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My primary outdoor pursuits include biking, hiking, backpacking, XC skiing, and paddling. I'm a recently-certified Wilderness First Responder and have an interest in wilderness medicine. I'm just starting to get into some rock climbing and mountaineering as well.

I created The Bike Light Database, a site to help cyclists find the right bike light for their rides.

I've also been a Community Moderator ♦ for Super User since 2011, and am sometimes active on a handful of other Stack Exchange sites. .

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asked Does a tent need special after-trip care when camping on and near ocean beaches?
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revised What can I do on a honeymoon in New Zealand while five months pregnant?
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Mar
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answered Should you pop a blister?
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comment If lost in the wilderness, what is the first thing I should do?
Does this answer really add anything that the other answers don't already cover?
Mar
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answered Where can I camp when driving Highway 37 in British Columbia, Canada?
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revised Where can I camp when driving Highway 37 in British Columbia, Canada?
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comment Donating blood at higher altitudes and Acclimatization
It does seem like an unlikely scenario, but is an interesting thought question.
Feb
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awarded  Custodian
Feb
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reviewed Close What size dry bag is best for keeping and washing clothes?
Feb
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reviewed Reviewed Abseiling on one rope: should I attach the prusik to the other one?
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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comment Is it safe to put snow in water filtration?
That's a good point. Although, it's worth noting that if the water is fully melted, this isn't inherently a problem. Freezing pumps can be a problem regardless of water source.
Feb
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comment Cycling in Ontario — do I need to worry about permission to access logging roads?
While likely on-topic here, you may consider asking to have this question migrated to Bicycles.
Feb
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comment Is it safe to put snow in water filtration?
@njzk2 good points. The cup is what I always carry with me, as emergency backup. For trips where I'm planning ahead expecting to melt snow (or use a stove in general) I bring a larger pot. I'm just showing that it's possible to bring those resources for a small investment in weight and space.
Feb
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comment Is it safe to put snow in water filtration?
@amph I carry this small cup, an MSR pocket rocket and a 4 oz (smallest size) IsoPro canister on pretty much every ski trip and many hiking trips, even day trips. The total weight is minimal, it allows me to melt snow if necessary, and I can make hot drinks if somebody is hypothermic or we have to stay the night for some reason. They all pack together pretty small.
Feb
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answered Is it safe to put snow in water filtration?
Feb
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comment What size dry bag is best for keeping and washing clothes?
I wouldn't keep wet clothes wet for very long. They'll mildew.
Feb
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answered Beginners guide to fossil hunting