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comment How to walk as a roped party on a glacier?
I can't quite comprehend the last argument. If on a slight incline a member of the team falls, shouldn't he and all other members immediately self-arrest with ice axes?
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comment When should you use gear to climb a tree?
Usually the ground below trees is grass and leaves, not rocks, so it should be somewhat safer that rock climbing. Once I heard from a woman her son fell while brushing walnuts and broke a collar bone. Those trees are about 3-10 meters high around here. On the other hand. just outside my office, for the past couple of weeks, a group of construction workers have been working at 5th floor height scaffold without any protection - also climbing the outside of the scaffolds. The ground is concrete.
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comment Ration or consume water?
I agree with all your point (including the last paragraph). Too little water == dehydration == bad, too much water == increased sweating and urination == bad. The body adjusts.
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comment What clothing or gear should I wear to prevent ticks?
A shower is a great advice. I tend to find ticks even without a mirror, but by touch. Only exception is when the tick has managed to fully bury, but then it's easy to find, because the place becomes red and itchy.
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comment What batteries would make sense to power 12v devices (e.g. blankets, lights) for camping?
I had never seen such a frying pan, but I am sure that it's targeted to car camping. Why else 12V?
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revised How should I pack for a week of backpacking in the rain?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on kayaking tag wiki excerpt
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comment In an abandoned quarry, is it possible to pry loose rocks from walls until stable?
What @PaulPaulsen says, with a long shovel. If you want more people warning you that you may die, go to Bikes.SE and ask about dropping it off with a bike ;p
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comment To pack Vertical or Horizontal?
I have met the "put light items at bottom, heavy items at shoulder level", but never understood it. One obvious effect of this is rising one's center of gravity, making them less stable. This can be felt at difficult terrain.