The Great Outdoors Stack Exchange by Kiwix

Q&A for people who love being outdoors enjoying nature and wilderness, and learning about the required skills and equipment

Most popular questions

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

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

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

94 My car broke down in Siberia. What do I do now? 2018-03-17T12:53:57.030

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

79 Is it actually useful to ration food? 2018-04-17T01:33:27.493

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

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

73 Sleeping solo in a double sleeping bag 2019-08-19T16:35:53.047

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

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

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

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

66 Etiquette of playing musical instruments on popular hikes 2018-10-09T13:46:14.170

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

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

63 How do you take field notes at below 0 °C, without freezing fingers? 2018-11-05T20:26:46.040

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

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

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

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

59 What are some common mistakes to avoid when trying winter camping for the first time? 2018-10-16T01:34:09.330

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

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

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

58 Is it warmer to sleep in a car or in a tent? 2018-03-21T19:54:57.567

58 Is it OK to throw pebbles and stones in streams, waterfalls, ponds, etc.? 2019-06-28T13:20:17.037

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

57 How do you know you have reached North or South Pole without GPS? 2019-01-12T19:37:35.987

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

52 How can I get a GPS location for this tree on a distant hillside? 2018-04-04T15:44:05.247

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

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

51 Why would a seal be flinging an octopus around above the water and then slapping a kayaker with it? 2018-09-27T14:59:35.783

51 I am lost, I found a trail, which way do I go? 2018-11-04T09:15:53.133

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

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

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

49 When should I avoid geotagging? 2018-11-20T12:22:37.100

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

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