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Jump to new posts Re: Fatalities at Sequoia National Park by hikermor @ Today at 12:10 AM

I, too, have done Whitney twice - once up by the MR and down the trail. The second ascent was up the East Face and down the MR, fortunately still in daylight. The best way off the hill from the summit is to follow the north trending ridge down to t
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I did the whole "knot" thing when I got serious about mountain climbing. A long time ago, but I still remember my knots. I only use about 3-4 of them. It's enough to do everything - pretty much. Loop In A Rope - Climbers don't use a nor
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Jump to new posts Re: Which is the best steel for a cold steel srk? by hikermor @ 04/24/17 10:11 PM

Speaking of edge retention in coastal, wet, or marine environments, let's add knife retention as a worthwhile trait - most likely a wrist lanyard so the knife stays with you. you'll never guess why I consider that to be important.....
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Jump to new posts Re: Water from thin air by hikermor @ 04/23/17 01:51 PM

Originally Posted By: M_a_xAs a ball park number you could assume that - in arid areas - 1 m of air has less than 10 ml of water as vapour. The atmosphere certainly can be dry at times, but it can also be quite humid, without inducing any precip
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Jump to new posts Re: goTenna = bad idea? by M_a_x @ 04/23/17 07:45 AM

Originally Posted By: WesleyHIt has been mentioned that you cannot use amature radio without a license. That is partially correct. ... In an Emergency you may use ANY Radio to call for help. Legally. The goTenna is meant for setting up a communica
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Originally Posted By: dougwalkaboutInteresting topic. I have quite a few oldies in my own archives. "On Your Own in the Wilderness" by Townsend Whelen and Bradford Angier in 1958 (I have a treasured hardcover of the latter, from the first
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Jump to new posts Re: Snowshoers Lost Since Christmas by WesleyH @ 04/23/17 03:20 AM

April 22, 2017 and apparently still nothing in the search. Sadly, it appears it will be a recovery action.
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Jump to new posts Re: PSAR by bacpacjac @ 04/22/17 02:00 PM

That's a simple but brilliant idea! We were family car camping about 10 years ago, at Bon Echo Provincial Park here in Ontario. When we checked in, nobody said a thing about bears, but we're experienced campers so didn't think anything about it. We
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Jump to new posts Re: HIkers swept away in Grand Canyon by hikermor @ 04/22/17 12:19 AM

http://newschannel9.com/news/local/natio...in-grand-canyon The search effort is scaling back. No joy. http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/drones-time-major-search-grand-canyon-46942665 Here is a piece giving background on the use of drones for SAR
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Jump to new posts Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? by quick_joey_small @ 04/21/17 06:28 PM

hikermor wrote: > I'm bugging out with you! Should I bring sugar? a couple of dancing girls and we'll be good to go! qjs
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