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bio website jonathanbell.ca
location Victoria, Canada
age 33
visits member for 11 months
seen Sep 9 at 17:09
  • Born and raised by a pack of wolves on the West Coast of Canada.
  • Front-end web developer with a love of learning.
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Aug
15
revised If injured and lost, what are your biggest priorities for survival?
more formatting of the list
Aug
15
answered If injured and lost, what are your biggest priorities for survival?
Aug
15
awarded  Scholar
Aug
15
accepted Do alpine boots hurt when walking (not climbing)?
Aug
15
comment Do alpine boots hurt when walking (not climbing)?
Thanks for this! I'm starting to see that my old system of "approach shoes until not possible" is not a bad one and that others use this. I may just have to suck it up and sacrifice the extra weight and pack room!
Aug
15
comment Do alpine boots hurt when walking (not climbing)?
Thanks! This is good information to know. I really enjoyed reading the Andy Kirkpatrick article. Interesting that he uses approach shoes until he "can't" any more. I've done this myself on a couple of climbs in my area, and have found it to be the best system for me. Maybe I am over thinking this..
Aug
12
awarded  Student
Aug
12
asked Do alpine boots hurt when walking (not climbing)?
May
16
comment Kayaking - 'Brand' ? and Plastic vs. Fiberglass?
As @DanWolfgang says, speed and handling are dependant on the hull design, not materials. I've paddled lots of boats that felt terrible that were made of kevlar (lightweight, strong) and boats that I loved the feel of made of plastic. The key is hull design. However moving a plastic boat on land (like, onto the top of your car) can be a real hassle (especially by yourself)! Still they are cheaper and very tough.
May
16
comment License for international hunters in Canada
What type of game are you thinking of hunting? I have my hunting licence and live in Canada. I know a lot of Americans do hunt for larger game in my province. I am not sure, but have a strong feeling that the answer to your question will vary from country to country. If you are hunting larger game, most provinces hold a lottery here in Canada for the licences to hunt certain large game each season.
May
12
awarded  Editor
May
12
revised Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
added more plain answer
Apr
19
comment Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
It's totally up to you what you do with your rope. It's a very important part of your kit so I understand your concerns. However, "Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?" The answer is, "Yes, it's safe." Some ropes come on spools (like the ropes at indoor climbing gyms) and sections are cut to desired lengths. I've had rock fall cut a rope right through almost all the way, leaving only a few strands of the core. The unaffected length of the rope was still usable. Personal opinion: I wouldn't cut it. If your climbing style changes - you never know, the extra length may come in handy. :)
Apr
19
awarded  Teacher
Apr
18
comment Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
There's no concern or safety issue with cutting a climbing rope in half (while it is not in use) and using the cut portions in normal climbing applications.
Apr
18
answered Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
Sep
24
awarded  Supporter
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer