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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?
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
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!
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
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
16
comment What precautions are needed for caving
Could you give some examples of the kind of footwear that works best for caving?
Mar
14
comment Painful leather hiking boots - persevere or give up?
Would you please try to provide the name of this product?
Feb
16
comment Climbing with a much lighter partner?
Great! I hope you enjoyed your climbing. Did you take an introductory class?
Feb
14
comment Climbing through the cracks
By the way, what do you mean by: "with the aid of equipment like Pegs." Is that a training tool (peg board?) or some kind of aid pro?
Feb
13
comment Climbing with a much lighter partner?
@Blackbear I see. For reference would you mind telling me each of your weights?
Feb
13
comment Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
Thanks for the Accept. :-)
Feb
7
comment What EXACTLY is the chemical coating on the outside of GoreTex?
I suggest flagging this question for migration to Chemistry.
Feb
7
comment When should I retire my rope
Thanks for the Accept. I just added one more section/reference to my answer.
Feb
7
comment FiveFingers Spyridon for Climbing?
@NatureRules Would you please clarify the exact use you envision and are inquiring about? Liam has edited this question to specify mountaineering but I am not convinced that was your original intent.
Feb
6
comment What is the longest time you can go, eating only freeze-dried food?
Thanks, and +1.