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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 :-)


Jan
25
comment How to select a good GPS receiver?
Handheld GPS devices all quote different tolerances. While timing accuracy is important, some devices use other sources, such as inertial navigation etc.
Jan
8
comment If you are buried in an avalanche will you survive?
Sorted - quick edit and a link to Shem's post.
Jan
7
comment Where in the US can I find green mountains to hike like in Scotland, such as Dalveen Pass?
Yep - it can be that green, or bright purple - or unfortunately grey,,,
Jan
6
comment Ski set that does both downhill and backcountry?
+1 for the beardage!
Dec
29
comment Backpack strap chafing
I think it would be better as a comment on @Russell's answer.
Dec
18
comment Is Tyvek 44grs/m2 (Tyvek® Soft Structure Style 1443R) waterproof enough to be used as a groundsheet/footprint or tent bottom, any experience?
Updated to make it answerable. And upvoted, as it is an interesting question.
Dec
18
comment Is Tyvek 44grs/m2 (Tyvek® Soft Structure Style 1443R) waterproof enough to be used as a groundsheet/footprint or tent bottom, any experience?
ppl - Stack Exchange as a framework does not lend itself well to this sort of thing though. There is no right answer. Opinions really don't work here. I think Liam's links are relevant, but this question is going on hold until it becomes an answerable question.
Dec
16
comment Is it a bad idea to dry clothes by the fire?
Himanshu - rubber is never a good option if you care about the environment. As @ibex said - it breaks principle #5
Dec
16
comment Is it a bad idea to dry clothes by the fire?
I think a hot rock won't successfully do this - rocks will cool, actually encouraging moisture condensation.
Dec
2
comment In rock-climbing, how do I safely belay another climber?
I don't think that's the case AAA. It's more that there are some things you need to do in order to learn safely, rather than read.
Dec
1
comment Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
Woah - that's scary
Dec
1
comment Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
Yeah - I had my kids in them from 18 months. Mostly so they couldn't get out, rather than worrying about being upside-down
Dec
1
comment Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
Luckily never seen that happen, and hopefully I never will. But yeah - I'll add it in to the question
Nov
17
comment Traffic officer – how to prevent fingers from freezing
While I enjoyed this, I'm not sure you've quite followed the OP's requirements :-)
Nov
10
comment What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
romkyns - there was precedence from other sites, and of course you can see it did get quite a bit of interest from community members here. Mods have not made an exception in terms of allowing it to remain open - we let the community decide that (and as you can see it is now closed) - all we did was hold off on rapid closing, as requested by the community. You can see from the comments above, and chat, that the mods weren't really in favour of the question!
Oct
30
comment When should you use gear to climb a tree?
I'd have to agree with nivag here - I don't get the drinking aspect. Also, as a keen climber who suffers from a major fear of heights, I always overcome my fear! It's difficult, but I need to if I want to successfully climb. It reminds me to always place anchors carefully, only move one limb at a time etc.
Oct
14
comment Methods for taping injured wrists
Kinesio tape is an option. My wife does it, so I'll ask her what would be appropriate. Can you clarify which tendon.
Oct
14
comment What fictitious wilderness animals are there as tourist attractions?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about Outdoors, as per our scope. WedaPashi's comment is a possible option, but even that is likely to be more suited to our sister site, Travel.
Oct
13
comment Do climbers shave limbs?
I used to think that as well - if you read the answers on @Weda's link, though, it appears not.
Oct
13
comment Do climbers shave limbs?
Generally fast when on foot/climbing/etc = falling downwards, so I'd want to be slow and safe :-)