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Nov
19
comment What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
Once closed, it needed to stay closed. Thanks @nhinkle.
Nov
18
comment Can I light a kerosene lamp with flint & steel or a magnifying glass?
a bit of a 'smart' answer. Perhaps flesh it out a bit?
Nov
10
comment What are the advantages of short climbers?
For beginning climbers with little knowledge of technique, it is much easier for taller climbers to "hang out" from the wall, rather than staying close and conserving energy.
Nov
10
comment What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
I stand with @RoryAlsop - while personally I enjoy the quotes listed here - this type of question tends to lead to others asked in a similar fashion with the OPs stating "There is precedence." Hence we have to be strict from the get go to keep quality standards high. Rory's point about the community closing vs. the diamonds is quite valid.
Nov
10
comment What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
Always been fond of Shackleton's story - His diary of the experience is quite the read (Titled "South" for those interested). He said "By endurance we conquer."
Nov
6
comment Trail gun for protection against bears
@JoErNanO it always depends on what you're doing. In one National Forest near home, there are so many grizzlies, that two men will fish together - trading off fly fishing, and the other standing guard with a rifle. Just depends on how you want to approach it.
Nov
2
comment As an experienced backpacker in the Eastern US, what should I know before hiking in the Western US?
Western bears are an entirely different ball game than the East.
Oct
27
comment What precautions should I take to protect myself and my camp from bears?
There's an exception (or several) to every rule, @Mapperz.
Oct
24
comment Trail gun for protection against bears
I've always felt there are too many factors to bear spray as well - such as wind or etc. That said, guns are unpredictable as well - those in serious bear country would do well to carry a rifle. Handguns are all over the map, and like many said, the recoil is much harder to manage.
Oct
22
comment Why would I want a pressurized hydration pack?
Would make a nice shower....
Oct
21
comment Preventing hand blisters while paddling
@WW., nhinkle: it will develop on whatever your primary hand is- you typically pull harder and a little differently on your dominant side than your other side. Some people are SO dominant on one side, they have to paddle more on the non-dominant side. I've seen it among beginners quite commonly - circles are extremely common especially if you have two beginners in the same kayak.
Sep
20
comment How to repair gore-tex boots split?
use Shoe Goo - pretty neat stuff and much more durable than Sugru.
Aug
22
comment How to get weather forecasts at Yellowstone?
EXCELLENT answer actually - the NPS and other agencies' visitor centers, etc. are quite good about posting forecasts and such, I can speak from experience.
Aug
22
comment How to get weather forecasts at Yellowstone?
Extremely low cell coverage in YELL. Also - just because it's in the Rockies automatically means the weather changes on a dime. So I have always put little stock in the weather forecasts. And I live (literally) in the shadow of YELL.
Jul
28
comment GPS navigation device or app that allows entry of UTM coordinates?
I really, really like the Garmin GPSmap units, have used them extensively at work with UTM coordinates, you can input them and track and such, they will do exactly what you're looking for.
May
5
comment How can I contact emergency services in the US via the internet?
Wouldn't have thought of aspect - though one thing to keep in mind is that those numbers may not always be monitored 24/7. Most will and are, though. +1!
Mar
1
comment What precautions are needed for caving
As a mod, I support this question - sure it is a bit broad, but why not have some general advice for caving?
Jan
26
comment Consequences of crossing rails when looking for caches?
Not sure what you mean. Are you not allowed to cross the railroad tracks in Germany? That seems unusual to me, but I live in rural America.
Jan
14
comment Practical uses for urine
This used to be how the ancient Greeks would diagnose diabetes. Great answer!
Jan
14
comment How to dry paddling gloves
I personally would stuff them with newspaper and/or "prop" them open so that plenty of air gets in there.