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age 42
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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
5
comment How bright a flashlight would I realistically need for searching through terrain?
@theJollySin - I asked my SAR mates and they said the same. They do have huge lights on the vehicles/helicopters though, and they all rate the LED Lenser torches.
Sep
5
answered How bright a flashlight would I realistically need for searching through terrain?
Sep
5
comment Learning to find north using moon phases
(or directly on north, if you are in the southern hemisphere, or of no use at all if you are on the equator :-)
Sep
5
reviewed Leave Open Tie in to harness, top to bottom or bottom to top
Sep
3
comment Tie in to harness, top to bottom or bottom to top
You'll see from Dude's answer why I was confused. Thanks for clarifying what you meant.
Sep
3
comment Tie in to harness, top to bottom or bottom to top
can you describe what you mean - tie what to harness? If you have a picture - give us a link and we can edit it into your question (you will be able to do this yourself when you have more rep)
Aug
30
reviewed Close outdoor reading - are there any outdoorsy comics?
Aug
30
reviewed No Action Needed Is there an equivalent of “The A.T. Guide” for the Pacific Crest Trail?
Aug
26
comment How to estimate the depth of a pool of water from a distance above?
To estimate distances/heights/depths, parallax is very useful. It requires you to move sideways and estimate the difference in what you can see from each point. Basically you use a bit of pythagoras theory to get a close approximation. 3 subjective - yes, but pretty useful in those conditions.
Aug
25
answered How to estimate the depth of a pool of water from a distance above?
Aug
25
comment Bootstrapping for outdoors
List questions are typically not on topic on Stack Exchange, and especially in this case there will be a multitude of subjective opinions.
Aug
21
revised Why don't we apply the principles of layering when it comes to pants?
added 12 characters in body
Aug
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Backpacking in southern NY or PA
Aug
19
answered At what point do I need snow goggles or glacier glasses when hiking?
Aug
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on orienteering tag wiki
Aug
15
reviewed Close What is the longest time you can go, eating only freeze-dried food?
Aug
5
reviewed Delete Recipe for backcountry ice cream?
Aug
3
comment How to find new poles for old tent?
What country are you in? Here in the UK we have a wide range, and even Coleman do 6.5mm poles. If you get a pole replacement kit, you should get longer than you need, so you use a hacksaw to trim to length.
Aug
3
answered How to find new poles for old tent?
Aug
3
comment Hardening the skin on the whole body (not only soles)
Jeredepp -you will want much harder whipping than that!