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Jan
17
comment Planning a Trip with strangers
I see. My only recommendation would be to try finding a partner online that lives in the same city, so that you can train together and make sure you're both skilled enough (don't forget the other person is probably just as wary of you!).
Jan
17
answered Planning a Trip with strangers
Jan
16
comment Testing waterproofness of outdoor apparel
I was thinking somewhere in the middle. For example, one might have an old pair of boots that should be waterproof, but didn't perform during a hike. It could be the Waterproof/Breathable liner has a hole, or it could have been sweat from exertion. I'd like to isolate the effort component and focus on the garment.
Jan
15
asked Testing waterproofness of outdoor apparel
Jan
15
comment Sandpapering Finger Tips
I would re-order your list; sanding down calluses and other protrusions is (to me) much more important.
Jan
3
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
2
comment Hauling a pack during climbing
Thanks for the answer. I was thinking more specifically of hauling a "light" pack under 20 lbs, not necessarily a full bigwall climbing kit.
Dec
31
asked Hauling a pack during climbing
Dec
27
comment What shoes to wear while climbing monolithic granite rocks?
The sole of an approach shoe is usually made of a much "stickier" rubber (similar to what is on a rock climbing shoe), which is why it provides more friction than a regular hiking boot.
Dec
17
comment Can Primaloft One be Layered?
I disagree with you on where the air gets trapped. For any insulating layer air is trapped inside the layer, not between any two layers.
Dec
16
answered Can Primaloft One be Layered?
Dec
11
comment Is caffeine helpful or hurtful when backpacking?
Nice! Do you have a reference for your statement "the time it takes to lose the addiction is typically very short, typically just a few days"?
Nov
24
answered What Rope to purchase?
Nov
9
comment Avoiding tangles when leading on double ropes
Hey, I was going to page you :) Personally, I tend to find a mess when the second arrives at my belay (I do most of the leading). However, I think it would also be helpful to have general strategies for all to use.
Nov
9
asked Avoiding tangles when leading on double ropes
Nov
9
awarded  Custodian
Nov
9
reviewed Leave Open What fall factor will cause me to hit the deck with a typical dynamic rope?
Nov
9
reviewed Excellent How do you dry wet socks when camping/backpacking if it's raining and the socks cannot be hung to dry outside
Nov
9
reviewed Satisfactory Where can you find an online elevation profile of Tahoe Rim Trail?
Nov
9
reviewed Excellent Alternatives to retreating quickly when caught in a lightning storm when rock climbing?