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I live in a small village in the Peak District National Park in the UK. I'm an active caver, member of the local cave rescue team and also do a lot of hill walking. I also rock climb and do some mountaineering but mainly I'm caving.


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answered How to fix a leak in Hydration pack?
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comment Leader injured during multipitch trad climb, what to do?
Soloing may not be required (and while full of adrenaline and anxiety after an accident, probably not a good idea). Even on some multipitch climbs there may be a safe and easy way to get to the top. And lowering someone on a rope using a belay device will always be a LOT easier than hauling upwards.
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answered Leader injured during multipitch trad climb, what to do?
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revised Using a rope “Alpine Style”
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answered Using a rope “Alpine Style”
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answered Measuring actual distance walked on a map (Allowing for changes in height)
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answered Dealing With Sap On A Tent
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revised Climbing Webbing with Taped Ends (where & why)
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answered Climbing Webbing with Taped Ends (where & why)
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revised Semi-static rope 24 hour rule
Replaced 'Canyoneering' tage with 'Caving' as the question is relevant to Caving and is already tagged with 'Canyoning'
Aug
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comment Semi-static rope 24 hour rule
You wash the rope after purchase and before use to remove anti-static lubricants used in manufacture and to shrink it. Thereafter you wash it when it needs washing. I cannot make this explanation more clearer!
Aug
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comment Semi-static rope 24 hour rule
The washing before very first use of a new rope is recommended for the reasons given in my answer. After that, the rope would be washed if it becomes dirty after use (which happens quite often in caving!).
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answered Semi-static rope 24 hour rule
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comment How can I tell if I am dehydrated or have low electrolytes (need salt, etc.)?
If you sit at home and take some Vitamin B, you'll probably know that the change in colour isn't due to dehydration...
Aug
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answered Is it normal that a down sleeping bag loses its loft after ~5 years ~150 nights?
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answered How can I tell if I am dehydrated or have low electrolytes (need salt, etc.)?
Aug
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comment Efficient and reliable method for managing a nut tool while following on a trad climb?
I also have mine clipped to a snaplink (Carabiner). I have a 25cm / 10 inches long 6mm loop of cord attached to the tool using a Lark's Foot and slip my hand through this loop to prevent accidentally dropping the tool. OF course that loop of 6mm cord has another use as a Prusik loop of required.