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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
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...
Mar
18
answered Trekking poles with many attachments?
Mar
18
comment Difference between Franz Josef and Fox glaciers
Possibly better suited for travel.stackexchange.com
Mar
18
asked Should I re-wax downhill skis after using skins?
Mar
18
asked Does whiskey help keep you warm in winter?
Mar
18
asked How can I prevent snow-balls building up in my dog's paws?
Mar
18
revised Winter Camping: How to warm up your boots in the morning?
Added, updated, maximized
Mar
18
answered Winter Camping: How to warm up your boots in the morning?
Mar
18
answered Winter Camping Resources or Books?
Mar
14
answered Liners and Travel sheets
Mar
14
revised Minimizing ecological impact of winter-sports in the backcountry
added 2 characters in body
Mar
13
awarded  Revival
Mar
13
answered Minimizing ecological impact of winter-sports in the backcountry
Mar
13
answered How can I 'inflate' or plump up my my sleeping bag?
Feb
8
answered What areas in the south-western US are the wildest?