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May
15
comment Gloves for knuckle protection that can get wet but not necessarily waterproof
Standard work gloves provide very little impact protection. Perhaps your thinking of something different from what I am. Would you include a few pictures?
May
15
comment Which mid-line knot is best suited for a trucker's hitch?
I'm surprised by that too. Nevertheless my second question remains: are you open to using webbing and/or additional hardware? I guess I'm asking of you are more interested in a solution to a broader problem, or the answer to this specific question.
May
15
comment Which mid-line knot is best suited for a trucker's hitch?
In my experience one way to make knots easier to untie is to use a smaller fraction of the cord's strength, meaning using a larger cord or rope for the same load. But that of course means more weight. Are you open to using webbing instead of cord? I think some of the methods used by slackliners, scaled down accordingly, might be useful.
May
15
comment Which mid-line knot is best suited for a trucker's hitch?
What size and type of rope or cordage are you using? By the way, I haven't heard of the span loop before; the first search result I found for it claims "it usually unties extremely easily." I guess you have found this not to be the case?
May
12
comment Commuting by canoe
The product link is broken. Could you please replace it with a product name/description and a picture directly in your post?
May
12
revised Commuting by canoe
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Apr
22
comment Non-gun hunting tools for small game
Marcus, did you every buy or build a slingshot and give it a try? (Not necessarily for hunting.) I'm curious about your experience.
Apr
14
revised Backup prusik for Abseiling: Where does it go?
emphasize "it would be bad" disadvantage
Apr
4
revised Improving sport climbing skills
general minor cleanup
Apr
4
comment Improving sport climbing skills
No time for a full answer now, but yes, based on received wisdom it will be more profitable and less likely to result in injury to simply climb for about one year before considering specific training tools. If you do train, train on "slopers" (where your entire fingers are in contact with the hold) -- see this answer for an explanation. Have fun climbing!
Apr
4
revised Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
add link to newest, lightest half/twin on the market
Mar
31
revised Replacing rope/cord/tape/slings on protection gear
formatting; revert if you dislike the change
Mar
24
revised Climbing through the cracks
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Mar
22
revised What do I do if I lose my belay plate?
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Mar
21
comment What do I do if I lose my belay plate?
@Ben I agree with Liam: it would be good to add that method as an answer. Apparently I don't remember it correctly. Three ovals is a lot more reasonable.
Mar
21
comment What do I do if I lose my belay plate?
@BenCrowell (1) I'm pretty sure I remember FotH saying that you must use oval carabiners for that setup. How many people are carrying six ovals these days? (2) There are several options to add friction to a Munter; one is extra turns on the spine as linked in the answer above; another is the "Super Munter.".
Mar
20
comment What do I do if I lose my belay plate?
Nice self Q&A. +1 on both. :-)
Mar
20
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Mar
20
comment What do I do if I lose my belay plate?
@BenCrowell I remember seeing that in that book. I can't remember if it is supposed to be superior to the HMS; do you? I remember thinking that it would be easier to carry a second ATC than enough ovals to set that up.
Mar
19
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