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Craig W. (xnomanx) - BPL Professional Member

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-K. Vonnegut
CityBeautiful Altadena
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All Forum Posts by Craig W.

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Re: not a staic rope
This gets hard to explain on the internet... If a rope is being solely used for hauling or lowering STATIC loads, a STATIC (non-stretching) rope is preferable- less stretch/bounce usually means ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » safe working load - rope question
February 20, 3:43pm

Re: light ropes
That rope would be fine. Many people use even lighter 8mm ropes for alpine climbing- running a twin/double rope while leading (two 8mm simultaneously/one doubled 8mm)and then rappelling on a singl...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » safe working load - rope question
February 20, 3:28pm

Re: safe working load - rope question
If you're talking about a single person rappelling (and you're not taking falls on it), just get a good approved static rope. I have one of these for canyoneering/rappelling: http://www...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » safe working load - rope question
February 20, 3:03pm

Re: Re: Economic Growth Takes Care of Population Growth
I came home one day and found a picture torn from a National Geographic posted on our refrigerator. It depicted Chinese women gathering small chunks of coal and buckets of coal dust on a hillside ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Made in China - A State of the Market Report
February 09, 9:20pm

Re: Re: Economic Growth Takes Care of Population Growth
"Its the history of the world since forever." I stand corrected!

In Editor's Roundtable » Made in China - A State of the Market Report
February 09, 8:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Economic Growth Takes Care of Population Growth
I think we're all on the same page here. My earlier post about racism/xenophobia isn't directed at either one of you (Tom or Lynn) personally. It comes from personal experiences with othe...

In Editor's Roundtable » Made in China - A State of the Market Report
February 09, 7:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Economic Growth Takes Care of Population Growth
"I have this queasy feeling that the human race is about to get taken to the woodshed." No, it's more likely going to be humans that don't live in a country with a $685,000,000...

In Editor's Roundtable » Made in China - A State of the Market Report
February 09, 5:03pm

Re: Re: Running shoes bad for the joints?
I think Cameron makes a very good point about asphalt and concrete; I've lived it. When first beginning to train for marathons/distance running, I did 90% of my running on trails, with long ...

In GEAR » Running shoes bad for the joints?
February 03, 6:52pm

Re: Your "Winter Camping 101" tent
"(You DID bring a shovel, didn't you?)" ...and please spare us the condescension, yeah?

In Winter Hiking » My Snow Camping 101 pictorial
December 26, 2:45pm

Re: Re: Your "Winter Camping 101" tent
I think I first saw the rectangular tarp over a trench being used by Mike Clelland! (who, in my opinion, seems to have some pretty serious winter credentials). I was on the trip that I believe E...

In Winter Hiking » My Snow Camping 101 pictorial
December 26, 2:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Craig W.

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Montbell Thermawrap jacket
A great jacket- my XL weighs in at just over 10 oz. with its stuff sack. Very simple, functional design- perfect for 3 seasons in the Sierras when combined with a base layer and/or shell system.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
May 15, 8:56pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
These are great "dry" gaiters. As a trail runner I shopped and shopped for a good, breathable, and lightweight pair...not much out there. Most mainstream gear makers seem to seriously over...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 13, 8:55pm