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I'm a physicist modeling air pollution and global warming.
I'm passionate about software and the environment.


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comment How safe is sleeping in bear country?
I agree with Ben below. Grizzlies and Polar Bears aside, you're safe while sleeping. There is minor risk of a charge if you surprise a mother with her cubs (but that only happens if you're awake).
Oct
22
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
7
comment Why are indoor climbing grades easier?
I generally agree with Brian Eagen. I will also add that it varies by gym. I climbed at a gym in NorCal that was notorious for having MUCH harder ratings than Yosemite.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
comment Bare Essentials for 2-3 day Hike
@GeistvonPA I wrote a beginner backpacking gear guide here: gist.github.com/theJollySin/4df50a08d6e0ab9955c9
Sep
22
comment Tips for a novice backpacker
For some friends just starting out, I wrote a thorough beginner guide to backpacking gear: gist.github.com/theJollySin/4df50a08d6e0ab9955c9
Sep
11
awarded  Yearling
Sep
5
comment Where to carry a folding knife when hiking?
I like a one-piece (not folding) knife while backpacking. I tend to hang it off my belt. I've seen people tie it to their leg, but that is a little uncomfortable for me: try it out though.
Aug
28
comment Safe Way to Mark a Carabiner
I tested nail polish on a carabiner I use for my car keys and yeah, everything gets rubbed off pretty fast. Useless to bother. I have marked non-gate parts of my carabiners with nailpolish and electrical tape just to ID them as mine, and that worked fine (I prefer colored electrical tape).
Aug
27
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
12
revised Does eating snow help dehydration?
rewording answer
Aug
11
revised Does eating snow help dehydration?
grammar edit
Aug
11
revised Is there a definitive list of the tallest mountains in the world that require little or no mountaineering experience?
added a link
Aug
5
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
5
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
24
comment Dog Breeds for Backpacking and Trail Running
@Ben What kinds of foot injuries? Is it just the constant friction of trail and rock on paws that aren't calloused because of city life? Something like that?
Jun
24
comment Dog Breeds for Backpacking and Trail Running
A little off topic, but would the Australian cattle dog need a lot of attention and things to do, when not on trail? More on topic, how do their feet hold up to long trails?
Jun
12
comment Should one run (or walk) back to civilization if bitten by a rattlesnake?
Awesome. That's super helpful, thank ye.
Jun
12
comment Should one run (or walk) back to civilization if bitten by a rattlesnake?
Love the answer, perhaps provide a source? I would normally bother, but this is a question where the answer makes a life-and-death difference.