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Consultant, developer, mentor, author, speaker. C++ and .NET, Windows 7, Sharepoint, whatever else I like.

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Jul
26
awarded  Critic
Jun
18
comment Would a tampon be a good addition to a survival kit
@OrionDarkwood that's not more than one use. More than one use is like the seat pads I take to keep pots from digging into my back while portaging, to sit on at camp, and to fan a recalcitrant fire.
Jun
17
answered Is there any repellent against wasps, bees and hornets?
Jun
13
comment The best solution for carrying a D-SLR when hiking
@D.H. wear it facing forward - easy to get to whether you have a backpack on or not. Then whether you're full on hiking with tent and food, or just out for a few hours, the camera and such are always in the same place.
Jun
13
answered The best solution for carrying a D-SLR when hiking
May
31
comment Pros and Cons of paracord
Does paracord float? Can you melt the ends to keep it from fraying? Is it bright yellow? Does it come in different thicknesses?
May
29
answered What is the ultimate car camping bed solution — for two people?
May
22
comment How to select paracord
Serious question: why not buy fairly random yellow twisted poly stuff from the hardware store for bear bags and tarp lines? What advantage is the paracord bringing? The cheap stuff floats, is easy to see in trees, and easy to get. I would love to know what I'm missing.
May
12
answered What practical issues do I need to be aware of when hiking or camping on my own?
May
10
awarded  Necromancer
May
8
answered The outdoors, solitude and dealing with loneliness
May
5
comment I put a big gouge in the bow of my canoe going across rocks. How can I fix it?
I built my canoe using epoxy and that's what I would repair it with if it needed it. That was well over 20 years ago so perhaps materials have changed, but the makers of the resin I used say their stuff is better than polyester: westsystem.com/ss/polyester-over-epoxy
May
3
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
2
answered I put a big gouge in the bow of my canoe going across rocks. How can I fix it?
Apr
22
awarded  Enthusiast
Apr
20
answered What equipment is recommended when camping with a baby?
Apr
17
answered How should I put out a campfire while away from civilization?
Apr
3
comment Legality of “semi-permanent” wooden structures in state and national forests in the US
I think you will have your constructions taken down by others sooner than you will be charged, and the fact it might be legal will not preserve your structures. I apologize if that wasn't clear.
Apr
3
answered Legality of “semi-permanent” wooden structures in state and national forests in the US
Mar
26
answered What are some good tips and techniques for packing a backpack?