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bio website berry120.blogspot.com
location United Kingdom
age 24
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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
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comment What are some good ways to waterproof a geocache / letterbox?
+1 because this is great for the larger caches, but sometimes the size just isn't viable in certain locations and you need something smaller :-(
Jan
26
comment What causes an avalanche and can I predict one?
+1 - Great answer!
Jan
26
comment How should I remove a tick?
@downvoter - Could you explain the reason?
Jan
26
revised How should I remove a tick?
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Jan
26
asked What are some good ways to waterproof a geocache / letterbox?
Jan
25
comment How do I inspect a climbing rope?
+1 for inspecting the rope before you get there!
Jan
25
revised How should I remove a tick?
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Jan
25
comment Where can I find information on letterboxing in my area?
@HorusKol It's usually pretty easy to tell when something's a letterbox or not - to start with most of the old style ammo cases have disappeared for that reason, and secondly there are usually quite obvious telltale signs when something has been deliberately hidden and masked with unnatural looking piles of stones. I've letterboxed round Okehampton a couple of times recently and never had any issues, as long as you're sensible I wouldn't be too worried!
Jan
25
revised How do I self arrest without an ice axe?
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Jan
25
comment What is the best way to store my tent?
@HorusKol As long as it's thoroughly cleaned and aired beforehand then I've never had any problems with mine wrapped tight - and it's often in storage that way for almost a year!
Jan
25
awarded  Mortarboard
Jan
25
revised What is the best way to store my sleeping bag for long periods of time?
Clarified title
Jan
25
answered How do I self arrest without an ice axe?
Jan
25
comment What things should I look for when buying a compass?
@MatBanik Advanced mainly - accuracy is important to me since a main use is letterboxing on Dartmoor where you need bearings at least to degree accuracy to triangulate your position properly.
Jan
25
comment What things should I look for when buying a compass?
@MatBanik Up to a point, I'm more after the characteristics that make expensive compasses better and in what situations they're worth it over their cheaper counterparts.
Jan
25
asked What things should I look for when buying a compass?
Jan
25
comment How do I recognize if someone is suffering from hypothermia?
Also worth pointing out that in the final stages the shivering can stop and the subject can feel too warm and start tearing off clothes - don't assume it's a good sign if shivering stops!
Jan
25
accepted What to do if you're bitten by an adder?
Jan
25
accepted What steps should I take if someone starts sinking?
Jan
25
asked Techniques for building a raft from wood