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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


Mar
8
answered Navigational gear worldwide
Mar
6
accepted Selecting backpacking cooking pot – teflon, aluminum, steel, titanium, or cast iron?
Mar
6
comment What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?
Why were you advised against white?
Mar
6
awarded  Self-Learner
Mar
3
comment Thinking about a road trip out West
Dispersed camping (just pulling off the road and pitching a tent) is legal on most National Forest lands out west. (But not National Parks.)
Mar
3
answered What is the best way to break up a fight among dogs on a sled line?
Mar
3
comment What is the best way to break up a fight among dogs on a sled line?
Please leave a comment as to why if you feel compelled to down-vote...
Mar
3
comment What is the best way to break up a fight among dogs on a sled line?
Interesting thought. Is this from practical experience? I have found that fighting dogs don't really care much for food. And tossing out a chunk of meat will just serve to create another dog pile as the rest of the team lunges for it.
Mar
1
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
26
revised What is the best way to break up a fight among dogs on a sled line?
added tags
Feb
25
accepted How long is too long to suffer from constipation in the back country?
Feb
25
asked What is the best way to break up a fight among dogs on a sled line?
Feb
25
asked Selecting backpacking cooking pot – teflon, aluminum, steel, titanium, or cast iron?
Feb
24
revised How can I hike across the Grand Canyon if I don't have a backcountry permit?
added 99 characters in body expanded clarified.
Feb
24
revised How can I hike across the Grand Canyon if I don't have a backcountry permit?
added 99 characters in body
Feb
24
comment How can I hike across the Grand Canyon if I don't have a backcountry permit?
I suggest a better question title like "What are my options for hiking the corridor of the Grand Canyon when the permits are already full?" or the like. This is the nature of your question, but the title is more general - and the answer to that is: Yes, there are alternatives to established campgrounds - just not in the corridor (where you want to hike).
Feb
24
answered How can I hike across the Grand Canyon if I don't have a backcountry permit?
Feb
17
revised What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?
added other impacts
Feb
17
answered What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?
Feb
16
comment Which will keep my food colder longer, draining the melted ice water, or leaving it in the cooler?
Awesome - great work - definite +1 for putting the effort in. 2 questions: 1) where was the thermometer? (Near the beer? On the bottom (submersed) or floating on the water?) 2) What was the ambient temperature doing outside during this period? And 3) Any interest in replicating about a dozen times or so? :) Thanks for the contribution