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bio website spedwareonline.com
location Greensboro, NC
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Justin is the lead developer at SpedWare LLC. He oversees development of all databases and Web applications. While in college, Justin was recognized in national and international competitions for embedded software architecture and mathematical modeling.

Justin is active in the community, serving as both a United Way Campaign Account Manager and a Healthy Community Council member since 2007. As part of JMU's College for Kids, Justin has taught Video Game Design courses for 10-13 years olds.

When he's not programming, Justin enjoys listening to all forms of music and spending as much time outdoors as possible, an interest he developed while earning his Eagle Scout award.


Mar
13
comment Am I likely to need multiple pairs of boots on the AT?
One thing to note, but it's not a full answer. The cushioning inside a boot usually breaks down before the outside of the boot comes apart. In those cases you can continue to use the broken in shell of a boot, but replace the internal cushioning and get more use out of them.
Mar
13
comment What sleeping bags are needed for a northbound thru-hike of the AT
@pulsehead - that's a great idea but I just don't have the time. Part of getting ready is a financial thing, and part is a physical thing, which leaves very little time on my end to blog. There is a tremendous amount of information online though, so most aspects of preparing have been covered many times.
Mar
12
asked What sleeping bags are needed for a northbound thru-hike of the AT
Mar
7
comment Which brands make wider hiking boot sizes?
that is why I didn't make it an actual answer. I got my last pair of Merrell boots from Zappos because of the free return policy. I have long and narrow feet and struggle to find boots that fit well, so I tend to go through a few before I settle on one and at size 14 I rarely find stores that carry enough supply at my size.
Mar
7
comment Which brands make wider hiking boot sizes?
I don't know which brands are good at that width, but zappos lets you search their database based on width. The following link is supposed to be for 2E and up: zappos.com/mens-shoes~oS
Mar
7
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
26
comment How do I treat hot spots and blisters when I have no moleskin?
Is that available in the US? Their website does not list the US.
Feb
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
25
answered Selecting backpacking cooking pot – teflon, aluminum, steel, titanium, or cast iron?
Feb
24
comment How to treat shin splints while backpacking
he did use the words, "my personal, probably body-destroying dosage". I'm 6'4" and around ~200 pounds as well. If I was in pain and needed to get out of the woods safely, I would not hesitate to use that dosage, I would just be sure to stop as soon as it was possible.
Feb
24
answered What are the tradeoffs for a Tomahawk over an Axe
Feb
23
accepted How to calculate backpacking food requirements for a dog
Feb
23
accepted How to treat shin splints while backpacking
Feb
23
comment How to treat shin splints while backpacking
Thanks, great ideas. I had seen your earlier post and found it very helpful. It left me wondering about the question I asked and that is why I tried to differentiate my specific question from yours.
Feb
23
asked How to treat shin splints while backpacking
Feb
22
awarded  Commentator
Feb
22
comment What are the tradeoffs for a Tomahawk over an Axe
It's not an official answer, but there seems to be some good information on the subject at this blog: woodtrekker.blogspot.com/2011/05/…
Feb
21
awarded  Quorum
Feb
21
comment What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?
@RussellSteen - great idea, I've added my thoughts to the meta question.
Feb
21
comment What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?
indoor climbing...on The Great Outdoors SE?