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

Amateur photographer and sometime explorer.


Jan
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answered How should I remove a tick?
Jan
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awarded  Commentator
Jan
25
comment Are drop bears dangerous?
on the other hand - almost everything that moves in Australia is dangerous: spiders, snakes, magpies (especially if you're cycling for some reason), emus, salties, etc...
Jan
25
comment Are drop bears dangerous?
some more information about Drop Bears and how to avoid attacks: australianmuseum.net.au/Drop-Bear
Jan
24
comment Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
@berry120 - there are lots of open access areas in the UK - I've wild-camped in the Peaks and the Lakes. These areas are clearly marked on OS maps.
Jan
24
comment Hiking boots vs trail shoes
I used to have the same problem with one pair of boots (problem was, they were military issue and I couldn't replace them) - I started putting zinc oxide tape on the 'hotspots': places that I knew where blisters would form. It's all about reducing the rubbing and friction. Alternatively, it could be time to get new boots - they don't all fit everyone the same, unfortunately.
Jan
24
comment Can/Should I cook in my tent?
Fire-proof just means it takes more flame to get started...
Jan
24
comment Hiking boots vs trail shoes
Are you sure it's the boots? Blisters can be caused by a lot of things - the kinds of socks you wear, how well the boots fit, even if you have tramped 1,000 kilometres and long past broken in your boots.
Jan
24
awarded  Teacher
Jan
24
answered How do I wash Gore-Tex clothing?
Jan
24
comment What is the safest way to purify water?
Boiling wouldn't remove metals
Jan
24
awarded  Critic
Jan
24
comment What is the safest way to purify water?
Boiling wouldn't remove metals
Jan
24
answered What is the safest way to purify water?
Jan
24
comment What is the safest way to purify water?
Also - seemngly clear water can still have a high metal content - drinking arsenic and lead laden water is not particularly advisable.
Jan
24
comment What are the different methods to purify water?
A few years ago, we purchased a couple of hand-pumped ceramic-based filters which were rated to remove metals like arsenic and so on - iodine/chlorine was still needed for sterilisation though.
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awarded  Supporter
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