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Oct
26
asked How do I tie a slackline with only carabiners and webbing?
Oct
25
comment How do you know if smaller brands of climbing equipment are safe?
Seems it might be better to generalize this question: "How do you know if smaller brands of climbing equipment are safe" rather than risk being accused of shilling for a particular company.
Oct
24
comment Are fires in natural caves/overhangs safe?
Nope, it is not. I did not mean to imply anything about your answer in particular, just giving some general thoughts. (I did not down-vote your answer.)
Oct
22
comment Are fires in natural caves/overhangs safe?
ASKING a question about urban myth, rumor, or pure speculation is perfectly legit, and should not earn a down-vote. ANSWERING a question based on urban myth, rumor, or pure speculation is bad, and should be down-voted into oblivion.
Oct
22
reviewed Reject Are fires in natural caves/overhangs safe?
Oct
19
comment How do you best treat a turned ankle in the back country?
The modified mnemonic taught these days for soft-tissue injury is IRICE -- Ibuprofen, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. The painkiller in Ibu is not sufficient to mask (and thus miss) critical pain, but the sooner you can get the anti-inflammatory in you the better.
Oct
8
comment Does Moss only grow on the North side of trees?
Not consistently enough to navigate reliably by...
Oct
8
comment How can I locate the leak in a inflatable pad, while hiking
pie = smell... (mmmm pie smells good...)
Oct
8
comment How can I locate the leak in a inflatable pad, while hiking
+1 soapy water - just be sure you rinse well to remove that animal attracting pie.
Oct
4
answered Bleaching Dyneema/Spectra
Oct
3
comment Can I heat a shelter with fire?
Nice tip. Just watch for exploders: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/801/…
Oct
3
comment How should I correctly use poles and other equipment to avoid back pain on long hikes?
Could you explain what "styles" are?
Oct
2
comment Storing Fuel Canisters with Stove Pump Attached
Re: 1.1: Can you? Yes, you can. Should you? Depends... I don't own the original lids to my personal stove bottles -- all pump, all the time without a single leak. However, I NEVER allow participants on my guided trips to carry them with the pump attached (too many leaks).
Sep
25
awarded  Custodian
Sep
25
reviewed Reviewed Cooking over a fire
Sep
25
awarded  Custodian
Sep
25
reviewed Leave Open Crew requirements for sailing a ketch
Sep
25
reviewed Approve Will Iodine Tablets Ruin My CamelBak?
Sep
23
answered How much waterproofing spray to apply to my softshell jacket
Sep
23
asked Is my tent pole a lightning rod?