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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 :-)


Oct
29
revised What are the advantages of learning to ski on a trip? (as opposed to beforehand)
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Oct
29
answered What are the advantages of learning to ski on a trip? (as opposed to beforehand)
Oct
27
answered How do I tie a slackline with only carabiners and webbing?
Oct
27
revised How do I tie a slackline with only carabiners and webbing?
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Oct
26
comment How do you best treat a turned ankle in the back country?
Buck Tilton's blog has some really good stuff on it - would recommend it as a source of info!
Oct
26
comment How do you best treat a turned ankle in the back country?
That's interesting! Wonder whether a wider study will confirm the dropping of that second 'I'...
Oct
25
revised How do you know if smaller brands of climbing equipment are safe?
removed brand specific info, as per @LBell's comment
Oct
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are fires in natural caves/overhangs safe?
Oct
19
answered How can you make snares safe?
Oct
19
comment How do you best treat a turned ankle in the back country?
Oooh - that's interesting, and makes sense (see my 20 minutes comment.) I was always told to wait on the Ibu until you had made a definite diagnosis (but this was from a nurse, so her standards may be more technical than the practical outdoors usage). Is IRICE commonly accepted? If so, I'll update the answer.
Oct
17
comment How do you best treat a turned ankle in the back country?
Pain can be very useful until you are definite what the issue is. What appears to be a sprain could be a break - leaving the painkiller until a bit later helps you avoid accidentally numbing the pain too much and damaging a broken ankle. Although, as ibuprofen takes 20 minutes to kick in, this could be done earlier.
Oct
17
answered How do you best treat a turned ankle in the back country?
Oct
16
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Oct
16
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Oct
16
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Oct
16
reviewed Reviewed What are some proven methods of training for week long backpacking trips in high altitude?
Oct
16
reviewed Reviewed Storing Fuel Canisters with Stove Pump Attached
Oct
15
revised When buying a wooden boat, fixer-upper or scrapyard?
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Oct
15
answered When buying a wooden boat, fixer-upper or scrapyard?
Oct
8
comment Does Moss only grow on the North side of trees?
+1 but remember, moss can grow on any side of a tree, or all sides :-)