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reviewed Reviewed Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
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comment Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
Maybe you are right because you actually can check if you did something wrong. Still the guys in your local climbing store are more experienced doing stuff like this and they most likely will do it for free. If you google you will find some guys suggesting not to use a serrated knife, some heat their knife (which may not be good for the knife), some tape the rope and cut through the tape/rope and burn it afterwards, you could use a soldering iron. You could try on your retired ropes for the best results - in the end I would just stick to my local climbing store...
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comment Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
Fundamentally I also know how to cut a rope. Just like you said. I still wouldn't recommend to do that, the rope is maybe THE security element at all and I wouldn't like to run any risk on it. Of course anybody can decide for himself, just wanted to utter my doubts.
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reviewed No Action Needed How important is thermal underwear for skiing?
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reviewed Reviewed Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
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comment Do “R” Values Add proportionally
I don't think in reality the R-value (resistance) through layering would implicitly be lower than the sum of the layers. The caught air between the layers are decreasing the thermal conduction and therefore increasing the resistance of your system. Air movement (convection) is just relevant at the outer shell where you may have high wind speed and this outer influence isn't changed through layering a lot. Still moisture is an issue.
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comment Do “R” Values Add proportionally
See also this question: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/4999/…
Apr
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answered Do “R” Values Add proportionally
Apr
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reviewed No Action Needed How should you wash clothes after exposure to poison oak/ivy/sumac?
Apr
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reviewed No Action Needed How should you wash clothes after exposure to poison oak/ivy/sumac?
Apr
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reviewed No Action Needed Urbex question: How to protect myself from asbestos?
Apr
14
asked Gloves for alpine tours in summer
Apr
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comment How to deal with aggressive homeless when exploring urbex?
From context I thought you are speaking about a wild animal, after that I googled 'clochard'. Is this really happening regularly to you? Can't think of a useful 'answer' to this, try to be as normal as possible without being dis-respective nor submissive.
Apr
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awarded  Vox Populi
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awarded  Suffrage
Apr
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comment Should you pop a blister?
yes but why can it be such a problem on the feet? If you get a similar wound with 'raw flesh' on you arm, it's not so likely to give you an infection.
Apr
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comment How much water should be carried while hiking in the desert?
One gallon for a 3 hours hike is really impressive. I think I stick to the mountains :D
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awarded  Enthusiast
Apr
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reviewed Reviewed How much water should be carried while hiking in the desert?
Apr
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reviewed No Action Needed What are some good gluten-free foods for backpacking?