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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 :-)


Feb
5
reviewed Excellent Repairing a North Face Tent rain cover
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Is it safe to drink out of rusty thermos?
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Additional boating rules in addition to COLREGS?
Feb
5
reviewed Excellent Are PLBs banned or otherwise useless anywhere?
Feb
2
comment Is freeze-dried food healthy?
I'm not sure this is answerable as per the title, as healthy in an outdoor survival situation is very different to healthy in an urban setting - less fat is often a bad thing in the wilderness.
Feb
1
comment What’s the difference between a B and a T ice axe?
All the T rated ones in the climbing shop here are heavier, chunkier and generally more solid than the B's, but that's not a huge sample, I guess.
Jan
31
comment What’s the difference between a B and a T ice axe?
Technical seems to encompass very hard ice climbing (not entirely sure as I'm more of a rock guy too)
Jan
31
answered What’s the difference between a B and a T ice axe?
Jan
30
comment Lacing materials for huaraches
wow - didn't realise you could use these for anything other than relaxing by the pool. Very cool!
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
awarded  Yearling
Jan
24
awarded  Custodian
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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