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Actuarial analyst/programmer at leading independent UK investment, pensions and benefits consultancy.


Nov
30
comment Running shoes for asphalt + winter conditions?
See also: outdoors.stackexchange.com/a/924/6
May
24
comment Is it illegal to remove rocks from a riverbed in the UK
Voted to close as off topic - I'm not convinced decorating your aquarium should be on topic for TGO :-)
Mar
1
comment How can you prevent kids getting lost at night while camping?
To avoid strangulation I think it should be made clear that, if you are asking children to wear whistles round their neck, they must not do this when they are sleeping and any cord must have a friable link.
Feb
29
comment Where can I find help identifying an owl by its call?
@RussellSteen I voted to close as I don't feel identifying bird calls from recordings is on-topic for this site.
Feb
17
comment How long does water need to be boiled for to kill all bacteria / viruses?
-1 Boiling certainly reduces the viability of bacteria and viruses, but to say "All pathogens will be killed" is incorrect. Most prions and many bacterial and fungal spores are resistant to the temperatures reached by boiling.
Feb
14
comment Best way to illuminate a tent?
+1 This looks much better/safer than my effort of floating one of these tealight candles in a little water in a cooking pot.
Feb
6
comment Is there a functional safety difference in types of helmets
@Stereotypical, not sure :-) I can't find any supporting evidence so I've updated my answer to reflect that.
Feb
5
comment Do reusable “hand coolers” exist?
@berry120 I can't find any detailed information on them. If I had to guess they are the medical equivalent of those cool packs you keep in your freezer then use in your picnic hamper to keep your sarnies cool. Manufacturer's product information sheet.
Feb
4
comment Are there performance differences between lead and lead-free ammunition?
Migrate to firearms.stackexchange.com?
Feb
3
comment Are there any reliable and/or easy to use “rule of thumb” guides for windchill calculations?
@xpda at 33°F you might not get frostbite, but wind chill could still affect how you need to dress (above 50°F the effects of wind chill are minimal). You've got to consider temperature and wind speed together because they act in synergy.
Feb
3
comment First time camping, need advice
@Russell ordinarily I would agree with your, however, the OP asks "Is there ... any other resources we should look into". Asking specific questions here is a valid answer to that.
Feb
2
comment First time camping, need advice
@Gaurav people have written whole books to answer your question :-) I'm sure if you have more specific questions people here will help you.
Jan
29
comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
This is wrong. The myth of heat loss through the head has been debunked and if hair on the groin and armpits was essential for insulation we would have evolved soft downy hair growing from birth not coarse hair growing from adolescence.
Jan
26
comment How to reduce the annoying sound of falling raindrops on a tent?
Under foliage would just prolong the problem - drips from the foliage would continue after the rain has stopped.
Jan
26
comment How can you navigate / determine your location in thick fog?
@Roflcoptr would you really want to go higher? It would be further to fall if you walked off a cliff in the fog.
Jan
25
comment Does drinking alcohol cause problems at altitude?
Drinking causes problems at any altitude :-)