, but what if I am going...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by That One Actor‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question safety water swimming
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Q&A What is the expected flowrate of a bucket brigade?

A naive estimate of one gallon bucket a second is 60 gal/min for a well staffed and equipped line, but is there any data on how much water can be moved by bucket in less than ideal conditions? Spe...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there reusable inflatable life vests (or PFDs)?

Inflatable life vests and PFDs that I have seen so far are meant to be inflated in emergency (either by mouth or CO2 cartridge). I didn't use them myself but they don't look like they could be defl...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by robaki‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to keep paper from being damaged by water in the outdoors?

Sometimes people will keep notes or things they see in the outdoors or keep a journal and paper getting wet and then wrecked is a big problem. The other obvious use is printing maps off from the...

8 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to find water in thick tropical forests?

A couple of years ago, we hiked up to a place in the western ghats during the month of December (end of it). Which is actually the end of winter in the Indian subcontinent. The biggest problem we f...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Washing dishes with seawater or freshwater?

When backpacking in a coastal region, you sometimes have access to both fresh water (e.g. a stream) and salt water (sea, bay, etc.). If you do not treat the water used for washing dishes, what are...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by ppl‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to freeze a water container without deforming it?

I like to take a frozen Nalgene bottle of water to my Bikram Yoga class. The problem is, every bottle I have used so far becomes deformed and, as can be seen in the picture below, the bottom bulges...

6 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Allergic to Neoprene and need water shoes

Really hoping someone else may be able to help me. I am very allergic to neoprene and am looking for some shoes to wear in water and in the pool. Almost all the shoes have neoprene in them -- so fr...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by JackieinthePool‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is all ocular fluid potable?

Many years ago I read that buffalo hunters would drink the liquid out of buffalo's eyes to gross out the greenhorns and tenderfeet (people new to the West). Attached to this anecdote was a claim th...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Erik‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I care for a wound that will be immersed in water?

I got a fairly bad cut on my leg, not quite bad enough for stitches but will probably leave a scar. I have a camping trip planned this weekend at a lake where we will go swimming and kayaking. I ex...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by user812786‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's the ecological impact of bird-baths?

When reading this question (What is the ecological justification (if any) for bird feeders?) on bird feeders I wondered if there would be an ecological impact on having a bird bath. Especially in ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Roflo‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it a good Idea to drink grape sap if you have no clean water?

In spring, the grape vines are so full of watery sap that a cut from my pocket knife causes it to trickle out fairly fast, and it can be collected in a container. Someone told me that it is a good ...

6 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by J. Musser‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Aftermarket access panel to clean inside fresh water RV tank?

When I was searching for boat inspection plates amazon example I saw a review where someone had bought one to install in the top of their RV fresh water tank to make cleaning inside easy. I though...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can you boil an egg in dirty water?

I'm going on a one day hike, and I want to cook an egg whilst on it. I'd like to avoid carrying excess water, and the route goes past a couple of waterfalls and several streams, so there is no prob...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by rlms‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is considered a water source, and why is it recommended to camp so far from them?

I've read one one of the US national forest or wilderness websites that when camping in the wild, one should camp at a certain distance from a water source. Should I understand a water source to m...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the name of the water-boiling chemical bag?

There was an invention that allowed you to boil water by putting a bag of chemicals in a bowl with some water and/or food. I don't remember its name and I would like to use it while hiking. (other ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by no&#x265;&#x287;&#x28E;&#x500;&#x28E;z&#x250;&#x279;&#x186;‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

Question hiking water
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Q&A Finding water in the dry wilderness

If I'm in the wilderness in a dry, hot climate without much vegetation and I'm running low on water, what land features and other potential signs can I look for to guide me to a drinkable water sou...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by berry120‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much water should be carried while hiking in the desert?

I live in the Arizona desert, and during the summer, despite my best intentions, I always seem to end up doing some hiking in the summer heat. What is a good formula to figure out how much water ...

9 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by PearsonArtPhoto‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to keep water cold in hot weather?

When doing outdoor sports like hiking or biking I'll always take a lot of cold water with me. I love to drink cold water and I feel more refreshed compared to drinking warm or not-so-cold water. Bu...

8 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by RoflcoptrException‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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

Luckily this has never happened to me, but even the most prepared hiker can often get themselves into difficulties if they run out of water. My question here is in your experience in remote arid mo...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Aim Kai‭  ·  last activity 11y ago by System‭

Question survival hiking water

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