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Lead Web/Application Developer - PHP (Drupal and Zend) and Python.

Amateur photographer and sometime explorer.


Jan
25
answered What is the difference between men's and women's hiking boots?
Jan
25
comment How can I signal for help in the wilderness?
shout! you never know who might be round the corner - a "coo-ee" can travel pretty far (though not as good as a whistle)
Jan
25
answered Is drinking urine safe?
Jan
25
answered How do I desalinate seawater?
Jan
25
revised Which stove fuel has best weight to bulk to heat ratio?
added 495 characters in body
Jan
25
comment Which stove fuel has best weight to bulk to heat ratio?
thinking about it - I agree that ethanol releases heat slower, I've seen ethanol burners take longer than gas and kerosene. I guess that energy content is not the same as rate of release...
Jan
25
answered Which stove fuel has best weight to bulk to heat ratio?
Jan
25
comment What is the fastest method to 'break in' full leather boots?
I agree that unbroken boots don't necessarily cause more blisters - but walking in unbroken boots is still pretty uncomfortable, and would suggest wearing them in a bit (usually walking around the house in them) before you start slogging your way up and down hills.
Jan
25
suggested suggested edit on survival tag wiki excerpt
Jan
25
suggested suggested edit on survival tag wiki
Jan
25
comment How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
Navigating by features is very useful - until the fog moves in
Jan
25
comment How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
unfortunately - in the age of digital, this won't work too well.
Jan
25
comment How do I recognize if someone is suffering from hypothermia?
I've found that you can catch the apathy (usually they stop joining in on conversation), loss of co-ordination and concentration as pretty good indicators before shivering - make them eat something (a chocolate bar or something energy-packed) and, if possible, get another layer on them - keep an eye on them in case they progress further, but everyone I've done this with has bounced back enough to get them off the hill and into a warm hostel.
Jan
25
answered How should I treat hypothermia?
Jan
25
comment What should I do when I'm lost?
If you're in a group, shout "Coo-ee!". You'll sound like a berk, but you wouldn't believe how far that call can travel even in woodlands.
Jan
25
revised If I'm caught in lightning above tree-line, what should I do?
Added some more details from two mountaineering books
Jan
25
answered If I'm caught in lightning above tree-line, what should I do?
Jan
25
comment How do I tie a sleeping bag to my backpack?
@mendota: in a roundabout way, I'm suggesting that you shouldn't - which is an answer. Also, I don't think there's any suitable way for this particular pack (and most other modern packs) to be modified to make it work.
Jan
25
awarded  Editor
Jan
25
revised How do I tie a sleeping bag to my backpack?
rearranged some of my answer and qualified a couple of things