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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...


Mar
11
comment How to Clean Rock-Climbing Shoes
Oh yeah about the foot powders for odor control...I don't recommend it. It eventually accumulates in the shoes and kind of makes this combined, congealed conglomeration of sweat, dirt, skin cells, and foot powder that feels really nasty.
Mar
11
revised Preferred way to wrap someone with Hypothermia?
fixed busted link and re-worded some phrases
Mar
11
comment How should I treat hypothermia?
This is the proper link. Sorry, didn't know the link was busted. And @Greg.Ley I'm with you. This old practice needs to go.
Mar
11
revised Can body-to-body rewarming be used as a last resort treatment of hypothermia?
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Mar
11
comment Can body-to-body rewarming be used as a last resort treatment of hypothermia?
@OlinLathrop - My training taught not to give any food or liquids to a severely hypothermic person as it can cause other problems, like a blocked airway. But giving food and liquid to a person with mild to moderate hypothermia was recommended to help supply the calories for them to generate heat on their own.
Mar
11
answered Can body-to-body rewarming be used as a last resort treatment of hypothermia?
Mar
11
revised Can body-to-body rewarming be used as a last resort treatment of hypothermia?
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Mar
10
comment Can body-to-body rewarming be used as a last resort treatment of hypothermia?
What stage of hypothermia? The answer would differ between 1st stage vs severe hypothermia.
Mar
5
answered What to do with old hydration bladders?
Mar
5
awarded  Enthusiast
Feb
27
revised Do bear-safe rules still apply in the winter?
Added reference and reformatted
Feb
27
comment Things to keep away from climbing ropes
@DavidR - Thanks. There was another online resource that was more all-encompassing that I've referenced before when I had to train some people on rope, but I couldn't remember where it is. If I find it I'll edit this to be a little more concise. It really covers all the same stuff though.
Feb
27
comment Do bag liners add the same warmth value to all sleeping bags?
I don't think it's reasonable to trust that a liner would actually add the claimed 15° (or other number) to any sleeping bag no matter the bag's temperature rating, even though I know they do add some insulation. I'd maybe count on getting about half of what is put on the label. Liners to me are more about preserving the insulation in the bag itself so that it stays cleaner longer and thus maintains its insulating capacity longer.
Feb
27
comment Do bag liners add the same warmth value to all sleeping bags?
I think this makes sense. Thermodynamics is the same backpacking or not. However I wish we had a way to confirm this by testing. The real question to me though is does it truly provide the indicated 15° boost. My guess is that figure is more marketing than real R-value.
Feb
24
revised Is there special etiquette for hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) during AT Season
clarified what season is being referenced
Feb
24
revised Is there special etiquette for hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) during AT Season
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Feb
24
suggested suggested edit on Is there special etiquette for hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) during AT Season
Feb
24
answered Is there special etiquette for hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) during AT Season
Feb
22
comment How to find a secluded cabin to rent
I'm thinking the folks at the Travel Answers SE might possibly be better able to answer this question. As it stands it's ambiguous enough to maybe fit here, but certainly leans towards 'travel' over 'great outdoors'. That's my two cents anyway.
Feb
12
awarded  Necromancer