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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


Jul
25
asked Recipe for backcountry ice cream?
Jul
25
asked Does having sex in the back-country attract bears or other critters?
Jul
25
asked Are bears more attracted to menstruating females?
Jul
25
comment Is it safe to swim naked in lakes in Northern Europe?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Ness_Monster
Jul
25
comment What are the minimum set of shoes required for hiking outdoors
I know people who have hiked the entire AT in Chaco sandals... Also this statement "require that I wear waterproof shoes" seems odd. Required? By whom?
Jul
25
revised What are the minimum set of shoes required for hiking outdoors
clarified title - since the shoes for biking, climbing, glacial travel, etc will be different
Jul
25
comment Is emergency overnighting using hammock/canvas tent considered wild camping (Europe/Germany)?
Can't speak to the laws of Germany, but in the US "camping" usually means spending the night in any shelter or not. You could get a fine for sleeping under the stars in a "No-Camping" zone.
Jul
25
comment How to apply duct tapes and mole skin to prevent blisters?
Not sure duct tape provides any "cushion," and mole-skin very little. They work as a friction barrier.
Jul
25
answered How to apply duct tapes and mole skin to prevent blisters?
Jul
25
revised How to Tell When Minimal Running Shoes Are Worn Out?
clarified re-worked
Jul
25
answered How to Tell When Minimal Running Shoes Are Worn Out?
Jul
25
revised How to Tell When Minimal Running Shoes Are Worn Out?
edited title
Jul
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
11
answered Is it possible to develop the immunity against mosquitos?
Jun
23
awarded  Popular Question
May
22
awarded  Nice Answer
May
20
answered How is hygiene possible with ocean water only?
May
20
comment Washing dishes with seawater or freshwater?
99% of the dishwashing I have done (and seen done) uses untreated water. Frankly, who's going to filter/pump enough water to wash with? Put a few drops of bleach in your final rinse if you are concerned - but I'll bet the # of harmful water-living organisms that can survive a thorough drying on non-porous dishes is pretty low.
Apr
29
answered reliability and performance of NIS mounting plates (x-country skis)
Apr
29
answered NIS mounting plate for x-country skis: why only for NNN bindings?