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bio website richardathome.com
location Sheffield, United Kingdom
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A seasoned developer working mainly in PHP, CakePHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, jQuery and occasionally forced into the murky depths of ASP.Net

Aug
29
awarded  Yearling
Mar
13
answered Will gelled fuel work in a cat can stove?
Oct
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
29
awarded  Yearling
May
10
comment How much warmth dead leaves add if placed under your tent/pad?
I can't give you numbers on temperature, but the bushcraft guru's recommend at least 6 inches of compressed leaf litter.
Mar
19
answered Does whiskey help keep you warm in winter?
Mar
18
comment Keeping smoke level in a wigwam low
Also, using small fuel wood to increase the burn rate helps.
Mar
11
comment Buying a Backpacking Knife
Worth forking out an extra $1-$2 for the Mora Robust version.
Feb
4
comment How to create campfire which will burn overnight?
@OlinLathrop This method does work! I know it seems counter intuitive and looks identical to the fire used to create lots of embers quickly for cooking on (Log Cabin fire). The difference is, this fire is burned from the top down (heat rises) and the other (faster) burning, burns from the bottom up.
Nov
29
answered Are 35mm film canisters safe for holding spices?
Oct
24
comment Legal issues when entering school areas while geocaching in Europe
+1 for "Geocaches really shouldn't be placed in such areas without written permission anyway"
Oct
17
awarded  Editor
Oct
17
revised What are some mortal dangers in temperate woods?
added 139 characters in body
Oct
17
comment How can I start a fire by rubbing two sticks together?
An alternative to putting sap on the spindle is to pack a waxy leaf (e.g. holly) into the hole on the bearing block.
Oct
15
answered What proven alternatives are there to DEET?
Oct
12
awarded  Critic
Oct
11
awarded  Analytical
Oct
9
answered Does Moss only grow on the North side of trees?
Oct
5
awarded  Custodian
Oct
5
reviewed Reviewed Can I heat a shelter with fire?