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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.


Jan
23
comment Are there 1-person 4-season tents?
Isn't warming up a matter of a good sleeping bag?
Jan
23
revised How do you keep the inside of your backpack organized?
Expand a bit on why no plastic bags.
Jan
23
comment How do you keep the inside of your backpack organized?
I did? Immediately after I'm writing but for optimal packing efficiency, it is much better to pack everything separately as much as possible. I shall elaborate a bit more.
Jan
23
answered How do you keep the inside of your backpack organized?
Jan
22
comment Strengthening exercises for a backpacking trip?
Hiking improves hiking.
Jan
21
comment What are the consequences of — illegally — using a 446 MHz PMR in the North American wilderness?
Oh, I never thought of PMR to contact emergency services. I usually take a personal locator beacon for that, or possibly a satellite phone.
Jan
19
asked What are the consequences of — illegally — using a 446 MHz PMR in the North American wilderness?
Jan
17
comment Taking and using bearings
Why Ordnance Survey? Any topographic map should do?
Dec
26
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
16
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
11
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
5
comment Why do people who backpack sleep in tents instead of tarps?
@whatsisname Mosquitoes? A tarp would be out of the question in northern Fennoscandinavia.
Dec
4
comment Why do people who backpack sleep in tents instead of tarps?
9 out of 10 times I camp there's nothing to attach a tarp to.
Nov
12
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
25
comment Should I expect reptiles in Southwest USA deserts in winter?
@Sdry But the Sun can be powerful still.
Oct
23
comment Advantages to hammock camping on multi-night trips
That sounds like the benefit of a tarp to me, independent of the method of sleeping.
Oct
23
comment Advantages to hammock camping on multi-night trips
I suppose you haven't camped in a storm at -10°C on a mountain plateau with not a single tree in sight.
Oct
23
revised Advantages to hammock camping on multi-night trips
Added understandable units
Oct
22
accepted Is a mother bear more defensive during early summer compared to late summer and autumn?
Oct
22
accepted Is backcountry hiking in northwestern Russia safe?