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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 :-)


Mar
23
comment What kind of car do I need to reach most hiking trailheads near Boulder Colorado, Rocky Mountain NP
Obviously we don't do shopping advice, but I'm also a huge Subaru fan - have had WRX's and Foresters because they survive and get you there. That said, any good offroader will be a good idea.
Mar
1
comment How to overcome mental hurdles of adventure trauma?
Amphibent - can you clarify which question you are asking. It looks like you have 3 questions here
Feb
25
comment How to humanely kill an injured bird?
I think this falls within topic - it is something that while not common, can happen to any of us when hiking/camping etc., and it could be useful to know for a couple of reasons (including a poor shot when hunting, I guess - would you waste another bullet?)
Feb
16
comment How should I traverse fields with horses in?
Updated slightly for clarity, and cleaned up comments to remove trespass law discussion
Feb
16
comment How should I traverse fields with horses in?
In Scotland there is no law of trespass (couple of exceptions for military firing ranges etc), so you can walk where you like
Jan
30
comment Tree skiing/riding in Colorado
I had the same query Liam - I originally thought they meant jumping (jibbing?) off trees, but I think they just mean skiing through forested areas.
Jan
29
comment Is it really that unsafe to touch a stranger's wound?
nhinkle - you are absolutely right about that being an expected limit for basic first aiders. Totally agree with getting proper training.
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