9,129 reputation
32473
bio website twitter.com/lbell
location Taos
age
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen Mar 28 at 10:30

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


Jan
27
awarded  Quorum
Jan
27
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
27
asked How long is too long to suffer from constipation in the back country?
Jan
27
comment What fps does a bow need to hunt moose?
I call "photoshop" on this one...
Jan
27
accepted How can I start a fire by rubbing two sticks together?
Jan
27
asked How do you properly dispose of human waste while snow camping?
Jan
27
comment Staying dry in severe weather
Still seems a big vague - with lots of unknowns - could cover lots of subjects - recommending it be closed
Jan
27
revised Is it practical to get a satellite phone for communication from remote areas?
Changed the gender assumption in my "paniced partner" scenario
Jan
27
comment What is the difference between Gore-Tex and Mountain Hardwears DryQ?
I can't speak to all products, but I believe that one reason we saw a proliferation of "water-proof breathable" fabrics hit the market a few years back was because Gore's exclusive patent ran out on Gore-Tex(TM), allowing the same exact membrane to be manufactured by other companies under other names.
Jan
27
answered Is it practical to get a satellite phone for communication from remote areas?
Jan
27
answered What mosquito nets can be used while camping?
Jan
27
answered What are the rules for eating raw, wild meat?
Jan
26
asked Which will keep my food colder longer, draining the melted ice water, or leaving it in the cooler?
Jan
26
revised Which will drain less body heat: lying on bare earth or bare rock?
edited title
Jan
26
asked Which will drain less body heat: lying on bare earth or bare rock?
Jan
26
asked Does eating snow help dehydration?
Jan
26
comment What is the preferred knot for cinching a hard item to your car rack?
+1 for the trucker's hitch. I've yet to find a load that couldn't be wrangled with a truckers and a couple of half-hitches.
Jan
26
comment Staying dry in severe weather
Is this possibly a duplicate of outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/344/… or am I missing the point of the question?
Jan
26
comment How can I get rid of mold on climbing skins for skis?
Why do you need to? Is it affecting the stickiness?
Jan
26
awarded  Nice Question