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Apr
26
comment How do I inspect a climbing rope?
Falling "from above protection" is an everyday occurrence, not at all reason to retire a rope, but maybe you're misusing the terminology: falling from above a multipitch anchor with no other protection involved will generate a fall factor of 2, and if the fall distance is more than a few meters that might be grounds to retire a rope.
Feb
29
comment When do you need compensation training for bouldering?
@Eyal: I wouldn't say so, but it's probably a good idea in any case if it's your only sport
Feb
28
comment Is there any evidence, one way or the other, that “Adopt a Highway” programs reduce littering?
@ab2: I'd say it's part of a general strong preference for neatness and orderliness. And yes, separating trash for recycling is the norm as well.
Feb
24
comment Is there any evidence, one way or the other, that “Adopt a Highway” programs reduce littering?
German here. Simple littering (i.e. throwing away single items that are not dangerous) carries rather low fines (maybe 30 EUR) and is rarely punished. Germans simply don't do it in general because it would be unorderly.
Jan
28
comment Can a human survive in Saltstraumen or other whirlpool?
"not navigable" is a completely different thing than "not survivable for a swimmer". A steady, strong current combined with some shallower spots would be very dangerous for ships but pretty harmless for swimmers.
Nov
25
comment Rational reason to pick a bow over a gun?
It's probably connected to the rational reason for picking hunting over buying your meat it a supermarket.
Nov
7
comment What are these bulges? Are they harming the tree?
Sidenote: those things are pretty valuable, as the wood looks pretty interesting if you cut through them and is used as veneer for furniture or car dashboards.
Oct
30
comment Walking through an active railway tunnel during a long distance walk
I would very much advise bringing a backup lamp. Extra batteries aren't going to help when you stumble and smash that lamp or its bulb/led decides to give out just then.
Oct
1
comment What's the difference between Sport Climbing and Traditional Climbing
@fgysin: with modern dynamic climbing rope, a 120 feet fall is survivable (if you don't hit the ground or a ledge) and won't destroy gear (though depending on the fall factor, one might want to retire the rope).
Aug
16
comment What are offwidth cracks and what makes them so hard to climb?
@WW. Have you looked at the pictures in the answer? Two of them seem pretty elaborate to me ;)
May
14
comment How do I make sure my cliff-diving location is safe?
Uh... climb down to the water and do some snorkelling?
May
11
comment Why do big wall harnesses have two belay loops?
Aid climbing: the "siege tactics" version of climbing...
May
7
comment How to prevent mosquitoes entering in your mouth while running?
Just swallow. Insects are rich in protein!
Apr
28
comment Why is a “Czech bed roll” called this? History, uses?
These things exist all over the world. In Australia, they're called "swag".
Apr
23
comment Optimal use of available GPS devices when stranded
@G.Rassovsky: nope, it's a simple broadcast mechanism.
Apr
7
comment How far would you need to fall for it to be fatal?
Concerning the Vesna Vulović case, note that she was not in free fall, she was inside the plane when it crashed after falling the distance.
Feb
25
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
13
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
13
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