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Jan
15
comment Is cougar hunting legal?
@Don I've since realized that Thomas on some kind of animal rights crusade after seeing other (deleted) comments of his.
Jan
14
revised Methods for taping hands, wrists, and fingers for climbing?
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Jan
14
comment Methods for taping hands, wrists, and fingers for climbing?
@manoftheson I'm glad it helps and I agree with not Accepting too soon.
Jan
12
revised Methods for taping hands, wrists, and fingers for climbing?
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Jan
11
answered Methods for taping hands, wrists, and fingers for climbing?
Dec
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Water-resistant shoes for Trekking in New Zealand
Dec
13
comment Are there any exceptions to the layer principle?
From experience growing up with snowy winters I think it would be hard to match the warmth of a down parka with wool and poly layers, and I don't think it would be nearly as comfortable once you did. Based on your profile you live in a place at least as cold. Therefore I ask: (1) What's your experience with down? (2) Do you find that you need to dress less warmly than others?
Dec
13
answered What can I do to keep my hands warm while using touchscreens in the winter?
Dec
11
comment Where can I get Tyvek maps?
@Russell I don't know where I would get images of sufficient resolution for street maps, and I would like both types of maps in color which I cannot print. If I can get the images I could potentially have them printed, but in my experience that will be a lot more expensive than if a general Tyvek map service exists.
Dec
11
asked Where can I get Tyvek maps?
Dec
11
revised What makes nylon an effective material for hiking pants?
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Dec
8
revised Is it safe to use a motorcycle helmet instead of a skiing helmet for skiing?
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Dec
7
comment What is a good tool for minor trail maintenance while hiking?
You wear glasses and that is likely protection enough. I sometimes wear lenses while hiking so that I don't have to worry about stray twigs. To each his own I suppose.
Dec
7
comment What is a good tool for minor trail maintenance while hiking?
Have you tried Silky and ARS saws?
Dec
7
comment Why don't we apply the principles of layering when it comes to pants?
@Kate isn't that what long underwear is? In colder states "long johns" are common.
Dec
7
revised Why don't we apply the principles of layering when it comes to pants?
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Dec
7
revised Why don't we apply the principles of layering when it comes to pants?
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Dec
7
comment Why don't we apply the principles of layering when it comes to pants?
Good points (+1). Re: (2) There are full-side-zip pants for mountaineers (crampons) and wide-opening pants for skiers/boarders and regular boots. Re: (3) Any time it's cold or wet I've used layers, and so did the people around me. Because a jacket is easier to put on everyone starts there when that is sufficient of course.
Dec
7
comment What is a good tool for minor trail maintenance while hiking?
@Olin a machete serves a different purpose I believe. From your answer I think you're used to hardwood forests, where a machete doesn't do much good, but they can be very quick for soft, fast growing shoots and vines that would take a lot longer to clear one at a time with a clipper. Although now that I look at link that looks like a pretty poor machete.
Dec
7
comment What is a good tool for minor trail maintenance while hiking?
Great answer. I'd like to add one thing: bring eye protection!