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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 :-)


Jun
8
comment Practicality of Beards
I just have a goatee, but it's true about the outdoors types :-)
Jun
6
comment Things to keep away from climbing ropes
definitely keep them away from cats - they can shred a good climbing rope in no time!
May
28
comment How often should I waterproof a tent?
+1 - I have 6 tents now, ranging from 4 years to 14 years old and have not waterproofed any of them. They all are still waterproof. I think if it doesn't leak, don't bother.
May
25
comment Making own Hammock
You must have seen this video of an emergency hammock: youtube.com/watch?v=P9dka82KdrM
May
25
comment Making own Hammock
Are you looking to weave your own hammock entirely from paracord? Or use fabric and simply create the ropework?
May
25
comment Eating Matches?
If you have any example articles stating this claim, you could ask it over on skeptics stack exchange.
May
25
answered What should I replace guylines with?
May
21
comment What gear for sleeping in wild camping in western Scotland in May?
It is interesting how Scotland is keeping warmer than further south at the moment. We have had a very mild (but wet) spring. Admittedly Ben More is at 966 metres, but you wouldn't want to camp at the top :-)
May
20
comment What gear for sleeping in wild camping in western Scotland in May?
Enjoy it! Let us know how you get on :-)
May
20
revised What gear for sleeping in wild camping in western Scotland in May?
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May
20
comment Under which conditions are weather forecasts reliable?
In Scotland, same day is usually okay, however I have seen a morning forecast suggest sun and 15 degrees end up with snow and 0 degrees (centigrade)
May
20
revised What gear for sleeping in wild camping in western Scotland in May?
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May
20
answered What gear for sleeping in wild camping in western Scotland in May?
May
15
comment What is the proper way to tarp tent to avoid condensation?
Not sure what they are called, but all the outdoors shops seem to sell single walled breathable tents, as well as the more traditional canopy+fly layout (which typically will have a non-breathable fly)
May
14
answered What is the proper way to tarp tent to avoid condensation?
May
6
comment Preventing cross-loading on belay carabiners
Have a look at this question on cross-loading: outdoors.stackexchange.com/q/1384/66 - the 'what not to do' can help indicate what you should do.
May
4
comment What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?
You may need to take your own rope too - some small places don't have enough.
May
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is a good starter kit for beginning indoor climbing?
May
3
answered How can I tell if a wild bird is legally protected?
May
2
answered What should I as a beginning surfer consider when buying my first longboard?