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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
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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
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
awarded  Analytical
Oct
16
awarded  Revival
Oct
16
awarded  Custodian
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?
added 10 characters in body
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 :-)
Oct
7
revised What are the options for stopping wetsuit booties becoming water logged?
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Oct
7
answered What are the options for stopping wetsuit booties becoming water logged?
Oct
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
3
comment How should I correctly use poles and other equipment to avoid back pain on long hikes?
Stiles are makeshift steps over fences
Oct
3
comment Are fires in natural caves/overhangs safe?
It is also a high risk in low temperatures where thawing due to the heat can let water get deeper into rocks where it may freeze again, emerging cracks. Still not a huge risk but I wouldn't do it myself- fire just at the entrance works best.
Sep
28
answered How do I reduce bow string travel on a bow drill?