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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.


Oct
1
comment What parks are still open during the US government shutdown?
How does one close land?
Oct
1
comment Trekking in Mongolia without a guide?
A friend of mine hiked in Mongolia without a guide. In fact, he hiked (and partially cycled) all the way from France to Mongolia without a guide. They had a tent, but also tried to enjoy the hospitality of private people, who often invited them into their homes (which could be a yurt).
Sep
30
comment Which one is scientifically better for carrying water during an expedition: A hard fiber bottle or an Aluminium Bottle?
Better by what criteria?
Sep
28
awarded  Custodian
Sep
28
comment Can heartwood be used for fire?
I think the edit sufficiently improves the question so it doesn't need to be closed as unclear.
Sep
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can heartwood be used for fire?
Sep
26
comment What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
@OlinLathrop I don't know anything about overlays. I'm used to maps being maps, downloadable as vector or bitmap or to be acquired on paper. If there is a way to download a less sparse map from store.usgs.gov or elsewhere I'd be happy to know.
Sep
25
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
23
asked What are traditional Sami trail markings?
Sep
6
comment Devils path shuttle
@ŁukaszLech I disagree (again). I think that solving the logistics inherent to an outdoor trip should be on-topic on this site. That being said, the question could be a bit more informative. Where in the world is Devil's Path? Somewhere in the English speaking world, presumably? I'm sure there should be many places with this name?
Aug
20
comment Which is more durable: Hard shell or soft shell?
I've heard the term softshell before, but not hardshell, except for suitcases.
Aug
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
6
answered How to deal with hail outdoors without special equipment?
Jul
31
awarded  Convention
Jul
31
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
30
comment How can I tell if a natural snow-bridge is safe to cross?
Some snowfields remain until August even if temperatures rise above zero from May, so surely it can be safe to cross even if the temperature for the last days was not less than zero? Why would there be clear ice in a snow-field if not from a spring freeze-melt cycle? And how can I tell apart ice from frozen snow, in particular when all is below a surface that looks like snow?
Jul
29
answered What are the dangers of swimming in natural waters?
Jul
29
asked How can I tell if a natural snow-bridge is safe to cross?
Jul
23
revised What range should I expect for a reasonable set of walkie-talkies / two-way radio?
added 76 characters in body
Jul
23
asked What range should I expect for a reasonable set of walkie-talkies / two-way radio?