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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 :-)


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answered How to estimate distance in sea
Sep
5
revised Bowline knot, end at the inside or outside?
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Sep
4
answered Bowline knot, end at the inside or outside?
Sep
2
answered Features to look for when buying a stove (for car camping)
Sep
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Features to look for when buying a stove (for car camping)
Aug
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comment Changing the shrouds, how would I know how far if I need to?
@John - ahh - bowsprit=lignite then. That makes sense - yes, that will help you offset the extra sail aft.
Aug
29
comment Changing the shrouds, how would I know how far if I need to?
Have added an answer which looks at modification requirements for a mizzen - but what do you mean by a lignite?
Aug
29
answered Changing the shrouds, how would I know how far if I need to?
Aug
28
answered Does anyone have an account of someone using a survival tin in a survival situation
Aug
23
comment How to maximise the chances of survival when stranded in open sea?
My survival chances at sea are very slim after 5 days - an allergy to fish means I really want to maximise my chances of rescue in that first couple of days. (Fills jacket with flares)
Aug
22
comment Why go without socks with climbing shoes?
@BillyNair - agreed, you do need to keep them cleaned and deodorised :-)
Aug
20
comment Is there simple guidance on sunburn risk associated with altitude?
Superb answer - thanks for that!
Aug
20
accepted Is there simple guidance on sunburn risk associated with altitude?
Aug
20
comment Is there simple guidance on sunburn risk associated with altitude?
And yes, I realise this could also be ontopic on Physics.SE, but the answer I'd get there would likely be a physics answer as opposed to a people answer :-)
Aug
20
asked Is there simple guidance on sunburn risk associated with altitude?
Aug
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revised Why go without socks with climbing shoes?
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Aug
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answered Why go without socks with climbing shoes?
Aug
17
revised How do I use these “guy line runners” to adjust the tension on my tent's lines?
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Aug
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revised How do I use these “guy line runners” to adjust the tension on my tent's lines?
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Aug
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on what boots are good for caving?