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I love the outdoors. My all-time favorite activities are white-water canoeing and canoe-camping, but any kind of camping is good. I've been doing a lot of it too! By the way, my profile picture takes place in a canoe in the salty waters near Tofino, BC!


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
12
comment How to tell the time at night
@BenCrowell hehe, indeed, the sun, moon, planets and stars are all "synchronized"; their movement is regular, predictable and correlated with each other. What I meant was that the position of the moon in the sky relative to the position of the sun in the sky (best indicator of time) changes every day. Therefore, any calculation using the moon to determine the time also needs to take into account the date and year. This makes calculations quite difficult without a reference chart.
Sep
8
comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
@JimBeam Oh please. I'm not suggesting 15 days of it. Plus, creativity is not the target here. A correct answer is worth more than a creative one. If you want to critique my answer, say that is it incomplete, that it should mention more than one option. Or say that it doesn't answer the original question. I agree that his is not the best answer, but I think your comment is much worse than my answer is.
Aug
20
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jan
26
awarded  Yearling
Mar
14
comment Does the solar powered fridge work as advertised whilst hiking?
@RussellSteen Yes, but why does that temperature range encourage growth more than higher temperatures?
Mar
14
comment Does the solar powered fridge work as advertised whilst hiking?
@RussellSteen : Out of curiosity, what makes that spot so sweet to the bacteria?
Feb
10
comment What's the name of the old cross country ski boots with three holes at the front?
Exactly what I was looking for! Is there additionnal terminology which could refer specifically to the lighter, low rising, "soft" kind? (as opposed to the heavy duty "hard-shelled" version)
Feb
10
accepted What's the name of the old cross country ski boots with three holes at the front?
Feb
10
asked What's the name of the old cross country ski boots with three holes at the front?
Jan
26
awarded  Yearling
Jan
10
comment What are the downsides to sleeping in a hammock on a multi-day hike?
Building a heap of wood on which to put your pack under you hammock also helps to protect it from water running on the ground
May
13
asked Royalex vs Royalite
Mar
10
answered What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
Mar
10
comment What is the difference between Class III, Class IV, and Class V rapids?
+1 for consulting a local guide. A rapid can be Class 1 one day and Class 3 another day. Always inspect the rapid before going in.
Mar
9
awarded  Scholar
Mar
9
accepted What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?
Mar
9
comment What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?
@LBell I don't know. I was hoping some answers would talk about this...
Feb
17
asked What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?