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Apr
8
comment Practicality of Beards
@MaskedPlant - Near St. Louis, MO, USA. Yes, it typically gets quite humid - 90%+ for long periods during the summer.
Mar
28
comment Logs & Rocks - Step on or over?
@RussellSteen. Agreed. If it's two feet in diameter, I'm almost certainly going to step on it rather than around. There's just no hard-and-fast rule. But, I think that the danger seems greater than it actually is. My first aid book claims that about 2/3 of snakebites in the US are on the upper body of males that have been drinking. In other words, snakes generally would like to avoid us or not engage us aggressively unless we get stupid and pick them up without first identifying them.
Mar
27
comment Logs & Rocks - Step on or over?
When I do step over a log of any size, I always peer over it first. So, no worries about critters or falling. Anyway, by the time you get there, the snake has heard you coming and left. Does anyone know of an actual case where someone stepped over a log and got bit? I'm sure they happen, but if you "walk heavy" approaching the log, they'll run.
Mar
24
awarded  Scholar
Mar
24
accepted Why are there ropes on fingerboards?
Mar
23
revised Why are there ropes on fingerboards?
Added a link.
Mar
23
comment Why are there ropes on fingerboards?
Ah, cool. Thanks for the pics, too.
Mar
23
asked Why are there ropes on fingerboards?
Mar
22
comment What is scientific relation between body weight and backpack weight in mountain climbing?
20%? Yikes! Try 10% or lower. And keeping the distribution always at 40/60 is problematic. You want to vary this up and down while you walk according to what part of your body is tiring.
Mar
21
comment How should we split up a 3 person tent?
Well, that's my idea given the circumstance. My real idea is to pull out my soapbox on ultralighting, and ask why you're carrying a tent. ;)
Mar
21
answered How should we split up a 3 person tent?
Mar
20
comment What kinds of things are the “defensive driving” equivalent to handling campfires?
+1 Good answer. I'd also add, keep a container of water right by the fire. If the water is handy, you can put out the fire when it's small. If you have to go get water, that gives the fire time to spread.
Mar
20
awarded  Critic
Mar
19
answered What is this knee pain when going downhill?
Mar
19
comment Covering up ears at higher altitudes
...and they'll shatter when they hit the ground. You won't be able to hear it, of course.
Mar
19
comment Does whiskey help keep you warm in winter?
Yeah, it's overstating it to say it's not psychological - it certainly is partly that.
Mar
19
answered Does whiskey help keep you warm in winter?
Mar
18
comment Keeping smoke level in a wigwam low
@RichardAtHome Makes sense. It'll burn hot sooner than the larger stuff.
Mar
17
answered Keeping smoke level in a wigwam low
Mar
12
comment How safe is the bowline knot in different situations?
+1 Interesting!