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Aug
24
answered How to prepare for and survive wildfire?
Aug
4
comment Trekking poles on planes
I can corroborate this inconsistency, I've brought home kids baseball bats (soft, foam) and sometimes they let me bring them onboard, sometimes I have to leave them at security. I wouldn't risk it, better to pay $25 to have them checked then to have to locate a shop and buy them all over again at your destination.
Aug
4
answered How to find new poles for old tent?
Aug
4
answered What collapsible or compact skis should I get for communiting?
Aug
4
answered How can I tell if a natural snow-bridge is safe to cross?
May
13
comment What should you be aware of when planning late-season or summer skiing?
I'd add that kneeling in the snow or falling means you'll get much wetter than you would in the winter, so although it's tempting to wear spring/summer clothing, you'll want at least your pants to be Gore-tex or similar. Wool is a good choice for your top if you want to breath in the heat.
May
10
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May
10
reviewed Excellent What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
May
10
reviewed Satisfactory How can I 'inflate' or plump up my my sleeping bag?
May
10
reviewed Excellent How safe is the bowline knot in different situations?
May
10
reviewed Excellent ski damaged from sticks, leaves, soil, etc?
May
10
reviewed Satisfactory Different kinds of Down: comparing insulation
May
10
reviewed Satisfactory Logs & Rocks - Step on or over?
Apr
8
comment ski damaged from sticks, leaves, soil, etc?
I'd like to add the bigger nuisance of pine needles and leaves is that they stick to the bottom of the ski and affect your glide.
Apr
2
comment A removeable solution for slipping insoles?
Even the thinnest of velcros would add an uncomfortable thickness, and locking/unlocking velcro in the confines of a shoe would be a troublesome affair.
Mar
28
comment Should I re-wax downhill skis after using skins?
@LBell the skins leave sticky adhesive behind.
Mar
20
comment What is this knee pain when going downhill?
Using hiking poles helps take some weight off your knees when descending.
Mar
20
answered Should I re-wax downhill skis after using skins?
Mar
18
answered Winter Camping: How to warm up your boots in the morning?
Mar
10
reviewed Approve How can you navigate without a compass or GPS