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Apr
15
comment How to deal with aggressive homeless when exploring urbex?
@Łukasz웃Lツ Your last comment fits perfectly on the boat programming meme. The basic idea behind this meme is that relating something to the topic of a stackexchange site does not automatically make the question on topic.
Apr
15
comment Urbex question: How to protect myself from asbestos?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about health issues in urban areas. This is quite far away from what is typically considered "outdoors".
Apr
9
comment Advantages of types of sleeping bags over another
@Ryley Indeed this might need clarification. In my understanding a blanket type sleeping bag is sleeping bag that has the form of a blanket that was folded once and then closed with an L-shaped zipper so that it forms a bag with one of the short edges open (cf. yeti.com.pl/en/yeti-wspiera-wydarzenia/…). But maybe I got WedaPashi wrong.
Apr
8
comment Advantages of types of sleeping bags over another
@WedaPashi Yes and no! As the bag covers your body like a tube, it will just follow the bending of your knees, so that could be fine. If you are more like taking a fetal curl position, this might not work so well in most mummy bags as you won't be able to fold yourself within the bag. However, there are bags that are a bit wider and to some extend expansible in their middle section to allow for some knee movement. I will edit this in as soon as I will have some more time the next days.
Apr
8
comment Advantages of types of sleeping bags over another
@AM_Hawk I'm not a native English speaker and every dictionary entry I found concerning the term "yolk(s)" was totally unrelated to sleeping bags. Could you explain what it means in this context?
Apr
6
comment Color vision deficiency a dead end for mountaineering career, as an athlete?
Obviously (see the answers given so far) it does not get quite clear what you mean with "career" in this context. Do you think about getting a mountaineering professional in terms of a sponsored athlete or a mountain guide or do you just want to attend commercially guided mountaineering tours? Also the type of color vision deficiency is of interest as it makes a huge difference. Could you please clarify?
Mar
26
comment What to do at the top of a sport climb
Step 4 should never ever be omitted as it is an important safety check! In reality we surely will omit it in lots of situations, but explicitly advising to do so is no good idea!
Mar
26
comment How to store a backpack while sleeping?
Welcome to the great outdoors. Currently your answer is quite short, which often frowned upon. Please have a look at our Guided Tour to familiarize yourself with out Q&A format and how good answers should look like.
Mar
25
comment What do I do if I lose my belay plate?
@Liam Of course they will frown upon such call. It was only a joke!
Mar
24
comment Pros and cons of Tent vs bivvy bag
As you seem to closely relate hammocks and bivvy sacks and talk a lot about finding spots to hang things, could it be that you confuse bivouac sack ("bivvy") with a portaledge?
Mar
23
comment What do I do if I lose my belay plate?
Sit down, cry for a while, get your mobile out and call mountain rescue to get you out... ;-) But I don't think you would accept that as an answer, right?
Mar
19
comment What are the downsides to sleeping in a hammock on a multi-day hike?
Welcome to the great outdoors! Your answer currently is rather short. Could you please elaborate more on it? For some information about how good answers should look like, take our guided tour!
Mar
14
comment Painful leather hiking boots - persevere or give up?
Did you finally become friends with your shoes? Did the investment in the break-in phase pay out?
Mar
13
comment What is the difference in terms of application of a rucksack with greater than 50L capacity?
To me it is a bit unclear what exactly your question is about. On the one hand it looks like "Is a 55L pack appropriate in size for the stuff I plan to carry?", on the other hand it comes like "I come along with the 55L now but might need a bigger one in the future, is is worth investing more money into a bigger pack now?" and then the question title jumps in and causes a lot of confusion as I can't figure out how it fits to the rest. Could you please clarify?
Mar
13
comment What kind of features should I look for on a good trekking backpack?
Not a full duplicate but it might contain useful information: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/17/…
Mar
13
comment What scientific evidence is there about the causes and prevention of running injuries?
Wouldn't this question be better placed at fitness.stackexchange.com?
Mar
10
comment Is there any upper temperature limit for a given sleeping bag?
@manoftheson I'm aware of the fact that is strongly dependent on my own body how warm a bag I can bear! So basically my question boils down to "If I buy a bag that has some reserve for cold fall or even winter nights, will it be totally useless in summer or will it just be not the best option I could have had?"
Feb
27
comment Who places the bolts on rock climbing routes, and how?
Nice comprehensive answer! Unfortunately you hit me by some minutes as I was just formulating quite the same, so the upvote goes to you.
Feb
26
comment What precautions are needed for caving
I don't know what type of cave it is, but going there without an experienced person might be not the best idea. Although some of the rope techniques are similar to those used in climbing, the caving guys have developed lots of special techniques for problems that climbers never have and therefore never learn about. Therefore doing your first caving trip by rappelling into a cave that should have another exit but maybe you have to jumar back does not sound like a safe and easy first time trip to me.
Feb
21
comment Trekking poles: Collapsed or fixed?
This does not really answer the question, does it?