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Q&A If I put a smoker in a shed, does my exhaust have to be at the top of my shed? (Does exhaust height matter)?

I'm looking to purchase a " Weber Smokey Mountain," but wanted to get an enclosure for it so that during cold/rainy/windy weather I can smoke without issues, since I heard it isn't greatly insulate...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by XaolingBao‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A When slack lining between trees, how big should the tree trunk be if the line is 15 meters, person is ~150 pounds?

When slacklining between trees, how big should the tree trunks be? Followup question: I'm writing to ask how big the tree trunks should be exactly if I only have a 15meter line and I'm only walki...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Understanding the transition in USCG Personal Flotation Device (PFD) Labeling

In this question a couple years ago: What do life jacket ratings mean (Type I, Type II, etc)?, we see the traditional types many of us learned about in Boating Safety courses, or in Scout/ Youth ca...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by cobaltduck‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I know if a rope is certified? I found a hidden tag

We (a uni student club, mostly hiking) own a rope that is practically unknown. We know that it's a year since it was bought (presumably new) and that it has hardly ever been used (no dead hangs, et...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by user56833‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Storing hunting firearms and ammo in a safe not designed for them?

I just got my first handgun and had previously bought a safe that we had used for other things. The safe is a made by first alert, and is the 2087F. It says in the manual, which I've thankfully kep...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Krythic‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it OK to keep a dyneema sling under constant tension (slackline)?

The comment on a previous question I posted here: I am not sure whether this biner was aluminum, but it could be, so a warning (please excuse me if the biner is steel): Aluminum biners are ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A No testing for temperature-dependent effects on climbing ropes?

I'm reading the UIAA standard for climbing ropes, which is supplemented by the EN 892 norm (which I can't provide a link to, since this would be piracy). I'm sort of confused about the fact that, e...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by QuantumBrick‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Differences between shock absorber and via ferrata set

What are the differences between a shock absorber as it is used in professional rope access and a via ferrata set? As I found out that in my country shock absorbers have to fulfill EN 355 and via ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by hochreutenerl‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are climbing harnesses tested for upside down falls?

Does anyone know if standard climbing harnesses (not chest harnesses) are actually rated (e.g. tested and certified) for use in upside down falls? Obviously falling upside down is a bad idea, and ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by David Parks‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Sign in/Sign out sheets for dangerous passages while hiking!

Many years ago, while hiking with a friend, we came across a particular point in the trail which was rather dangerous. If one slipped, the fall would surely be fatal. What struck me most is the fa...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Ken Graham‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A At what wind speeds do ski operators close chair lifts, for safety?

I'm planning to go downhill skiing next week and I notice the forecast for the day in question is for winds of 50 to 60 km/h. That seemed high to me. A few years ago, at the same hill, we were turn...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Martin F‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to safely use reverso with ferrata harness?

Ferrata harnesses (FH) can be probably safely used also for climbing, as stated in another post. However, I am not sure how to use the reverso with FH. This is because in a usual FH, the belay ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by jjrr‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I re-use a via ferrata carabiner/harness for climbing?

I just started climbing and I am wondering if it's safe to use my body harness and the 2 carabiners from via ferrata kit - they are 25|10|8KN resistant - for climbing too.

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by jjrr‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A What do the UIAA markings on rock climbing gear mean?

I buy my rock climbing hardware in America and it all comes labeled with UIAA ratings. These ratings make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. My gear has met mythological engineering standards. T...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by theJollySin‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Minimum safe rappel rope diameters?

9mm is considered minimum for a vertical rappel with a nylon or polyester kernmantle rope, 6mm with high strength aramid, but what if your rappel isn't vertical? What's the minimum safe rope diamet...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it ever necessary to double up locking carabiners?

I see people doing this a lot: My question is: Why? When is it necessary to double up locking carabiners? Ever? Doubling up non-locking carabiners with opposite and opposing gates was, and sti...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the &#x201C;Trail User&#x2019;s Code&#x201D;?

I hear people often talk about the "Trail User’s Code" or read about it and ever wondered what it might be. Is it some kind of official act?

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by OddDeer‭

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Q&A Is there a recommended safety standard for crampons?

I follow an outdoor group on facebook and one of the guys on it asked about these crampons on ebay They look very suspicious, they're a little too cheap and don't seem to fit very well, etc. The...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭