Curiosities and small thoughts must lead somewhere… Here’s a few sophistries to give carabiners a different meaning this week:

How many carabiners do you need to hang from your backpack until you’re even cooler than convertible pants?

How many times will someone be prepared for nothing by bringing along the carabiner that’s visually pleasing, but not load bearing?

And now, a decree: Anyone that says the word ‘biner’ must then shorten all his or her words to a two syllable maximum.

The outdoors are worth a few silly thoughts for every serious consideration. These mountaintop questions are not scientific, but pass along your answers if you’re experienced, inventive, or both!

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