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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.


Aug
20
comment What happens if I inadvertently set off a personal locator beacon?
@Liam Someone is paying for the helicopter...
Aug
19
comment What happens if I inadvertently set off a personal locator beacon?
Wait for the rescue people, apologise, and pay the bill.
Aug
15
comment If injured and lost, what are your biggest priorities for survival?
This page on the topic is hilarious, mainly due to the poor translation from Norwegian: katterat.com/Courses.html. But the main conclusion I fully support: DON'T PANIC.
Aug
15
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
14
revised How to use all the fuel in a bottle with a MSR Whisperlite Internationale?
+SI units
Aug
13
revised Island camping tent advice
SI units
Aug
8
revised Is burying human waste always the lowest-impact solution?
Point out I'm backpacking, don't want to carry a lot of mass.
Aug
8
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
7
revised Which notable/challenging mountains can be ascended with few technical skills?
Qualify that it is the California Sierra Nevada that is meant, not the Andalucian Sierra Nevada
Aug
7
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
7
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
6
comment Is burying human waste always the lowest-impact solution?
Many animals leave their feces unexposed though.
Aug
6
comment How do you flavour your water on camping trips?
Bring some tea bags.
Aug
6
comment Is burying human waste always the lowest-impact solution?
My thought was whether the impact of damaging vegetation by burying may or may not be worse than the impact of leaving poo unburied at the surface.
Aug
6
revised Is burying human waste always the lowest-impact solution?
Rephrased
Aug
6
asked Is burying human waste always the lowest-impact solution?
Aug
5
asked Do truly all-season tents exist?
Aug
5
asked Is it normal that a down sleeping bag loses its loft after ~5 years ~150 nights?
Jul
30
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.
Jul
29
comment How can I test out my equipment before a backpacking trip?
With a map case, a waterproof map is not necessary.