12 reviewer rep
4 forum posts
joined Mar 2, 2008

I am a: 66-year-old winter camper
Location: Holland Patent, NY


Winter camping



I have a bachelors degree in Geography (1975) from State University of NY, Oneonta, NY and a Masters Degree in Planning (1979) from University of Washington, Seattle, WA. I worked for NYS Wetlands Inventory, Schoharie County Land Use Planning Department, Lane Council of Governments, North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, and Synectics Corporation. I served on Synectics Corporation Board of Directors from 1993-1996. I am currently a Senior Program Manager with Northrop Grumman working in R&D areas of information data handling.

Family: In August 2008 I celebrated 32 years of marriage. I have three adopted children; Ed (born 1976), Billie Jo (born 1980) and Eric (born 2003).

Personal Interests

Outdoor Activities. In HS I was introduced to competitive canoe racing, spelunking and rock climbing through an informal outing club. I have continued those interests and expanded to include winter camping. I have received certifications as a:

* Leave No Trace trainer (Green Mtn Club, Sept 2001) and Master Educator (ADK, Sept 2006)
* American Canoe Association Certified Paddling and Basic River Instructor for kayaks, solo and tandem canoes (ACA June, 2002)
* Wilderness First Aid (December 2003)

Winter Camping. I have been avidly winter camping since 1995 with an affiliation of friends and relatives known as

Gear Reviews (2)

user rating: 4 of 5 Ed's Wilderness Systems Snow Clipper 4/01/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Columbia Kazoo Hat 3/02/2008

Forum Posts

Recommendations on Tall 2/3 Season Bag March 11, 2010
lightweight/compact sleeping bags for larger guys. May 18, 2009
Alternate to a campfire? October 14, 2008
What’s Your Outdoor Story? April 14, 2008