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reviewed Close Programmable handheld/wristworn gps
Feb
4
comment Why are eye friction hitches not commonly used in rock climbing?
@Mr.Wizard Yes, Bulin=Bowline, and the figure-9 should have been a figure-8 of course...
Feb
2
comment Why are eye friction hitches not commonly used in rock climbing?
There's also another component that does not allow for a fast change in paradigms: interoperability. When climbing you typically climb with different partners and as a responsible climber you also check other climbers' setups and knots. Now nearly every climber can do an optical check of a figure-9 knot, with a Bulin it gets more complicated and you won't find many who are familiar enough with a double Bulin to tell right away if it was tied correctly. So in doubt you step down to the simplest solution you can expect everybody to be able to work with.
Jan
27
comment Is there a device to hook anything on a branch?
Instead of an antler you could just use a similarly shaped piece of a branch.
Jan
27
comment Can a human survive in Saltstraumen or other whirlpool?
Welcome to the Great Outdoors! Your question, as it stands at the moment, might be a bit hard to answer, since it does not give much information. I guess we're talking about swimming in such conditions, or are you also interested in what would happen to a small boat (say, kajak for example)? Maybe you want to have a look at our Help Center and take the Tour to learn a bit more how good questions should look like.
Jan
27
revised Can a human survive in Saltstraumen or other whirlpool?
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Jan
27
revised How do I get my fingers and toes warm before rock climbing at cold temperatures?
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Jan
26
comment Backcountry Skiing Bindings compatible with soft boots
This answer basically covers it. From own experience I can add, that touring boots in walking mode are comfortable enough to walk the one or other hour uphill with your skis attached to the backpack of there's not enough snow down in the valley to start skiing right there.
Jan
21
comment How do I connect to an autobelay with a Whillan's harness?
This looks a bit ... err... oldschool, doesn't it? I'm not sure whether I would hang my life on such a piece of equipment.
Jan
20
comment Does a Bear Archery bow quiver influence my Grizzly?
Also, from a physicists point of view, you are attaching a weight that is not symmetric with respect to the bow's vertical symmetry axis. This will shift the center of gravity sideways, and will give the bow a tendency to tip to one side. Hence, you will not only have to compensate for the extra weight but also for this torque trying to tip your bow sideways.
Jan
19
reviewed Reviewed Restoring water repellency in leather hiking boots
Jan
19
answered What coat should I wear when camping that won't be damaged through melting by embers from a fire?
Jan
19
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Jan
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
18
revised Differences between the right and the left trekking sock
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Jan
18
revised Differences between the right and the left trekking sock
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Jan
18
answered Differences between the right and the left trekking sock
Jan
11
answered Advantages of a (hunting) hat in the woods?
Jan
2
reviewed Approve ice-climbing tag wiki excerpt
Dec
23
revised Staying safe from hunters while hiking in France
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