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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


Jun
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answered Are Trangia and MSR fuel bottles inter changeable?
Jun
8
revised Tent and sleeping bag: pack inside or strap outside a backpack?
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revised Tent and sleeping bag: pack inside or strap outside a backpack?
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Jun
8
answered Practicality of Beards
Jun
8
comment Practicality of Beards
Despite some possible pros and cons - not sure this has a definitive answer...
Jun
8
comment Practicality of Beards
Not a fan eh? ;)
Jun
8
revised Long or short sleeves on a hike in the Desert?
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Jun
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revised Material of shirt for Desert hiking
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Jun
8
answered Material of shirt for Desert hiking
Jun
7
answered Long or short sleeves on a hike in the Desert?
Jun
2
comment Finding water in the dry wilderness
... which I see includes an answer by you which seems to answer this same question you just asked... Or am I missing something?
Jun
2
comment Finding water in the dry wilderness
This will vary greatly depending on climate, geology, season, ecosystem. Focusing your question such as: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/740/where-are-good-places-to-look-for-water‌​-sources-when-i-have-run-out-on-a-multi-d will help get better responses.
Jun
2
answered How can rope/cordage be packed to minimize tangles?
Jun
2
comment Folding versus fixed blade knives
@vorac Both. Especially in the example I give. Try this: jump upside down into a washing machine full of webbing, steel boxes and water. Have your friend turn on the agitator. Try opening a folding knife one-handed and cutting some rope. ;)
Jun
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answered Folding versus fixed blade knives
Jun
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comment Why do some knives have one-sided sharpening?
Go ahead and add it to your super-thorough answer. Thank me later ;)
Jun
1
comment Why do some knives have one-sided sharpening?
Another design element: folding knives sharpened on one side fit flush against a handle allowing for the half-sheath type popular with the kids these days. It is lighter, and the blade won't catch on things in your pocket.
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awarded  Good Question
May
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Nice Question