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Jump to new posts Re: How to Flee the Fire (in ten easy steps) by Montanero @ 12/08/17 02:15 AM

Good to know you are OK. Preparing does pay.
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Jump to new posts Re: Getting found: reflectivity & lights by AKSAR @ 12/08/17 12:23 AM

Tirec is spot on!
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Jump to new posts Re: How to Flee the Fire (in ten easy steps) by AKSAR @ 12/08/17 12:21 AM

Glad to hear you and family are OK, and your home survived. The news from California has been scary and tragic of late.
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Jump to new posts Re: Getting found: reflectivity & lights by hikermor @ 12/08/17 12:19 AM

I have spent a lot of time searching for victims wearing faded blue jeans, tan T shirts, and brown ball caps. They are practically invisible in brush and timber, especially if immobile. One of the clothing items I ever had was a down jacket that wa
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Jump to new posts Re: Getting found: reflectivity & lights by KenK @ 12/07/17 11:02 PM

The first time I became interested in this whole surviving in the outdoors thing was when I talked with a search & rescue crew that was running a booth at the local county fair. His recommendations were almost dead nuts what Doug Ritter's Surviva
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Jump to new posts Re: How to Flee the Fire (in ten easy steps) by Phaedrus @ 12/07/17 10:53 PM

Wow! I'm glad you emerged unscathed! The fire situation in California is quite scary right now.
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Jump to new posts How to Flee the Fire (in ten easy steps) by hikermor @ 12/07/17 10:44 PM

It has not been a quiet week if you were bothered by the Thomas Fire. Monday evening we learned of a fire burning 20 miles away. By midnight the flames had reached the hill above us and it was time to leave. We have been in our home for twenty-sev
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Jump to new posts Re: Getting found: reflectivity & lights by Tirec @ 12/07/17 09:13 PM

I used to be in the Civil Air Patrol. A large piece of blaze (hunter) orange fabric that can be tied up in a tree or worn on a pack is GREAT for being spotted. Having a blaze orange poncho or reversible jacket/hat is also great. A signal mirror (g
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Jump to new posts Re: "Climbing is Dangerous" by Pete @ 12/07/17 05:27 AM

"Another search reveals the fictional character is Count Helmut Ovden -- so, yes, European nobility, although not a real one, but one from a writer's imagination." Thank you. I had no idea that Count Helmut was fictional. OTOH - a Hemming
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Jump to new posts Re: Puerto Rico - Real Large-Scale Emergency by Pete @ 12/07/17 05:24 AM

They have really suffered. The impact on PR will probably last for years.
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That's pretty remarkable! An extra hour could mean the difference between a speedy recovery and a ghastly convalescence.
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Jump to new posts Re: Getting found: reflectivity & lights by chaosmagnet @ 12/06/17 02:11 AM

I'm a big fan of strobes for when one needs to be found, both dedicated and strobe modes on EDC flashlights.
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Jump to new posts Re: Getting found: reflectivity & lights by Tjin @ 12/05/17 08:26 PM

I have it on most of my gear, not only to find it back, but also to identify it's mine. Some gear are just too common...
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Jump to new posts Re: Getting found: reflectivity & lights by Doug_Ritter @ 12/05/17 08:12 PM

Originally Posted By: TeacherRO If you want to be seen or found, I like some reflective tape or stickers on your gear. I've also added a tiny strobe to my wilderness kit ( actually just a flasher from a dog collar.) Just to be clear, what you want
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Jump to new posts rug could buy time between rattlesnake bite, anti by Doug_Ritter @ 12/05/17 08:09 PM

http://www.azfamily.com/story/36997624/u...venom-treatment
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Jump to new posts Re: Hiking Sticks: Are You well-staffed? by TeacherRO @ 12/05/17 07:40 PM

Walking sticks are a great addition to Winter walking and hiking!
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Currently trying to get my wife to carry a tiny pack on hikes...
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Jump to new posts Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... by TeacherRO @ 12/05/17 07:39 PM

Start with a jacket and water bottle in your commuting bag.
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Jump to new posts Re: My Checklist by TeacherRO @ 12/05/17 07:39 PM

An inventory list is nice too - as I just discovered I have four nearly identical tents ( sales, you know)
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Jump to new posts Re: Puerto Rico - Real Large-Scale Emergency by TeacherRO @ 12/05/17 07:38 PM

Amazed that PR is still without many infrastructure repairs -- power clean water, jobs.
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Jump to new posts Getting found: reflectivity & lights by TeacherRO @ 12/05/17 07:36 PM

If you want to be seen or found, I like some reflective tape or stickers on your gear. I've also added a tiny strobe to my wilderness kit ( actually just a flasher from a dog collar.)
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Jump to new posts Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism by TeacherRO @ 12/05/17 07:35 PM

I think a container is more important. Then you can choose when to fill it for the long bus ride home. An empty liter water bottle or two in each of my cars
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Jump to new posts A finnish blogger on finnish way of hiking. by Herman30 @ 12/04/17 11:42 AM

https://scricfinia.wordpress.com/ Quote:Hello, world! I have written about hiking in Finland for 17 years for my living. 13 books and over thousand pages of magazine articles, in Finnish. Now I thought Id like to share my thoughts, and try to creat
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Jump to new posts Re: "Climbing is Dangerous" by Tjin @ 12/04/17 08:17 AM

That is just on the label, the booklet has a lot more warning signs!Some brands do have massive booklets that are sometimes heavier than the actual item you have bought.
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