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Recent content by bj139

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    Backing up your set up

    Who said anything about not trusting your first system? You keep making assumptions about what others are doing. These assumptions are wrong.
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    Backing up your set up

    Industrial climbers use 2 ropes for redundancy. You might want to check your safety manual. I guess this is too complicated to remember for some.
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    Backing up your set up

    The nice thing about this issue is if you want to use backups, you can. If you don't want to, don't. I don't know why people think that you don't inspect your gear if you use backups. A wrong assumption on their part, IMHO. If you are checking each piece of gear, I doubt you would forget to...
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    Backing up your set up

    Twin ropes. http://personal.strath.ac.uk/andrew.mclaren/Turin2002/CD%20congresso/Rope%20Failures.pdf
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    Backing up your set up

    Why 2 ropes? Isn't that redundant? You could use just one.
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    Backing up your set up

    The BACKUP is not for what you HAVE noticed that is wrong. It is for what you HAVEN"T noticed.
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    Stupid idea?

    It doesn't feel right to use a climbing method that uses the word "bury". :mask:
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    Singer sewing machine

    That is a vibrating shuttle machine. It does vibrate a lot. A Singer 15 or clone would be a better choice.
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    Glassesusa today

    I use zenni.com. I can get single prescription glasses for $7. For bifocals, about double that. Shipping reasonable.
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    Another First Saddle Build Thread

    Model GCR0003. Just start sewing. I have never seen a photographer from GQ magazine out in the woods taking photos of a hunter and his gear.
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    Sewing Machine Deals for the DIY Guys

    This one might be within range. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/348194546989369/?ref=saved&referral_code=null
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    Sewing Machine Deals for the DIY Guys

    Here is one that may be close to you. I would buy it if it was closer. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/378455900274235/?ref=saved&referral_code=null
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    Back bands…..what’s your set up?

    Mine was going to be a new DIY saddle so the climbing sling bridge is good for 24kN and the back band itself is good for much more than that.
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    Backing up your set up

    Double climbing sling bridges. Add second tether when at height.
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    Back bands…..what’s your set up?

    8 inch wide back band for maximum comfort.
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