The Great Outdoors Stack Exchange by Kiwix

Q&A for people who love outdoor activities, excursions, and outdoorsmanship

Most popular questions

100 What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip? 2012-01-24T20:46:17.537

90 Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag? 2012-01-28T14:36:45.683

81 Why would one aim off when navigating with a map and compass? 2017-01-17T01:29:02.137

69 Should I run if I see wild dogs? 2015-10-21T05:10:19.150

69 What's wrong with swimming out far? 2017-07-15T17:50:15.283

68 Which will keep my food colder longer, draining the melted ice water, or leaving it in the cooler? 2012-01-26T12:16:47.000

68 When hiking, why is the right of way given to people going up? 2016-12-20T21:58:11.310

67 I've just been bitten by a rattlesnake; how, exactly, do I "keep calm"? 2017-03-09T14:31:37.500

66 Where in Europe is wild camping permitted? 2012-01-24T22:08:01.833

65 Commuting by canoe 2013-07-08T19:04:42.283

63 What are good knots to know for camping and backpacking? 2012-01-24T21:24:38.047

59 What are essential items in an emergency kit? 2012-01-24T20:29:40.693

58 How should I remove a tick? 2012-01-24T23:24:49.023

58 How can I take keys with me while swimming? 2017-08-02T14:32:35.010

57 How should I prepare my body for prolonged exposure to heat? 2017-05-28T20:19:12.073

57 How does water depth affect swimming safety? Why do signs, especially in the UK, say "DANGER: deep water"? 2017-06-22T08:15:54.837

56 Can I safely eat grass? 2017-11-13T14:10:39.810

53 What is the safest way to purify water? 2012-01-24T20:06:47.973

53 Is it dangerous to rope together on an ascent of hard packed ice? 2017-02-01T12:07:43.960

53 What are the dangers of walking barefoot in towns/cities? 2017-03-26T17:07:16.147

53 Are there any advantages while backpacking to hike during the night and sleep during the day? 2017-03-27T19:22:05.253

52 Does eating snow help dehydration? 2012-01-26T11:47:05.573

52 Should you pop a blister? 2012-01-31T19:16:38.023

52 How long does water need to be boiled for to kill all bacteria / viruses? 2012-02-17T13:38:17.540

52 A list of suitable foods for a long hike 2012-06-01T12:17:00.820

49 Is drinking urine safe? 2012-01-25T11:50:28.597

49 Does cotton really kill? 2015-01-12T18:08:17.267

49 Is ankle support a myth? 2016-09-16T07:43:24.893

49 How to safely rescue someone drowning as an untrained bystander? 2017-06-26T07:26:32.823

48 How do you determine how long a hike will take? 2012-01-30T18:31:30.803

48 Why is it prohibited to sleep in a tent? 2016-02-05T10:30:56.780

48 Is there an organization for adults to learn outdoor skills with their kids? 2017-07-10T15:10:59.223

47 How to avoid exploding rocks 2012-02-01T16:16:03.450

47 How to deal with condensation in a tent? 2012-02-07T15:16:35.293

46 How do I make people not be afraid of me and my dogs? 2018-01-25T18:23:28.573

45 How can you navigate without a compass or GPS 2012-01-24T20:09:28.480

45 How can I tell if I am dehydrated or have low electrolytes (need salt, etc.)? 2014-08-04T14:51:03.467

44 Is it possible to rappel with only a rope? (No harness, Prusik cord, or other gear) 2012-01-26T03:09:06.090

44 Why do I always wake up freezing? 2017-02-07T16:15:14.073

44 Is it warmer to sleep with an empty bladder? 2017-02-07T20:22:27.530

43 Is it better to wear one pair or two pairs of socks while hiking? 2012-02-09T13:49:30.977

42 What are the downsides to sleeping in a hammock on a multi-day hike? 2012-01-26T04:38:02.937

42 Can I eat rotten meat and carcass given enough cooking? 2012-06-20T11:30:21.540

42 I never adjust for true north. Is this bad practice? 2015-12-17T09:23:45.787

42 Should overweight people ever climb? 2017-10-30T10:43:54.973

41 How to clean rock-climbing shoes? 2013-02-11T19:58:54.980

41 How to react to cattle charging towards you? 2015-11-17T13:36:54.330

40 What are some good tips and techniques for packing a backpack? 2012-01-24T20:16:37.677

40 FiveFingers or hiking boots? 2012-06-12T19:12:13.630

40 Will drinking lots of water in the day(s) prior to a long trek mean I will need less water on the trek? 2016-01-14T09:28:31.717


  All tags