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Dec
5
comment How do I tie a slackline with only carabiners and webbing?
What do you find missing from my current answer? I believe all the information is provided in the linked videos and articles, and illustrated in the pictures.
Dec
5
comment Are there significant behaviour differences among bear species to adopt different safety rules?
@Kate I was sorely tempted to post that full joke as an answer.
Dec
1
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the difference between external and internal-frame packs?
Dec
1
comment Performance of fur garments?
@sdg I'm not particularly interested in fur garments available today, but rather the comparison between historical and modern. I guess a secondary interest would be the use of animal pelts in a survival situation but that's fanciful.
Dec
1
comment Performance of fur garments?
@Olin Yes, which is part of the motivation for my question. Nevertheless people and animals are different; sea otters eat about one third of their body weight every day so for example a human in a complete suit of sea otter fur is still not going to survive icy water.
Dec
1
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
30
comment Is department store merino wool less effective than branded (i.e. SmartWool) merino wool in staying warm and wicking moisture?
Great answer. I don't usually shop at Wal-Mart (after a few "fail in ten days" experiences) but I wouldn't mind some inexpensive wool socks that last. Is there a particular version you're getting? Also, I understand your reasons but I'd love to know which brands of shoes worked for you and which didn't.
Nov
30
revised Can I use a bicycle helmet as a climbing helmet?
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Nov
30
asked Performance of fur garments?
Nov
12
comment How do I tie a slackline with only carabiners and webbing?
@yarian thanks for the vote. I guess that's what Adam was showing at the beginning of the "Using line lockers" video but an actual setup using that method was not shown (that I have seen).
Nov
11
revised How do I tie a slackline with only carabiners and webbing?
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Nov
11
answered How do I tie a slackline with only carabiners and webbing?
Nov
11
revised What lower temperature limit should I look for in sleeping bag for the Appalachian Trail?
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Sep
28
comment Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
@Miguel I posted an answer that I made as thorough as possible while remaining reasonable. Please review it and tell me what you think.
Sep
23
comment How big a fall is a “major” fall?
@whatsisname I realize that advice is not going to be universal but my point is precisely that (many sources say) a rope should be retired after a single major fall no matter how many UIAA falls it is rated for. I don't have time at the moment to find more authoritative references but here are a few random ones. (1) (2) (3) I'll find some better ones later.
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
18
revised Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
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Sep
18
comment Gloves, but not for keeping warm?
Thanks. I cannot run that fast or that long, but I can appreciate wind burn.
Sep
17
comment Gloves, but not for keeping warm?
I'm a bit confused; if they don't keep you warm why do you wear them?
Sep
17
comment Cooking over a fire
I have never made one (hence no answer) but I like the concept of the Swedish Fire Torch