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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 :-)


Nov
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on rock-climbing tag wiki excerpt
Nov
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on rock-climbing tag wiki
Nov
9
answered How to prevent skin cracks?
Nov
8
comment How do people safely trek in polar bear country?
possible duplicate of Does camping in polar bear country require someone to keep guard during the night?
Nov
8
answered How do people safely trek in polar bear country?
Nov
7
answered Can I use my leather jacket to go to ski?
Nov
5
comment What is a self erecting tent and why should I want one?
Self erecting: youtube.com/watch?v=wRfLzH41lVc
Nov
5
comment How do I reseal a tent bottom with many pinprick holes
For a two man tent, a groundsheet/footprint surely can't be that heavy?
Nov
5
awarded  Organizer
Nov
5
revised New Zealand recommended hiking maps, books and other resources
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Nov
4
comment How do I tie a slackline with only carabiners and webbing?
Updated regarding tension - that will be your biggest problem, unless you get a ratchet. Also - metal rings can take the tension, but carabiners may not :-)
Nov
4
revised How do I tie a slackline with only carabiners and webbing?
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Nov
4
comment What is a self erecting tent and why should I want one?
In rocky terrain, where there is nothing to peg to, it will save you effort on erecting the tent. You will still need to anchor it somehow. The effort will then be on disassembly.
Nov
3
answered What is a self erecting tent and why should I want one?
Nov
2
comment What characteristics should I look for in a good torch/flashlight?
Not an answer, but in addition to the torches we take (ranging from basic ones to multi LED bright ones for those occasions when you really do need brightness) we have also started taking a couple of the hand powered torches for longer trips, just to cope with those occasions all batteries are dead/lost etc
Nov
1
comment How do I recognise quicksand and how do I get out if stuck?
That is a very good point!
Nov
1
comment Tips for outdoor during the dark winter?
I do agree though, that sometimes you need a bright light, I would just save it for the times your really need it (eg a rapid exit from a dangerous situation etc) and generally let your eyes accustom themselves to dim illumination.
Nov
1
answered How do I recognise quicksand and how do I get out if stuck?
Oct
31
comment Tips for outdoor during the dark winter?
For setting up a tent in the dark you really shouldn't need a bright light. Learn your tent and its parts. Learn the routine you need to use to set up and break camp. Set a routine for where you store items. Then you will be able to get by on very dim light. I have set camp just using starlight once - no problem as I knew where everything was.
Oct
29
revised What are the advantages of learning to ski on a trip? (as opposed to beforehand)
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