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Amateur photographer and sometime explorer.


Jan
26
revised Why does my belay device have two holes?
added abseiling
Jan
26
comment Why does my belay device have two holes?
Been a while since I abseiled - is this instead of a figure-eight, or some other part of the system?
Jan
26
comment Why does my belay device have two holes?
Been a while since I abseiled - is this instead of a figure-eight, or some other part of the system?
Jan
26
answered Why does my belay device have two holes?
Jan
26
comment How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
true - but to a novice that doesn't know any better, your answer can kind of read like "leave the compass at home"
Jan
25
comment How do I inspect a climbing rope?
yeah - nothing worse than driving for hours only to find that a critical bit of gear is not up to the job :p
Jan
25
comment Where can I find information on letterboxing in my area?
I'd be rather timid about opening random boxes on Dartmoor - especially around the Okehampton area. The military regularly conduct live firing exercises (though they are thoughtful and close the ranges to the public on these occasions) - and unexploded ordnance can easily be picked up by the unwary walker...
Jan
25
answered What can I do to help relieve joint pain in fingers after climbing?
Jan
25
awarded  Vox Populi
Jan
25
comment When rock climbing, what is the difference between top-roping and leading?
and climbing rope will stretch 30% - plus, slack in the system... this is how I almost ended up on the floor of a climbing centre from the top of a 12 metre wall...
Jan
25
answered In rock-climbing, how do I safely belay another climber?
Jan
25
awarded  Suffrage
Jan
25
answered How do I inspect a climbing rope?
Jan
25
comment What is the best way to store my sleeping bag for long periods of time?
I've been hanging my bags for years, and they're still going strong
Jan
25
comment What is the best way to store my tent?
would it help to store it loose? or is it okay to be wrapped tight in it's storage bag?
Jan
25
comment Which side of an emergency blanket should I use?
Note also - the orange side is highly visible and intended for rescue searchers to spot.
Jan
25
comment Folding versus fixed blade knives
If you get a folding blade - get one with a lock. I was using an unlocked blade once, and it folded into my thumb - split my thumb and thumbnail about 1cm from the tip.
Jan
25
comment How do I desalinate seawater?
+1 for the solar still: but how do you 'recombine' hydrogen and oxygen? other than combusting the hydrogen?
Jan
25
awarded  Quorum
Jan
25
awarded  Mortarboard