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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
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Walker, canoeist, sailer, glider pilot, rock climber and father of 3.

Middle son of a polar explorer, and grew up in the wilds of Orkney and the Falklands - so take after my father in outdoors pursuits.

Happy in the middle of mountains or forests in a tent :-)


Nov
18
answered Tips and tricks for backpacking with a guitar
Nov
17
answered Can I light a kerosene lamp with flint & steel or a magnifying glass?
Nov
17
reviewed Reviewed Traffic officer – how to prevent fingers from freezing
Nov
17
comment Traffic officer – how to prevent fingers from freezing
While I enjoyed this, I'm not sure you've quite followed the OP's requirements :-)
Nov
16
answered Traffic officer – how to prevent fingers from freezing
Nov
13
revised Are mittens warmer than gloves?
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Nov
10
comment What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
romkyns - there was precedence from other sites, and of course you can see it did get quite a bit of interest from community members here. Mods have not made an exception in terms of allowing it to remain open - we let the community decide that (and as you can see it is now closed) - all we did was hold off on rapid closing, as requested by the community. You can see from the comments above, and chat, that the mods weren't really in favour of the question!
Nov
6
revised What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
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Oct
31
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
30
comment When should you use gear to climb a tree?
I'd have to agree with nivag here - I don't get the drinking aspect. Also, as a keen climber who suffers from a major fear of heights, I always overcome my fear! It's difficult, but I need to if I want to successfully climb. It reminds me to always place anchors carefully, only move one limb at a time etc.
Oct
30
answered When should you use gear to climb a tree?
Oct
29
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
24
revised ski exercises whilst sitting at a desk
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Oct
23
answered ski exercises whilst sitting at a desk
Oct
14
comment Methods for taping injured wrists
Kinesio tape is an option. My wife does it, so I'll ask her what would be appropriate. Can you clarify which tendon.
Oct
14
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
14
revised What fictitious wilderness animals are there as tourist attractions?
edited title
Oct
14
comment What fictitious wilderness animals are there as tourist attractions?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about Outdoors, as per our scope. WedaPashi's comment is a possible option, but even that is likely to be more suited to our sister site, Travel.
Oct
14
awarded  Nice Answer