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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 :-)


Mar
17
answered What's the advantage to a bent-shaft paddle?
Mar
16
revised Tent and sleeping bag: pack inside or strap outside a backpack?
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Mar
16
answered Tent and sleeping bag: pack inside or strap outside a backpack?
Mar
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
11
revised Magnetic deviation at either pole
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Mar
11
answered Magnetic deviation at either pole
Mar
8
answered Falling into an ice cold body of water
Mar
7
answered What good options are there for wine transport?
Mar
7
comment What good options are there for wine transport?
It is what I always used to do when camping (before we had kids) - nowadays there are so many pairs of hands, taking cases of wine is much easier.
Mar
6
comment What good options are there for wine transport?
This is not worthy of an answer, but - buy boxed wines and remove the box. This leaves you with a flexible bladder containing wine with a drip-free tap. It might not be classy, but it works:-)
Mar
2
answered How often should I wax skis?
Mar
1
answered How can you prevent kids getting lost at night while camping?
Feb
29
answered Left-Handed Helical Fletching
Feb
21
comment What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?
Have added my tuppence-worth to the meta question, as this is already a topic on sports stack exchange... sports.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/indoor-climbing
Feb
20
comment Which knot for climbing: figure eight, yosemite bowline, bowline on a bight?
@Mr.Wizard - perhaps he is using a single figure 8, which can be hard to untie, not the doubled one, which remains easy to untie.
Feb
19
answered Is it necessary to carry a knife sharpener?
Feb
19
comment Which knot for climbing: figure eight, yosemite bowline, bowline on a bight?
Double figure eight every time - it never fails, and is always easy to untie, even after a good drop.
Feb
14
answered What happens to cams after climbing?
Feb
13
answered What everyday tasks can be adapted in a way that helps build muscles and technique for bouldering?
Feb
8
answered What are the advantages / disadvantages of a rock climbing hat made from hard plastic to one made out of carbon fiber?