1,583 reputation
825
bio website
location United States
age 29
visits member for 1 year, 4 months
seen yesterday

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...


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
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
comment How to Clean Rock-Climbing Shoes
Just a word of caution from experience: drying wet, leather climbing (or other) shoes with heat will cause the leather to shrink some. So unless you want a smaller size, I recommend just using the fan or other air movement.
Feb
12
comment Good “real” fridge for car camping
Shopping question?
Feb
12
comment How to Clean Rock-Climbing Shoes
Coffee beans will also do the same thing.
Feb
12
comment Advantages to hammock camping on multi-night trips
@JustinC - I edited it so hopefully this is better.
Feb
12
comment How to Clean Rock-Climbing Shoes
Define clean: just get rid of the smell, or also get rid of all the dirt and grime accompanying the odor?
Feb
10
comment Advantages to hammock camping on multi-night trips
@JustinC - Great point. My goal was to try to create a question that would create a comprehensive summary of the pros of a hammock versus a tent, the converse of the question about the downsides. I could provide a specific season or scenario, but then it seems there would need to be a question for each season, etc. Regardless, it seems that some type of documenting of the advantages of hammocks would be useful to those who are either new to it or considering it. I think there is a definitive answer to this if I just figure out how to ask it the right way.
Feb
8
comment Boot tongue orientation?
How do the boots feel though? Does this tongue migration cause discomfort, or do the boots remain comfortable? In other words, if you didn't look at the tongue, would you have even known the tongue had shifted? I had some shoes that did this and I quit worrying about it because they feel fine.
Feb
8
comment Advantages to hammock camping on multi-night trips
Can I improve this question? If so, how?
Jan
26
comment Walking trailers
You answered your own question: Carry Less.
Jan
26
comment Walking trailers
Agreed. If you're on terrain where this trailer would actually be usable, then a bike is certainly a better option. Or carry less if you must walk.
Jan
26
comment Methods for taping hands, wrists, and fingers for climbing?
Your answer is great, but as you say, you're only familiar with a couple of methods, so I'm looking to see if we can get some more contribitions. I've been tempted to hit "Accept" a few times already, but I'm thinking accepting now may inhibit that. I'm going to edit the question to see if that helps get more input.
Jan
21
comment Should a hiker be concerned about wolves in the back-country?
I would like to know this as well. I don't frequent areas with wolves usually, but it's always good to be prepared.
Jan
20
comment Sleeping with two people in one hammock
Glad to help! Also don't accept just my answer too quickly. Someone else may have a better answer than me. There are some knowledgable and experienced folks here. By the way, having a DoubleNest for just yourself is pretty nice.
Jan
20
comment Sleeping with two people in one hammock
Good, well-written question!
Jan
20
comment How should I treat hypothermia?
and by answer I meant the link you reference.
Jan
20
comment How should I treat hypothermia?
Also I highly recommend taking a class in Wilderness First Aid or higher. It will better prepare you to deal with topics like these. This question deals with some programs to consider.