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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
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.
Jul
28
comment What hazardous wildlife is there in the UK?
Don't forget the threat of humans.
Jul
23
comment Permanent Camping Cooler - No Ice Needed
The folks at Sustainable Living might have ideas as well.
Jul
23
asked What permits and reservations do I need for the Adirondacks?
Jul
21
comment Wasp repellent for an object/area?
The high wind doesn't blow the wasps away?
Jul
16
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
13
asked How well does solar recharging work when strapped to the backpack?