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Jump to new posts Re: Best use of time, money by Russ @ 8 minutes 46 seconds ago

I actually like small hatchets for some tasks but when I looked at the specs for the Karesuando Stoera Aksu Axe, what jumped out at me was... wait for it... Quote:Blade Material: Stainless Steel Not a named stainless steel that is tough and will act
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Jump to new posts Re: Best use of time, money by hikermor @ 27 minutes 49 seconds ago

There is something that is probably not a very good use of funds: https://www.campsaver.com/karesuando-stoera-aksu-axe.html A mere 200+ dollars for a fairly small hatchet. They also offer an even smaller version for the bargain price of $188. I a
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Jump to new posts Re: Funny Photos by Jeanette_Isabelle @ Today at 05:28 PM

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Jump to new posts Re: Time Capsule by Jeanette_Isabelle @ Yesterday at 11:35 PM

You bring up a good question. Who should get it? I would want it to end in the hands of temporal physicists or anyone who understands what would be a danger if released to the public and what would be a benefit. Archaeologists, anthropologists and h
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Jump to new posts Re: Florida residents desperate for food and shelter by hikermor @ Yesterday at 05:44 PM

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/10/...;et_cid=2438366 An article detailing the difficulties involved in predicting the eventual intensity of Michael...
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Jump to new posts Re: Arizona Mine Rescue by hikermor @ Yesterday at 03:59 PM

Yet another example of how inherently dangerous rappelling can be. No real physical effort involved and it looks spectacular, but about a gazillion things can go wrong, resulting in very bad outcomes. I believe just about as many fatalities are due
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Jump to new posts Re: Time Capsule by pforeman @ Yesterday at 01:03 PM

I really enjoy how you make me think beyond my day-to-day considerations and get myself 'outside the box'. So - if I could send back something but had no idea who would get it, I don't think I would dare send anything that was technology related a
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Jump to new posts Re: Arizona Mine Rescue by DaveL @ 10/19/18 09:40 PM

Thanks for the link, I was a SAR MRA member for 12 years,late 80’s to 2001. Never saw this data. Great info
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Jump to new posts Re: Arizona Mine Rescue by hikermor @ 10/19/18 03:32 PM

Too bad that precise details are not available. A TV story stated that he "lost control" midway in his rappel,which suggests something other than a free fall from fifty feet up, an event which is usually fatal (as in the cited article on f
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Jump to new posts Re: Folder for Opening Boxes by hikermor @ 10/19/18 03:18 PM

Who needs a knife? Just shred them with your bare hands...
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Jump to new posts Re: Folder for Opening Boxes by UncleGoo @ 10/19/18 02:04 PM

I found that an Old Timer Junior Stockman worked for me. It's a small, three bladed penknife. The biggest blade is probably only two inches, and easy enough to choke up on, if cutting depth is going to be an issue.
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Jump to new posts Re: Arizona Mine Rescue by Phaedrus @ 10/19/18 08:18 AM

Wow! Sounds like he's lucky to be alive. Despite making some big mistakes the did one smart thing that saved his life- he told a trusted person where he was going and when he would be back. If he hadn't an archeologist probably would have found hi
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Jump to new posts Re: Arizona Mine Rescue by Tjin @ 10/19/18 07:48 AM

Originally Posted By: DaveLTjin Any source for the figure 8 issue, thanks Dave https://www.theuiaa.org/documents/safety/Karabiner_Breakings_when_using_a_Figure-of-eight.pdf
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Jump to new posts Re: Arizona Mine Rescue by DaveL @ 10/19/18 03:43 AM

Tjin Any source for the figure 8 issue, thanks Dave
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Jump to new posts Re: Arizona Mine Rescue by Tjin @ 10/18/18 09:37 PM

Originally Posted By: RussA quick look at REI.com shows that both carabiners and climbing ropes are rated to about 7 to 8 kilonewtons (1573 to 1798 lbs) of strength. However, if one of the ‘biners was abused and the gate wasn’t quite right, could th
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Jump to new posts Re: Folder for Opening Boxes by Ian @ 10/18/18 06:16 PM

Milwaukee Flip Knife every time. None better.
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Jump to new posts Re: Arizona Mine Rescue by chaosmagnet @ 10/18/18 04:59 PM

Originally Posted By: hikermorMore details would be useful. I suspect the victim in this case did not have a strong technical climbing background - venturing alone into a mine shaft is a very bad idea - something never recommended. Emphasis added!
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Jump to new posts Re: Folder for Opening Boxes by Jeanette_Isabelle @ 10/18/18 04:46 PM

Originally Posted By: RussI took another look at the Stanley Classic Retractable Blade Knife, rather than one of the newer folding versions. The advantage of the retractable knife is that you can choose to have very little blade showing, enough to c
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Jump to new posts Time Capsule by Jeanette_Isabelle @ 10/18/18 04:32 PM

I have a thought I want to bring to the discussion table. If it were possible to open a time capsule from the future, twenty years or more, would you want to know what is in it? One thing we could learn is what will cars look like twenty to thirty y
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Jump to new posts Re: Folder for Opening Boxes by Russ @ 10/18/18 04:19 PM

Before this thread gets too old ... I took another look at the Stanley Classic Retractable Blade Knife, rather than one of the newer folding versions. The advantage of the retractable knife is that you can choose to have very little blade showing,
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Jump to new posts Re: Arizona Mine Rescue by hikermor @ 10/18/18 03:46 PM

Carabiners are generally quite sturdy mechanisms. I have a few that are more than sixty years old that still work quite well, although I do not place them in critical locations. More modern biners are lighter for equivalent strengths and can withst
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Jump to new posts Re: Arizona Mine Rescue by Russ @ 10/18/18 02:27 PM

A quick look at REI.com shows that both carabiners and climbing ropes are rated to about 7 to 8 kilonewtons (1573 to 1798 lbs) of strength. However, if one of the ‘biners was abused and the gate wasn’t quite right, could that have contributed to a f
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Jump to new posts Re: Arizona Mine Rescue by chaosmagnet @ 10/18/18 02:24 PM

This is an amazingly good outcome.
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Jump to new posts Arizona Mine Rescue by hikermor @ 10/18/18 12:45 PM

https://www.abc15.com/news/state/mcso-man-trapped-in-western-arizona-mine-shaft-rescue-underway Looks like a success that ended well - no life threatening injuries. What I noticed was the statement that a carabiner "broke" causing a fall
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One aspect of SAR that I enjoyed was pubic outreach. We presented to quite a few school groups, especially. You can't go too deeply in an hour, but you can cover important basics. It came to pass that we were called out for a night time search for
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