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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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revised Synthetic vs Down sleeping bags?
formatting
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
26
comment How can you navigate / determine your location in thick fog?
Additionally, track your travel speed while hiking by reviewing nearby landmarks (ie. creeks, rivers, washes.). Combined with a direction of travel and using handrails, you don't generally need long distance visibility.
Jan
26
answered Climbing rope is rated to X UIAA falls. What is a UIAA fall?
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26
awarded  Student
Jan
26
asked Kitesurfing optimal conditions
Jan
26
revised Wind surf sports optimal conditions
Simplified question to one sport.
Jan
26
answered Which will drain less body heat: lying on bare earth or bare rock?
Jan
26
asked Indicators of good Atlantic Ocean surf conditions
Jan
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asked Wind surf sports optimal conditions
Jan
26
asked Crew requirements for sailing a ketch
Jan
26
asked How do I make a fin selection for various surfing conditions
Jan
26
comment What is the preferred knot for cinching a hard item to your car rack?
Made changes, thanks.@JayBazuzi
Jan
26
revised What is the preferred knot for cinching a hard item to your car rack?
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Jan
26
comment How do I tie a bowline knot?
This is the proper "inside tail" bowline, beware of the improper "outside tail" which is not a strong as the inside, and more prone to slipping.
Jan
26
answered Plastic or fiberglass for a kayak?
Jan
26
answered Synthetic vs Down sleeping bags?
Jan
26
answered How do I tie a stopper knot?
Jan
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answered What is the preferred knot for cinching a hard item to your car rack?
Jan
26
revised Is it better to camp in a disturbed area, or pick a new spot and let the first rest?
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