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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.


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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.
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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.
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revised How to carry water in freezing temperatures?
Included alternative method of keeping bottle thawed by using bottle parka.
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comment Washing clothes on long hikes
Thanks for the punctuation check @kevin.
Feb
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comment Washing clothes on long hikes
Not sure what you mean by 'suspect' @RussellSteen this is a technique which has been used for a long time and is taught in many reputable outdoor programs. The clothes are not wet, they are damp, and the best source of heat is your body. Clearly this should not be attempted if hypothermia is a possibility.
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revised What should I look for when buying a Lensatic Compass
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answered What should I look for when buying a Lensatic Compass
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answered What are the options for kayak self-rescue without a paddle float?
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revised How does one dry clothes in humid weather?
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Jan
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answered How long is too long to suffer from constipation in the back country?
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answered How does one dry clothes in humid weather?
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comment Is digging a “cold hole” really effective when sheltering in a snowed area?
Can we credit the authors on this use of their work please! It's a great book and I think many people would like to read it... Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book They are two NOLS instructors who have done a great job getting information out there to the masses. Bios - (linkedin.com/in/alleno), (littleboingmarks.blogspot.com)
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answered How can I get rid of mold on climbing skins for skis?
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comment Crew requirements for sailing a ketch
Thanks for the feedback, I've actually grown up on the water, but wanted to get some sailing questions seeded. Changed the question to make it more pointed and useful.