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  • actually PhD Student
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comment Sleeping/wild camping on the beach in Portugal in September
Welcome to the great outdoors. Please have a look at our help pages and take the tour to familiarize yourself with our questions and answers format. Also I don't get what you mean by the sentence "if i'm i could get some fee". Could you please try to improve your question (also language-wise) to make more clear what it is about?
Aug
7
comment What is a bloquers?
I would guess it's some mechanical rope clamp, like Jumars, a Tibloc, etc. Cf. petzl.com/en/outdoor/ascenders
Aug
6
comment B2 alpine boot brands
Oh nice, looks like they have a close relative living here in southern germany. We call them Wolpertinger
Aug
6
comment B2 alpine boot brands
yeah, you should definitely get some alps, they're great! ;-)
Aug
1
comment How should I pack for a week of backpacking in the rain?
I guess you mean 20 square meters, right? 20 cubic meters is a volume where you could fit a bus into...
Jul
31
comment Technique for lead solo climbing with rope
@ldgorman Of course it is not up to me to decide about this. But I may express my concerns, right?
Jul
31
comment Technique for lead solo climbing with rope
Actually I don't see a way to ask such a question without producing answers that someone else with less experience might take as a howto.
Jul
31
comment Technique for lead solo climbing with rope
I don't think this is a good question to be discussed here. Climbing solo is a high risk business and requires a very clear understanding not only of the technique itself but especially also of its limitations, i.e. where to not use it. The risk of making a small but serious mistake is really high when learning something just from the writing of someone else.
Jul
25
comment Affordable Festival Tent
@ppl Meanwhile I can see it as an answer, in the beginning it was just a link with some additional words.
Jul
25
comment Rating unorthodox climbs
@OutlawLemur Yes. You will not able to "correctly" (as far as one can call it correctly after Liam's answer) rate a climb if you do not have climbed some (better a lot of) routes that ware rated the same grade or only slightly below. On the other hand, as you have reached a certain level, you will be very unprecise when trying to rate climbs that are well below your current level as your repertoire of movements is by far wider than you would need for that grade and to you it doesn't matter, if it is half a grade harder or lighter. For someone at their limit, it does matter.
Jul
23
comment Brick Wall Rating
I'm with @RoryAlsop here and think it would just not be rateable without having at least seen it in reality.
Jul
21
comment Planned winter bivi
As the stuff about bivy bags might easily get somewhat exhaustive on its own, maybe you might want to split that part into a separate question?
Jul
18
comment Selecting a hammer drill for bolting climbs
@NikosAlexandris I will keep my eyes open and if I find some references to support the things said above, I'll add them.
Jul
18
comment Difference between Franz Josef and Fox glaciers
@Pixie As you might not have seen Adam's comment: please answer, even if it might no longer be helpful for the original questioner, someone else might draw an advantage of the answer.
Jul
17
comment Pitching a tent in the rain?
Just out of interest: what's the hanging bucket for?
Jul
17
comment Pitching a tent in the rain?
@Aravona Spilling a drink onto the groundsheet possibly might not proof the groundsheet's water-proofness. A groundsheet that does not leak out a puddle of water from the inside may start to leak if you apply a high pressure on wet ground, for example by kneeling in the tent. In this case, you may suddenly get wet knees from the water that was forced from the wet ground through the sheet.
Jul
17
comment How can I take duct tape with me backpacking?
+1 for the "rectangle of usefulness"!
Jul
16
comment How can I prevent snow-balls building up in my dog's paws?
Here at stackexchange we want to keep information together, i.e. we prefer to have at least some explanatory text about what will be found behind the link. The hint "just google for x" might provide a different answer now than it may in two years or even bring up different results for different users.
Jul
15
comment Selecting a hammer drill for bolting climbs
Nope, I don't mind, go ahead. Everything that makes the text more readable is good...
Jul
15
comment How well does solar recharging work when strapped to the backpack?
Two additions to your very comprehensive answer: a slightly cloudy day with lots of stray light might be better than a cloudless day as the panel orientation will have much less influence. Another thing to optimize your yield is to use your breaks: whenever you stop long enough to take your backpack down, put it into the sun with the panel oriented as optimal as possible.