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bio website twitter.com/lbell
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During my adult life I have spent more nights outdoors than in.

I have served as an outdoor guide, educator, conservationist, researcher, crew leader and enthusiast from the bear-chomps of Alaska to the rock-falls of canyon country.

Currently working at a remote research station deep in the rain forest of Borneo studying primate ecology.

"I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth" - Steve McQueen


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reviewed Approve Which types of wood will make food taste bad?
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comment When do I need a permit to go into nature?
Most permit systems exist to limit usage, not to track you. Search and Rescue should never be expected - regardless of whether you have a permit or not.
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answered When do I need a permit to go into nature?
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comment How do I prevent rocks or sand from getting in my boots?
Try these: rei.com/product/778003/… used for years - not too hot. But make sure they crank down low to the heel if you are using them with tennis shoes.
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reviewed Approve What to look for in a durable, 3-season sleeping bag?
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comment How much garlic in the mountain kitchen?
As much as possible. (from a culinary standpoint...)
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comment An alternative to geocaching, but with classic maps instead of GPS?
+1 All a gps is, is a map that tells you where you are - taking 1/2 the fun (and all the skill) out of navigation.
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comment Practicality of Beards
@mr-wizard - The other day I let an Indonesian barber shave my neck with a straight razor - because he doesn't see a lot of whiskers and begged me to let him try...
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comment Practicality of Beards
@RussellSteen Were you traumatized by a beard once?
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