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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
9
comment Why is it unsafe to handle metallic equipment with bare hand at higher altitude?
whatsisname - you can do it at 5 or 6 degrees under if you have a sweaty or wet hand.
Sep
8
revised How do you locate the “North Star”?
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Sep
8
answered How do you locate the “North Star”?
Sep
4
revised Is it safe to sleep for more than 16 hrs a day at altitudes above 6000m?
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Sep
4
answered Is it safe to sleep for more than 16 hrs a day at altitudes above 6000m?
Sep
3
comment How is the Nuaulu palm leaf carrying pot made?
Geistvon - Have a look at the video: there is a very clever technique used to interlock all the leaves. It appears to be closer to origami than basket weaving
Sep
2
comment Backpacking propane canister too tall and unstable
Has it actually fallen over? I have used these for years and never had them fall over. Just set it on something solid, and even with a large pot they are okay.
Sep
2
comment Knee pain when descending a mountain
I always pre-dose with ibuprofen for long hikes, marathons etc, as I have fairly knackered knees, spine and ankles. Pills for the majority of it, plus gel for my back.
Sep
2
revised Knee pain when descending a mountain
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Aug
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
28
answered What are some effective ways to deal with sand when camping on or near the beach?
Aug
27
comment Measuring actual distance walked on a map (Allowing for changes in height)
Just depends on the quality of gps device, really:-) A good gps device can give you very accurate height data, and even for most ones, Altitude error is specified to be 1.5 x Horizontal error specification. This means that the user of standard consumer GPS receivers should consider +/-23meters (75ft) with a DOP of 1 for 95% confidence.
Aug
27
answered Measuring actual distance walked on a map (Allowing for changes in height)
Aug
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
26
comment Should I bring my dog with us to a Cabin
Hi Rayne - there really isn't a definitive answer here, so have added my close vote as 'opinion-based'. I toyed with migrating to pets.SE, but it would still be opinion based.
Aug
21
reviewed Leave Closed Rock climbing- trad
Aug
21
comment Gear for Car-camping with 2 small children
I don't think we bothered with a travel cot when camping - swaddling worked when the babies were really small, and sleeping at the doorway (so they would have to climb over you to get out) worked once they could move
Aug
21
comment Gear for Car-camping with 2 small children
also read outdoors.stackexchange.com/q/274/66 and outdoors.stackexchange.com/q/1187/66
Aug
21
comment Gear for Car-camping with 2 small children
Edited to be a general question. Once we remove the price/shopping bit, this is a good question.
Aug
21
revised Gear for Car-camping with 2 small children
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