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Sep
18
comment Campsites in Virginia which allow alcohol?
Just don't make a lot of noise, and you'll be fine. Don't be loud and obnoxious, and clean up your mess, and no one will have a problem.
Sep
13
comment How big a fall is a “major” fall?
The fall factor is a key element. A fall of a few meters is no big deal if the climber has already payed out 10-20 meters of rope.
Sep
11
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
22
comment Tanto or Utility knife to carry mountaineering?
At $670, I think I'd get more utility out of 10 $67 knives LOL
Aug
18
answered Why go without socks with climbing shoes?
Jul
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
30
accepted Should I get trekking poles for snowshoeing, or stick with ski poles?
Mar
30
accepted I put a big gouge in the bow of my canoe going across rocks. How can I fix it?
Mar
30
accepted I found a Deer Tick on my friend and removed it, what should I do now?
Mar
30
accepted Bear bags vs Bear canisters: which is better?
Mar
30
accepted What can I do about those obnoxious biting flies?
Mar
21
comment Are carabiners useful tools to have in the wilderness? If so, what would they be used for?
Just remember to get real climbing carabiners instead of the crappy keychain biners, even though you might not use them for climbing. They're only a little bit more expensive for the cheap wiregate biners.
Mar
21
awarded  Commentator
Mar
21
comment How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
Bring a real camera.
Feb
27
comment What kind of canteen material will have the least effect on the taste of water?
One of my Sigg bottles always smells minty no matter the washing, after spending a week camping with the bottle full of Rumple Minz.
Feb
27
comment Good qualities in carabiners
I think I've bought 3 packs of the Neutrino biners for camping and other non-climbing uses. I'll never go back to those crappy "checkout aisle" impostor biners for clipping water bottles to my pack.
Feb
26
comment Which stove fuel has best weight to bulk to heat ratio?
The efficiency of all fuels with a similarly built stove are similar. I don't know if jetboil makes a liquid fuel version, but there is no physical reason you couldn't. Better heat exchangers are independent of fuel used.
Feb
2
answered Are Personal Flotation Devices a good idea when rafting?
Feb
2
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