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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.


Feb
21
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
21
comment How to calculate backpacking food requirements for a dog
thanks, great information. I buy her food at the store, although I have been reading about making my own. I don't see any change to her appetite before or after short hikes, but she's pretty energetic all day no matter what. That will change though as she ages, and I'll keep an eye on her post-hike food intake as she gets older. Great point about the water, I figured I would make another question about that later.
Feb
17
answered How long does water need to be boiled for to kill all bacteria / viruses?
Feb
16
answered Are there any specific techniques that should be used when starting a fire in the rain?
Feb
16
asked How to calculate backpacking food requirements for a dog
Feb
15
comment Are there any specific techniques that should be used when starting a fire in the rain?
your question is pretty open ended. Are you asking how you start a fire from firewood gathered in the forest during the rain? wood gathered before rain but needing to light it during rain? a stove fire that you need to get lit in the rain and keep it running? all of these would require different tactics.
Feb
9
answered Is it better to wear one pair or two pairs of socks while hiking?
Feb
8
answered For a DIY wood burning stove, is there a significant advantage of the double wall “bushbuddy” style?
Feb
8
accepted what are the differences between high-end sleeping pads and cut to fit foam mats
Feb
6
awarded  Scholar
Feb
6
accepted How to harden feet to avoid blisters on long hikes
Feb
6
comment what are the differences between high-end sleeping pads and cut to fit foam mats
+1 and yes, my pad is indeed blue.
Feb
6
asked what are the differences between high-end sleeping pads and cut to fit foam mats
Feb
1
comment How to harden feet to avoid blisters on long hikes
all great suggestions and all things I do. The problem is I do all the preventative steps there and it still happens, so I am looking for more proactive ways. The liner socks make the biggest difference of any steps I have ever taken though.
Feb
1
comment Backpacking or hiking in areas open to hunting
Thanks for the corrections. I've mostly spent time in VA and NC and this has not been a problem there.
Feb
1
awarded  Teacher
Jan
31
awarded  Student
Jan
31
answered Backpacking or hiking in areas open to hunting
Jan
31
asked How to harden feet to avoid blisters on long hikes
Jan
24
awarded  Supporter