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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.


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comment What permits and reservations do I need for the Adirondacks?
I have six metric 1:25,000 topos and the National Geographic overview map for the High Peaks :). Thanks for the additional links. I'm leaving tomorrow from Corey's Road. Hopefully it won't be too crowded.
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comment How can I test out my equipment before a backpacking trip?
With a map case, a waterproof map is not necessary.
Jul
28
comment What hazardous wildlife is there in the UK?
Don't forget the threat of humans.
Jul
23
comment Permanent Camping Cooler - No Ice Needed
The folks at Sustainable Living might have ideas as well.
Jul
23
asked What permits and reservations do I need for the Adirondacks?
Jul
21
comment Wasp repellent for an object/area?
The high wind doesn't blow the wasps away?
Jul
16
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
13
asked How well does solar recharging work when strapped to the backpack?
Jul
11
awarded  Civic Duty
Jul
10
comment Looking for secluded camping land in California, near the bay area
Does that mean San Francisco?
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Jun
23
comment What is the most energy efficient way to get food in the wilderness(Central Sweden)?
What is the purpose of the trip? I wouldn't consider carrying dried food for 4 days to be spoiling any purpose, and that would certainly be my personal choice.
Jun
18
comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
@Freiheit Actually, I agree. I posted this answer because I was encouraged to expand a comment into an answer, but it doesn't really help the OP. I think a national signage system is uniquely Swiss and will remain so forever.
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
17
comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
Thanks for all the upvotes, but I'm not sure if it does terribly much to answer the question :-)
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revised Wood versus plastic trail signs?
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revised Wood versus plastic trail signs?
Added link to law
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revised Wood versus plastic trail signs?
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17
revised Wood versus plastic trail signs?
Expanded a lot, replaced first photo, pointed out that there are cairs as well, added links