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This area is for sharing ideas, tips and tricks that are useful in the backcountry.  The [[web links]] page also has lots of external websites with good stuff in them.
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This area is for sharing ideas, tips and tricks that are useful outdoors.  The [[web links]] page also has lots of external websites with good stuff in them.
  
*[[Gear ideas]] - gear suggestions and ideas for how to make your own
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==Outdoor Tips==
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*[[Navigation]]
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*[[Online Mapping]] How to make your own maps for free.
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*[[Winter safety]]
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*[[Avalanche safety]]
 
*[[Photography tips]]
 
*[[Photography tips]]
*[[Recipes]] and other backcountry cooking related stuff
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*[[Survival]]
*[[Ski Maintenance]]  Tips for waxing skis, tuning skis, and regluing skins
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*[[Snow shelters]]
*[[Footwear Maintenance]] How or where to get boots and shoes of all types repaired.
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*[[Trail building]] tips for building trails
*[[VOC Message Board Guidelines]]
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*[[Hut building]] - tips for building huts
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*[[Bike trip planning]]
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==Gear==
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*[[6items]] you should own in the VOC
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*[[Gear ideas]] Gear suggestions and ideas for how to make your own.
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*[[Gear weights]] - do you weigh everything? Independently weighed gear.
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*[[Gear lists]]
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*[[Daisy chain]] How (not) to use a daisy chain.
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*[[Ski maintenance]] Tips for waxing skis, tuning skis, and re-gluing skins.
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*[[Footwear maintenance]] How or where to get boots and shoes of all types repaired.
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==Food==
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*[[Where to eat]] When you're in the mountains
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*[[Edible plants]]
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*[[Recipes]] and other backcountry cooking related stuff.
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==Website/Wiki/Internet==
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*[[Message board guidelines]]
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*[[Photo gallery]] How to use the VOC's own photo gallery.
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==External links==
  
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* Spadout has a vast comprehensive wiki website about [http://www.spadout.com/wiki/index.php/Backpacking backpacking], [http://www.spadout.com/wiki/index.php/Caving caving], [http://www.spadout.com/wiki/index.php/Rock_Climbing rock climbing] and [http://www.spadout.com/wiki/index.php/Skiing skiing].
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* Backpacker Magazine contains a acknowledgable subsection about proper [http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/index.php?title=Tips&action=edit&section=1 footwear]
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*[http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12354500 USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory] has a [http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/ searchable database] for calorie and nutritional value of tons of food items. A [http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=5720 downloadable program] is also available for PC and PDA.
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM3xLshmNnk Ice Axe Self Arrest Tips] A YouTube Video from the British Mountaineering Council.
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* The [http://www.nols.edu National Outdoor School of Leadership] provides outdoor leadership courses that teach backpacking, mountaineering, sea kayaking and sailing all around the world.
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* [http://www.steepandcheap.com Steep and Cheap] is a great website to find some sweet deals on gear. Shipping to Canada is a bit expensive though, but the ginormous amount of savings on these deals usually covers the shipping cost.
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* [http://www.rescuedynamics.ca/articles/pdfs/Pulley3to1.pdf discussion about friction in pulley systems for mountain rescue]
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* [http://www.alpineclub.org.nz/documents/activities/instruction/snow%20anchor%20report.pdf Snow anchor strength study]
 
[[Category: Tips]]
 
[[Category: Tips]]
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*[http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil/ierd/ice_safety/safety.html US Army Ice Safety Guidelines]

Latest revision as of 18:23, 18 December 2015

This area is for sharing ideas, tips and tricks that are useful outdoors. The web links page also has lots of external websites with good stuff in them.

Outdoor Tips

Gear

Food

Website/Wiki/Internet

External links