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My primary outdoor pursuits include biking, hiking, backpacking, XC skiing, and paddling. I'm learning some wilderness medicine as well – I'm Wilderness First Aid certified and plan to become a certified Wilderness First Responder in the next year.

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. .

Want to know more about me? Visit my website, or follow me on Twitter.


Nov
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
19
comment What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
@studiohack you should close and lock the question.
Nov
14
comment How can I contact emergency services in the US via the internet?
@Joe that's unfortunate. Everywhere I've been there's a 24 hour number but that's a good thing to keep in mind.
Nov
5
comment What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
You'll notice that Stack Overflow question is from 2008, the very early days of SO, and is now closed. This type of question is no longer encouraged on the SE network, because it's not an answerable question, it's a discussion for the sake of discussion. This type of conversation is better suited to Chat.
Oct
31
comment When should you use gear to climb a tree?
I was going to also mention the 15 feet rule. I've also heard it stated as 3x your height is the limit above which you definitely ought to be roped in. It may be prudent to rope in a lower heights too.
Oct
27
comment Which will keep my food colder longer, draining the melted ice water, or leaving it in the cooler?
@KentFisher how bout them pictures?
Oct
21
comment Preventing hand blisters while paddling
Thanks for the tip @That. I don't wear any rings, but good to know.
Oct
21
comment Preventing hand blisters while paddling
@WW the primary point is in fact on the base of my right thumb. I'm right handed, FWIW.
Oct
20
asked Preventing hand blisters while paddling
Oct
16
comment How can I prevent animals from marking my camp as their territory?
You don't have to mark the tent specifically... just mark around your camp.
Oct
15
revised How to carry a bicycle in a canoe?
added 218 characters in body
Oct
15
answered How to carry a bicycle in a canoe?
Oct
14
revised Are surface plugs effective for fishing in choppy water?
Reworded title
Oct
3
comment Ration or consume water?
This is interesting, but it would be nice to see some sort of reference for "the belief is false".
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
25
comment What lighting equipment do I need for playing ultimate frisbee at night?
@Sdry how do you figure? Ultimate is an outdoor activity.
Sep
24
awarded  Organizer
Sep
24
revised What lighting equipment do I need for playing ultimate frisbee at night?
Changed title to more accurately reflect this particular inquiry
Sep
24
answered What lighting equipment do I need for playing ultimate frisbee at night?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer