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Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Sep
24
comment Knot for Joining the ropes of different thicknesses
My scenario is intended for equally sized ropes, which is the scenario where rock climbers use the overhand knot. But again, it has to be the correct version of the overhand (EDK).
Sep
23
comment Knot for Joining the ropes of different thicknesses
VERY IMPORTANT: The overhand knot must be tied on a bend. Because it looks scary (yet is perfectly safe), climbers call this the European Death Knot, or EDK: animatedknots.com/flatoverhand/index.php
Jul
5
comment Emergency measures: sleeping bag not suitable for the current weather
I've slept in -20C with no problem in a good down sleeping bag. If your body's is snug and warm, it can easily handle the influx of cold air.
Jul
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
29
awarded  Nice Answer
May
18
comment How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
@Don Branson "what the climber asks for" -> With the caveat that a total beginner might ask for something that's unreasonable or unsafe. When I belay beginners I explain to them why they might NOT want to have the rope too right (In Squamish, that's mainly relevant for slab routes where too tight a rope prevents you from fully weighting your foot on the slab and makes it more likely for you to skid off.)
May
13
comment What should you be aware of when planning late-season or summer skiing?
One piece of advise: Don't wear the "typical" resort ski gear, i.e., a thick jacket and these super-warm pants. Get a layered system so you don't overheat.
May
7
awarded  Nice Question
May
5
accepted Any tips to reduce chance that I have to get up and pee in the night (not counting dehydration, of course)
May
1
asked Any tips to reduce chance that I have to get up and pee in the night (not counting dehydration, of course)
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jan
11
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
14
comment If lost in the wilderness, what is the first thing I should do?
Stop moving. Chances are you'll only run away further from whoever is going to look after you.
Aug
14
accepted Tent floor waterproof rating
Aug
14
comment Tent floor waterproof rating
What surprises me is that none of the tents at, e.g., mec.ca, has a floor rating above 3000mm, whereas the comparatively cheap Vaude Hogan Ultralight has 10000mm for the floor and 5000mm for the fly. Or are these numbers prone to be inflated?
Aug
13
asked Tent floor waterproof rating
Jun
1
comment If I have to cross an icy, flowing river, what are some ways I can cross safely?
You don't dry them.
Mar
27
comment How are sleeping bag temperature ratings determined?
When I bought a bag in New Zealand, it had two temperatures given: A comfort temperature, i.e., you'll be warm and sleep well; and a survival rating, i.e., you'll be awake all night cursing the cold but you won't freeze to death.