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Dec
14
comment What's the most remote place in the continental 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?
Nov
20
comment Tips and tricks for backpacking with a guitar
This acoustic is one I've really been considering.
Nov
20
comment Tips and tricks for backpacking with a guitar
If it helps some answers, this is the travel guitar I'm heavily considering. Didn't think I should include that in the question though.
Nov
20
comment Tips and tricks for backpacking with a guitar
This is also an interesting one. Seems fairly compact.
Nov
20
comment Tips and tricks for backpacking with a guitar
This is interesting, I was thinking more along the lines of an acoustic, but I could consider this option. How much does this setup weigh? (kg/lbs, either one)
Nov
20
comment Tips and tricks for backpacking with a guitar
@GreenstoneWalker - No worries at all. I do appreciate the apologies though. And I see where you're coming from. Listening to someone attempt to play an instrument, especially unsuccessfully, can certainly try one's patience.
Nov
19
comment Tips and tricks for backpacking with a guitar
Well, got that part. I've just never backpacked with a guitar before.
Nov
18
comment Which types of wood will make food taste bad?
I'm personally not a fan of the flavors imparted by burning red oak, or white oak for that matter.
Nov
18
comment Are Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel truly toxic to burn in a campfire?
I definitely laughed there. And fair enough, I wanted more specificity but wasn't specific enough even still. And where did you find out that it's destroyed by heat?
Nov
18
comment Are Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel truly toxic to burn in a campfire?
Hey I edited my question to help clarify what I'm looking for. This is good stuff to know, and I'm sure that guy's fine, but I'd really like to know the true measured toxicity of burning the wood, if that even exists somewhere.
Nov
18
comment What are the most common stinging plants to be aware of in North America?
@BenCrowell - Yikes that stuff sounds awful. It sounds like it's especially difficult to remove from skin and clothes as well. I'm possibly moving to CA soon, so that's good to know.
Nov
10
comment Arm compression sleeves for climbing
Good deal! Also, welcome to TGO!