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Mar
26
comment How can the attitude that one is a guest in black bear country prevent hassles with bears?
Cool, sounds like a memorable experience!
Mar
25
revised How can the attitude that one is a guest in black bear country prevent hassles with bears?
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Mar
25
comment How can the attitude that one is a guest in black bear country prevent hassles with bears?
@ab2: Your question asks for general guides to behavior. Your comment asks about how to deal with a certain very specific situation, which doesn't seem to me to be something that relates to answering your question. However, the situation you describe is one where you put your canister too close to your sleeping site, so I'll edit the question to explain that. (Assuming I'd been sloppy and stored my canister that close to where I was sleeping, and a bear showed up, I think my reaction would probably be to pick up my pad and sleeping bag and move them farther away so I could sleep.)
Mar
25
answered How can the attitude that one is a guest in black bear country prevent hassles with bears?
Mar
25
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Mar
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
25
comment Vetting belayers at the gym?
Interesting answer, +1. I'm not sure I buy the idea that belaying is so much a matter of knowing your climber. However, practicing catching a fall is a great idea, and it's something I've done in the past with belayers I've been unsure about.
Mar
23
revised How to set up my snowboard binding for the backcountry
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Mar
22
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
22
comment Vetting belayers at the gym?
@ChrisMendez: would you mind a newer person with good technique and attention to safety? That would be fine.
Mar
22
comment Vetting belayers at the gym?
+1 for the helpful answer, although this would not be practical for me. This would probably be more practical if you're in a meetup group that is all climbing at the same time, and you don't know them all.
Mar
22
accepted Vetting belayers at the gym?
Mar
22
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Mar
21
asked Vetting belayers at the gym?
Mar
18
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
18
comment What sleep quality do you get in the outdoors?
A lower-tech and much cheaper alternative to noise-canceling headphones is a pair of earplugs. I always bring a pair. Even if I'm in a secluded backcountry spot, they help to block out noise from wind, and from mosquitoes in the early evening.
Mar
18
comment What sleep quality do you get in the outdoors?
@ab2: Also, note that a tarp doesn't give any privacy, nor will it be of much use in a heavy rain. A properly pitched tarp works fine in a heavy rain. It just requires practice to set it up properly. I've sat out a very intense storm under a tarp without getting wet.
Mar
14
answered Is a single strand of webbing unacceptable for climbing anchors?
Mar
14
revised Is a single strand of webbing unacceptable for climbing anchors?
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Mar
14
comment Is a single strand of webbing unacceptable for climbing anchors?
He says "single strand webbing." When I first read the question, I thought this referred to a certain type of webbing, but from the web page it looks like he just means a single strand of webbing. I'll edit the question to clarify this.