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Apr
26
comment How can I tell a “trail shoe” from a regular sport shoe?
I do tend to stick with proper manufacturers for these though, eg Salomon. I wouldn't go for a no-name shoe for fell running, as they take a real beating
Apr
26
comment How can I tell a “trail shoe” from a regular sport shoe?
I'd have to agree with Liam. As an example, here are the ones I use for everything from fell running, to walking round the local shops: wigglestatic.com/product-media/5360098297/…
Apr
17
comment Whippet as trekking pole?
Can you explain what a "whippet" is. To me it's a skinny dog...
Apr
7
comment Quickest / most efficient way to ascend a hanging rope with rock climbing gear?
I like this, as while the OP calls them "conventional ascenders" I don't know many folks who carry them. I certainly don't. But I will have an ATC.
Mar
23
comment Keeping the things interesting in a small climbing gym
Liam - that may well be true. But it is my local one.
Mar
14
comment Leave-no-trace-exception for tissues?
There is also that psychological aspect - seeing litter seems to encourage others to litter.
Mar
14
comment A snake glides over a very rough, hard surface with no signs of discomfort…how?
ab2 - I don't think it's inappropriate, or even off topic here, but it is certainly much more on topic at Biology.
Mar
11
comment What are some good tips and techniques for packing a backpack?
Pont - Where community members have been helping you by adding the required attribution, do not delete the attribution! Our rules require them - plagiarism is not permitted here.
Mar
11
comment What is the safest way to purify water?
RV - plagiarism is not permitted here. You must include attribution - as Pont has kindly done for you here.
Mar
8
comment Why are people so worried about Giardia?
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Mar
7
comment Legal situation for Parkour in the EU
I would migrate to Law, but the question is too old. You could ask it on Law if you like.
Mar
7
comment Legal situation for Parkour in the EU
Trespass law is very different across the countries of the EU (eg in Scotland we don't really have a trespass law as such) and in many cases stopping parkour is really only done where damage occurs
Mar
4
comment What are good indicators of hail approaching?
Unsung - as Olin points out, "not all thunderstorms have hail, but most hail is part of a thunderstorm" - seems not misleading at all.
Feb
10
comment Which fingers to use in a 2 finger pocket when rock climbing?
Using index and middle leaves the rest of your fingers useless (aside from your thumb). Using middle and ring lets you also use your index finger and thumb
Feb
10
comment Which fingers to use in a 2 finger pocket when rock climbing?
Mr Wizard - but if you use your middle and ring fingers, you can straighten your index finger. See the difference?
Jan
30
comment Any swim goggles that may be beneficial for a surfer?
I think the only real downsides to goggles are: 1 - at some point they will get ripped off and you'll not be ready, and 2 - it's so nice surfing with as little between you and the elements as possible. I say go for it though, if it helps you
Jan
29
comment Any swim goggles that may be beneficial for a surfer?
Hahahahaha - probably not as old as me :-)
Jan
27
comment What are the key differences between Mountaineering and Rock Climbing?
Hi there - welcome. Can you please edit your answer so we can read it a bit more easily. A spacing, punctuation and spelling check would really help. See How to Answer for more guidance.
Jan
26
comment What exercises can you do before Scuba Diving to improve your air consumption?
I'd defer to you on that, as it is obvious you have much more experience with Scuba than I, however as part of my training I did find that larger lung capacity also meant I did not need to take so many breaths. So that isn't necessarily an issue.
Jan
23
comment Blizzard Chaser: What to take on a 5-hour Blizzard Hike?
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