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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 :-)


14h
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
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
16
comment How can I take duct tape with me backpacking?
Yep - I always take a whole roll. They are not heavy.
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.
Jun
30
comment How can I keep my backpack from resting directly against my back?
Wear a high pony tail. Problem solved :-)
Jun
30
comment Climbing chalk through customs
No way! That sucks...
Jun
25
comment Kayaking in the UK
I have answered with an expansion - not all rivers and canals count as registered waterways for this purpose.
Jun
25
comment What is the most energy efficient way to get food in the wilderness(Central Sweden)?
Hahahaha - that's no orrrrdinary rabbit! Lovely +1
Jun
19
comment Climbing chalk through customs
Mountain Warehouse has a shop there, on the High Street. You can get your chalk there.
Jun
12
comment How to anchor a raft on a river
Of course. Without two you swing, and it can be pretty extreme. OP wanted to avoid movement.
Jun
10
comment How do you stop blood-flow from a leech bite?
sean - neither of your solutions actually work. You need the combination of pressure and a material which doesn't let the blood leak through.
Jun
10
comment How to anchor a raft on a river
For seagoing yachts, anchors should weigh over 1lb per foot of deck length. I'm not sure how applicable that would be for rafts, sorry
Jun
6
comment Rules for Carrying flammable subtances in UK
Additionally, despite the myths, it is more often not-rainy than rainy. Check to see if all areas allow fires - some don't due to risk of wildfire. Yes, even in the UK.
Jun
3
comment What are good knots to know for camping and backpacking?
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Jun
3
comment How should a climbing rope be stored?
For a list of what to keep the rope away from: outdoors.stackexchange.com/q/1635/66
May
28
comment Are there any phobia-friendly ways to deal with flies?
Yeah - the hat for me is essential when we go camping on the west coast. Mine is a little bit more fashionable than that one (not much) but there are many types.
May
27
comment Activities at the campsite
Definitely a +1 for "Run around as fast as you can" - this game is its own reward, although as the kids get bigger it needs to include "and jump over/off/through dangerously high/sharp things"
May
25
comment Ways of attaching a DSLR on a ACT Trail 32 backpack
My recommendation would always be to have it in your pack, but if you want it on the outside this is pretty solid. I wouldn't worry about not being able to see it.
May
23
comment What are the key differences between Mountaineering and Rock Climbing?
I'm not sure this is an answer - but I do really like it. I'm going to tell my climbing buddies.