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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. .

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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?
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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
Sep
18
comment What to do if a team member falls sick?
I would also add with regards to pain killers: pain is one of the few diagnostic tools at your disposal! If you give a patient pain killer medication, it might make them feel better for a while, but you might miss a sign that their condition is improving/deteriorating.
Sep
18
comment Black bears and torch lights
In many areas bear resistant canisters are required. They don't help eliminate smells, but they keep the bear from actually getting into the food.
Sep
12
revised What is the name of this knot for tying into a “confidence” rope?
I think that's knot what you meant
Sep
11
revised Is “altitude” an absolute measure of air “thinness”?
added 9 characters in body; edited title
Sep
10
comment Any tips to reduce chance that I have to get up and pee in the night (not counting dehydration, of course)
FWIW, my family all used a "pee cup" (a re-used bottle of some sort) when we went camping, from a young age. Keep it just outside the door, in the vestibule area. Never had any problems from it, and saved a lot of bundling up at night.
Sep
9
comment Leading an inexperienced group
You can "require" something without being a jerk about it too. Just email everybody a list with section for "required gear", "suggested gear", and "optional gear". The specific gear that you should "require" is different for each trip; I'm providing an example here but if the leader thinks (for example) that 1L of water is enough for this route, that's their call.