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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 Things to consider when choosing a sailing club
Dec
7
reviewed Approve communication tag wiki excerpt
Dec
7
comment What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Dec
7
comment Recommendations for two-way radios to use while skiing
Agreed - most cheap walkie-talkies will work line of sight from top to bottom of a mountain. We have used a couple of brands, one expensive, one was a kids toy, and they performed equally well - useful for meeting up etc. Not sure how good they would be in an emergency through snow cover...
Dec
7
comment What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
Okay - I think it isn't out of reach of folks like me who are in their 40's, a bit overweight and having a sedentary job, to be able to go from normal pullups to fingertip pullups in a matter of a few weeks. But I am not a medical professional - I climb with a few folks who are much fitter than me and try to keep up. You may be absolutely correct. This post was just my experience.
Dec
7
comment What's the best writing implement to carry to sign a Geocache?
Chinagraph pencils!
Dec
7
comment Storing Headlamps: With or without batteries?
Yep - batteries still leak. Take them out and store them in baggies next to your torches.
Dec
7
comment What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
that's my personal info bit - what more do you need dude?
Dec
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comment What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
Well, I'm a slightly overweight but reasonably fit IT guy. If I can do it, anyone can.
Dec
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Dec
5
revised Barefoot Backpacking: Liquid Boots?
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Dec
4
comment When is it too cold for Tarping?
I'm not sure there is, but would be interested to know. Generally I would gauge it on temp, wind speed and humidity/precipitation.
Dec
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awarded  Tag Editor
Dec
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reviewed Edit skiing tag wiki excerpt
Dec
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revised skiing wiki excerpt
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Nov
29
reviewed Approve Is there a large difference in WFA (Wilderness First Aid) programs?
Nov
27
answered What should I look for in a rope for climbing?
Nov
26
comment What kind of Tyvek is suitable for footprint material
Interesting question - this would be good to know. So did Tyvek come out best for these? I remember your question on sealing the bottom of your tent and wondered what you would settle on.
Nov
24
awarded  Civic Duty
Nov
21
answered What exercises should you do before a ski trip to build leg stamina?