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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 Wood versus plastic trail signs?
Thanks for all the upvotes, but I'm not sure if it does terribly much to answer the question :-)
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revised Wood versus plastic trail signs?
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revised Wood versus plastic trail signs?
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Jun
17
revised Wood versus plastic trail signs?
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Jun
17
comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
Besides wood and plastic, other options are stone and metal. I've added an answer describing how it is in Switzerland.
Jun
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revised Wood versus plastic trail signs?
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revised Wood versus plastic trail signs?
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Jun
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answered Wood versus plastic trail signs?
Jun
17
comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
@Mr.Wizard Note that they're not just on trails; they're everywhere. You can literally walk from one end of Switzerland to the other just by following these signs. It's a nationally consistent network of hiking signage, just like they have nationally consistent networks of signage for cyclists, and for motorists.
Jun
17
comment Wood versus plastic trail signs?
I love how Switzerland has a nationally consistent set of signs. For a little while Zermatt was the sole town that placed wooden signs instead, but they have reversed on the decision, so now there is national uniformity again. Some people think they're ugly. Personally, I love them.
Jun
17
comment How do I determine if a tent can handle strong wind?
As long as it keeps me dry... for the heat I have a sleeping bag.
Jun
16
comment If a national park trail with its campsites has been decommisioned, can I still hike and camp there?
@furtive No such thing as PMs on Stack Exchange...
Jun
16
comment Thunderstorms in the Canadian Rockies in September?
I don't mind a bit of snow (as long as it's not more than a dm or so), but I'm scared of thunderstorms, in particular in exposed places such as the Skyline Trail.
Jun
16
comment Do I need to hang a bear cache?
@furtive They're mandatory in some places (such as the Adirondack Mountains)...
Jun
16
comment How do I determine if a tent can handle strong wind?
So you're saying the Seed House in wind is good as it doesn't blow away, but bad as the wind is blowing through?
Jun
16
revised Does “Cow Tipping” hurt the cow?
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Jun
15
accepted If a national park trail with its campsites has been decommisioned, can I still hike and camp there?
Jun
14
answered If a national park trail with its campsites has been decommisioned, can I still hike and camp there?
Jun
14
comment Is there a Canadian equivalent to Forestry Rangers
Is that something specifically for public land? From my limited time in Canada I've learned about crown land and Public land usage zones (PLUZ).