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Jun
19
accepted What kind of mementos, if any, am I allowed to collect from State and National parks in small quantities?
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
asked Sustainable systems for carrying out human waste
Jun
17
reviewed No Action Needed Memorial Day Backpacking in the Northwest
Jun
17
comment How can I report an emergency via SMS text message?
It seems like you are answering your own question: In the US it is currently not possible to text 911, if you want to get help via text message, you have to text a fiend/family member. Other ways require special equipment (for example a SPOT device), which you don't want to use. By the way, I have heard (but don't rely on this with your life) that often, even when a regular phone call won't go through, a call to 911 will.
Jun
15
reviewed No Action Needed Two to four day backpacking trip in Washington State for May
Jun
15
revised Light-weight emergency overnight-gear
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Jun
15
asked Light-weight emergency overnight-gear
Jun
15
accepted Identifying named peaks from the summit of a north-american peak
Jun
15
comment Identifying named peaks from the summit of a north-american peak
I really like this idea (+1) and have used your suggested methodology successfully, but decided to accept the other answer, since I have the option to take the app with me on the trail.
Jun
15
comment Identifying named peaks from the summit of a north-american peak
@OlinLathrop: Using a topo is fine when trying to figure out the names of a hand-full of nearby peaks, but is not a very efficient method for identifying bumps at the horizon (I would have to cary maps for areas I am not hiking in,) or for tagging the names of peaks visible in pictures taken from the top.
Jun
12
comment Where to keep valuables when separated from them
I prefer burying over swimming with my valuables, especially in oceans. I fear more that I could loose my car key in the ocean than it getting stolen when covered by sand. Also, I often have a camera with me, which I would not want to take swimming with me ;-)
Jun
12
asked Identifying named peaks from the summit of a north-american peak
May
29
reviewed Close How to prevent bear bag line from tangling?
May
21
reviewed Reviewed Where can I find an iodine crystal water purification product?
May
20
reviewed No Action Needed Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
May
17
comment swapping lead when climbing in a group of three using a pair of half ropes
"Tie the second 10 metres above the third" - The OP is talking about half ropes. One person toproping on half ropes: maybe. Two: absolutely NOT!!!
May
17
comment swapping lead when climbing in a group of three using a pair of half ropes
"...throw the rope for the other one." - Really BAD idea for multiple reasons: 1) Unless the route is perfectly vertical and theres absolutely no wind, this is going to be a mess. 2) Two people have to untie, one ties in without anyone checking him/her 3) The rope can get stuck, forcing someone to abseil. 4) The second and third can't climb simultaneously. 5) if something happens to the leader while belaying the second, everyone is stranded.
May
17
reviewed No Action Needed How is hygiene possible with ocean water only?
May
17
revised swapping lead when climbing in a group of three using a pair of half ropes
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