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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 :-)


Jan
28
comment What are a few backpacking foods that have the calories yet are lightweight?
@Eyal - yes, I think it is pretty much a dupe of your second one.
Jan
25
comment Rifugio (Mountain Hut) trek in Austria
Fern is remote, Weit is far...
Jan
25
revised End-of-season maintenance / storage tips for ski boots?
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Jan
24
comment Walking trailers
@DavidR - I do like that as an option 3. Build up strength to allow you to carry more
Jan
24
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Jan
24
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Jan
24
reviewed Reviewed What are different knots named in English?
Jan
24
reviewed Reviewed Does eating snow help dehydration?
Jan
24
revised Does eating snow help dehydration?
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Jan
24
reviewed No Action Needed Do bear-safe rules still apply in the winter?
Jan
24
revised How long does it take to hear back about a Grand Canyon Backcountry permit application
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Jan
23
comment Can you keep your feet warm in ski boots on a very cold day?
Never thought of this- the only times my feet get too cold are when my boots are too tight, or if they get wet (which is always a danger in Scottish snow)
Jan
23
answered End-of-season maintenance / storage tips for ski boots?
Jan
23
comment How can I start a fire by rubbing two sticks together?
I taught my two eldest kids to do it, first just using hands,then a bow. It is hard work, and I'd expect them to always have a flint, but it is good to know you can do it in an emergency.
Jan
22
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Jan
21
answered Is a national forest always a forest?
Jan
21
revised Should I register caches when I know in longer perspective I will move?
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Jan
21
comment How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
I will probably have a look at these books, but this would be a much better answer if you could provide a couple of examples quotes...
Jan
20
comment Should I register caches when I know in longer perspective I will move?
Yep - there are a couple of places they seem to be accepted. It does allow individuals on the move to create a cache despite knowing they will not be able to maintain it in the future.
Jan
20
answered Should I register caches when I know in longer perspective I will move?