Angus Bohanon

Angus Bohanon

Boulder

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Angus's Passions

Telemark Skiing
Trail Running
Hiking
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

Angus's Bio

I've been climbing since I was three. I've also taken up trail running on occasion because all power and no cardio makes me wheeze like an asthmatic smoker, but climbing is my one true love and I shall never leave her.

That said, I've been camping since before I could walk, did a few years of spearfishing when I was little, sailed a lot, and dabbled to various degrees in backpacking, kayaking (both sea and whitewater), rafting, cross-country biking, downhill biking, and some alpine stuff. As long as I'm outside, I'm happy.

Angus Bohanon

Angus Bohanon wrote an answer about on June 21, 2014

Some tent manufacturers have a "footprint" for their tents. It's a tarp, the exact size of the floor of the tent, intended to protect the tent itself from rocks and wet ground. Sometimes they're included in the tent, some tents don't have them at all. In this case, a footprint exists for this tent, but it's not packaged with it.

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Angus Bohanon wrote an answer about on May 13, 2014

It's possible this would be effective against bears, though it's worth noting that civilian pepper sprays (like for use against muggers) are basically useless against bears. Most bear sprays have a blend of capsicum and other irritants. I'd check with the manufacturer, and if they don't explicitly recommend it for bear, don't bring it.

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Angus Bohanon wrote an answer about on April 24, 2014

I hate to be a naysayer, but it doesn't seem like a good idea. Climbing/approach rubber is designed to be stickier, which makes it softer, which makes it rub off. Boat shoes are designed similarly, but with more attention to grip on wet, smooth surfaces and they're generally made with white soles so that when they do rub off a little, it's less visible. I'd be willing to bet that you won't find a climbing/approach shoe that doesn't leave a mark.

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Angus Bohanon wrote an answer about on April 11, 2014

It's not quite waterproof to completely immerse in water, but it's close. The fabric is waterproof, but the zippers aren't, so there's a velcro flap over the top of them to keep water off. So you can leave it out in the rain, let it get splashed with seawater, turn a hose on it, and it'll be fine, but if it goes overboard, some water is going to get in.

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Angus Bohanon wrote an answer about on April 10, 2014

It's possible that they do stock it, but since they're hard to come by, they're frequently out of stock. It's also plausible that Arc'teryx doesn't make as many in that size, limiting Backcountry's ability to keep them in stock. I don't know that that's the case, but it's worth considering.

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