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Date: 05/10/13 11:16 AM

23 Responses to Just Hanging Out… Camping… No Big Deal [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
    1285 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 11:16 am
    Link: Just Hanging Out... Camping... No Big Deal - Wanna go camping?
  2. Profile photo of FartCommandr
    FartCommandr Male 30-39
    85 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 11:23 am
    some people can be SO dedicated to their interests. I am glad this is not one of MY interests. lol
  3. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    30899 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 11:34 am
    Hummm, um, NO!

    Terra Firma is my happy place and I`m not leaving without a fight! :grr:
  4. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14462 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 11:37 am
    I`ve seen this photo before, but that doesn`t make it any less bananas
  5. Profile photo of oobaka
    oobaka Male 40-49
    827 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 11:39 am
    They think they`re so bad-@ss? Let`s see them hang a campfire.

    At least they don`t need to worry about bears.
  6. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 11:39 am
    okay, so where is the outhouse?
  7. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3062 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    I have deduced over the years that gravity hurts. So, no thanks.
  8. Profile photo of Doiknowyou
    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
    910 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm
    How do you even pack up something like this after you`re done?
  9. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6296 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Straight down?

    I knew people did this for fun and good luck to them. But I would be rigid with terror.
  10. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    Face it: doing this kind of climbing, you`re going to drop SOMETHING important sooner or later.
  11. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
    4574 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm
    I have the weirdest boner right now.
  12. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    I`ve seen this photo before. They`re lying on their backs and they tilted the camera 90 degrees. Good effect, though--except for the guy in the middle who isn`t in the right position.
  13. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13515 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I have the weirdest boner right now.
    Think you need to see a doc there old bean
  14. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    ~Squrlz checks his troll line~

    Dammitall, not even a nibble. Things just haven`t been the same since Leesah left.
  15. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2532 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 5:28 pm
    Pmarren, do you think that maybe it`s time for you to explore suspension bondage??
  16. Profile photo of incubus_inc
    incubus_inc Male 18-29
    976 posts
    May 11, 2013 at 12:03 am
    Yeah... f that. I`ll get my kicks otherwise.
  17. Profile photo of Sleepyhallow
    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    May 11, 2013 at 12:10 am
    Not even if it was the only way to get away from the zombies.
  18. Profile photo of Wendypants
    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    May 11, 2013 at 5:05 am
    Hope none of them are sleep walkers, restless sleepers (restless leg syndrome)... THAT would be one bad combination.
  19. Profile photo of broizfam
    broizfam Male 60-69
    4672 posts
    May 11, 2013 at 7:50 am
    I`ve seen photos of this before. I`m astonished every time!
  20. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    May 11, 2013 at 9:31 am
    Because "grounder`s" are so passe.
  21. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7283 posts
    May 11, 2013 at 11:20 am
    i always wanted to know more about this- how far up are they, could that climb not be done in one hit etc.... I cannot see the benefit of this unless they routinely could not manage it in one go?
  22. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 12, 2013 at 6:17 am
    @ Madduck: From what I saw online, here`s the deal:

    Climbers prefer to sleep on ledges when possible. But on multi-day climbs, sometimes it`s necessary to overnight while ascending some huge wall. It used to be that the climbers would use hammocks. But the hammocks were really uncomfortable--half of you was being crushed against the cliff face all night. So some climbers started "borrowing" aluminum cot frames from base camps and jury-rigging the bedframe against the cliff face at night. Lowe noticed this and introduced a commercial product called the "Portaledge," which is what you see here: Basically a collapsible aluminum bed frame with a fly that fits over it to keep out the wind and rain.

    The whole thing works pretty well, provided the climbers find a spot that`s sheltered from falling ice and rocks. (You can see the climbers in this photo have set up their Portaledges beneath a slight overhang for just this reason.)
  23. Profile photo of PopCap
    PopCap Male 30-39
    730 posts
    May 12, 2013 at 8:24 pm
    It`s possible that this is just a practice run for a larger expedition. People who engage in these activities don`t blindly trust untested equipment. They will have the equivalent of a college degree in rock face survival before a real world excursion.

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