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bio website butnoidea.co.uk
location United Kingdom
age 55
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May
8
comment How can you navigate / determine your location in thick fog?
@Russell. I agree totally, but "wait" may be the wrong word as it implies you're just waiting for the weather fairies to wave a wand... Stop, throw on an extra layer, relax, have a brew, and then pull out the map...
May
8
comment How should I remove a tick?
I'd disinfect AFTER removal, as doing it before risks it vomiting.
May
8
answered How should I remove a tick?
May
8
comment How can you navigate / determine your location in thick fog?
@Russell, but stop and think may be better!
May
8
comment How can you navigate / determine your location in thick fog?
..And satellite dishes 'grow' on the south sides of houses (in the northern hemisphere, anyway)
May
8
answered Taking care of hiking backpack
May
8
answered How can I improve on the straps on my travel pack?
May
8
answered How do I know what size ice axe I should get?
May
7
comment What essential items should go in a small first aid kit?
it's not just for you, it's for whoever you're treating - and it may well not be you or your buddies
May
7
revised Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
Added link to BBC news article re Loch Lomond - can't find definitive reference.
May
7
comment Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
"Wild Camping" seems to have many meanings depending on country and activity. For some, it means parking your motorhome overnight by the side of a main road, but for many others (myself included) it means wilderness camping in mountains, miles from the nearest road, house or other person. And sheep don't issue fines!
May
7
answered Do reusable “hand coolers” exist?
May
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May
7
revised What are the key features to look for in mobile device apps for hiking/camping?
added 37 characters in body
May
7
answered How can I keep my iPhone going on a multiday hike?
May
7
answered What essential items should go in a small first aid kit?
May
7
comment What essential items should go in a small first aid kit?
eek! Latex gloves?? Nitrile, please - otherwise you'll be pulling out the epipen again... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latex_allergy
May
7
comment What essential items should go in a small first aid kit?
@HorusKol: The current UK situation is a bit "H&S gone mad" in some ways. Aspirin for heart attacks is the most obvious critical use. You can 'suggest' to your patient that they take one from their personal kit, or ask another party member for one.
May
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