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May
18
comment old windfinder forecast googlemap
This might help: forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=44194
May
18
comment old windfinder forecast googlemap
It's possible, but I don't know how exactly. There might be some free apps. There are several commercial, such as Grib Explorer (ocens.com/GRIB-Explorer-P212.aspx). NOAA has the data format on their web site in case you can write an app for it.
May
17
answered old windfinder forecast googlemap
May
15
reviewed Satisfactory ski damaged from sticks, leaves, soil, etc?
May
15
reviewed Satisfactory What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
May
15
awarded  Custodian
May
15
reviewed Excellent How safe is the bowline knot in different situations?
May
15
reviewed Excellent How can I 'inflate' or plump up my my sleeping bag?
May
15
reviewed Excellent How would you evaluate sailing lessons for adults?
May
15
reviewed Needs Improvement Should I re-wax downhill skis after using skins?
May
15
reviewed Needs Improvement Logs & Rocks - Step on or over?
May
15
reviewed Satisfactory How small is “too small” for tent guylines?
May
15
comment Washing dishes with seawater or freshwater?
Coastal seawater sometimes has harmful organisms from sewage and animal waste -- enough for beach closures. I don't know any statistics or specifics. Just because it's salty does not mean bad stuff won't grow in it.
May
15
comment Washing dishes with seawater or freshwater?
I agree. We definitely should not imply that it's "the norm" to use untreated water for food, drink, or dish washing.
May
13
answered Washing dishes with seawater or freshwater?
May
13
answered What should you be aware of when planning late-season or summer skiing?
Feb
27
comment Do bag liners add the same warmth value to all sleeping bags?
It seems like it would depend on some other factors. For example, if the liner is porous and the sleeping bag is porous, then the liner will have less insulation in the wind. If the line is thin, then it will have less insulation on the snow (on the bottom), at least in the case of no or little insulating pad, than it would on dry ground because of the greater temperature differential and, as you mentioned, it changes physically under body weight.
Feb
26
comment Do cross-country skis need to be broken-in?
That's possible, I'm not sure. The snow temperature and texture might have more effect than that, as well as the ski width.
Feb
26
revised Do cross-country skis need to be broken-in?
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Feb
26
comment Do bag liners add the same warmth value to all sleeping bags?
You can probably add more than 15 degrees by wearing a bunch of fleece to bed (as long as it's dry), in case the liner doesn't work well.