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bio website jbazuzi.blogspot.com
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Former member of C# team at Microsoft. Now a stay-at-home dad and DIY homesteader.


Jan
28
comment What pattern for casual planes should a castaway create on a desert island?
I mean, what are you measuring with the 6:1 ratio? Also, Jack is my father, ha ha. :-)
Jan
28
comment What is the best rope to have in a survival situation?
You can make a bracelet or belt to carry it. Google around for different ideas.
Jan
28
comment What pattern for casual planes should a castaway create on a desert island?
what is the ratio for?
Jan
27
awarded  Quorum
Jan
27
comment What are the rules for eating raw, wild meat?
@RoryAlsop: Can you back up that claim?
Jan
27
answered Are there any specific guidelines for edible plants in North America?
Jan
27
comment What are the rules for eating raw, wild meat?
I suggest we change this to be specifically wild meat.
Jan
26
answered How can I tie a bowline knot with one hand?
Jan
26
comment Crew requirements for sailing a ketch
is right. Can you raise & trim sails from the cockpit? I've sailed a 35' New Haven Sharpie (nominally a ketch) solo by holding a sheet in each hand, and letting the rudder do what it wants.
Jan
26
comment Crew requirements for sailing a ketch
Setting matters a lot. Blue-water sailing in heavy weather is different than lake sailing on in fair weather.
Jan
26
comment Crew requirements for sailing a ketch
Skill matters a lot. If you're asking this question, I'll guess you're at the low end of the scale.
Jan
26
comment How do I tie a double fisherman's knot?
How would you use an overhand knot as a bend?
Jan
26
comment How do I tie a bowline knot?
And for critical loads, and slippery rope, you should definitely be careful about slipping. For everyday use, I don't worry which way the tail ends up, and it's fine.
Jan
26
answered When sailing, how do I rescue a man overboard?
Jan
26
comment How do I tie a double fisherman's knot?
You're better off learning to tie a bowline, and using two of them as a bend. It's works about as well, and is useful in many other situations, too.
Jan
26
comment When sailing, how do I rescue a man overboard?
Take a sailing class. MOB should be on the curriculum, but ask for it to be sure.
Jan
26
comment Is it possible to rappel with only a rope? (No harness, Prusik cord, or other gear)
Probably worth practicing at least once before you need it.
Jan
26
comment How do I tie a stopper knot?
Figure-8 is the most common stopper knot on a boat, but double overhand knot is probably a good choice for a newbie, because it's very easy to learn. Single overhand knot has a tendency to jam, so it's less desirable than the others.
Jan
26
comment What is the preferred knot for cinching a hard item to your car rack?
Good set of knots for this purpose. Once it's tied, try to shift the load in all directions, then take up slack. After you drive a short way, take up slack again.
Jan
26
comment In rock-climbing, how do I safely belay another climber?
Take a class. This can't fit in SE.