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Aug
19
asked What information to leave with your emergency contact?
Aug
19
answered Lowering off from anchors vs. rappelling after a climb?
Aug
19
comment What happens if I inadvertently set off a personal locator beacon?
If you should accidentally activate a PLB in an area without phone coverage, you should get to phone coverage as quickly (and safely) as possible. Rescues take some time to initiate, and you may be able to avoid some unnecessary work on their part.
Jul
23
awarded  Yearling
Jul
23
accepted What are creative uses for retired carabiners?
Jul
23
comment What are creative uses for retired carabiners?
Be aware that the plastic lid connection is really flimsy. I've had quite a few of them snap or roll off, so I generally attach some thin cord around the neck of the nalgene, and clip to that.
Jul
23
comment What are creative uses for retired carabiners?
That seems like it would be difficult with a proper carabiner :).
Jul
23
comment What are creative uses for retired carabiners?
I completely agree that the only way to really retire unsafe climbing gear is to destroy it.
Jul
23
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
18
comment An adjustable length knot for 2 lines and a carabiner for easy suspension
That carabiner looks like it would hold up exactly once, I'm sure the OP will figure that out and replace it with a proper-sized carabiner :)
Jul
18
answered An adjustable length knot for 2 lines and a carabiner for easy suspension
Jul
18
comment Knot to turn cord into loop (load bearing)
I'm not a big fan of that alternative name because of the connotations it brings :). Agreed, dressing it well (pulling on each pair of strands) is key.
Jul
17
answered Knot to turn cord into loop (load bearing)
Jul
17
reviewed No Action Needed Fishing in Friendship, Maine 04547
Jul
14
asked What are creative uses for retired carabiners?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
26
comment Travelling and taking climbing chalk through customs
Agreed; I have flown with chalk in both carry-on and checked luggage. Don't carry on a nut tool, however!
Jun
4
reviewed Reviewed Anchor without cordelette?
Jun
4
comment Anchor without cordelette?
Welcome to Outdoors.SX! Very interesting anchor, I hadn't seen that one before.
Jun
3
comment How should a climbing rope be stored?
Here are three links that recommend washing ropes in washing machines (including one from Sterling, who makes ropes): sterlingrope.com/faq rei.com/learn/expert-advice/rope-care.html ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=202