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My outdoor experience began when I was 18 and participated in a three week sailing expedition on the coast of Maine. From that introduction I continued pursuing the outdoors in the American Rockies, Sawtooth Mountains, Superstitions, Dragoons, Sierra Nevada, Appalachians, and am now settled in the Green Mountains.

Over my decade of experience I have completed multiple Outward Bound Wilderness expeditions, instructed for OB USA, earned a Bachelors in Outdoor Education, become certified in rock climbing, avalanche rescue, whitewater kayaking, rafting and sea kayaking.

My passions are teaching other people in the outdoors, mountain biking, rock and ice climbing, and hacking away at electronic hardware and software.

Drop me a line if you need a partner in the Northeast.


Dec
7
accepted Crew requirements for sailing a ketch
Dec
7
comment How can I improve my footwork while rock-climbing?
You should check out some climbing forums to find partners and routes in your area, see who will link up with you for some sport routes. rockclimbing.com supertopo.com/climbing/forum.php
Dec
5
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
30
comment How can I improve my footwork while rock-climbing?
Where do you live? Sometimes there are local crags that aren't well known which could suffice for slab climbing. Do you have a climbing shop or gym near you?
Nov
30
accepted Indicators of good Atlantic Ocean surf conditions
Nov
30
revised Is there a large difference in WFA (Wilderness First Aid) programs?
Clarified certification comment
Nov
30
comment Is there a large difference in WFA (Wilderness First Aid) programs?
Right on thanks for the update, it's tough keeping track of the moving targets of acceptance and certifications.
Nov
30
comment Preferred way to wrap someone with Hypothermia?
Yep this is how it is taught in wilderness medicine circles, only improvement would be to add hot water filled nalgenes within the "burrito".
Nov
30
answered Is there a large difference in WFA (Wilderness First Aid) programs?
Nov
30
comment Is there a large difference in WFA (Wilderness First Aid) programs?
Also please add Wilderness Medical Associates, they were the first wilderness medical school in the USA and the first to be accredited. wildmed.com
Nov
30
answered How can I improve my footwork while rock-climbing?
Aug
5
accepted Wind surf sports optimal conditions
Aug
5
revised How does one dry clothes in humid weather?
added 4 characters in body
Aug
5
accepted Kitesurfing optimal conditions
Aug
5
accepted How do I make a fin selection for various surfing conditions
Jul
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
26
awarded  Scholar
Feb
2
comment Washing clothes on long hikes
Very often on extended backcountry trips, using damp clothes during travel and drying damp clothes at night is the only option. Keep in mind that I recommend wearing dry lightweight baselayers and simply draping the clothes to be dried over those dry layers. I see your concern, however if you are still skeptical consult the Backpackers field manual, Freedom of the Hills, of the NOLS Wilderness manual to confirm my recommendations.
Feb
2
comment How to deal with wet feet?
@marienbad Very good point marienbad, but the reason for the polyester is to keep them from becoming wet or even moist and thereby not allowing your feet to dry out over night. If you are confident that the socks will remain dry in all weather conditions I will say go for it. I like the feel of wool more anyway... but it sure does hold onto water when it gets wet.