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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
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Venomous/Semi-Venoumous Snakes at Higher Altitudes
Sep
26
answered Please Explain Rock Climbing Grades
Sep
18
revised Is caffeine helpful or hurtful when backpacking?
edited body
Sep
15
reviewed Looks Good How do I prevent soreness due to friction when swimming?
Sep
14
answered How do I prevent soreness due to friction when swimming?
Sep
14
answered Is caffeine helpful or hurtful when backpacking?
Sep
13
comment How can a walking style be changed?
You only land on the toe first when sprinting, and even then it is only the initial part of the sprint. Recommended technique is to land on the heel and roll round to the toe. This is what all my marathon coaches taught me.
Sep
12
comment Sailing with an infant
@DJClayworth - yep fully aware of that. I also sail open ocean in > force 8. Not really the point of the question though :-)
Sep
11
answered How can I keep my backpack from resting directly against my back?
Sep
9
comment Sleeping solutions when camping with dogs?
If you think she needs the comfort, definitely take a blanket or sleeping bag piece for her - wouldn't have thought she would actually need it if you are just under a tarp.
Sep
9
comment How to cope with thorns when hiking barefoot?
If they don't cause you discomfort during the day I would probably wait till the evening, but yeah - needling them out does take a bit of effort. I actually wish I could still hike barefoot, but the skin on my feet has long since softened so I envy you even the annoyance of thorns!
Sep
9
answered What's the fastest and easiest way to replace an in-boom outhaul?
Sep
9
answered How to cope with thorns when hiking barefoot?
Sep
9
revised How to cope with thorns when hiking barefoot?
added 2 characters in body; edited title
Sep
8
reviewed Leave Closed Bootstrapping for outdoors
Sep
7
answered Splitting up weight hiking as a couple/mixed gender group
Sep
7
answered When should pregnant women avoid buckling a backpack's waist straps?
Sep
6
comment How bright a flashlight would I realistically need for searching through terrain?
I would imagine so, yes.
Sep
6
awarded  equipment
Sep
5
answered How do female-urination-devices perform on long backpacking trips?