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Feb
3
comment Easily accessible, short hikes in New Mexico?
So far I'm looking at Sandia near Albuquerque and possibly some stuff up towards Sante Fe. I'm actively researching this so the question may evolve.
Feb
2
comment Is it ever necessary to double up locking carabiners?
I do think it could vary on the particular usage. There are so many sports/activities/disciplines/jobs... where carabiners (locking/non-locking) are used. Are you referring to specifcally in rock climbing I take it?
Feb
2
comment Easily accessible, short hikes in New Mexico?
Thanks! Information like this is what I'm looking for. And yes, I know my criteria are bit at odds, so I did some slight editing to the question in hopes of making it less conflicting.
Jan
26
comment What is the most effective way to keep warm in a Hammock in below freezing weather?
Are you wanting to know how to be warmer in general? Or just how to keep your feet warmer? Your question isn't specific there. And are you using any type of vapor barrier below your hammock?
Jan
26
comment Dozens of dead little spiders in the snow
Please include the location, as that's likely a big determining factor in answering this question.
Jan
26
comment Is there a (long-distance-) trail without any available maps?
Haven't been on here in quite some time but this piqued my interest. I vote to keep, on the grounds that it has potential to be a very interesting, answerable question, but it needs to be completely reworded to be both more answerable and a with a disclaimer of solicitation... @MAP
Nov
15
comment What's the most remote place in the contiguous US?
@ab2 - I've edited the question to the correct word. I'm usually a stickler for correct grammar and word usage, but I missed that one. So yes, I meant 'contiguous' not 'continental.'
Mar
21
comment What's a realistic distance to expect boys aged 11-17 to sea kayak in a single day?
I second what @mattnz said. Also on the many trips I've done with similar age groups with little to no experience, I tend to go by an average of 1 mile per hour pace. This has served me well. It allows time for the weaker paddlers if you must make a destination by a certain time, but if you have a quick group then you have some extra time at stops / points of interest / camp. Yes it's slow, but it can be fun to make yourself slow down.
Feb
14
comment Bag technique for washing clothes while backpacking?
Yes, this is how I wash my stuff on long trips. I actually posted an answer about it in the 2nd link you put up there. I just use a Zip-loc bag, specifically the kind with double seals.
Jan
20
comment What knot is this one? What are its purposes?
Hard to tell from these photos, but it most closely resembles a buntline hitch. And they don't all appear to be tied the same way either.
Jan
5
comment Where in the US can I find green mountains to hike like in Scotland, such as Dalveen Pass?
I do love the balds, since I frequent several in my region, but they aren't quite the same. Though still very much worth visiting if you never have.
Jan
5
comment Where in the US can I find green mountains to hike like in Scotland, such as Dalveen Pass?
This photo seems a bit enhanced, but is it really that vividly green?
Jan
5
comment Does “dive your deepest dive first” still apply when using a computer?
In short, it's much safer practice to do this. Theoretically, you could dive deeper after a shallower dive if absolutely necessary, since your computer will calculate the estimated nitrogen saturation and appropriate bottom time for you. I personally would not make a habit of doing this because you're pushing your margins of safety.
Jan
5
comment Does “dive your deepest dive first” still apply when using a computer?
I'm not qualified enough to completely answer this, but it doesn't matter if you use a computer or tables, you dive deep first. It has do with the nitrogen building up in your tissues as you dive, and of course deeper dives cause it to happen much more rapidly. Putting shallower dives after deep ones act effectively somewhat like safety stops, so that you don't get nitrogen narcosis or worse, some type of decompression illness (or in extreme cases, death). Just curious, did they not cover the reason for this in your course?
Dec
15
comment How much does it cost to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail?
Great answer! I had roughly figured in my head that it would likely cost total around $5000, but that wasn't based on anything solid really, just conjecture. And I'm a little bit jealous.
Dec
15
comment Is there special etiquette for hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) during AT Season
Why the downvotes people? Doesn't help to downvote and not say why.
Dec
15
comment Is there special etiquette for hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) during AT Season
I've section hiked a couple hundred miles of the AT and generally this is what I practice. It's a respect thing for me. Someone who is willing to hike the whole AT deserves priority in my opinion. And far too many people are inconsiderate, so if I can be the opposite of that, even if it's unnecessary, I think it's worth it.
Dec
15
comment Is this Chinese rock climbing gear manufacturer reliable?
Yes, sorry. Didn't realize you were in Italy.
Dec
15
comment If I'm caught in lightning above tree-line, what should I do?
+1 for proper sources
Dec
15
comment Is this Chinese rock climbing gear manufacturer reliable?
@Dakatine - If you're looking for deals on gear, Sierra Trading Post often has closeouts on new, quality gear. I've gotten a ton of stuff from them, and they send out good (and tempting) coupons in the email all the time which help a lot. I'm not affiliated with them in any way, just to clear that up.