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Mountain biker, hiker, wind instrument amateur player, folk music dancer. Uh, I also fiddle with computers, usually running open source stuff.


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comment How steep of a slope can you skin up in AT gear?
It really depends on your skins and snow type. Some snow grips better than other.
Jan
23
comment Is there a more practical type of cord to carry than “550 paracord”?
I use plenty of this. The site is unfortunately not informative about the material or whatsoever. The package reads that it can hold 80kg which is more than enough for most uses. It doesnt's stretch at all and it is very think (2mm) and lightweight. There are thicker versions with higher strenght (and of course weight) if required. decathlon.it/cordino-2mmx10m-id_8174618.html
Jan
22
accepted What are practical uses of paracord survival bracelets?
Jan
19
comment How to camp in wolf country?
He said that he doesn't use tents though. Btw, I am coming to Bulgaria in May to hike, to rock climb, and for the goat milk festival in Gorna Bela Rechka, will you be there? :)
Jan
19
comment What knot is this one? What are its purposes?
I also considered that it could be a decorative knot, but I wanted to share so to be sure (or to discover something new).
Jan
19
asked What knot is this one? What are its purposes?
Jan
19
comment using anti-perspirant in extreme cold climate
Perhaps you are talking about vapor barrier layers. Their purpose is to keep your equipment dry from your sweat in several-days winter trips - not a very common scenario, that's why they are rare. Here's a great article about those. andrewskurka.com/2011/vapor-barrier-liners-theory-application
Jan
18
comment What are practical uses of paracord survival bracelets?
Lol, ok :). Have you successfully killed a prey with it?
Jan
17
comment What are practical uses of paracord survival bracelets?
Sling for hunting, no. The one on your pictures looks like it's made out of much more than the cord that is in a bracelet IMHO. Assuming that the rock is about a tennis ball size.
Jan
17
comment What are practical uses of paracord survival bracelets?
I'm also interested in real world, non-survival uses, if there are others than the two mentioned.
Jan
16
asked What are practical uses of paracord survival bracelets?
Jan
13
comment How to use a poncho in high winds?
Agreed. But, I wanted to know how to mitigate the issue in case it happens.
Jan
13
comment Which month would be, on probability, the best month to trek on the Isle of Skye, Scotland?
May I join you?
Jan
12
comment Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
Also, it does answer the question because it mentions the chest harness, that would totally impede any head-first fall. I guess you should read an answer before downvoting it.
Jan
12
comment Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
Yes, it is. She walked backwards on the slab, while falling. Did you read my answer?
Jan
10
asked How to use a poncho in high winds?
Jan
7
revised Why are backpack waist straps so long?
I added "backpack" to the subject because before reading the question I was really wondering what straps it was talking about. I expected to read something related to harnesses.
Jan
6
comment Good places to go potholing in the UK
I have no idea :(
Dec
30
comment Gear storage: what gear that can be safely stocked outside?
Like this. adventure-caching.de/cache-containers/locklock/296/…
Dec
30
accepted Gear storage: what gear that can be safely stocked outside?