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bio website furtivecode.com
location Banff, Canada
age 38
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen Aug 9 at 17:16

I live and breath in Banff National Park in the Canadian rockies, where I hike, camp, ski (downhill, x-country, touring), snowshoe, scramble and play.

I've camped in the winter in -40c, I've travelled across glaciers and mountain passes both solo and in groups, I enjoy solo camping in the backcountry, and I spent seven years in the military.

My favourite moments are being in the middle of nowhere, with nobody around me, in the middle of the night under a sheet of stars, listening to nothing other than the ringing in my ears.

Chris Lamothe on the Wapta Traverse, in Banff, Alberta


Feb
24
comment How to treat shin splints while backpacking
Doctors can prescribe up to 3,200mg a day, so 4x200mg means you've hit your daily dose in 16 hrs.
Feb
24
comment How to treat shin splints while backpacking
FYI, 1,200 mg is considered the maximum daily dose for over the counter use of Ibuprofen.
Feb
19
comment How do you punch out toes in ski-touring boots?
Is punching out always done with heat? I've got another pair of Solomon boots where the inner left ankle creates a pressure point by afternoon when I'm skiing all day. What other techniques are there?
Feb
18
revised What qualities to look for in a good emergency whistle?
Reworded end of last sentence for clarity.
Feb
16
comment How to tell the time at night
Simpler than a watch?
Feb
16
answered What qualities to look for in a good emergency whistle?
Feb
16
answered How is “pack weight” measured
Feb
14
awarded  Scholar
Feb
14
accepted How do you punch out toes in ski-touring boots?
Feb
14
answered Best way to illuminate a tent?
Feb
14
comment How to stay clean on a multi-day hike?
I'd like to add baby/talcum poweder to the list: works in hair to cut down greasiness, in the underwear to deal with sweat/crotch rot, and in socks.
Feb
14
answered Are carabiners useful tools to have in the wilderness? If so, what would they be used for?
Feb
10
answered Is it better to wear one pair or two pairs of socks while hiking?
Feb
7
awarded  Student
Feb
6
comment How to store fuel tablets for travel
Aso, the container for burning the fuel often gets that hexamine smell, keep it separate from your food.
Feb
6
revised How to store fuel tablets for travel
typo
Feb
6
answered How to store fuel tablets for travel
Feb
5
comment What are the vitamin considerations for extended backpacking
You can't carry eggs and fresh vegetables and supply 15 days worth of food without the weight being a serious burden. Tuna pouches have about the same amount of water, but less weight because of the foil instead of can.
Feb
5
awarded  Commentator
Feb
5
comment How to get started skiing?
What I meant to say was that an artificial hill should not be considered necessary as a stepping stone towards skiing on an actual ski hill.