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bio website github.com/theJollySin
location San Francisco Bay Area
age 33
visits member for 2 years
seen 7 hours ago

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


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?
Mar
11
reviewed No Action Needed What do unusual waymarks in France mean?
Mar
10
accepted How to Clean Rock-Climbing Shoes
Mar
10
revised How to Clean Rock-Climbing Shoes
edit
Mar
10
comment How to Clean Rock-Climbing Shoes
Oh, my only concern is the smell. I will try to make that more clear.
Mar
8
revised Buying a Backpacking Knife
update to my answer
Mar
7
comment How to maintain climbing strength while training for a marathon
Well, I think at least one day a week at the climbing gym will have to happen. Even if it hurts. And the only "equipment" I have at home is a pull-up bar and some rock rings.
Mar
6
revised How to maintain climbing strength while training for a marathon
Minor edit to my post.
Mar
6
asked How to maintain climbing strength while training for a marathon
Mar
4
reviewed Reviewed What temperature to prepare for on Everest base camp trek?
Mar
1
comment Experiences hiking with a baby: diapers
@KateGregory I've heard a lot of intense hiking stories, but yours is by far the most hardcore. Kudos.
Feb
28
reviewed No Action Needed Is it safe to eat poison ivy berries since I don't react to the leaves?
Feb
28
reviewed No Action Needed Is it safe to eat poison ivy berries since I don't react to the leaves?
Feb
26
comment Do bag liners add the same warmth value to all sleeping bags?
On non-backpacking trips I have taken to filling my sleeping bag with all the clothes I brought, coats, hats, socks, you name it. We found filling the sleeping bag with cloth is more effective than liners. (Of course, if you Are backpacking, all you'll have is a coat and some extra socks.)
Feb
25
reviewed Close Looking for a boot recommendation
Feb
21
reviewed No Action Needed How to find a secluded cabin to rent