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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.
Dec
15
comment Technical clothing brands for extra long arms?
I have a Rab softshell, and yes it has loooong sleeves, good for reaching. I'm a medium and 5'9" and the sleeves could definitely be shorter. They make excellent gear by the way.
Dec
15
comment What's the most remote place in the continental US?
Technically, yes. Still would be good info though.
Dec
15
comment Which knot for climbing: figure eight, yosemite bowline, bowline on a bight?
The bowline on a bight does not need a backup stopper. It is a complete knot, but it's good practice to back it up, as well as the figure eight. The standard bowline, however, is a different story. I wouldn't climb on it.
Dec
14
comment What's the most remote place in the continental US?
@AffableGeek - I would love to know what that trail is.
Dec
14
comment What's the most remote place in the continental US?
I think we might have a winner! This is pretty much exactly the type of thing I was looking for. And so far, it looks like my casual mention of Montana was a good guess.
Dec
14
comment What's the most remote place in the continental US?
@Liam - No, I don't. That's why I said continental US. Alaska is too easy and obvious if I just said the US.
Dec
14
comment What's the most remote place in the continental US?
Yes, my question does imply that by my introduction, but that isn't necessarily what I'm wanting to know. Maybe I should re-word that. I don't necessarily want to visit whatever may be the most remote location, depending on what that location is. I really just want to know what's the most inaccessible location in the States? (not including the obvious Alaska, which is not continental)