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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.


Oct
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on I am looking for a two way radio/device with constant contact
Oct
16
answered I am looking for a two way radio/device with constant contact
Oct
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
9
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
8
comment What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
@Mapperz Cool. Are those available as printed, folded sheets? And is the background just USGS data, or all information available on the topographic maps (and hmm... if USGS data are public, why doesn't Openstreetmap simply copy it? Licensing?)
Oct
1
comment What parks are still open during the US government shutdown?
How does one close land?
Oct
1
comment Trekking in Mongolia without a guide?
A friend of mine hiked in Mongolia without a guide. In fact, he hiked (and partially cycled) all the way from France to Mongolia without a guide. They had a tent, but also tried to enjoy the hospitality of private people, who often invited them into their homes (which could be a yurt).
Sep
30
comment Which one is scientifically better for carrying water during an expedition: A hard fiber bottle or an Aluminium Bottle?
Better by what criteria?
Sep
28
awarded  Custodian
Sep
28
comment Can heartwood be used for fire?
I think the edit sufficiently improves the question so it doesn't need to be closed as unclear.
Sep
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can heartwood be used for fire?
Sep
26
comment What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
@OlinLathrop I don't know anything about overlays. I'm used to maps being maps, downloadable as vector or bitmap or to be acquired on paper. If there is a way to download a less sparse map from store.usgs.gov or elsewhere I'd be happy to know.
Sep
25
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
23
asked What are traditional Sami trail markings?
Sep
6
comment Devils path shuttle
@ŁukaszLech I disagree (again). I think that solving the logistics inherent to an outdoor trip should be on-topic on this site. That being said, the question could be a bit more informative. Where in the world is Devil's Path? Somewhere in the English speaking world, presumably? I'm sure there should be many places with this name?
Aug
20
comment Which is more durable: Hard shell or soft shell?
I've heard the term softshell before, but not hardshell, except for suitcases.
Aug
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
6
answered How to deal with hail outdoors without special equipment?
Jul
31
awarded  Convention
Jul
31
awarded  Nice Question