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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
9
comment What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?
Added about more to my answer about light colors and heat.
Mar
9
revised What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?
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Mar
9
comment What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?
Well - per my answer, white will make you more visible... and shows dirt faster ;) Was just curious if whoever advised you against it had their reasons.
Mar
8
comment Navigational gear worldwide
WAAS is a series of fixed towers that send out correction signals. In simplified terms if you are near one, it can tell your GPS 'satellite #7 is reading off by this amount, adjust accordingly' - this can be done post process too by downloading the info from the nearest when you get back.
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?
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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?
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Feb
24
revised How can I hike across the Grand Canyon if I don't have a backcountry permit?
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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).