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Sep
12
comment What is the name of this knot for tying into a “confidence” rope?
Well, I think for the purpose of improvising a self-tightening sling that stops at some point, it's a fine know to use, since it's sufficiently bulky to actually stop the sling from closing - which is why it's also used in joining two ropes (double-fisherman).
Sep
12
answered What is the name of this knot for tying into a “confidence” rope?
Jul
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awarded  Popular Question
Jun
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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
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Jun
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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
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11
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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