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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


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revised How can I hike across the Grand Canyon if I don't have a backcountry permit?
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Feb
17
revised What is the impact of clothing color in a tropical jungle environment?
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Feb
10
revised How much water should be carried while hiking in the desert?
expanded, clarified, added sources, added caution
Feb
10
revised Is it better to wear one pair or two pairs of socks while hiking?
removed some snark, clarified, expanded
Feb
10
revised Is it better to wear one pair or two pairs of socks while hiking?
removed some snark, clarified, expanded
Feb
7
revised If I cross paths with a bear, what should I do?
Significant edits... might change the intent of the question too much, but worth a shot. Am I doing this right?
Feb
7
revised what are the differences between high-end sleeping pads and cut to fit foam mats
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Feb
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revised Are there performance differences between lead and lead-free ammunition?
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Feb
5
revised How could I treat scrapes outdoors without a first aid kit?
clarified and expanded.
Feb
4
revised Should a hiker be concerned about wolves in the back-country?
Added another point to hopefully clarify the intent of the question
Feb
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revised What are some ways/devices that I can use to charge my batteries in the wilderness?
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Feb
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revised What are some ways/devices that I can use to charge my batteries in the wilderness?
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revised Should a hiker be concerned about wolves in the back-country?
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Jan
27
revised Is it practical to get a satellite phone for communication from remote areas?
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Jan
26
revised Which will drain less body heat: lying on bare earth or bare rock?
edited title
Jan
26
revised Will a tent provide some protection from bears?
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