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bio website twitter.com/lbell
location Taos
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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


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
Feb
15
awarded  Benefactor
Feb
15
accepted Which will keep my food colder longer, draining the melted ice water, or leaving it in the cooler?
Feb
13
comment What are some things to keep in mind when stealth camping?
In Texas, I believe being on someone's property without permission puts them well within their rights to shoot you. (And Texans already don't much care for men who wear spandex.) <-- Note, this second bit is not just stereotyping, I grew up in Texas, and have bike toured / "stealth-camped" there.
Feb
10
revised How much water should be carried while hiking in the desert?
expanded, clarified, added sources, added caution
Feb
10
comment Which careers allow working in the wild on a daily basis?
You think we want more competition for these jobs? ;)
Feb
10
comment Which careers allow working in the wild on a daily basis?
Good candidate for a community wiki? I'm sure there will be lots of additions. Give this man his rep (mark it dude) for taking the plunge and let everyone expand on it?
Feb
10
revised Is it better to wear one pair or two pairs of socks while hiking?
removed some snark, clarified, expanded
Feb
10
comment Is it better to wear one pair or two pairs of socks while hiking?
It would be great if people who down-vote provide some feedback as to why...
Feb
10
revised Is it better to wear one pair or two pairs of socks while hiking?
removed some snark, clarified, expanded
Feb
9
answered Is it better to wear one pair or two pairs of socks while hiking?
Feb
9
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
9
comment What are essential items in an emergency kit?
Check out the 10 essentials - first compiled by The Mountaineers in Freedom of the Hills. The key (for me anyway) is the "always carry" emergency kit should be a small and light as possible, otherwise you aren't going to want to carry it.
Feb
9
comment Which will keep my food colder longer, draining the melted ice water, or leaving it in the cooler?
@BigGeneral Give us anything you got ;) Though the problem with an experiment is for it to be conclusive, you would need many replicates... and this bounty only has a 6 days left.
Feb
8
comment Which will keep my food colder longer, draining the melted ice water, or leaving it in the cooler?
+1 for "replacing the water with warm air" -- never really considered that either.
Feb
8
comment Which will keep my food colder longer, draining the melted ice water, or leaving it in the cooler?
Actually I asked "as cold as possible for as long as possible"... I want it all ;)
Feb
8
comment What type of mosquito repellent is most effective?
Suggest starting a different question for types of repellent, since the answers below treat the stated question. Most effective = DEET. Ooops - someone already did: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/978/…
Feb
8
comment What type of mosquito repellent is most effective?
+1 for answering the stated question: "What type of mosquito repellent is most effective"