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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 :-)


Nov
20
comment How efficient is the Altai skis “the Hok”?
Absolutely agree @Steed
Nov
20
comment Climbing Insurance
Shopping recommendations are not a good fit for SE as the answers will change over time and are in any case very subjective. The FAQ explains this.
Nov
20
answered How efficient is the Altai skis “the Hok”?
Nov
17
answered Outdoor activities in San Francisco when it's misty and raining?
Nov
13
comment How to prevent skin cracks?
Hi Khai- can you please add some information to your answer, as links can go bad over time.
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?
added 496 characters in body
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