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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
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?
Sep
25
accepted How should I correctly use poles and other equipment to avoid back pain on long hikes?
Sep
24
revised Is my tent pole a lightning rod?
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Sep
23
answered Is my tent pole a lightning rod?
Sep
23
comment How to set up a tent in deep snow
I guess this does depend on what sleeping pads the OP is using...
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
21
asked How should I correctly use poles and other equipment to avoid back pain on long hikes?
Sep
20
revised Which types of wood will make food taste bad?
fixed that typo for you :-)
Sep
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
18
answered Can I heat a shelter with fire?
Sep
18
answered How to set up a tent in deep snow
Sep
18
comment How to estimate current speed and direction at sea?
Yes - without parallax, you are in trouble. Ancient Polynesians used to be able to track wave/ripple patterns to identify their location - not certain that skill is easy to acquire though :-)
Sep
18
comment Do I need to worry about snow covering up my tent?
Heh - 'suffocating...is more permanent'
Sep
17
comment Do I need to worry about snow covering up my tent?
I guess it will depend on where you are. If the snow is vertical and heavy, then yes, it could present significant risk to a dome tent as it builds up. If you face drifting snow, the tent is more likely to collapse sideways, probably without the poles snapping.
Sep
17
answered Do I need to worry about snow covering up my tent?
Sep
17
comment Gloves, but not for keeping warm?
The problem is that as the question stands, a correct answer could be a latex glove, or a thin Nomex glove etc. You need to let us know what it is for otherwise this is not a real question and will probably be closed as such.
Sep
17
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
15
revised How to estimate current speed and direction at sea?
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