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Q&A What is the best method for storing a 'pre-mixed baking mix' in a camper for long periods?

I have a camping trailer that we keep stocked with food and beverages. When we head out on an impulse trip, it stocked and ready to go. Most of the supplies are canned or dried, so we don't need to...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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

I have plenty of gear and I live in a small apartment. I am planning to buy an outdoor closet to put on the balcony to get some extra space. Here's a sample to show you how it would be like. I ...

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

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Q&A Things to keep away from climbing ropes

There are some no brainers like don't throw your climbing rope next to car batteries in the back of your car. The effect of bug sprays containing Deet seem to be controversial. I have also heard a ...

4 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by DJBunk‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can oiling keep tools from rusting?

Even stainless-steel can rust, and I've seen axes and saws that were visibly rusted. I've been told that wrapping the metal parts of the tools in oiled paper will prevent this. Can oil really be u...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Henrik Hansen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to store fresh dead bait shrimp for a short period of time?

I buy live shrimp at a bait shop on the weekends and use most of it but I always have some left over that I have been throwing out. Is there a way to save recently dead shrimp in the freezer to pre...

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

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Q&A Best practices for physical and inventory management of a ready pack/bug out bag

Hopefully this is acceptable. I figure this could be relevant as my bug out bag is essentially what I would bring on a camping trip (first aid, fire starters, some food, shelter materials, mess kit...

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

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Q&A How to store roe (fish eggs) at home in a refrigerator?

My boyfriend seems to think it’s OK to store his open container of roe on the top shelf of my refrigerator next to all of our food what do you think about this?

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

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Q&A What do I need to do to a tent that's been stored for a long time?

I have a rather nice 1-2 person hiking tent from over 20 years ago. It's still made, with very few changes, and is a double wall design that pitches in one go. I thought it was nylon but the curren...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Chris H‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the best way to store paddles?

I have wood canoe paddles, currently after being out in the water, I bring them in the house and lean them against the wall in the corner. They actually look pretty nice and kind of add to the home...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I keep a water-proof barrel dry for use in a canoe?

I purchased a couple of used water-proof barrels for keeping things dry in the canoe. They are easy to open and close, so in theory they keep your stuff dry and they float. The lids clamp on (ima...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to deal with keeping a first aid kit inside a hot car?

Excluding parking the car in the shade or carrying the kit in person, what are some solutions to handle emergency car kits in the heat? I am aware medications, ointments, creams, adhesives are the...

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

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Q&A What factors should I be aware of when storing a kayak?

I've seen various images / comments online of how people decide to store their kayaks. Some people wall mount them, some have a rack, some stack them with padding, some hang them (horizontally / v...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I store a bivy sack?

I bought a BlocVent bivy sack. What’s a good way to store it for a long time? Obviously I’ll dry it after a hike, but is it okay to roll it up and put it into a small stuff sack afterwards? Or shou...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by zoul‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Stuff or roll a tent for storage?

When packing a tent, is it best to stuff it in its sack or roll/fold it? I always stuff my sleeping bag so I wasn't sure if it was the same for tents.

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Paradox‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Vaseline or Teflon grease near potable water?

I want to install a deck plate in the top of the fresh water tank of my camp trailer (RV) to allow for cleaning the inside at the start of the season. The product I am looking at recommends "Lubri...

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

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Q&A How to fold rope for storage?

What is a good and easy way to fold a (50-100') rope for storage so that it resembles a caterpillar and has no loose ends getting undone? Close to the way it comes folded in a store like this at th...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which procedure should I do before using a water filter after being unused for two years?

I have a Katadyn hiker pro. I used it for the last time was two years ago and then I stored it without following the procedure for long term storage. This procedure consists in using it with water ...

0 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by serbring‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does a groover have to stink?

I have used several different products and none of them work that well. Bottom line, is there a product that will subdue the offending groover? So a groover is a river toilet. On multiple day rive...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by MaskedPlant‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to safely store a propane/butane/isobutane canister in a vehicle?

The canisters that I have purchased so far have included a warning not to let the canister get above 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It looks like the inside of car can get well above that, hot enough to b...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Screen cover for boat inspection port

Looking for solutions for screen covers for the inspection port on a sunfish. In the Q&amp;A What to look for in Marine Grade Expanding Foams we learn that water in the hull of sunfish can be an i...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What size dry bag is best for keeping and washing clothes?

I want to buy a drybag for washing clothes while backpacking (travelling, not hiking) and also keeping dirty/wet clothes until it is time to wash them. I have available near me 5L, 10L and 20L dry...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Luiz Borges‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I leave my boat lift above water or submerged when in storage?

I have a boat lift in my boat house. I'm concerned that leaving the lift in the water will cause the carpeted bunks and metal cross beams to deteriorate more quickly. Should I keep it up or down w...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Homer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should you store a compass flat?

My girlfriend keeps hanging my compass on the wall. Is this doing it any harm?

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A To stuff or not to stuff (the rain-fly of a tent)

I have friends who say stuffing your rainfly prolongs the life of the tent, because folding waterproof material over and over is going to make it leak. I have other friends who say folding and roll...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by DudeOnRock‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the best way to store my tent?

How can I store my tent when I'm not using it for months at a time, so that it is still in good condition when I use it again?

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can a compass needle become de-magnetized over time?

My compass has become increasingly untrustworthy. Over the past couple years I had noticed that it often pointed pretty close to magnetic South, but it corrected after a light tap. In two recent t...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by orangejewelweed‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the best way to store my sleeping bag for long periods of time?

I've heard that storing a sleeping bag in its stuff sack for long periods of time will cause it to lose loft, and won't provide as much comfort or warmth when used again. If so, how should I store...

5 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to store a snowboard?

What should one consider while storing a snowboard? Mine is in the same position for about 7 months of the year. In case it makes any differences, here are the specs: Directional shape Sidecut...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to re-store an inflatable sleeping pad?

I can't figure out how to put the kelty pdsi back in its stuff sack as small as it did before and can't figure out an easy way to get all the air out

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Enzo the backpacker‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Permanent Camping Cooler - No Ice Needed

Situation: Forest Clay Ground covered in pine needles Pacific Northwest Climate No River No Electricity Can provide purified water, and whatever building materials needed. Goal: Construct a c...

7 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Akiva‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Storing Headlamps: With or without batteries?

When we store our headlamps, currently we store them with the batteries. Should they instead be stored separate from the batteries?

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do barrel style root cellars get colder the deeper you dig them?

I am thinking of digging a six feet narrow hole, and filling it in with a piece 2ft wide piece of sewage pipe, and using that as barrel style root cellar. The reason I want to go so deep, is that I...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Akiva‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do I need to hang a bear cache?

I am considering to get Garcia Machine Backpacker's Cache. According to MEC user reviews, this is the only cache approved in the Adirondack Mountains. Canadian parks, and other places as well, co...

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

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Q&A What are the proper precautions/protocols for storing food while car camping in an area with bears?

Anyone with experience in bear-populated areas, what's the best way to store food when your on the move with a car? Are some foods better than others? Wondering specifically about black bears in ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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Q&A Apart from down, is there any outdoor material that should not be stored stuffed?

Down sleeping bags and down jackets should not be stored in the stuffbag, but as loose as possible. Tents, as far as I know, can be stored stuffed as long as they are dry. Are there any other mater...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

Question gear storage

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