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Nov
11
answered Energy bars for outdoors activities: what are the important criteria?
Oct
29
comment What are the advantages of learning to ski on a trip? (as opposed to beforehand)
@RoflcoptrException: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_ski_slope
Oct
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
2
answered Is buying an expensive sleeping bag better?
Sep
25
comment How does one steer a two-person kayak?
@JonEricson: hopefully you two never attempt a tandem bicycle with her as stoker. Stoker trying to steer is a recipe for disaster on a tandem bicycle :)
Sep
18
comment Can I replace Dish soap?
You can use campsuds to clean your dishes. That is what I use.
Sep
18
comment How big a fall is a “major” fall?
@Mr.Wizard: different ropes are have different ratings, its the responsibility of the purchaser and maintainer to see what their rope is rated for. Retiring a rope after a single fall, obviously without bothering to read the safety details, is going to be an enormous waste of money. The question asked for what height constitutes a major fall, and this answer correctly points out that the measure involves more than just the height.
Sep
18
answered Can I replace Dish soap?
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?