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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...


Apr
15
revised Trekking poles: what are the pros and cons of Anti-shock vs standard designs?
added tags and another qualification
Apr
15
comment Trekking poles: what are the pros and cons of Anti-shock vs standard designs?
@BenCrowell - That may be, but I know that on my last trip where I borrowed some poles I found them almost indispensable for my knees compared to the previous trip without. So I know there is at least something to them. That's the only reason I'm now interested in them after years of thinking they were just another "accessory."
Apr
14
asked Trekking poles: what are the pros and cons of Anti-shock vs standard designs?
Apr
14
comment Is it safe to use denatured alcohol as an antiseptic?
@BenCrowell - That's an understandable question, but would you put gasoline in your wound? I certainly wouldn't. The denatured alcohol is tantamount to that. I just can't see any potential benefit outweighing the risk of pouring hazardous chemicals into an open wound.
Apr
9
reviewed Approve What would be a safe ascent rate when mountaineering?
Mar
31
awarded  Custodian
Mar
31
reviewed No Action Needed Vibram FiveFingers, useful, gimic?
Mar
31
reviewed No Action Needed Does low blood pressure have an effect on Acute Mountain Sickness?
Mar
28
comment What material is the wick under the burner on a multi-fuel stove?
@AndrewWelch - Also check out this site: firesleeveandtape.com
Mar
28
revised What material is the wick under the burner on a multi-fuel stove?
added 226 characters in body
Mar
28
revised What material is the wick under the burner on a multi-fuel stove?
added some more information and external references
Mar
28
reviewed Approve Pros and cons of Tent vs bivvy bag
Mar
28
comment What material is the wick under the burner on a multi-fuel stove?
Fiberglass is just glass fibers and glass is made of silica so...yeah.
Mar
27
comment What material is the wick under the burner on a multi-fuel stove?
Please feel free to add in sources for fiberglass insulation/wick other than the ones I listed. This stuff is used everywhere so I wasn't about to attempt to include them all.
Mar
27
answered What material is the wick under the burner on a multi-fuel stove?
Mar
27
revised What material is the wick under the burner on a multi-fuel stove?
Changed title to more clearly reflect the content of the question
Mar
27
comment What material is the wick under the burner on a multi-fuel stove?
@Liam You sure about that cotton? Yes polyester melts (and then eventually burns too), but cotton burns for sure.
Mar
27
reviewed Edit Pros and cons of Tent vs bivvy bag
Mar
27
revised Pros and cons of Tent vs bivvy bag
Added section on exposing backpack and footwear to the elements and animals. and Reworded the suggested edit
Mar
25
reviewed Close In rock-climbing, how do I safely belay another climber?