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Dec
23
reviewed Approve Staying safe from hunters while hiking in France
Dec
21
comment How to walk on wet, slightly rotten wood?
Basically the problem is the same as walking on ice, so the answers given in outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/8974/… might apply here as well.
Dec
21
comment Descending a dry grass slope with serious inclination and exposure
+1 for that "fashion victim on a glacier" picture ;-)
Dec
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
19
comment Long Ride on Horseback through Europe
OK, so what exactly is your question?
Dec
17
comment I never adjust for true north. Is this bad practice?
@gerrit Don't disturb my little thought experiment ;-)
Dec
17
answered I never adjust for true north. Is this bad practice?
Dec
17
revised I never adjust for true north. Is this bad practice?
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Dec
17
revised Does newspaper (in shoes) kill Gore-Tex (breathability)?
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Dec
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
16
comment How do I rescue someone out of a crevasse?
In addition to @BenCrowell: I see this answer critical in two points. First, it describes the situation as this was the best and/or only technique to get someone out of the crevasse. Secondly, and that's much more critical, it goes deep enough into detail that one could mistake it for a how-to but it leaves a lot of loose ends and issues that are not easily obvious until you try it yourself and suddenly you're out on a glacier standing there and realize "Well, I didn't realize that would be a problem..."
Dec
16
revised Does newspaper (in shoes) kill Gore-Tex (breathability)?
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Dec
16
answered Does newspaper (in shoes) kill Gore-Tex (breathability)?
Dec
14
revised What style crampon should I use for my hiking boots and how do I adjust them?
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Dec
14
answered Lots of birds together at the same time
Dec
12
comment Lots of birds together at the same time
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because is more suitable for Biology.Stackexchange.com.
Dec
10
comment Carrying crampons safely when not using them
I have to confess, I love my crampon safe! It has ventilation holes, some straps on the outside which allow to hang it somewhere (harness, backpack, whatever), does not look like it could be pierced by the sharpest crampon tips (extra reinforcement where the front tips should point to) and although it is quite compact there's room for some two or three ice screws in addition to the crampons.
Dec
9
comment Protect yourself from a lightning strike
Two additional points: If you have, crouch or sit on some insulation material (backpack, sleeping pad...) and avoid having several separated contact points with the floor, i.e. when sitting, keep stand your feet close to your buttocks or when crouching, keep your feet together. This prevents building a bridge-like current path through your body from one floor contact point to the other.
Dec
9
reviewed Leave Open Protect yourself from a lightning strike
Dec
9
reviewed Leave Open Why is the US kill rating so different?