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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
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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 :-)


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awarded  Explainer
Sep
27
comment When should you carry a firearm when hiking/trekking?
For most polar regions where you may encounter polar bears, there are laws requiring you to carry a hunting rifle. Pretty certain that's a special case though :-)
Sep
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
24
comment What lighting equipment do I need for playing ultimate frisbee at night?
I'd second glow sticks. We have played various games using diving glow sticks - which last way longer than 2 hours.
Sep
24
comment What are the properties I should look for in running shoes?
Sadly, it is now too old to be moved. Only course of action now is to ask it on the alternative site.
Sep
18
revised What to do if a team member falls sick?
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Sep
17
comment 4x4 vs AWD off road
I have the heavily modded Litchfield STi version of the Forester (so it is about 8" lower) and it still works really well off road. Interestingly, you almost need to treat it like a rally car on rougher sections - to make sure it flies over the bigger holes. YMMV :-)
Sep
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revised What makes certain mountains more dangerous than others?
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Sep
10
revised Why do many climbers appear to not trust their belay loops?
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Sep
10
comment What is the correct way to attach an autoblock to your harness for rappelling?
Ben - I've edited your link, as the old one died.
Sep
10
comment Any tips to reduce chance that I have to get up and pee in the night (not counting dehydration, of course)
I have added in the disclosure - however this is still a huge image. Sherry - can you please replace it with a smaller one.
Sep
10
revised Any tips to reduce chance that I have to get up and pee in the night (not counting dehydration, of course)
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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
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revised How do you locate the “North Star”?
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Sep
8
answered How do you locate the “North Star”?
Sep
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revised Is it safe to sleep for more than 16 hrs a day at altitudes above 6000m?
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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.