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revised What is a good (and affordable) sleeping bag for someone who is beginning to backpack?
fixed some typos
Apr
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revised Bouldering vs aid climbing vs free climbing vs free solo climbing
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Apr
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reviewed Leave Open What's the best way to dispose of a body in the backcountry?
Apr
2
comment Cleaning the sipper pipe of a hydration pack
What's wrong with the cotton-wire solution?
Apr
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reviewed No Action Needed What's the best way to dispose of a body in the backcountry?
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open Climbing gear: can the energy absorbers of a lanyard for via ferratas be used only once?
Apr
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comment Climbing gear: can the energy absorbers of a lanyard for via ferratas be used only once?
In normal climbing the fall energy is nearly exclusively absorbed by the rope and technically falls cannot exceed a factor 2 fall and the force on the anchor is limited by the rope. In this setup the reusable absorber is thought to reduce the peak impact acting on a delicate anchor by taking a small portion of the energy. If the absorber maxes out, the rest can be taken by the rope. In via ferrata fall factors can be much higher and the whole energy has to be taken by the absorber. If the absorber maxes out here, the remaining energy directly hits the body and can cause serious injury.
Apr
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comment Climbing gear: can the energy absorbers of a lanyard for via ferratas be used only once?
Good answer, but according to the website the reusable absorber is intended to be used in the safety chain of normal climbing protection to prevent overloading delicate anchors. I'm not sure if it is suitable for via ferrata use as well.
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reviewed Approve bite tag wiki
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reviewed Approve bite tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Leave Open Leave no Trace: Are campfires unethical?
Mar
25
reviewed Approve cotton tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve cotton tag wiki
Mar
16
revised Which camp fuel type is the easiest on your stove?
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Mar
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reviewed No Action Needed How to repair the broken stitching and seams in my leather boots?
Mar
15
reviewed No Action Needed How do I take care of Gore-Tex boots?
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revised How do membrane-based boots breathe?
formatting
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reviewed No Action Needed What is a good tool for minor trail maintenance while hiking?