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An avid Hiker, Mountaineer, a rookie climber, amateur Mountain-Cyclist, experienced Hill-walker, used to be a trail-runner, an amateur in Star Gazing, used to play a lot of football, a die-hard soccer fan.

Learning to play Guitar (Rather, Playing to Learn) and play a lot of Harmonica, love playing Synthesizers.

Apart from that, professionally, I am just another Electronics Engineer, working as an Embedded Firmware Developer, Huge admirer of UNIX/Linux and ARM, and so other thousand things...


Dec
29
comment For how long afterwards do we benefit from acclimatization?
Agree with @Ben here. If you're going high in the Himalayas, then realistically you're going to need weeks to adapt, and compared to that, a few days spent in the Alps is probably not going to be significant... +1!
Dec
17
comment What should one do when they get a cramp while swimming?
@ShemSeger: Thanks for the edit.
Dec
10
comment Should I be using Dyneema slings for lead climbing anchors?
Good one. +1 for "Your rope is designed to absorb the impact of your fall, while a sling is absolutely not."
Dec
5
comment Best technique to sharpen a knife using a whetstone?
Nicely put. +1 for "...Don't be discouraged if it takes you a few times to get right. It can be better to start with a cheap knife before using your favourite one"
Dec
5
comment Tips for camping in the territory of elephants
This and the comment by Ben are probably the only helping advice I've received over this topic. Thanks mate.
Dec
4
comment How to check if a fence or cable has electricity without having special tools?
@ShemSeger: I wouldn't take that up as a straight criticism, buddy. It is indeed a great answer and is rewarded as accepted one as well. That said, the other gents have brought upon some good points about possibilities, and those points indeed look noticeable. For what I know of TGO, Its not mandatory to refrain commenting on someones answer unless you have an answer.
Dec
3
comment How to check if a fence or cable has electricity without having special tools?
+1 for the point about touching it. Usually, I would never think of it that way.
Dec
2
comment What are the navigation considerations on the Monongahela and Youghiogheny Rivers between Ohiopyle State Park (PA) and Pittsburgh PA?
@JamesJenkins: Nice answer! Nicely formatted, great data :) +1
Dec
2
comment Avoiding building a belay anchor too low down
+1. Nicely said, "Setting anchors is more of an art than a skill."
Dec
2
comment Snake on chest while sleeping?
@ThatIdiot: Yeah, makes sense. I am kind of a guy who would never want to be bitten by a snake, whether it is venomous or not. Yeah, you rightly pointed out about covering the snake with the heaviest cloth is the thing to do, but I doubt, if everyone can have that presence of mind as first natural reaction most of the times that one will have is panic!
Nov
29
comment Preventing heat rash around ankles and shins?
@hippietrail: Thanks for the suggested edits. :-) Happy hitchhiking!
Nov
29
comment Snake on chest while sleeping?
+1, specifically for The most important thing to do would be to remain calm and don't make any sudden movements that might startle the snake
Nov
29
comment Snake on chest while sleeping?
@ShemSeger: yeah, non-venomous bites are just startling. Except from the ones by some Keelback. Those are so bad and painful.
Nov
29
comment Avoiding building a belay anchor too low down
Its a handsomely weird looking tree :D (Sorry Ben, just kidding, couldn't resist. I respect you!)
Nov
29
comment What is the first thing to do, when buried in an avalanche?
@ShemSeger: I can only imagine what it would be like getting into one such avalanche. Its a great thing that you've experienced them so close and got out of them unharmed. Keep doing stuff, and be safe! Cheers! And, nicely said, "... but once you've felt how helpless you actually are when one grabs you, it's not something that you take lightly ever again."
Nov
28
comment What is the first thing to do, when buried in an avalanche?
Thats a great piece of information dude. +1 for a marathon answer!
Nov
28
comment Snake on chest while sleeping?
I've heard and believed Prevention is better than cure when its about few things.
Nov
28
comment What is the easiest way to prepare a rabbit snare with minimal tools?
Downvote? Care to explain?
Nov
27
comment What are the first aid precautions to be taken in case of a snake bite?
@fire.eagle: That sounds interesting. I've never heard of the technique. But that makes sense. Haven't heard if it makes the difference but there is no harm in marking. Thanks for the information!
Nov
26
comment Applications of a slip knot in climbing?
@manoftheson: +1 for ..can do it with one hand, and it doesn't have to hold any load..