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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
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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 :-)


Aug
21
revised Why don't we apply the principles of layering when it comes to pants?
added 12 characters in body
Aug
21
reviewed Approve Backpacking in southern NY or PA
Aug
19
answered At what point do I need snow goggles or glacier glasses when hiking?
Aug
18
reviewed Approve orienteering tag wiki
Aug
15
reviewed Close What is the longest time you can go, eating only freeze-dried food?
Aug
5
reviewed Delete Recipe for backcountry ice cream?
Aug
3
comment How to find new poles for old tent?
What country are you in? Here in the UK we have a wide range, and even Coleman do 6.5mm poles. If you get a pole replacement kit, you should get longer than you need, so you use a hacksaw to trim to length.
Aug
3
answered How to find new poles for old tent?
Aug
3
comment Hardening the skin on the whole body (not only soles)
Jeredepp -you will want much harder whipping than that!
Aug
2
answered Who places the anchors that rock climbers use?
Jul
26
comment Does having sex in the back-country attract bears or other critters?
But where would you wear it @ppl?
Jul
25
comment How to apply duct tapes and mole skin to prevent blisters?
Yep, removing friction is the main thing I mentioned. Duct tape is actually reasonably good at cushioning.
Jul
25
reviewed Close Camping Meal Ideas
Jul
22
comment How to apply duct tapes and mole skin to prevent blisters?
Worst case, you might get a blister:-)
Jul
22
answered How to apply duct tapes and mole skin to prevent blisters?
Jul
21
answered Why do many climbers appear to not trust their belay loops?
Jul
20
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
19
comment How to avoid pendulum descent when belaying?
Ah - I see you misunderstood what I was saying. I meant this: climbingtechniques.org/uploads/4/9/7/5/4975151/4185391.jpg
Jul
19
comment How to avoid pendulum descent when belaying?
Crasic- sometimes it is essential. Let's not do the 'cool kids don't need to hold on' thing.
Jul
16
comment What are the properties I should look for in running shoes?
This question appears belongs on Fitness.