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comment How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
Your answer seems to be based on speculation rather than evidence.
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revised When should you remove old pitons?
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answered When should you remove old pitons?
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answered How to attach a shackle to vertical square tubes by using a rope?
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comment Running in bear country
What kind of bears are there in this area? Grizzlies are a different deal from black bears.
Jun
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accepted Opening a beer bottle using a mountaineering ice ax
Jun
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comment Opening a beer bottle using a mountaineering ice ax
@ShemSeger: I didn't say anything about drinking on the mountain, which I wouldn't do simply because a beer bottle is obviously too heavy and bulky to carry. It just often happens that immediately before or after a trip I find myself without a bottle opener.
Jun
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comment Opening a beer bottle using a mountaineering ice ax
The video made me thirsty. I'm going to have to do some extensive testing of this technique.
Jun
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asked Opening a beer bottle using a mountaineering ice ax
Jun
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comment How much side protection should sunglasses have?
When I've looked around for places to buy glacier glasses, they were extremely expensive. A much cheaper solution is to buy removable side-shields. I use a product called EyeMate, which sells on amazon for $7. It's basically sold for industrial use, e.g., for welders.
Jun
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comment Can you wash ticks out with shampoo?
There are all kinds of folk tales about getting them to drop off by using vaseline, gasoline, etc. The reliable sources of information I've found all say that these methods don't work, and that all you have to do is pull them straight out using tweezers, if possible without smashing the body: aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p643.html
Jun
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comment Can any waterborne pathogens survive boiling?
Clostridium botulinum can't make you sick by ingestion of the spores in drinking water, so that's not relevant here. The question is about waterborne illness, not food poisoning.
Jun
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comment Can any waterborne pathogens survive boiling?
This answer is misleading because Bacillus doesn't cause disease through drinking water.
Jun
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comment Can any waterborne pathogens survive boiling?
The bolded material about Giardia isn't relevant, since it talks about 70 C, but the question is about boiling. The bolded material about Clostridium isn't relevant, because, as noted in the text, Clostridium doesn't cause disease in drinking water.
Jun
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comment Is drinking water containing dirt harmful?
@Liam: Your science is not quite right. Boiling will kill some organic contaminants Organic doesn't mean alive. For example, gasoline would be an organic contaminant. Maybe what you meant was microorganisms. Boiling instantly kills all microorganisms that are capable of causing disease in humans through drinking water. In fact, all such microorganisms are dead long before the water reaches the boiling point. This is true even at the altitude of Everest base camp. It's true that Bacillus and Clostridium spores can survive boiling, but they can't cause disease through drinking water.
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answered Is drinking water containing dirt harmful?
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comment Is drinking water containing dirt harmful?
@Liam: This question is more specific and asks a question that is not addressed there, which is whether drinking the dirt itself can be harmful.
Jun
21
comment Are manual double-back buckles on harnesses considered obsolete?
Metolius still sells a harness, the Safe Tech model, that uses old-style buckles. It appears to be a harness that's mainly designed for trad.
Jun
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answered How dangerous is a band of coyotes to a lone, unarmed human?
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comment Kelty Kids Country Backpack carrier
Welcome to outdoors.SE! However, this question seems overly specific an unlikely to be of use to anyone else. This may also be relevant: meta.outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/505/…