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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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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?
Oct
22
answered How to grade a trek?
Oct
22
comment A Hat or a Cap?
What do you mean by hiking in sub-continental?
Oct
22
revised What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
added 1178 characters in body
Oct
22
comment What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
@OlinLathrop I discovered why it's so sparse. See my answer.
Oct
22
answered What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
Oct
22
comment What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
This post explains the difference between the old USGS series and US topo series.
Oct
22
comment What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
Why are there no trails, Public Land Survey System (PLSS), powerlines, etc. on US Topos?.
Oct
21
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is a mother bear more defensive during early summer compared to late summer and autumn?
Oct
19
comment Will a tent provide some protection from bears?
with your cooking clothes, do you leave your clothes at the “kitchen”, walking to and from your tent naked / in special clothes?
Oct
19
asked Is a mother bear more defensive during early summer compared to late summer and autumn?
Oct
19
comment How much more difficult is the haute route than the Annapurna trek?
Did you sleep in huts or in tents? That matters a lot for gear...
Oct
19
revised How much more difficult is the haute route than the Annapurna trek?
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