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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 :-)


Mar
7
comment What good options are there for wine transport?
It is what I always used to do when camping (before we had kids) - nowadays there are so many pairs of hands, taking cases of wine is much easier.
Mar
6
comment What good options are there for wine transport?
This is not worthy of an answer, but - buy boxed wines and remove the box. This leaves you with a flexible bladder containing wine with a drip-free tap. It might not be classy, but it works:-)
Mar
2
answered How often should I wax skis?
Mar
1
answered How can you prevent kids getting lost at night while camping?
Feb
29
answered Left-Handed Helical Fletching
Feb
21
comment What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?
Have added my tuppence-worth to the meta question, as this is already a topic on sports stack exchange... sports.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/indoor-climbing
Feb
20
comment Which knot for climbing: figure eight, yosemite bowline, bowline on a bight?
@Mr.Wizard - perhaps he is using a single figure 8, which can be hard to untie, not the doubled one, which remains easy to untie.
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