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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.


Apr
21
accepted What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
Apr
21
accepted Bear spray vs. rifles against polar bears?
Apr
21
accepted Long distance hiking trail markings in North America or parts thereof
Apr
21
accepted Hiking popularity in North America vs. Europe
Apr
21
accepted Is a national forest always a forest?
Apr
21
accepted Apart from down, is there any outdoor material that should not be stored stuffed?
Apr
21
accepted How do people safely trek in polar bear country?
Apr
21
accepted What shoes keep me warm in the cold?
Apr
21
accepted How do I light a spirit (ethanol) stove when it's cold?
Apr
21
accepted Does camping in polar bear country require someone to keep guard during the night?
Apr
21
accepted What is a freestanding tent and why should I want one?
Apr
21
accepted What is a self erecting tent and why should I want one?
Apr
21
asked Can I get away with less advanced food storing methods if backpacking in areas where meeting bears is unlikely?
Apr
21
revised Should food be in a bear bag/canister even when I'm hiking?
added 166 characters in body; edited title
Apr
21
asked Should food be in a bear bag/canister even when I'm hiking?
Apr
21
comment Dealing with wildlife in the desert of California/Nevada in general and in the White Mountains in particular
What if there aren't trees around?
Apr
21
comment Rifugio (Mountain Hut) trek in Austria
@Eyal I've rarely been to Austria, but I've been a lot to the Alps further west. I can't really recommend a particular area, but I think many places are beautiful. Just avoid the ski resorts.
Apr
7
comment Dealing with wildlife in the desert of California/Nevada in general and in the White Mountains in particular
It ended up being useful to me, but I deliberately asked about wildlife because I thought a question What should I think of while hiking in the desert? would be too broad.
Apr
5
asked What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
Apr
5
comment Dealing with wildlife in the desert of California/Nevada in general and in the White Mountains in particular
@MaskedPlant Yet I've never had a problem with it in all my tundra hiking.