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answered What is a “shooting jacket”?
Jul
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answered Permanent Camping Cooler - No Ice Needed
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comment What rope to chose to hold my body weight from a monkey fist knot
@Fiztban After posting this I found your other question. I think the grips you made look quite nice, and the cord seems well sized to the balls. I've never played cricket and I was imagining a larger ball. (Your picture inspired me to add the second to last bulleted point. I can't imagine 3/8" rope working there for example.) I'm glad you like the result. I do think you paid more than necessary for cord that will never be used for climbing however. Which grips are you exercising with the ones you made?
Jul
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answered What are creative uses for retired carabiners?
Jul
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revised What rope to chose to hold my body weight from a monkey fist knot
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answered What rope to chose to hold my body weight from a monkey fist knot
Jul
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revised What rope to chose to hold my body weight from a monkey fist knot
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revised Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
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comment Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
@WedaPashi Thanks. :-)
Jul
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Jun
24
comment How do you stop blood-flow from a leech bite?
@Aravona and Paul: I guess for us to find out someone is going to have go get some leeches and take one for the team. :o)
Jun
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Jun
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comment Travelling and taking climbing chalk through customs
@Liam Sorry if I wrote that in a negative way! I voted for your question but I have no personal experience or inside knowledge so I won't attempt an answer. However with brief searching I quickly discovered the protein powder thing and I thought it would help if you have to to read it all. In the end I fear the answer to whether or not you are detained or delayed will be down to the specific security personnel you encounter.
Jun
20
comment Travelling and taking climbing chalk through customs
It appears that the subject of taking another innocuous powder on a plane has been discussed numerous times on numerous websites: savedwebhistory.org/k/whey-protein-on-plane I don't plan to read all that and summarize it, but I expect everything you could hope to find can be found by searching on those keywords.
Jun
19
comment How high to climb before clipping on a sport climb?
@AM_Hawk Yes, but those figures are elongation during the severe UIAA test drop with a rigid 80kg mass and a 1.78 fall factor. I don't have data for elongation at lower factors; do you?
Jun
18
comment “Used” top rope when bouldering
I removed the addendum to my answer because I could not support that position and because I think your answer now better addresses rope wear. For the time being I shall assume that the gym rope wear I observed is explained by: This seems to agree with Johnson and Klonowski's finding that dirt and sand can significantly reduce the strength of a rope.
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comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
@Olin Is that data available as a KML/KMZ file?