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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 :-)


Jul
24
comment Brick Wall Rating
I should have done this yesterday, sorry: Liam is right - if the question was about how to rate a climb, it would be very welcome, but this one is about one particular climb and while shimizu's answer is good, it will only be useful to people who visit you.
Jul
23
comment Brick Wall Rating
a boulder in your house? Cool.
Jul
23
comment Brick Wall Rating
Without actually trying it, it's not going to be easy to guess. There are so many other variables that could affect a rating.
Jul
23
comment What is a “shooting jacket”?
The rules state that you must have one, and what type of jacket it is. This helps ensure consistency between athletes - basically it is just one of the rules of the game.
Jul
22
comment Foam vs hardshell climbing helmets?
Additionally, hard shell ones provide better protection from rocks falling from above, but if you are to fall, a foam one has more protection around the parts of your head that are likely to hit rock face. Guessing hybrid is a bit of both worlds.
Jul
21
answered Wasp repellent for an object/area?
Jul
18
comment An adjustable length knot for 2 lines and a carabiner for easy suspension
What did you use inside the fist for shape/size?
Jul
18
comment Are dark or bright clothings preferable in the desert?
Aravona - actually, the difference in sun protection between light and dark clothing is negligible compared to the difference caused by the type of fabric.
Jul
18
awarded  Suffrage
Jul
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on snorkeling tag wiki
Jul
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What do I need to be aware of if I'm considering purchasing a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)?
Jul
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on snorkeling tag wiki
Jul
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on snorkeling tag wiki excerpt
Jul
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I take duct tape with me backpacking?
Jul
16
comment How can I take duct tape with me backpacking?
Yep - I always take a whole roll. They are not heavy.
Jul
16
answered Sleeping bag too hot
Jul
14
revised What factors should I be aware of when storing a kayak?
edited title
Jul
13
reviewed No Action Needed Cheese and eggs on backpacking trips
Jul
10
answered What is a tour book used for?
Jul
10
comment How do you mount ski bindings?
This is a very subjective question. Are you good at diy? Do you have experience working with fine tolerances? Have you a good instruction manual/ tutorial video? If so, you may find it easy. There is always a risk you could damage your skis beyond repair. The decision is really down to you.