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  • actually PhD Student
  • addicted to LaTeX and typography since about 2005 or so.
  • great fan of TikZ, pgfplots, beamer and biblatex

Sep
8
comment How do I find north using a watch?
No time to write a full-blown answer right now, but look here: wikihow.com/Use-an-Analog-Watch-as-a-Compass
Sep
5
reviewed Close Is there a dose guide for Dexamethasone?
Sep
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can you boil an egg in dirty water?
Sep
5
revised How to cross a 25 feet wide Crevasse?
expanded with snow bridges
Sep
5
answered How to cross a 25 feet wide Crevasse?
Sep
5
comment How to cross a 25 feet wide Crevasse?
Do I guess it right that you plan to go solo?
Sep
5
revised How to cross a 25 feet wide Crevasse?
for the metric guys
Sep
4
awarded  Talkative
Sep
4
comment How to cross a 25 feet wide Crevasse?
I fear that question is a bit broad, as there are many different widths of crevasses from narrow enough to just step or hop across it to a full-grown bergschrund and very different conditions from rock-hard ice to powder snow. Therefore the techniques and equipment can vary widely and a single definite answer might get quite extensive.
Sep
4
revised What does it mean to free a climbing route?
rephrased
Sep
4
comment What does it mean to free a climbing route?
@shimizu Exactly that. You will do anything that you do when you free climb any other route, you are just the first to do it.
Sep
4
revised What does it mean to free a climbing route?
added explanation for free climbing
Sep
4
revised What does it mean to free a climbing route?
some clarifications
Sep
4
answered What does it mean to free a climbing route?
Sep
4
comment What can I use an old tent for?
I don't think pitching it somewhere fixed might be a good idea. Tents (especially plastic ones) have a rather limited lifetime concerning (prolonged) exposure to the elements. If you pitch it somewhere and leave it to sun, wind, rain and snow, it will degrade rather fast. In addition, animals might use it as a home and I guess it won't take too long that you don't want to visit it anymore. Then it will be some old plastic crap in the landscape that pollutes nature and bothers other people.
Sep
4
revised Is it safe to sleep for more than 16 hrs a day at altitudes above 6000m?
fixed typo
Sep
4
comment Is it dangerous to sleep in a tent alone in a forest in -20?
The tips themselves aren't bad, although they don't fit the question quite well. Your text basically covers some things to consider to not die out there. The OP planned to more or less live in the forest at low temperatures for a whole winter, so they might require a bit more comfort as "barely slept due to the cold but survived" is not a good option to survive for more than some days.
Sep
4
revised Is it dangerous to sleep in a tent alone in a forest in -20?
improved formatting
Sep
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Knee pain when descending a mountain
Sep
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on emergency-contact tag wiki excerpt