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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 shoes keep me warm in the cold?
I adapted the question to reflect if I need one or multiple.
Nov
7
revised What shoes keep me warm in the cold?
elaborate a bit more
Nov
7
comment New Zealand recommended hiking maps, books and other resources
What kind of organisation would organise a conference in New Zealand :O usually they try to find places that are relatively easy to reach...
Nov
6
revised How do I light a spirit (ethanol) stove when it's cold?
corrected English in title
Nov
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asked What shoes keep me warm in the cold?
Nov
6
comment How to be safe on lake and river ice and what should I do when I fall through?
See also: outdoors.stackexchange.com/q/1221/566
Nov
6
asked How do I light a spirit (ethanol) stove when it's cold?
Nov
5
comment In what conditions is a four-season tent needed?
The full overview contains a description of a 3-, 4- and 5-season tent, so that should include this question...
Nov
5
comment In what conditions is a four-season tent needed?
possible duplicate of What is a "5 season" tent?
Nov
5
comment New Zealand recommended hiking maps, books and other resources
It's good to have local info as to how easy maps are to find locally. In my experience, that varies widely by country: from every kiosk in Switzerland, to well-stocked bookstores in Norway, to well-hidden hunting stores in Spain. When in doubt, it's safest to buy online in advance, no matter how beneficial it is to support the local economy by buying locally.
Nov
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asked Does camping in polar bear country require someone to keep guard during the night?
Nov
5
comment What precautions should I take to protect myself and my camp from bears?
Should I walk backwards, facing the bear while increasing my distance?
Nov
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comment New Zealand recommended hiking maps, books and other resources
Funny how they have one reseller for Great Britain and one for England ;)
Nov
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answered New Zealand recommended hiking maps, books and other resources
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Nov
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revised What are different knots named in English?
improved language
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reviewed Reviewed New Zealand recommended hiking maps, books and other resources
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reviewed Edit and Reopen What are different knots named in English?
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