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comment Why do some climbing ropes have smaller load bearing than some paracords?
that page doesn't specify 10g, plus, the claim of 12kN is also suspect, as it depends on the person and how the force is delivered. An ejection seat delivers around 15g to the pilot when activated, which for a 90 kg pilot would be 13kN of force, and while injuries are common, they usually don't kill the pilot. The basic idea of your answer is correct, but I'd leave out the numbers as their correctness requires an added degree of complexity that doesn't really matter for this question.
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comment Why do some climbing ropes have smaller load bearing than some paracords?
I agree with this post, though your 10g figure is a bit low.
Jul
12
comment How did cartographers map out shores before modern times?
The difficulty in measuring east to west isn't due to the lines of longitude converging at the poles, that is easily accounted for and latitude is easy to measure. The problem was because determining longitude was hard because the earth is spinning. It wasn't until the 1730s there were accurate enough clocks to measure longitude reliably.
Jul
11
comment Michigan Upper Peninsula Hiking - Long Trail
@ShemSeger: The nearest "real" mountain range from there (Bighorns) is a good 16 hour drive minimum, and you'd need awhile to sleep, so you'd really be replacing up to 30% of your adventuring with sitting in a car. Doesn't sound like a good exchange when there is plenty of great backcountry adventuring to be done in the Great Lakes region.
Jul
11
comment Michigan Upper Peninsula Hiking - Long Trail
If you're already going to the UP, you could cross the sea and head to Isle Royale.
Jul
11
comment Michigan Upper Peninsula Hiking - Long Trail
@Beznus: Permethrin is meant to be put on your clothes.
Jul
8
comment Theft and tent camping
This is going to very widely depending on where you go.
Jul
2
comment How do I self-assess my physical condition after a fall in the backcountry?
I think this needs to be edited to be more general, else it is too localized.
Jul
1
comment How to attach a shackle to vertical square tubes by using a rope?
Also, does this question belong more on diy.se?
Jul
1
comment How to attach a shackle to vertical square tubes by using a rope?
Why can't the tubes be modified? That would make things 100x easier.
Jun
10
comment Do dog life jackets have the same ratings as humans?
You might want to wait until your dog is fully grown first, because many dogs are buoyant enough they can float all day with no effort. Our golden retriever was born to swim and she's float around on the lake all day, your dog might be the same.
Mar
16
comment What's a realistic distance to expect boys aged 11-17 to sea kayak in a single day?
Are you going out on the ocean, an inland sea, or lakes?
Mar
15
comment What can I do on a honeymoon in New Zealand while five months pregnant?
@mattnz: The deaths on the Tongariro crossing are pretty much always people that went completely unprepared for the alpine environment. It's pretty easy to avoid getting into trouble.
Feb
5
comment What is the most effective way to flee from an alligator?
Cold blooded animals have plenty of stamina to last through a fight to the death; If an alligator/croc can wrestle for hours with a wildebeest to victory, it could definitely handle a measly human.
Jan
30
comment Tree skiing/riding in Colorado
I know it's not Colorado, but I've always enjoyed the tree skiing in SLC, esp Brighton.
Jan
17
comment How to camp in wolf country?
Coyotes are also a lot smaller than wolves, and don't hunt in groups. An adult human would dominate a coyote.
Jan
14
comment How to stay hydrated with minimum water usage
@Aravona: and do you dehydrate while not getting thirsty?
Jan
14
comment How to stay hydrated with minimum water usage
@Aravona: that often repeated claim is really only true during very intense physical activity, or in very hot environments. For most situations, drinking when thirsty is a perfectly suitable system.
Jan
13
comment Is it true that, in cold conditions, you will freeze faster wearing wet clothes than not wearing any?
You can read this wiki article for more information on the physics behind it: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet-bulb_temperature
Dec
26
comment Are there any sunglasses with prescription insert that does not alter depth sense?
How old are you, when's the last time you had an eye exam, and when's the last time you had a corrective insert made?