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when a rock climbing rope is mounted in such a way that the climber is always protected from above. this is typically peoples first experience in rock climbing. Top-ropes can be mounted …
a traction device used to improve mobility on snow and ice. It generally consists of a series of spikes in a metal frame. These frames are attached to boots using various systems, such as…
Questions relating to trekking poles or other walking sticks used to assist walking, both fixed and collapsible.
Questions on the selection and use of carabiners, either as part of a safety system or simply to attach gear. Also spelt "karabiner".
a landscape or region that receives an extremely low amount of precipitation, less than enough to support growth of most plants. Traveling in the desert requires different techniques and e…
the sport of standing on a surf boards with the intention of riding the board on sea waves. Use this tag for all questions related to surfing.
Questions that ask for exercises to generally train for any outdoor activity or improve certain skills.
Questions involving fish in outdoor activities. Includes fish as food, as potential danger or as observation object.
Questions about safety precautions while caving, equipment checklist for caving, possible activities to make caving a better pastime, possible hazards, legalities if there are any for a specific regio…
often graded. The grade is an indication of how difficult or easier the climb is. Grades are often subjective and open to interpretation.
the modality of fishing that uses a fly, a fly line, a fly rod, and a fly reel. Questions referring to fishing with fly tackle should have this tag.
Questions about human waste, including urine and feces, during or preparing for outdoor activities. These can be about location, such as areas where bathrooms aren't available; the best way to dispose…
Questions about acclimatization
Finding points in terrain, with help of special maps, in form of competition or training.
Relates to the expected behavior of individuals to one another. Examples include trail and camping etiquette. Use this tag when asking about proper etiquette of an activity.
Questions seeking to know whether or not an item may be safe to eat. This is a general tag and should not be used alone. Always include at least one or more specific tags regarding the item or the rea…
Cougar, puma, mountain lion, panther, or catamount. Large cat living in the Americas.
Questions relating to interacting with ruminants of the family Cervidae in the outdoors (including hunting)
Questions discussing about symptoms of Hypothermia, how to avoid it, things to be done as a first aid in case of survival in such a situation, etc are to be tagged with this tag.
a specialist piece of mountaineering equipment used in winter conditions. It is roughly axe shaped but can come in many forms from long handled walking axes to specialist ice climbing ax…
Questions referencing or requesting standards for safety in a given field, such as diving, rock climbing, kayaking etc.