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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?
Jul
17
revised Whats the best way to abseil off a ledge with the anchor at foot level?
corrected a typo
Jul
17
answered Whats the best way to abseil off a ledge with the anchor at foot level?
Jul
17
comment PLB, SPOT, and similar services; is there any relevant difference in reliability?
Could you please add a bit of information about international use to your answer?
Jul
16
answered What are the properties I should look for in running shoes?
Jul
16
comment What are the properties I should look for in running shoes?
@PaulIrofti, consider asking on Physical Fitness SE (fitness.stackexchange.com), it's wisited by more runners, and you question almost doesn't concern Outdoors at all.
Jul
12
answered Why can't a Figure-of-8 descender be used for SRT?
Jul
9
revised What are the minimum set of shoes required for hiking outdoors
grammar
Jul
8
comment Where to carry a folding knife when hiking?
@WedaPashi, why not?
Jul
8
answered What are the minimum set of shoes required for hiking outdoors
Jul
3
comment For fording cold rivers, is there any special clothing (as opposed to makeshift bags or tightly connected raintrousers) to stay dry and warm?
@gerrit, fording glacier rivers is cold, but you are staying in the water for 1 minute, and feet take only a small percent of body surface. Never heard of people getting injuries from hypothermia when fording (if they are not washed away). To make it more comfortable, you can add a plastic bag between a sock and a sandal, this will hold water for a while.
Jul
2
comment For fording cold rivers, is there any special clothing (as opposed to makeshift bags or tightly connected raintrousers) to stay dry and warm?
You should really check what's behind the claims that sandals are dangerous practice. It may be because it's cold (go fast and have dry sock/boots ready), because they are uncomfortable or can slip off (choose good model), because rocks may be rolling with the stream (it's the most serious claim imo, but the probability is low and no guarantee that boots are much better with this).
Jun
17
answered Light-weight emergency overnight-gear
Jun
14
comment Sweating in sleeping bag
@Tradsud, no, the temperature seems fine. Though I'm not familiar with military bags, they might have different scale of just be of worse quality (less breathable) than civil outdoor bags.
Jun
14
comment Identifying named peaks from the summit of a north-american peak
@DavidR, printed (and possibly laminated) material answers your question. Of course, this should be prepared in advance (but planning your backcountry trip in advance is always a good idea).
Jun
13
comment Sweating in sleeping bag
Maybe your sleeping bag is too warm for your weather. What are the raitings of the bag and what's the weather? Also, do other people in your tent have similar problems? Maybe your tent is not ventilated enough.
Jun
13
answered Identifying named peaks from the summit of a north-american peak
Apr
8
comment Avalanche forecast in North America?
Unfortunately, there is no simple practical rule that tells you when you can go. This is a note to potential readers: do not reverse the advice and say "ok, it was only 13 cm snow and only slope is 25 degrees, so I'll go".
Apr
6
revised Tips for outdoor during the dark winter?
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