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location San Francisco Bay Area
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I'm a physicist modeling air pollution and global warming.
I'm passionate about software and the environment.


Jun
18
comment How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
@RussellSteen The first couple times I belay for someone I ASK THEM how much slack they want. My lady never wants to feel the rope tug at her at all. But another friend always wants to feel a little tension, for his own mental security. Just ask. Similarly, you should expect your belayer to listen to what you want. That is their job.
Apr
12
comment What can I do with a retired rope and harness?
I love your link! Those are all great ideas! As a climber though, just keeping the old rope around (unused) can be a little dangerous. You or one of your friends might grab the wrong rope one day. It's best if the rope is clearly labeled as old, or used in an art project.
Mar
29
reviewed No Action Needed How small is “too small” for tent guylines?
Mar
27
reviewed Reviewed What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
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.