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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
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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 :-)


Dec
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answered Where can I get Tyvek maps?
Dec
11
answered What is the benefit to telemark skiing?
Dec
9
comment Things to consider when choosing a sailing club
@David - updated.
Dec
9
revised Things to consider when choosing a sailing club
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Dec
9
comment Canadian Law with respect to knifes
I have sorted formatting a bit, but this might be better if you just limit it to one question, that way it can be answered simply. In my opinion, this question really only needs the 2nd last paragraph to be useful and answerable.
Dec
9
revised Canadian Law with respect to knifes
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Dec
9
revised Additional boating rules in addition to COLREGS?
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Dec
8
answered Additional boating rules in addition to COLREGS?
Dec
8
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
6
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
6
awarded  Nice Answer
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.