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comment Rappelling in the Rain
@BenCrowell "Dry-treated ropes". That is a phrase I haven't heard before. Thanks for that. Though, at the time I asked this question I didn't have such things, and needed to learn how to wet repel multi-pitch climbs, for safety reasons. Thanks!
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revised What are the different methods to purify water?
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accepted Dog Breeds for Backpacking and Trail Running
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comment When should you use gear to climb a tree?
@nhinkle I've done a lot of bouldering, and anything above 10 feet makes me feel uncomfortable without a pad to fall on. Somewhere are 15 or 20 feet you can tell you'll be hurt when you look down. It's a pretty reasonable rule.
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answered When should you use gear to climb a tree?
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comment How safe is sleeping in bear country?
I agree with Ben below. Grizzlies and Polar Bears aside, you're safe while sleeping. There is minor risk of a charge if you surprise a mother with her cubs (but that only happens if you're awake).
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comment Why are indoor climbing grades easier?
I generally agree with Brian Eagen. I will also add that it varies by gym. I climbed at a gym in NorCal that was notorious for having MUCH harder ratings than Yosemite.
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comment Bare Essentials for 2-3 day Hike
@GeistvonPA I wrote a beginner backpacking gear guide here: gist.github.com/theJollySin/4df50a08d6e0ab9955c9
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comment Tips for a novice backpacker
For some friends just starting out, I wrote a thorough beginner guide to backpacking gear: gist.github.com/theJollySin/4df50a08d6e0ab9955c9
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comment Where to carry a folding knife when hiking?
I like a one-piece (not folding) knife while backpacking. I tend to hang it off my belt. I've seen people tie it to their leg, but that is a little uncomfortable for me: try it out though.
Aug
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comment Safe Way to Mark a Carabiner
I tested nail polish on a carabiner I use for my car keys and yeah, everything gets rubbed off pretty fast. Useless to bother. I have marked non-gate parts of my carabiners with nailpolish and electrical tape just to ID them as mine, and that worked fine (I prefer colored electrical tape).
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