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comment How safe is the bowline knot in different situations?
In addition to the other great answers, there is a 1-handed method for tying the bowline around your body, which could come in handy if your other hand is busy hanging on. A good thing to know!
Apr
23
comment Trekking poles: what are the pros and cons of Anti-shock vs standard designs?
I haven't encountered any disadvantages with using poles w/ shock absorption. Just a side comment - poles that merely twist to tighten tend to untighten from normal hiking motions. There are some poles with special locking mechanisms that work well to keep your poles from collapsing on you unexpectedly. This is independent of shock absorption, though; just a side comment.
Apr
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answered Trekking poles: what are the pros and cons of Anti-shock vs standard designs?
Apr
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answered Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
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comment outdoor reading - are there any outdoorsy comics?
@Jan: Yes, in English would be good. But if you know of non-English ones, please share as they may be of interest to others.
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comment outdoor reading - are there any outdoorsy comics?
@Vorac: I understand it may be stretching the topic a little, but the main point is for a comic that is "wilderness" inspired. Sure, books and comics can be read elsewhere - a person can also start a fire using flint & steel outside of the wilderness as well.
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asked outdoor reading - are there any outdoorsy comics?
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answered Backpacking in southern NY or PA
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