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Jan
30
comment Lacing materials for huaraches
@DudeOnRock: Tandy Leather is a good place. (tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/home/locations/storesearch.aspx) The closest ones to you appear to be San Bruno or Union City.
Jan
30
comment Rappelling in the Rain
Even when you plan well, surprises happen. +1
Jan
28
comment What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
It's also pricey!
Jan
28
comment What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
Oh, excellent on the Wilderness Medicine. Now that I have friends tagging along with me, it seems that there's some responsibility that I have to increase my knowledge.
Jan
28
answered What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
Jan
28
comment What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
+1 for The NOLS. Good call.
Jan
26
comment Lacing materials for huaraches
Seems like leather would be better than cords. Leather is what was used originally. The problem with cords is that they're made from countless tiny strands that are easily cut by abrasive surfaces.
Jan
25
comment Selecting backpacking cooking pot – teflon, aluminum, steel, titanium, or cast iron?
The only time I've seen cast iron packed was in 1978 our Philmont guide, Beverly, who packed in dutch oven so she could make some peach cobbler for our group. It was just an overnighter, ~16 miles round trip. What a treat!
Jan
23
comment Can you keep your feet warm in ski boots on a very cold day?
Once again, bacon saves the day.
Jan
22
comment What's the best protection for my knees while bouldering?
:) Gotcha. Plus, if it's orthopedic, it'd be good to wrap the comment with, "I'm not a doctor..." :)
Jan
22
comment What's the best protection for my knees while bouldering?
@DavidR In fact, it's tolerable. If there were no way to correct it, I'd climb anyway.
Jan
22
comment What's the best protection for my knees while bouldering?
@DavidR Correct. Scrapes and minor bruises. "It's only a flesh wound."
Jan
22
comment What's the best protection for my knees while bouldering?
Softer sounds better, especially since the hits aren't hard wacks, they're just scrapes. I think I'm getting some slight scrapes on the way up, but yesterday I got a couple hits on the same spot falling while working on a route I can't do yet. Precise technique would clearly help the former. Not falling would help the latter. ;)
Jan
22
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Jan
22
asked What's the best protection for my knees while bouldering?
Jan
22
comment Packing delicate equipment for a hike
Spare glasses I carry in a hard shell, my phone is waterproof to 1 meter (after killing a couple phones with water) and my camera is from the Olympus tough series. Sadly, the camera is dying/dead anyway, more I think from low quality manufacture than from abuse.
Jan
20
comment Should I register caches when I know in longer perspective I will move?
Couldn't you transfer stewardship to a fellow geocacher before you move?
Jan
19
comment How can I acclimatize to cold?
Good points. When we spend much of our time indoors, our bodies don't acclimate. WRT acclimatization, I years ago saw a slide show given by a man who had wintered in Antarctica. In the Spring, when the days warmed to nearly -40F, he felt comfortable in a short-sleeved shirt. The downside of that is possibly losing favored body parts.
Jan
19
awarded  Enthusiast
Jan
18
comment Hiking popularity in North America vs. Europe
So, when are you coming over? We should go for a walk.