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bio website berry120.blogspot.com
location United Kingdom
age 25
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I'm an avid programmer, enjoy creating things, enjoy a good puzzle and especially enjoy foxing people with a Java puzzle now and again!

Outside of my coding life, I have a number of other interests, including outdoors activities such as hiking / geocaching / letterboxing. I'm also fond of music - I enjoy listening to it as well as playing the piano and violin.


Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jan
24
comment Is it safe to drink out of rusty thermos?
Sure - though in an emergency a lot of normal rules would go out the window! I was more aiming at for general use.
Jan
24
comment Safe looking for caches in hollows
@Blackbear Good point, I've added that on now as well - I've been fortunate to avoid any such encounters yet, but have certainly been weary of such things when searching.
Jan
24
revised Safe looking for caches in hollows
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Jan
24
answered Safe looking for caches in hollows
Jan
4
revised Freezing fingers and toes
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Jan
4
answered Freezing fingers and toes
Dec
3
answered When to perform a filtering of the water?
Oct
28
revised How do I set a top rope anchor?
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Oct
20
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
16
comment How can I boost morale on long backpacking trips?
Geocaching or letterboxing often works wonders if there's some on your route (and there will be a lot of the time) - turns a (I quote!) "boring walk" into a "walk with a purpose" for many I know.
Sep
13
revised An x-hour hike. Is that to the peak/summit or back and forth?
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Sep
12
answered An x-hour hike. Is that to the peak/summit or back and forth?
Aug
31
answered How to make a fire without burning the ground
Aug
30
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
16
reviewed Leave Open What are the properties I should look for in running shoes?
Jul
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Recovering from Hypothermia
Jul
15
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
9
comment How to cheaply introduce someone to backpacking
@ŁukaszLech Sure, by "good footwear" in this context I more meant something that was just suitable for walking - but I agree I could have been clearer! Having said that, often where I am in the UK there's lots of sales where I've picked up good, waterproof walking boots for £50-ish or less, and they've lasted well.
Jul
8
revised Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag?
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