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bio website berry120.blogspot.com
location United Kingdom
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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.


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comment How do you determine how long a hike will take?
+1, that's a valid way of doing things - each to their own really. I just don't tend to do things that way :-)
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answered How to make a signal fire that can be seen miles away
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answered How should you wash clothes after exposure to poison oak/ivy/sumac?
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revised What do I need to be aware of if I'm considering purchasing a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)?
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revised What should I look for when buying a Lensatic Compass
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revised What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
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revised Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag?
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revised Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
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revised Resources for finding public hunting land
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comment Will glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate prevent or repair damage to climbers’ fingers?
@Laura Perhaps, though personally I think there's enough of an overlap to make it ok!
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answered Are there any cheap 1:25K electronic maps for the UK or Europe?
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revised Are there any cheap 1:25K electronic maps for the UK or Europe?
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answered Is bear spray effective against other animals?
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
"The head is one of the areas that loses heat most quickly. I'm not saying anything about whether it's most of your heat"... "As others have mentioned and most people already know, the head it where you lose most of your body heat" That's exactly what you said - or at least strongly implied, whether you meant to or not! I agree that the head should be kept warm - see my comments on chat for more info. The biggest problem in my mind is that you're implying (whether you meant to or not) you should concentrate on keeping the head warm above the torso, which I don't believe is sensible!
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
I haven't downvoted, but I think the reason is because if reinforces the misconception that most heat is loss through the head (see my answer for a citation as to why this is false.) I agree keeping the head warm is important, but the claim "most heat is lost through the head" is at best a bit dodgy and at worst wrong.