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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.


Jan
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revised Avoiding 4WD-areas in Iceland
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Jan
21
asked Avoiding 4WD-areas in Iceland
Jan
14
revised How much water should be carried while hiking in the desert?
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Jan
14
revised How much water should be carried while hiking in the desert?
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Jan
14
comment How to stay hydrated with minimum water usage
@OlinLathrop True that. I've recently spent a week in a desert for the first time (ironically with cloudy, windy, 5°C drizzle, in the Chihuahuan desert) but I don't understand how backpacking trips are possible — carrying 20 litre of water per person for a 4 day trip?!
Jan
14
revised If the Dawn Wall's been climbed before why is the current attempt so difficult?
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Jan
14
comment How to stay hydrated with minimum water usage
100% humidity is not rare at all in winter, but 100% humidity in winter is still quite dry. Any time you're walking through fog you're walking through 100% humidity.
Jan
14
comment How to stay hydrated with minimum water usage
I've done 10-hour hikes through rainy weather at 5°C where I didn't drink more than 1 litre. But during those hikes I passed by potable water probably 6 times per hour, so I never had to worry about running out of water.
Jan
12
comment From an outdoor recreation point of view, does it matter who manages a national monument?
As for preservation and native people; I know that in Canada they established National park and preserve for a protected area where aboriginal people retain grandfathered "natural" rights. But that's relatively recent, and I don't know if the USA has something equivalent (would be a different question and maybe not a great fit on Outdoors.SE).
Jan
12
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Jan
11
comment What kind of mementos, if any, am I allowed to collect from State and National parks in small quantities?
Do you have any sources that confirm this?
Jan
11
answered What kind of mementos, if any, am I allowed to collect from State and National parks in small quantities?
Jan
11
asked From an outdoor recreation point of view, does it matter who manages a national monument?
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Nov
28
comment How to rate a walk/hike by length, height gain, etc using analysis of GPS data?
10% is most definitely noticeable.
Nov
27
revised Is it dangerous to sleep in a tent alone in a forest in -20?
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Nov
21
comment How can I avoid an encounter with a large feline?
Is it different from safety from polar bears in the Arctic?
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