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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.


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?
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Jul
23
asked What range should I expect for a reasonable set of walkie-talkies / two-way radio?
Jul
22
answered Camping Meal Ideas
Jul
18
comment How can you prevent kids getting lost at night while camping?
Go to the far north in summer, where it doesn't get dark at night ;-)
Jul
16
revised PLB, SPOT, and similar services; is there any relevant difference in reliability?
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Jul
16
asked PLB, SPOT, and similar services; is there any relevant difference in reliability?
Jul
14
awarded  Announcer
Jul
10
answered Is it safe to swim naked in lakes in Northern Europe?
Jul
9
comment Geocaching or alternative game/activity to learn the basics of GPS navigation in terrain
An alternative — What is your aim?
Jul
9
comment Commuting by canoe
Related question. I have no experience myself, but I recommend to, at the very least, get a dry-bag for your stuff. And I'm sure there's other traffic at Lake Züri, so make sure you're visible!
Jul
8
comment Is it generally allowed to walk in German forests in the night?
In The Netherlands, most forests are closed during the night. I don't know about Germany, sorry.
Jul
5
revised Emergency measures: sleeping bag not suitable for the current weather
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Jul
5
answered Emergency measures: sleeping bag not suitable for the current weather
Jul
5
comment Emergency measures: sleeping bag not suitable for the current weather
Are you actually able to fall asleep when you're freezing cold?
Jul
4
answered Hiking in the Pyrenees late July/early August, what track should I do?
Jul
4
accepted For fording cold rivers, is there any special clothing (as opposed to makeshift bags or tightly connected raintrousers) to stay dry and warm?
Jul
3
comment For fording cold rivers, is there any special clothing (as opposed to makeshift bags or tightly connected raintrousers) to stay dry and warm?
@Sdry See outdoors.stackexchange.com/q/1782/566 :)