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When I don't code, I climb, cook, or cuddle my wife.


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answered How should I check climbing equipment to tell whether it is still safe to use?
Jan
28
accepted Minimizing impact of small groups on wilderness areas
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revised Minimizing impact of small groups on wilderness areas
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Jan
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comment Minimizing impact of small groups on wilderness areas
I think your answer would make a better comment. Great job for pointing out that some areas are inappropriate for off-trail usage, but that doesn't answer how to behave in areas where it is appropriate, which I think is important to know to leave those places as 'wild' as possible.
Jan
28
comment Wild berries in Southern California
Wild strawberries are quite common in the mountains of San-Diego county. The deer love them too, so you have to be diligent!
Jan
28
comment Minimizing impact of small groups on wilderness areas
@gerrit: A very specific example where it is an issue: I worked at an outdoor-education-facility that had access to a forrest. Small groups would use it year round for exploration and education. The goal was to minimize human impact on the forrest as much as possible, so that each group would find it as "wild" as the group before. I feel the same way about the wilderness in California's high-impact parks. I want those who come after me to have the same experience I had. I go there to get away from trails, not to partake in their creation, which becomes more difficult when travelling in groups.
Jan
28
asked Minimizing impact of small groups on wilderness areas
Jan
28
comment Art supplies on backpacking trips
@RussellSteen: Point taken. Then I guess I am looking for modern day solutions
Jan
28
asked Art supplies on backpacking trips
Jan
26
revised For what it's worth: climbing-tape
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Jan
26
reviewed No Action Needed What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
Jan
26
reviewed No Action Needed How to avoid the layer of ice inside a water bottle during winter activities?
Jan
26
reviewed Reviewed What are essential items in an emergency kit?
Jan
26
asked Lacing materials for huaraches
Jan
26
asked For what it's worth: climbing-tape
Jan
22
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
9
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
8
answered How can you make a MSR WhisperLite stove simmer?
Jan
6
awarded  Custodian
Jan
6
reviewed No Action Needed What is the fastest style of sled?