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Sep
13
comment Preferred way to wrap someone with Hypothermia?
mmmmm meaty burrito.... or would this be a "hot-pocket" for bears?
Sep
13
comment What are “Aggressive” climbing Shoes?
@DavidR Pics help a lot, and I know the answer. That's not the problem. Just wanted to say please use pics, it will really help. I should probably phrase it that way now that you mention it. I don't like to answer my own questions, so I usually give time for someone else to answer. As far as googling, I used to not post such simple questions until I read this
Sep
11
comment Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
It's not as big of a deal, but that is a good indicator of how long the rope will last you. The Infinity feels more durable to me, but I have only held the Serenity, never climbed on it.
Sep
6
comment How do I make a fin selection for various surfing conditions
Links sometimes die and videos disappear. Paraphrase some of the main points from the film and you'll probably get more up-votes.
Sep
5
comment What are different knots named in English?
Even in the blog I think it would be useful, not just with the names in English but go ahead and put other languages there too.
Sep
5
comment When should you be alert for snakes?
Any time you're on a plane...
Sep
5
comment Bowline knot, end at the inside or outside?
If a tremendous amount of weight is on the line so much that you can't pull the end out from between the loop and pole, can you untie it? Even if the end was on the outside?
Sep
5
comment Does a groover have to stink?
I completely forgot about this question. I met a guy this last season that used grooverlabs.com/Company.html It does basically what you suggest, and after 4 days you had to be pretty close to smell it.
Sep
4
comment Bowline knot, end at the inside or outside?
+1 after the clarification. Nice Photos as well.
Sep
4
comment Bowline knot, end at the inside or outside?
I understand what he is talking about, but he either means here as this site, or needs to link here to a demo. Honestly I think this would be better as an answer to a question of how to tie a bowline. Or changed to a question of how to tie it and then an answer of "Make sure the end is on the outside."
Aug
28
comment How do I identify dangerous, marshy land?
"in case you would" What?
Aug
27
comment Tanto or Utility knife to carry mountaineering?
@whatsisname Are you sure? What about 67 $10 knives?
Jul
23
comment How do I prevent rocks or sand from getting in my boots?
@Laura If you edit your answer to include spats or mention that not all are insulated I will accept it. I think that would make your answer complete.
Jul
19
comment How to choose a class of rapids for a variety of skill levels?
@thursdaysgeek I'm not saying life jackets don't save lives. What I am saying is swimming ability is a huge factor, and a life jack is not enough to save you. Without a guide carrying you, you have to be able to swim for the rescue line because the throw will not be perfect. You need to be able to swim out of the way of a hazard (wood or other strainers can kill you in your life jacket very quickly). Or through the under-toe of a strong eddie, a non-swimmer can do none of these things. Also, for excitement factor, many guide companies overstate the Class of rapids.
Jul
18
comment How to choose a class of rapids for a variety of skill levels?
Definitely good points. To a new paddler a longer II does seem more fun than a short III. Attitude and confidence are also huge factors. We usually explain before had that this is an all day roller-coaster, if you don't like the upside down loops you can't get off in the middle.
Jul
17
comment What brands make propane lanterns, stoves, heaters, and accessories in America?
If you look at the dates on most of the posts they are from 3-5 years ago. Many (not all) of the listed companies have moved some production offshore in recent years. Good answer, just needs a qualifier.
Jul
17
comment How to choose a class of rapids for a variety of skill levels?
@thursdaysgeek Where have you been whitewater rafting? Ever gone without a guide? Your swimming ability is definitely a factor.
Jul
17
comment Replacement tap for Coleman 5 gal. water carrier
What's the diameter on the open mouth?
Jul
2
comment What brands make propane lanterns, stoves, heaters, and accessories in America?
@choster It's actually a rather common sentiment, and is often based on perceived quality (and keeping primary jobs at home). Many companies do, however, here in the USA, because of that sentiment, many are no longer manufacturing in other countries so then can advertize that all their goods are USA made. Products with a few dozen or hundred parts are manufactured very differently (parts purchase wise) than ones with a few thousand or more (stove vs car). For the company it is a competitive strategy that currently works in the USA.
Jun
19
comment Practicality of Beards
This is actually one of the things my friend listed as a benefit. In the summer it holds the sweat and acts like a evaporative cooler for your face.