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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 contiguous 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 contiguous US?
@AffableGeek - I would love to know what that trail is.
Dec
14
comment What's the most remote place in the contiguous 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 contiguous 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 contiguous 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)
Dec
14
comment What's the most remote place in the contiguous US?
Yeah, I intentionally said 'continental US' because Alaska is a no brainer answer if you say just 'US.' And if you broaden the question to North America, then Canada is a shoe-in for have the most remote place.
Dec
13
comment Is this Chinese rock climbing gear manufacturer reliable?
To me, it's a huge red flag that it's not in the UIAA database. It doesn't necessarily mean it's unsafe gear, but it doesn't mean that it is.
Dec
13
comment Is this Chinese rock climbing gear manufacturer reliable?
+1 for "...when you have any doubt about any piece of gear, don't use it."
Dec
13
comment Is this Chinese rock climbing gear manufacturer reliable?
I personally would not be the guinea pig to figure out if this is reliable gear. I'd like to see some reputable 3rd party testing before I'd trust my life or someone else's to such unknown hardware. My 2 cents.
Dec
13
comment Is there special etiquette for hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) during AT Season
@KateGregory - Yes, absolutely. Made sense when I wrote it, but I see how that could be confusing.
Dec
10
comment Toproping with two ropes joined by a double fisherman's
Also the fact that the double fisherman's is not the best choice of knots for this either: not as strong and very difficult to untie after being weighted.
Dec
10
comment Lowering off from anchors vs. rappelling after a climb?
"In direct" is unnecessary and confusing, as you mention. And "off-belay" is not the same as "off-rope." "Off-belay" means the belayer needs to stick around and is possibly still required. "Off-rope" means they are completely done.
Dec
10
comment Tent placement?
If the current answers do not contain enough detail, it could help to add more specific information to your question to get the detail you're seeking. These aren't bad answers from my perspective, but I'm not in Australia...
Nov
22
comment Groups: What are proper occasions for a large, shared hole for waste?
I can certainly understand your strategy here. Most of the trips I've led are with youth, and they don't always like to dig the proper cat-hole, especially the girls. Do you ever take anything like lime to spread in the hole between uses help to alleviate the stench?