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Dec
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comment Best technique to sharpen a knife using a whetstone?
If you rub some metal over the roughest stone, the metal will have scratches that can easily be seen with the bare eye. To see the scratches left by the semi-rough side you will have to look very carefully, maybe with a magnifying glass. Both of them will make some scratching noise when worked with a metal. With the fine and super-fine one will at first glance not guess that it is able to do any harm to a metallic blade. Their noise is more dull, like rubbing two very smooth surfaces on each other.
Dec
4
comment Best technique to sharpen a knife using a whetstone?
It depends a bit of the grain sizes of the stone, whether you need the rough side at all. Basically such two-sided stones often come in two versions: one with a rough and a semi-rough side (grain sizes around some hundred grit) and one with fine and super-fine side (grain sizes in the thousands). With the rougher version, the rough side is normally only needed if the blade edge was damaged and has to be rebuilt by grinding bigger amounts of material until it is free of notches.
Dec
2
revised How to rate a walk/hike by length, height gain, etc using analysis of GPS data?
fixed typo
Dec
1
reviewed Reviewed Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
Dec
1
comment Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
You forgot the bad practice of hooking your foot into the rope due to bad rope handling.
Dec
1
reviewed Leave Closed During high-altitude lengthy expedition: To shave or not shave?
Nov
27
reviewed Reviewed How can one find the difficult to find geocaches?
Nov
27
comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
I tend to contradict in 2 points: spots that feel cold first are not necessarily ones that lose the most heat but can also be areas that have low insulation and/or blood vessels close to the skin. Especially the wrists (also the veins at the thigh inside) are known to be well suited to manipulate body temperature sensation by "feeding" heat or cold into the body. This does not work because they are spots of heat loss but because they allow easy thermal coupling from the outside and the blood flow transfers the temperature applied there quickly to the body core.
Nov
21
comment How to make DIY ice axe protectors?
Welcome to the great outdoors! I was so free as to edit your post a bit to make it more readable and concise. Please have a look around also at our help pages and tour to learn a bit more about good Q&A should look like.
Nov
21
revised How to make DIY ice axe protectors?
Improved formatting, reordered for more conciseness
Nov
21
reviewed Close Are bears attracted by Lotions and Perfumes?
Nov
20
revised Traffic officer – how to prevent fingers from freezing
typo in title
Nov
20
revised Traffic officer – how to prevent fingers from freezing
polished language a bit
Nov
18
reviewed Leave Closed What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
Nov
17
comment Why some sleeping bags have four temperature ratings while others have only one?
possible, yes. At least you have to assume that the figures given are more or less useless or not comparable. As Ryley stated in the answer I have linked, they might write a rating at their bags which they expect protects them from being sued for, plus some error margin.
Nov
17
revised Can I light a kerosene lamp with flint & steel or a magnifying glass?
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Nov
17
revised Why some sleeping bags have four temperature ratings while others have only one?
improved language
Nov
17
answered Why some sleeping bags have four temperature ratings while others have only one?
Nov
9
reviewed Reviewed What are some effective ways of reducing itching from a mosquito bite?
Nov
9
reviewed No Action Needed What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?