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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 :-)


Jan
20
revised animals wiki excerpt
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Jan
20
answered What knot is this one? What are its purposes?
Jan
8
comment If you are buried in an avalanche will you survive?
Sorted - quick edit and a link to Shem's post.
Jan
8
revised If you are buried in an avalanche will you survive?
added 200 characters in body
Jan
7
comment Where in the US can I find green mountains to hike like in Scotland, such as Dalveen Pass?
Yep - it can be that green, or bright purple - or unfortunately grey,,,
Jan
6
comment Ski set that does both downhill and backcountry?
+1 for the beardage!
Jan
4
awarded  Outspoken
Dec
29
comment Backpack strap chafing
I think it would be better as a comment on @Russell's answer.
Dec
28
reviewed Looks OK Backpack strap chafing
Dec
20
answered What is an effective way to join a map that is printed on several sheets?
Dec
18
comment Is Tyvek 44grs/m2 (Tyvek® Soft Structure Style 1443R) waterproof enough to be used as a groundsheet/footprint or tent bottom, any experience?
Updated to make it answerable. And upvoted, as it is an interesting question.
Dec
18
revised Is Tyvek 44grs/m2 (Tyvek® Soft Structure Style 1443R) waterproof enough to be used as a groundsheet/footprint or tent bottom, any experience?
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Dec
18
comment Is Tyvek 44grs/m2 (Tyvek® Soft Structure Style 1443R) waterproof enough to be used as a groundsheet/footprint or tent bottom, any experience?
ppl - Stack Exchange as a framework does not lend itself well to this sort of thing though. There is no right answer. Opinions really don't work here. I think Liam's links are relevant, but this question is going on hold until it becomes an answerable question.
Dec
16
awarded  Synonymizer
Dec
16
comment Is it a bad idea to dry clothes by the fire?
Himanshu - rubber is never a good option if you care about the environment. As @ibex said - it breaks principle #5
Dec
16
comment Is it a bad idea to dry clothes by the fire?
I think a hot rock won't successfully do this - rocks will cool, actually encouraging moisture condensation.
Dec
9
answered Crossbow draw strength
Dec
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
2
comment In rock-climbing, how do I safely belay another climber?
I don't think that's the case AAA. It's more that there are some things you need to do in order to learn safely, rather than read.
Dec
1
comment Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
Woah - that's scary