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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


Jan
28
revised Art supplies on backpacking trips
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Jan
28
comment What is the fastest style of sled?
Oh what the h#ll: the-rocketman.com/rkt_sled.html
Jan
28
comment What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
Might get a little out of hand... but there is a start below... (not sure that the powers that be like these kinds of questions... but we'll let the people decide!)
Jan
28
answered What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
Jan
28
comment What is the fastest style of sled?
@theJollySin And that saves me from having to dredge up a photo of a rocket-sled...
Jan
28
comment What is the fastest style of sled?
@theJollySin Try that ;) (see edit)
Jan
28
revised What is the fastest style of sled?
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Jan
28
answered Art supplies on backpacking trips
Jan
28
answered What is the fastest style of sled?
Jan
28
revised Minimizing impact of small groups on wilderness areas
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Jan
28
comment Minimizing impact of small groups on wilderness areas
@gerrit: Animals don't tend to wear lug-soled boots...
Jan
28
answered Minimizing impact of small groups on wilderness areas
Jan
25
comment Should I be more careful about postholing during winter hikes?
-1 For "you're not likely to get hurt." Lots of ways to get hurt post-holing, and pot-holing can happen on lots of different types of snow - not just "deep and soft" snow.
Jan
25
awarded  Yearling
Jan
24
answered How long does it take to hear back about a Grand Canyon Backcountry permit application
Jan
24
revised How do I Plan a Hiking Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Question seems to want info about RMNP specifically - and the original title seemed WAAAY too vague
Jan
24
answered Can you keep your feet warm in ski boots on a very cold day?
Jan
24
comment Can you keep your feet warm in ski boots on a very cold day?
Seems like the negatives (gooey feet, gunked up and compressed liners/insulation) would make this temporary solution bad news for long-term comfort...
Jan
24
comment Walking trailers
Be aware that wheeled carts, buggies, etc are illegal in Wilderness (with a capital W) areas in the US. outdoors.stackexchange.com/a/3512/86
Jan
19
accepted Is my tent pole a lightning rod?