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Apr
19
comment Is it safe to cut a climbing rope in half?
Even if you do a terrible job cutting it, the ends are never under load, so it doesn't really matter anyway. Checking for fraying and other damage you should do regardless, so it makes no difference.
Mar
9
comment Is there any upper temperature limit for a given sleeping bag?
If you are just simply laying on your sleeping bag, and it is so hot outside that doing that is a problem, you can always just lay right on your sleeping pad or tent floor. Practical issues of hauling a bunch of unnecessary weight will come into play before the temperature does.
Mar
7
answered Is there any upper temperature limit for a given sleeping bag?
Mar
5
reviewed Reject How to warm up your cold toes and fingers?
Feb
24
comment What's the maximum temperature difference wind-chill can account for?
@BenCrowell: They didn't dream them up from nothing, they created them to model based on observed evidence.
Feb
24
revised What's the maximum temperature difference wind-chill can account for?
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Feb
24
answered What's the maximum temperature difference wind-chill can account for?
Feb
24
comment What's the maximum temperature difference wind-chill can account for?
It would be nice to post links to the data you are referencing.
Feb
21
reviewed Edit Where in New Zealand is wild camping permitted?
Feb
21
revised Where in New Zealand is wild camping permitted?
edited to include helpful link
Feb
21
reviewed Approve What clothing would be appropriate for hiking in -18°C with up to 30 km/hr wind?
Feb
21
answered Where in New Zealand is wild camping permitted?
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jan
18
comment Planning a Trip with strangers
Meet the people at the bar first?
Jan
10
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
1
comment Will a tent provide some protection from bears?
@Tomas: Hardly theoretical. In some places, such as Yellowstone, the bears are so active and dangerous it is expected of all backpackers. The National Park Service in fact recommends not sleeping in the same clothes used to cook, as seen at nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/backcountryhiking.htm
Dec
26
awarded  Custodian
Dec
26
reviewed Approve Climbing volcanic mountains
Dec
26
answered Does a cotton lined sleeping bag make sense?