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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. :-/
Feb
3
comment Can you use a rope that has been in storage for a few years?
Could you add a link to one of the Safety Research Group reports? Otherwise this answer is spot on.
Jan
28
comment Pink Winter Sleeping Bags
I don't know. In this case the product seems to be discontinued. I think an argument could be made for closing or even deleting this question since it was specific to a certain time. (You would not lose any reputation points if this were done because of the age of the post.)
Jan
27
comment Are there Latex Free climbing tapes
@Jean You're welcome. If you get the EX1 tape will you tell me how well it works?
Jan
24
comment How to estimate is the branch thick enough to stand on it?
Great question, but I don't know if you'll get a well qualified answer here. I suggest asking professional arborists. Of course they should also be connected with a rope, but they should at least have experience with what does and does not hold weight, be able to recognize a rotten branch, etc.
Jan
17
comment Belly flopping top outs
@bashophil Do tell.
Jan
17
comment Belly flopping top outs
If you are a bad-ass: youtube.com/watch?v=KI4-ZHYy9IQ :-) (I most assuredly am not.)