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Wounded Knee

U.S.
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I can advise on anything having to do with hiking and backpacking skills and equipment, including map and compass and orienteering skills. I cannot advise on the use of GPS devices. I cannot advise on car camping or group camping (10 or more people). My primary geographic expertise is in the US Northeast, but I know how to find information on hiking and backpacking just about anywhere.

Michael James

U.S.
Available
I can answer wilderness survival and primitive skills questions. I am familliar with modern gear for wilderness survival as well as primitive approaches. Topics I can share thoroughly are developing a survival attitude, making stone tools, long and short term shelter building, fire making off the landscape, gathering and purifying water (as well as the biological and chemical concerns), wild edible, medicinal, and utilitarian plants, tracking, animal behavior, awareness, foraging and primitive hunting, aidless navigation and orienteering, flint knapping, bow making, atl-atl, stalking and movement, nature educaton, community building, and personal development through nature immersion. I cannot answer questions about survival at sea, polar region survival, politics, or mechanical, medical, or social survival issues.

Tom Newman

U.S.
Available
Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 43 in Fort Wayne, IN. We have an outing every month. Most months involve tent camping, usually in State Parks. We have made 4 trips where we have hiked 50+ miles on the Appalachian Trail. We expect to continue this until we have hiked the whole trail... (40+ years).

Matt Wertman

U.S.
Available
You`re thinking of hiking the infamous Appalachian Trail and now you`d like to get the important information on everything and anything from someone who`s actually done it. I completed my hike October 8th, 1999 taking a total of 5 months and 8 days. I can help you by giving constructive feedback on gear, trip cost, people, and general expectations.

Oscar

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions pertaining to backpacking/day hiking, snowshoeing, and general camping questions. I can also answer questions pertaining to clothing and equipment selection, maintenance, and repair. I will also be able to answer most general recreation/touring kayaking questions.

Mike

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions about backpacking a snowshoeing in the American West: Mountains, Canyons and Deserts.

Chris Johnson

Available
I can answer most questions on equipment for outdoor activities such as walking, mountain biking, rock climbing and paragliding, in the UK. I`ve limited watersports experience so you`d be better off asking someone else these questions. Questions about the above activities themselves as well as about the equipment will also be answered as I`ve got several contacts who can pass on information. I`m a keen walker/mountainbiker/rock climber/paraglider pilot in the UK. I`ve been doing outdoor sports for about 15 years including trips to the French Alps and Trekking in the Nepalese and the Indian Himalayas. I`ve been buying and making outdoor clothing and equipment for about the same amount of time.

Roy Wallen

U.S.
Available
I spend time and effort in hiking and climbing activities, including learning new methods and locations.

Suzan Jackson

On Vacation
returns 10/03/2016
My specialty is enjoying the outdoors with children. I can answer your questions about camping, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, and other outdoor activities with kids. I have 2 boys, ages 5 and 8, who have been enjoying the outdoors with us since they were infants. My website (www.outdoorfamily.net) provides a variety of articles about enjoying the outdoors with children.

Edward H. Mori

U.S.
On Vacation
returns 09/30/2016
Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 1 in Pittsburgh, PA. My Troop camps every month. We have been to many areas in Western PA.

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