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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 :-)


Sep
2
answered Features to look for when buying a stove (for car camping)
Sep
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Features to look for when buying a stove (for car camping)
Aug
29
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
19
revised Why go without socks with climbing shoes?
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Aug
19
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
16
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?
Aug
13
answered Tent floor waterproof rating
Aug
13
comment What should I do if I break a shoelace in the wilderness?
These are a useful fashion accessory: amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00767D2GE/…
Aug
12
comment What gear for sleeping in wild camping in western Scotland in May?
I took the family camping on Skye the week before last, and it was around 20-22°C every day. At nights I was sleeping in a pair of shorts with no sleeping bag as it just wasn't cool enough to do anything else - it stayed above 10°C at night. Wish it had cooled a bit more :-)