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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
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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 :-)


Oct
8
revised How many “Munro” revisions has there been?
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Oct
8
answered How many “Munro” revisions has there been?
Oct
7
answered Reusing the same water bottle for drinking tap water
Oct
7
comment Why are indoor climbing grades easier?
I think I'd agree at the lower end. Our local indoor centre is still a bit mental above 7C... Ours also gets much harder in winter as the routes get condensation and sometimes ice...
Oct
6
comment How to harden feet for walking barefoot on harsh surfaces?
I think we are saying the same thing:-) You don't want to rub the callous off, but in the OP's case, moisturising and rubbing off the hardest bits will help him now.
Oct
5
comment How to harden feet for walking barefoot on harsh surfaces?
You don't want a solid and thick callous right next to soft skin, as the edge will dig in and cause injury. Rubbing the callous down a little helps even up the developing tough skin.
Oct
4
answered How do I balance the muscle usage and strength of my body when long-distance hiking?
Oct
3
revised What clothing or gear should I wear to prevent ticks?
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Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
27
comment When should you carry a firearm when hiking/trekking?
For most polar regions where you may encounter polar bears, there are laws requiring you to carry a hunting rifle. Pretty certain that's a special case though :-)
Sep
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
24
comment What lighting equipment do I need for playing ultimate frisbee at night?
I'd second glow sticks. We have played various games using diving glow sticks - which last way longer than 2 hours.
Sep
24
comment What are the properties I should look for in running shoes?
Sadly, it is now too old to be moved. Only course of action now is to ask it on the alternative site.
Sep
18
revised What to do if a team member falls sick?
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Sep
17
comment 4x4 vs AWD off road
I have the heavily modded Litchfield STi version of the Forester (so it is about 8" lower) and it still works really well off road. Interestingly, you almost need to treat it like a rally car on rougher sections - to make sure it flies over the bigger holes. YMMV :-)
Sep
17
revised What makes certain mountains more dangerous than others?
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Sep
10
revised Why do many climbers appear to not trust their belay loops?
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Sep
10
comment What is the correct way to attach an autoblock to your harness for rappelling?
Ben - I've edited your link, as the old one died.
Sep
10
comment Any tips to reduce chance that I have to get up and pee in the night (not counting dehydration, of course)
I have added in the disclosure - however this is still a huge image. Sherry - can you please replace it with a smaller one.
Sep
10
revised Any tips to reduce chance that I have to get up and pee in the night (not counting dehydration, of course)
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