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comment How do I inspect a climbing rope?
@MichaelBorgwardt - I suspect I was simply not being specific when I wrote the answer, and there are other good questions with answers on what constitutes a major fall: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/1948/…
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revised What is “Isolation” and “Prominence” in mountain terms?
fixed the tag spelling
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comment How do I wash Gore-Tex clothing?
Interesting... just be sure that it is a warm and gentle dry, though.
Aug
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comment What is the safest way to purify water?
@BenCrowell that's a fair point - hygiene and health in the wild (and at home) are pretty holistic.
Aug
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comment What is the safest way to purify water?
@BenCrowell: as per my answer - it's just safer to assume tainted sources and work from there, you're not going to degrade the water quality. A hand-pumped ceramic filter is pretty light-weight, and purification tablets are negligible.
Aug
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comment What is the safest way to purify water?
While you've addressed biological contamination, you haven't addressed other contaminants - heavy metals are present in ground water around the globe, even in North America ARSENIC IN THE SHALLOW GROUND WATERS OF CONTERMINOUS UNITED STATES and Arsenic in domestic well water and health in Central Appalachia, USA
Jun
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comment What is the safest way to purify water?
@BenCrowell what about those backcountry areas that haven't been well studied? Do you have a map of the well studied areas?
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comment What is the safest way to purify water?
"where mother nature's water has been tainted by man-made waste" - arsenic and other heavy metals can (and do) occur naturally, so stating "man-made" here promotes the false idea that "natural" is safe
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