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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
visits member for 2 years, 6 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 :-)


Mar
21
reviewed Reviewed How to carry water in freezing temperatures?
Mar
21
reviewed Reviewed How to harden feet for walking barefoot on harsh surfaces?
Feb
23
comment What's the maximum temperature difference wind-chill can account for?
Wind chill actually drops your temperature far below the air temperature, and the faster the wind the colder you will get. At zero wind speed you fell the actual temperature the air is at.
Feb
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What clothing would be appropriate for hiking in -18°C with up to 30 km/hr wind?
Feb
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can rope/cordage be packed to minimize tangles?
Feb
17
comment What is a good knot to tie a short loop around a bracelet?
As you can see in the related bar to the right, we do have a wide range of knot questions, ie what type of knots are best for various outdoor activities, but your particular question just doesn't fit within scope...so, no, there isn't a knots Stack Exchange.
Feb
17
comment What is a good knot to tie a short loop around a bracelet?
This question appears to be off-topic because it has nothing to do with the outdoors.
Feb
9
answered How water proof are these kinds of tents?
Feb
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can you use a rope that has been in storage for a few years?
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jan
21
answered What are the consequences of — illegally — using a 446 MHz PMR in the North American wilderness?
Jan
20
comment What can I do to keep my hands warm while using touchscreens in the winter?
I have tested touchscreen gloves down to -20C and had no problems. Actually my phone started having some problems - the screen isn't happy at that temp.
Jan
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Am I allowed to swim in the Austrian Alps lakes?
Jan
2
comment Should you pop a blister?
The base of the nail- the actual growing bed. I had to get it completely cauterised to prevent the nail growing ever again.
Jan
1
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
28
reviewed Close Looking for a boot recommendation
Dec
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on crampons tag wiki excerpt
Dec
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on crampons tag wiki
Dec
24
answered What shoes to wear while climbing monolithic granite rocks?