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location Belgium
age 28
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I have a passion for nature and travelling.


Jul
8
reviewed No Action Needed What is the correct way to attach an autoblock to your harness for rappelling?
Jul
3
comment For fording cold rivers, is there any special clothing (as opposed to makeshift bags or tightly connected raintrousers) to stay dry and warm?
This may sound ridiculous, but what about a lightweight inflatable boat of some sorts ?
Jun
21
awarded  Editor
Jun
21
revised What are the odds that I stand a chance against Wild Boars?
addition
Jun
21
comment Precautions needed to be taken regarding bee hives (honey) during Climbs
In addition to the stings, they can have different types of venom which you or anyone in your group may be allergic to without knowing so. One can react more,less or not at all depending on the type and amount of venom.
Jun
21
comment Precautions needed to be taken regarding bee hives (honey) during Climbs
Agressive nature depends a lot of the species involved (and whether they are solidary or live in groups), while some may only attack if you hit at them, or try to hold them in your hand, others will already attack if you come within a distance of the nest. Unless you can positively identify a specie as harmless I would agree it is better to avoid any bee/wasp hive as soon as you become aware of it.
Jun
21
awarded  Commentator
Jun
20
answered What are the odds that I stand a chance against Wild Boars?
May
31
comment Things to consider when buying sunglasses
Try to see how "flexible" they are. Some will bend, some will break. I used to have (quite expensive) plastic sunglasses with which you could pop the glasses in & out of the frame without damage. This may sound ridiculous or silly, but I imagine that in cases where many other sunglasses may have broken, with these I could just pop them back together.
May
15
awarded  Custodian
May
15
reviewed Excellent Is there a difference in performance between a fishing kayak and touring kayak?
May
15
reviewed Needs Improvement What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
May
15
reviewed Satisfactory How would you evaluate sailing lessons for adults?
May
15
reviewed Satisfactory How can I 'inflate' or plump up my my sleeping bag?
May
2
comment Prevent mosquito bites: insect repellent patch or just eat vitamin B1?
May be worth mentioning that besides long sleeves & pants there are also certain fabrics which are tested to prevent moquito's penetrating it. In my experience these are usually not the lightest though. Some types of mosquitoes will sting you right through your cloths if thin enough.
Apr
10
awarded  Informed
Apr
9
answered Tips for travelling through Europe with just a tent
Mar
29
comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
I combine peanuts and raisins with chili powder, and that full-fills most of my snack needs when hiking.
Mar
22
comment What kind of mementos, if any, am I allowed to collect from State and National parks in small quantities?
Plus this will give some additional revenue to the park or local people which may aid in conservation.
Mar
14
comment Rapid backpack readying
Yes, checklist + routine. Takes me only 30 minutes.