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Sep
28
awarded  Yearling
Sep
20
comment Carry a larger water bottle or a smaller water bottle for backpacking?
@DonBranson, it's quite common for long autonomous trips, when you carry all your food and gear, and don't visit stores (;)) or huts.
Sep
20
comment Carry a larger water bottle or a smaller water bottle for backpacking?
Could mister downvoter explain his opinion a little, please?
Sep
13
answered Carry a larger water bottle or a smaller water bottle for backpacking?
Sep
2
comment What are the suitable choices of crampons for Scarpa Charmoz GTX Women boots?
I'd like to add that one would prefer to make usage of a heel bail/welt and choose semi-automatic (aka newmatic) crampons, because completely strap bindings (aka universal crampons) hold on the boot not as good as semi-automatic ones.
Aug
30
answered To stuff or not to stuff (the rain-fly of a tent)
Aug
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Aug
23
comment How to prepare for and survive wildfire?
Please take a look at this question: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/3730/… . It does not address all your issues, but you can still find it useful.
Aug
20
answered At what point do I need snow goggles or glacier glasses when hiking?
Aug
15
comment How dangerous is it to fall 3 meters when lead climbing?
Note: when you fall while clipping in, you fall 3m to the previous anchor + 3m to the lower anchor because you have 3m of "free" rope + some distance due to rope elasticity.
Aug
14
comment Will the benefit of an axe outweigh the drawbacks and win over a large knife?
A saw is indeed a very good choice for individual camping: it is lighter, faster and easier to use then an axe. If your group is >1 people, you can also use a "string" saw like this one: rei.com/product/775079/…
Aug
10
comment Are there 1-person 4-season tents?
@MarkE, oh, I'm not suggesting any model, just found something under "4 season" in Ferrino catalogue (sorry, I have no time for a better market analysis). The best thing would be to find something similar, but with 2 canvas.
Aug
10
answered Are there 1-person 4-season tents?
Jul
31
comment Improvising Heavy Rain Protection for a Backpack
Sorry, but your answer is full of marketing names for rather trivial things. Maybe you could edit a bit?
Jul
24
answered What range should I expect for a reasonable set of walkie-talkies / two-way radio?
Jul
24
comment Why do many climbers appear to not trust their belay loops?
@WedaPashi, exactly. But now you can trust manuals from Petzl/BD/etc, which allow and encourge using belay loop without additional backup.
Jul
23
answered Why do many climbers appear to not trust their belay loops?
Jul
17
revised Whats the best way to abseil off a ledge with the anchor at foot level?
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Jul
17
awarded  Custodian
Jul
17
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Whats the best way to abseil off a ledge with the anchor at foot level?