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Apr
4
comment Technique and physical conditioning for crack climbing
@Mr.Derp youtube.com/watch?v=v5LwzasSsZ8
Apr
4
comment Online instructional videos for crack climbing
I did not think it was a duplicate, just really similar. But I see that all the links in my answer are dead now! :-( I'll have to see if I can fix that tomorrow.
Apr
4
comment Online instructional videos for crack climbing
FWIW the Accepted answer is essentially the same as my answer here, but less detailed.
Mar
31
comment What is a good knife for survival in a forested environment?
@Erik Thanks. I cannot seem to find the official product page now so I replaced it with a link to a review.
Mar
9
comment What do I do if I lose my belay plate?
Related: (437)
Mar
8
comment Is it possible to rappel with only a rope? (No harness, Prusik cord, or other gear)
Qwerky, based on Andrew's comment I was about to edit this answer to remove the misleading final photo, assuming this to be an abandoned post. However I see from your activity page that you have recently logged in to this site therefore I ask instead: will you remove that photo, please? The rest of the answer is good but I do not want to up-vote something dangerous.
Mar
4
comment Abandoning a multi pitch climb
Liam, I am genuinely curious: what are the elements of Erik's answer that make it superior to mine? By my comprehension I attempted to express the same things he did but apparently I did it poorly. I wish to improve my style.
Mar
4
comment How much should your backpack weigh?
@BenCrowell This journal says 8,000 calories a day for Tour cyclists: mensjournal.com/health-fitness/nutrition/… Admittedly that is for professional athletes, but they are usually not physically the largest people and it is a 21 day race, so 5000 to 6000 calories seems reasonable to me for fit hiker.
Mar
3
comment How much should your backpack weigh?
@BenCrowell Estimates appear widely variable. Ref: equipped.outdoors.org/2013/04/… Would you cite your source for 3800kcal/day for through-hikers?
Mar
3
comment How to overcome fear of falling in lead climbing
I am guessing that "get one with it" should be "get on with it" but I hesitate to edit for you.
Mar
3
comment Why aren't there any electric stoves that can be used for cooking where you can't build a fire?
I didn't want to upvote this as "hot questions" get disproportional attention, but after a complete reading to withhold would be unjust. +1
Feb
17
comment Where exactly would be the kill of this squirrel?
@Escoce that of course depends on your choice of choke as well. A bird shot through a full choke at 50 feet is going to completely pepper that target. i.stack.imgur.com/3i61U.jpg
Feb
17
comment What respirator should I get for urbex?
Don't confuse respirators with standard dust masks, the kind that looks like bra cups. True respirators have a rubber boot to form a good seal with your face and check valves to positively isolate exhale and inhale path. So basically I was right. :^)
Feb
13
comment Bouldering beside the freeway
Possible duplicate: (6194)
Feb
10
comment How to safely train for and grip pockets?
@StrongBad I don't think I can fully agree with that definition. A vertical crimp is still a crimp is it not? I think it has more to do with unsupported flexion of the second joint.
Feb
10
comment How to safely train for and grip pockets?
For the moment disregarding my concern about outliers, here is a video of Daniel Woods doing a three finger hand (at 0:47) youtube.com/watch?v=wKErwc0w3y8 His pinky definitely bent at the palm (MCP joint) but not maximally. The finger is curled. How does this compare to your own hand position?
Feb
10
comment How to safely train for and grip pockets?
Ah, Jan Hojer. Seen that before, and it's still amazing especially because he is a big guy. I shall now have to look for more training photos and videos myself, but I am not certainly how useful it is to look at the strongest in the world. They are wonderful outliers that can get away with things that would crush a mortal like me.
Feb
10
comment Which fingers to use in a 2 finger pocket when rock climbing?
@lejonet Alright.
Feb
10
comment How to safely train for and grip pockets?
Interesting. Then I hope it is possible for me to train my hands to stay in the less separated position naturally, as it seems safer. I haven't put much effort into changing it as I've been avoiding pockets as explained. Thank you.
Feb
10
comment Which fingers to use in a 2 finger pocket when rock climbing?
@lejonet Since it seems you have some familiarity with the subject would you please consider my own question here?: (10871)