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Sep
16
comment How big a fall is a “major” fall?
I am down-voting this answer in its present state because it doesn't really answer the question, and more importantly it could easily be misconstrued in a dangerous way: a rope should be retired (or cut short) after a single high factor fall; referencing the UIAA fall rating without further explanation could lead one to believe that multiple high factor falls are prudent, when they are not.
Sep
16
revised How big a fall is a “major” fall?
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Sep
16
comment Are used climbing shoes safe?
+1 to this; I believe I got a fungal nail infection from wearing rental shoes.
Sep
15
revised Is there an accepted way to self-belay yourself on top rope?
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Jul
24
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to select paracord
Jul
19
answered Is there an accepted way to self-belay yourself on top rope?
Jul
18
accepted What is Geocaching?
Jun
30
revised How much vertical distance is it possible to make in a day?
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Jun
30
answered How much vertical distance is it possible to make in a day?
Jun
30
answered Is there a consensus or ethic for rappelling off a tree?
Jun
30
comment Using a Girth Hitch in Alpine Draws
@Eliah I've read that book too. However under some circumstances the girth hitch may reduce strength by more than half, and slings lose strength with age, sometimes severely. Combined these factors could make this the weakest link the the chain with potentially disastrous results.
Jun
25
revised What to look for in a durable, 3-season sleeping bag?
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Jun
17
comment Is there any repellent against wasps, bees and hornets?
Any idea why the linked page says: "Do not use under clothing." ?
Jun
17
awarded  Organizer
Jun
17
revised Using a Girth Hitch in Alpine Draws
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Jun
17
revised Using a Girth Hitch in Alpine Draws
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Jun
17
answered Using a Girth Hitch in Alpine Draws
Jun
13
comment Would a tampon be a good addition to a survival kit
Required viewing: youtube.com/watch?v=aNyidq8iWD4
Jun
13
comment How can rope/cordage be packed to minimize tangles?
Thanks. Since I finally comprehend, you finally get my vote. Sorry it took so long. :-)
Jun
11
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