crasic
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Will boiling be enough to decontaminate standing water from pathogens and toxins?
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Boiling eliminates only a certain class of contaminants that can make you ill. Specifically living bacteria and other microorganisms (protozoa, amoeba). It does not purify, or decontaminate the water ...

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What is wrong with this belay setup?
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I see what is essentially an direct belay but rigged off the harness serving as a pseudo indirect/body belay, you also have a direct clip-in to a third piece as a personal backup. The good. You are ...

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Yosemite Fire Rings - What to Expect?
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You know one when you see one when it comes to "established fire-rings", but Generally: Complies with the objective rules. Has been used for multiple seasons, with evidence of a deep bed of soot ...

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What to teach someone who wants to start lead climbing?
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Separate answer because I feel it addresses a different point than the other answers As stated in the other answers, you should of course teach basic clipping and leading techniques, making sure to ...

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What resources are needed to attempt E3?
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A general answer to a general question Long distance through hiking is a fairly well developed activity in terms of common best practices. I would suggest picking up a book on more popular through ...

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What to do if your friends hiking group is overdue?
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These plans are ideally discussed ahead of time and shared with all the supporting friends. The team leader is responsible for putting the plans in place and has the responsibility for the safety of ...

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How likely are you to be injured by falling shot from a game shoot?
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@WeatherVane is spot on, there is a specified safe distance for all kinds of projectiles, depending on what is being shot they simply cannot fly farther no matter how it was aimed. If they are ...

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What’s the main appeal for climbing outdoors?
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The variety of climbing in the gym is limited by the creativity of the setters and the availability of mass production plastic holds from commercial manufacturers. It is an activity bound by humans ...

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Guide mode ATC with locker to belay loop
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This is very dangerous, the plastic retaining loop is not load bearing and it can be absent or broken, even if it holds your weight you can cause an uncontrollable fall in your second by simply ...

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Radius of safety from forest fires
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There is no safe distance that can be cited. Encountering a forest fire while on a leisure activity should be considered an emergency and mandate immediate exit in the quickest direction away from a ...

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How hard is the East Buttress route on El Capitan
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Climbing technique wise, I am certain you are fine or need minor brushing up , most folks who get to a certain level of climbing and can boulder honest V5 would have enough in their tool belt and ...

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Statistics on types and survivability of anchor failures?
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There are no statistics because no-one really keeps statistics about anchor types in accidents. Possibly also because anchor failures are extremely rare. However, individual case studies on specific ...

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Are there any GPS devices with no transmission capability?
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The Classic Garmin GPSMap 64 can satisfy this requirement I assume the requirements are satisfied when this device cannot communicate with any other device and does not require vendor software (...

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