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Feb
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answered Roping together on an icy path?
Feb
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comment Roping together on an icy path?
@BenCrowell, you definitely can self-arrest with trekking poles, done it many times. It's just a different kind of technique. Of course, not as effective as with an ice axe. And not on the ice, only on the snow. Still, there are few mountaineers who can self-arrest even with an ice axe properly on ice steeper than 10 degrees.
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accepted How to warm up your cold toes and fingers?
Dec
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comment How to warm up your cold toes and fingers?
Welcome to Outdoors.StackExchange! It looks like that you were commenting to newenglander's answer about breathing. Than this should be a comment, not an answer. You can oress "add comment" below the answer to leave comments. Still, your advice about swinging arms and legs would be a good answer, but this just duplicates one of the already existing answers. If you want to emphasise something that was not mentioned before, please feel free to edit your answer. You can find more info about this site and its conventions here: outdoors.stackexchange.com/about
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Nov
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answered Is it really that unsafe to touch a stranger's wound?
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comment Avoiding tangles when leading on double ropes
Just a short comment not worth an answer: it becomes much better with practice. When I was younger, I could easily mess up just 2 ropes when rappeling: a rappeling rope and a belay rope. Now it improved much. And I've once seen a team of pros do a very complex operation during rescue competition and all their 6 ropes were perfectly fine.
Nov
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comment How to use a Rap Ring
...And the reason why you need a rap ring or a carabiner is that you shouldn't pass the rope throught the loop directly. In such a case if the rope slips a little, the rope-to-loop friction destros the loop instantly and you fall down.
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Sep
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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
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comment Carry a larger water bottle or a smaller water bottle for backpacking?
Could mister downvoter explain his opinion a little, please?
Sep
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answered Carry a larger water bottle or a smaller water bottle for backpacking?
Sep
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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
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answered To stuff or not to stuff (the rain-fly of a tent)