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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.


May
28
comment How do I determine if a tent can handle strong wind?
@Avestron Although product recommendations are off-topic, I can add that I'm looking for a freestanding solo "full" double-walled tent ("full" as in, doesn't rely on trekking poles or so). In combination with that is available through my local store (offers generous return policies) I came to the shortlist listed in the question.
May
28
comment How do I determine if a tent can handle strong wind?
@Avestron I didn't find any wind-related comments by any review. But there should be some predictors based on shape, material, mass, and other characteristics. Some models are quite new.
May
26
asked Do I need to hang a bear cache?
May
26
reviewed Close Maxpedition Condor 2 unresolved questions
May
26
reviewed Reviewed Do you footprint the inside of your tent, outside, or both?
May
25
asked How do I determine if a tent can handle strong wind?
May
25
comment How are backcountry campground reservations enforced?
Hmm, I'm used to make much longer days, I rarely if ever stop before 18:00 and usually continue until 20:00-ish, but then again I could do that /because/ I could camp anywhere (and because there was midnight Sun — once I made a 15 hour / 45 km day where I did start to feel my feet in the end, and once I continued hiking until 01:30). I usually don't really know what to do with my time once I have my camp set up and finished eating etc.
May
25
comment What Canadian national/provincial/territorial parks permit random backcountry camping, if any?
Great information! Unfortunately Quetico is a little bit further from southern Ontario than Algonquin or Killarney, but that of course is why it's less popular (even if it's not incredibly far from Winnipeg).
May
24
comment How are backcountry campground reservations enforced?
@bashophil It appears so, although details may depend on residency. For example, in northern Ontario crown lands, non-residents need a permit.
May
24
revised What Canadian national/provincial/territorial parks permit random backcountry camping, if any?
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May
24
asked What Canadian national/provincial/territorial parks permit random backcountry camping, if any?
May
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May
24
asked How are backcountry campground reservations enforced?
May
19
comment Where in Europe is wilderness meeting the U.S. wilderness definition?
Great answer! Is Europe the entire continent, or the European Union? I'd think 2% can be reached easily if European Russia is included.
May
15
comment How to dry wet shoes quickly?
Take your shoes off when crossing the stream? I usually take special sandals (Teva) for fording, then hang those outside my backpack to dry as I continue hiking.
May
13
comment Commuting by canoe
I hope you start downstream of the Rhine falls.
May
13
comment Trekking near Berlin
Will you have access to a car?
May
13
comment What are the consequences of — illegally — using a 446 MHz PMR in the North American wilderness?
Right, I won't.
May
13
comment What are the consequences of — illegally — using a 446 MHz PMR in the North American wilderness?
Great answer. The emergency assistance aspect is particularly convincing for me not to use it. I still wonder though, can a 500 mW source with a <10 km range cause interference for a very sensitive receiver hundreds of kilometres away?
May
13
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