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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
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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
13
answered How to estimate current speed and direction at sea?
Sep
11
comment Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
I'll have to look at the Infinity 9.5 - hadn't seen that one. Thanks!
Sep
11
revised Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
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Sep
10
answered Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
Sep
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
6
comment What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
They are all just simple steps - the stress balls can be used by anyone, and finger chin-ups and fingertip press-ups are just a logical progression from ordinary ones. Definitely not injurious - I even have my kids doing these now, and they are 10 and 12
Sep
5
comment Features to look for when buying a stove (for car camping)
No - I had worried about this, but even sitting in the highlands cooking for 5 in a storm the one burner was absolutely fine.
Sep
5
revised How to estimate distance in sea
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Sep
5
answered How to estimate distance in sea
Sep
5
revised Bowline knot, end at the inside or outside?
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Sep
4
answered Bowline knot, end at the inside or outside?
Sep
2
answered Features to look for when buying a stove (for car camping)
Sep
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Features to look for when buying a stove (for car camping)
Aug
29
comment Changing the shrouds, how would I know how far if I need to?
@John - ahh - bowsprit=lignite then. That makes sense - yes, that will help you offset the extra sail aft.
Aug
29
comment Changing the shrouds, how would I know how far if I need to?
Have added an answer which looks at modification requirements for a mizzen - but what do you mean by a lignite?
Aug
29
answered Changing the shrouds, how would I know how far if I need to?
Aug
28
answered Does anyone have an account of someone using a survival tin in a survival situation
Aug
23
comment How to maximise the chances of survival when stranded in open sea?
My survival chances at sea are very slim after 5 days - an allergy to fish means I really want to maximise my chances of rescue in that first couple of days. (Fills jacket with flares)
Aug
22
comment Why go without socks with climbing shoes?
@BillyNair - agreed, you do need to keep them cleaned and deodorised :-)
Aug
20
accepted Is there simple guidance on sunburn risk associated with altitude?