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Software developer by profession, smalltime hacker and gamer by interest. Look at my website to learn more about me

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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
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answered What is the term for/manufacturer of belay devices with a clip that holds the ATC onto the carabiner?
Mar
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awarded  Critic
Mar
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revised How can I survive multiple days in cold environment?
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Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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revised Top gear presenter pees on snare, why?
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Mar
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answered Top gear presenter pees on snare, why?
Mar
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answered How to overcome mental hurdles of adventure trauma?
Feb
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comment How to overcome mental hurdles of adventure trauma?
It sounds like you're asking how to deal with the immediate situation where you're shaken by an accident, rather than long term fears. If so, the comparison to PTSD is completely wrong and the word trauma itself is misleading. The question would be easier to answer if it were more focussed.
Feb
24
comment How to unlock walking poles that have not been used for a while
Uh... what's a "tramping stick"??
Jan
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answered How can I survive multiple days in cold environment?
Jan
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awarded  Commentator
Jan
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comment Is it true that, in cold conditions, you will freeze faster wearing wet clothes than not wearing any?
@РСТȢѸФХѾЦЧШЩЪЫЬѢѤЮѦѪѨѬѠѺѮѰѲѴ: that has nothing to do with insulation though. And I am extremely skeptical of claims that the evaporation has a stronger effect than the insulation provided even by wet clother, for anything but the most flimsy of garments.
Jan
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comment Is it true that, in cold conditions, you will freeze faster wearing wet clothes than not wearing any?
@РСТȢѸФХѾЦЧШЩЪЫЬѢѤЮѦѪѨѬѠѺѮѰѲѴ: the wet clothing is still surrounded by air - your argument does not, heh, hold water
Jan
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revised How to overcome fear of falling in lead climbing
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Jan
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comment How to overcome fear of falling in lead climbing
Obviously that's different for different people, and the book is necessarily written for those who care enough about progress to buy a book. But I don't think going out of your comfort zone often automatically means you don't have fun, and I doubt taking progression too serious makes more people quit climbing than a lack of results despite lots of training.
Jan
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comment How to overcome fear of falling in lead climbing
@Liam: the idea is to A) desensitize yourself to the negative experience so that it becomes less scary and B) change failing from something negative to something positive (because it helps you get better so that you end up failing less often). Specifically, for optimal progress MacLeod suggests spending the majority (maybe two thirds) of your time doing things at least slightly outside of your comfort zone.
Jan
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answered How to overcome fear of falling in lead climbing
Jan
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answered Why are death percentages of death from trauma in an avalanche so different between USA, Europe, and Canada?
Jan
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comment How to overcome fear of falling in lead climbing
@Liam: Hm, I recently read Dave MacLeod's "9 Out of 10 Climbers Make the Same Mistakes", which argues that exactly the opposite is the case. Namely, that the most beneficial improvements are always in the areas where you are weakest, and that you can only truly improve by going outside of your comfort zone while looking for "positive experiences" is a trap that prevents you from working on your weaknesses.