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A guy who is into a little bit of everything...music (listening and making it), photography, DIY, technology, the outdoors (hiking, backpacking, climbing...), and trying to live by grace through faith. I also currently work at a high adventure camp in the Southeast where I also do a little bit of everything...


Aug
29
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
29
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
28
comment Safe Way to Mark a Carabiner
So did you have any success with marking the gates of your carabiners? Did it last?
Aug
28
revised What are some effective ways to deal with sand when camping on or near the beach?
edited title
Aug
28
asked What are some effective ways to deal with sand when camping on or near the beach?
Aug
16
answered Applications of a slip knot in climbing?
Aug
16
comment Dealing with large runouts during sport climbing
Often these type of routes with such long runout are actually mixed routes. These require placing some protection as you would with trad climbing, in addition to the bolts. A true sport route requires no additional protection to be placed to climb it safely. If you don't know how to do that, then I'd recommend getting a friend who does trad reliably to teach you.
Aug
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on high-altitude tag wiki excerpt
Jul
23
reviewed Edit suggested edit on How can I find manuals for old Kelty equipment?
Jul
23
revised How can I find manuals for old Kelty equipment?
fixed grammar, turned question into a statement
Jul
19
comment Would 4mil polyethylene plastic make a good tarp tent? Clear Plastic Tarp?
Is the cost the only reason you're considering this idea? If so, then I think for just a little more money you could get a general purpose utility tarp and that would be far more durable. This kind of plastic wouldn't last more than a couple nights, that is, if it would even make it through one night without ripping or getting a hole in it somewhere.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
11
awarded  Notable Question
May
19
comment How to dry wet shoes quickly?
I second this. One of the trails I frequent in the summer has almost 30 stream/river crossings in about 7 miles. It's not worth it to change shoes that many times so I use trail runners that drain easily instead of boots. And merino socks are essential. Never had any blisters this way either.
May
12
comment Trekking poles: what are the pros and cons of Anti-shock vs standard designs?
Well I just bought some trekking poles so maybe I will be able to answer my own question in a few months.
May
12
revised How to dry Gore-Tex boots in the field
Corrected some grammar and spelling errors
May
12
answered How to dry Gore-Tex boots in the field
May
12
comment Scarpa Manta - what size
Hey Jonathan welcome to The Great Outdoors! This type of question is not exactly meant for this site, so you're not going to have much luck here. It's too localized to a specific brand and model and could be considered a shopping question. If you haven't already done so, please check out this page about what types of questions to avoid, and conversely this page about how to ask good questions.
May
10
comment Learning to fall when leading: what is good fall technique?
I like this. As a friend of mine would say, "Take out the trash!" Mentally, clear your mind and stop thinking about it and just do it. Make the move and don't worry about falling. Stay loose and stay relaxed.
May
5
awarded  Necromancer