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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 :-)


Apr
14
comment How to deal with aggressive homeless when exploring urbex?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about the great outdoors. It is a question about social interaction.
Apr
7
comment Is a tarp necessary if you have a tent with a rainfly and a footprint?
Packing a wet one won't damage it. Storing it wet will shorten its lifespan though.
Apr
7
comment Hiking boot help
I'd probably side with Ben here - I'm on my second pair of Salomon fell running shoes and they are comfortable, good for hiking or running across country, and are light and easily washable. Their only downside is the kevlar fastening - after a while it starts to slip and I haven't figured out a solution yet
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
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.
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
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.
Dec
3
comment How to rappel on an over-hanging cliff?
Commando rappelling is fun and exciting, in the same way bungee jumps are - I wouldn't expect anyone to do it for a descent, but for fun.
Nov
26
comment Has anyone tried making their own make-shift Hydrapack?
I think it could be a fun project and have upvoted you... but I still would not use one in real life:-)
Nov
26
comment Has anyone tried making their own make-shift Hydrapack?
Considering I can by one for less than a couple of cups of coffee I'd rather not rely for hydration on something that might break when I need it.
Nov
13
comment Is it really that unsafe to touch a stranger's wound?
Now that I don't know. Sorry. The US and UK are scary though, in the putting management of lawsuits and health & safety risks before rescuing or helping people. We even have examples of fire/police inactivity (through following policy blindly) allowing individuals to die.
Nov
13
comment Is it really that unsafe to touch a stranger's wound?
Additional to Benedikt's answer, in litigious countries (such as the US and some others) you could save someone's life and then be sued for damaging them. Seriously.
Nov
13
comment Is it really that unsafe to touch a stranger's wound?
Weda - in general though, stemming blood loss is more important than bone/muscle/ligament injuries, so if a tight tourniquet is required to stop someone bleeding out and it may damage a muscle - so be it.
Nov
6
comment Can pregnant women parasail?
added some stats for you.
Nov
1
comment Can pregnant women parasail?
While you can do a lot of sports at four months parasailing is not considered a safe sport. There are various risks which should concern you, especially if she has not tried it before.
Nov
1
comment Are nutrition bars/energy bars good for high altitude treks?
Energy drinks won't present a dehydration problem, so I'm not sure why you have included that. And energy bars come in various guises from a dry, trail-mix type through to bars coated in yoghurt or chocolate with soft fruit in the middle, so I think the question may be a bit broad to answer effectively.
Oct
10
comment What are the repercussions of entering National parks during US Government shutdown?
Sad but true Don. I was not really being serious.
Oct
9
comment What are the repercussions of entering National parks during US Government shutdown?
who is policing this - that has to be a waste of money :-)
Oct
3
comment What is the main purpose of the foam inside a self-inflating mat?
You shouldn't have to inflate them. We have a range of ones for the family, and as long as you lay them out an hour or so before you intend to lie on them they just require that you close the valve. No blowing required.