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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 :-)


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reviewed Looks OK Backpack strap chafing
Dec
20
answered What is an effective way to join a map that is printed on several sheets?
Dec
18
comment Is Tyvek 44grs/m2 (Tyvek® Soft Structure Style 1443R) waterproof enough to be used as a groundsheet/footprint or tent bottom, any experience?
Updated to make it answerable. And upvoted, as it is an interesting question.
Dec
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revised Is Tyvek 44grs/m2 (Tyvek® Soft Structure Style 1443R) waterproof enough to be used as a groundsheet/footprint or tent bottom, any experience?
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Dec
18
comment Is Tyvek 44grs/m2 (Tyvek® Soft Structure Style 1443R) waterproof enough to be used as a groundsheet/footprint or tent bottom, any experience?
ppl - Stack Exchange as a framework does not lend itself well to this sort of thing though. There is no right answer. Opinions really don't work here. I think Liam's links are relevant, but this question is going on hold until it becomes an answerable question.
Dec
16
awarded  Synonymizer
Dec
16
comment Is it a bad idea to dry clothes by the fire?
Himanshu - rubber is never a good option if you care about the environment. As @ibex said - it breaks principle #5
Dec
16
comment Is it a bad idea to dry clothes by the fire?
I think a hot rock won't successfully do this - rocks will cool, actually encouraging moisture condensation.
Dec
9
answered Crossbow draw strength
Dec
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
2
comment In rock-climbing, how do I safely belay another climber?
I don't think that's the case AAA. It's more that there are some things you need to do in order to learn safely, rather than read.
Dec
1
comment Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
Woah - that's scary
Dec
1
comment Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
Yeah - I had my kids in them from 18 months. Mostly so they couldn't get out, rather than worrying about being upside-down
Dec
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revised Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
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Dec
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comment Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
Luckily never seen that happen, and hopefully I never will. But yeah - I'll add it in to the question
Dec
1
answered Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
Nov
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awarded  Enlightened
Nov
29
awarded  Nice Answer
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?