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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.
Feb
6
comment What is the longest time you can go, eating only freeze-dried food?
Could you provide a reference regarding one of these ocean racers and his diet?
Feb
6
comment Can a Finger Pulley injury be predicted / anticipated?
@Miguel Since you appreciate the work I put into this answer would you consider taking another look at my answer to this question? I also put a lot of work into that one. (More, actually.)
Feb
5
comment What are some effective ways of removing stains from my bush knife?
Okay, I'll try to provide a useful answer at that time.
Feb
5
comment What are some effective ways of removing stains from my bush knife?
Also, what finish is on the blade?
Feb
5
comment What are some effective ways of removing stains from my bush knife?
A picture of the blade in question would help to focus answers to appropriate methods. Also, is the blade carbon on stainless steel?
Feb
5
comment First crampon grade to buy
I recommend summarizing some of the points from the Andy Kirkpatrick article and including them here to make this more of a stand-alone answer.
Feb
5
comment “Must Have” in a starter Trad Rack
What is a "Texas prusik system?" I was taught how to use a Purcell Prusik for a foot loop along with a short waist Prusik. How is this similar or different?
Feb
5
comment Is it possible to check the safety of a used climbing rope?
Also related: outdoors.stackexchange.com/q/1533/133
Feb
5
comment Preventing cross-loading on belay carabiners
@Felix Thanks for pointing that out. I use an ATC and a DMM Oval for belay, but it's always good to know how to use other systems correctly if needed!
Feb
4
comment Is it possible to check the safety of a used climbing rope?
I decided to vote this as a duplicate. There is to me no clear the difference between "some optical inspector for integrity" and "a check that says something like ..." Sorry. :-/