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bio website twitter.com/lbell
location Taos
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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


Mar
26
comment How should we split up a 3 person tent?
@whatsisname True - but I once met 1/2 a party at 'Island Lake' who were hungry... the other 1/2 were (we determined) 3 miles away at '1,000 Island Lake' -- fat but cold.
Mar
26
comment Should I re-wax downhill skis after using skins?
Interesting... So are the skins removing the wax on the base, or is it leaving stickum behind? I assume the former based on your answer.
Mar
26
comment How should we split up a 3 person tent?
@whatsisname Just make sure you both arrive at the same destination...
Mar
26
comment How can I prevent snow-balls building up in my dog's paws?
Interesting - 2 years of mushing and I never heard of this technique. But that's why I asked here. Though seems risky. Anyone second this method? (And Welcome)
Mar
26
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Mar
23
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
21
comment What kinds of things are the “defensive driving” equivalent to handling campfires?
good points - added both.
Mar
21
revised What kinds of things are the “defensive driving” equivalent to handling campfires?
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Mar
21
revised Does whiskey help keep you warm in winter?
Better title...
Mar
21
comment How should we split up a 3 person tent?
You are putting 3 people into a 3 person tent? Good luck...
Mar
21
revised What kinds of things are the “defensive driving” equivalent to handling campfires?
added 47 characters in body
Mar
20
answered What kinds of things are the “defensive driving” equivalent to handling campfires?
Mar
20
answered How to warm up your cold toes and fingers?
Mar
20
comment Thermal rating on vintage sleeping bags
I would argue the same goes for any bag... even ones with ratings.
Mar
20
comment Thermal rating on vintage sleeping bags
I've never seen a pounds of fill rating on a bag - but often a degree rating. Is this a European thing?
Mar
20
comment Thermal rating on vintage sleeping bags
Heck - some would argue sleeping in a bag is the only way to determine the actual insulating ability of bags with a rating.
Mar
20
answered Covering up ears at higher altitudes
Mar
18
revised Winter Camping: How to warm up your boots in the morning?
SE Frowns on "thanks!" etc... your appreciation is implied by your using the site ;)
Mar
18
comment Does whiskey help keep you warm in winter?
Thanks for the answer, but for me to accept it, we need the critical info in-house (and not dependent on links (which die)). Also, "drinking" and "getting drunk" are not synonymous...