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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!
Nov
10
comment Methods for taping hands, wrists, and fingers for climbing?
Is there a way you could achieve similar support for the wrist without entirely covering the palm? I haven't come up with anything myself.
Nov
10
comment Arm compression sleeves for climbing
Some good thoughts here, and I like it, but some references are always beneficial, especially regarding medically related issues.
Nov
10
comment Arm compression sleeves for climbing
Sorry, but I'm also inclined to agree that this doesn't answer the question above. While it's quite interesting information, and a good response, it is an answer to a different question. This seems more about arguing for the validity of the principal of compression sleeves, but doesn't address this for climbing, which is quite different from cycling. However I think there's some potential here if it can be directed towards climbing.
Oct
15
comment Methods for taping injured wrists
This is related to my question here. Possible duplicate? There's some grey area there, mine is intended to be all-encompassing, but this is specifically on the wrist, but related to climbing it seems. I don't know...just throwing it out there.
Oct
7
comment What clothing or gear should I wear to prevent ticks?
I meant what style of wader. For example, chest waders, waist waders or hip waders.
Oct
6
comment What clothing or gear should I wear to prevent ticks?
What kind of waders? And am I correct in assuming you're trying to keep junk from even entering the waders? Including this info in your question will help get better answers.
Sep
29
comment What are some effective ways to deal with sand when camping on or near the beach?
This is going to be a really tough one for me to accept just one answer. So far you guys have provided some great responses!
Sep
24
comment How to repair the broken stitching and seams in my leather boots?
I've also got some leather boots that need some TLC to keep going, but my issue is cracks in the leather around the toe, mostly where it bends, not busted stitching. Been brainstorming some solutions for a while, but was hoping to get a some solid info before I take a chance in ruining my currently still functional boots. Curious to see what we get.
Aug
28
comment Safe Way to Mark a Carabiner
So did you have any success with marking the gates of your carabiners? Did it last?
Aug
16
comment Dealing with large runouts during sport climbing
Often these type of routes with such long runout are actually mixed routes. These require placing some protection as you would with trad climbing, in addition to the bolts. A true sport route requires no additional protection to be placed to climb it safely. If you don't know how to do that, then I'd recommend getting a friend who does trad reliably to teach you.
Jul
19
comment Would 4mil polyethylene plastic make a good tarp tent? Clear Plastic Tarp?
Is the cost the only reason you're considering this idea? If so, then I think for just a little more money you could get a general purpose utility tarp and that would be far more durable. This kind of plastic wouldn't last more than a couple nights, that is, if it would even make it through one night without ripping or getting a hole in it somewhere.
May
19
comment How to dry wet shoes quickly?
I second this. One of the trails I frequent in the summer has almost 30 stream/river crossings in about 7 miles. It's not worth it to change shoes that many times so I use trail runners that drain easily instead of boots. And merino socks are essential. Never had any blisters this way either.
May
12
comment Trekking poles: what are the pros and cons of Anti-shock vs standard designs?
Well I just bought some trekking poles so maybe I will be able to answer my own question in a few months.