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


Mar
27
comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
I agree. Dates are extremely an calorie dense, natural food, that is usually super tasty while on the trail. As a side note, try to vary your diet. If all you eat is dried fruit, you will eventually get the runs.
Mar
27
comment Logs & Rocks - Step on or over?
First off, there are plenty of hikes where I know ahead of time that there is little to no risk of poisonous snakes. In that case, protect your ankles. That being said, I'm sure it's safer not to jump on top of logs and trees, but I do it all the time. (I suppose, from experience, I estimate my risk being quite low there.) Now yourself and your surroundings.
Mar
27
revised Logs & Rocks - Step on or over?
snacks are not snakes
Mar
24
comment Why are there ropes on fingerboards?
After I started using the rock rings instead of mounted pull-up bars or fingerboards, my core strength got a serious boost. It has made a noticeable difference in my climbing. Have fun!
Mar
24
revised Buying a Backpacking Knife
added a little info
Mar
24
reviewed Reviewed How should we split up a 3 person tent?
Mar
23
answered Why are there ropes on fingerboards?
Mar
22
revised What is scientific relation between body weight and backpack weight in mountain climbing?
Improved explanation
Mar
19
reviewed No Action Needed What alternative topographic maps exist in the USA?
Mar
19
revised Does whiskey help keep you warm in winter?
added 2 characters in body
Mar
19
comment Does whiskey help keep you warm in winter?
That is a completely fair point. I have consulted the most authoritative source I know of for wilderness medicine and asked my favourite doctor, and they both agree. Information above.
Mar
19
revised Does whiskey help keep you warm in winter?
Improved reference for my thesis.
Mar
18
answered Does whiskey help keep you warm in winter?
Mar
18
reviewed Close Winter Camping Resources or Books?
Mar
18
reviewed Reviewed Liners and Travel sheets
Mar
18
comment Liners and Travel sheets
I'm not sure what the difference in the products are, but I know there is a difference in their purpose: travel sheets are just meant to keep you clean if you're traveling (say) in a particularly dirty country, and sleeping bag liners are generally meant to keep you slightly warmer and keep your bad clean.
Mar
11
reviewed Reviewed Buying a Backpacking Knife
Mar
11
reviewed Close Facility to test cold weather gear in London UK
Mar
11
comment Facility to test cold weather gear in London UK
Aside from just walking into a meat freezer, I've never heard of anything like what you're asking. But to be more clear, this is not something that people usually do when buying gear.
Mar
11
reviewed Close What are the key sites to see on a short trip through Oregon?