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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 :-)


Feb
19
answered Is it necessary to carry a knife sharpener?
Feb
19
comment Which knot for climbing: figure eight, yosemite bowline, bowline on a bight?
Double figure eight every time - it never fails, and is always easy to untie, even after a good drop.
Feb
14
answered What happens to cams after climbing?
Feb
13
answered What everyday tasks can be adapted in a way that helps build muscles and technique for bouldering?
Feb
8
answered What are the advantages / disadvantages of a rock climbing hat made from hard plastic to one made out of carbon fiber?
Feb
8
comment What proven alternatives are there to DEET?
possible duplicate of What can I do about those obnoxious biting flies?
Feb
5
answered Are Ice grips worth buying
Feb
4
comment How to get started skiing?
This is sort of the way I improved my snowboarding - on ice/hard snow it feels very like skateboarding, and on powder it feels very like surfing, so during the summer months I could very cheaply improve my flow and feel for the movements before the expensive and short winter season
Feb
2
revised Are Personal Flotation Devices a good idea when rafting?
edited title to be a question
Feb
2
suggested suggested edit on Are Personal Flotation Devices a good idea when rafting?
Feb
2
comment Sky map for tropics
Yeah - not ideal, as I mentioned, although you can get some reasonable solar chargers...
Feb
2
accepted If I lose my compass, what is the easiest way to identify and follow a heading?
Feb
2
accepted Is there a straightforward way to calculate energy requirements for a trek
Feb
2
answered Can you eat pine needles in an emergency?
Feb
2
answered Sky map for tropics
Feb
2
answered Barefoot Backpacking: Liquid Boots?
Feb
2
answered How to cheaply introduce someone to backpacking
Feb
1
comment Should you pop a blister?
A recommended technique with one squadron was to burst it, then fill with a kind of petroleum jelly. Which seemed to burn the nerve endings so there would be no pain :-/
Jan
31
answered Should you pop a blister?
Jan
31
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