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bio website berry120.blogspot.com
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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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reviewed Excellent What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
May
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reviewed Satisfactory Different kinds of Down: comparing insulation
May
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reviewed Satisfactory How small is “too small” for tent guylines?
May
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reviewed Satisfactory Should I re-wax downhill skis after using skins?
May
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reviewed Satisfactory How can I 'inflate' or plump up my my sleeping bag?
May
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reviewed Excellent ski damaged from sticks, leaves, soil, etc?
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reviewed Excellent Logs & Rocks - Step on or over?
May
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reviewed Satisfactory Is there a difference in performance between a fishing kayak and touring kayak?
May
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reviewed Satisfactory How would you evaluate sailing lessons for adults?
May
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reviewed Excellent How safe is the bowline knot in different situations?
May
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May
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revised Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
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May
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comment What is the safest way to purify water?
@BenCrowell You may be better debating that point in this thread (outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/1117/…) - I'm not an expert on this matter, I just choose to follow those who know better than me, and many have taught me to boil for a minute or two. I know of no microbes that can survive that temperature, then again I know of no microbes at all off the top of my head! You may well be right and it may well be overkill, and perhaps if I was really short on fuel I'd think otherwise.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on When climbing should a carabiner ever be clipped to the tie-in loops, and should anything other than a carabiner ever attach to the belay loop?
Apr
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comment What is the safest way to purify water?
@BenCrowell Sure, but almost everyone who has an opinion on the matter will throw some form of "evidence" to back themselves up. I'd call your source into question on a number of points, for instance is raw milk often swarming with the same type of microbes that can be in backcountry water, or is it a more restricted subset that can't survive over 72C? Official guidelines also disagree with your assessment (water.epa.gov/drink/emerprep/emergencydisinfection.cfm#method), they recommend boiling for one minute. Of course, some microbes can even survive boiling indefinitely...
Apr
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comment What is the safest way to purify water?
@BenCrowell A hotly debated point - I've seen people argue for it both ways. Personally I prefer to boil for a bit longer because I've never had any trouble doing that, and don't really see the need to cut down with most of the hiking I do. I agree it may be safe to boil for less time though.
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