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bio website github.com/theJollySin
location San Francisco Bay Area
age 33
visits member for 2 years, 1 month
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I'm a physicist modeling air pollution and global warming.
I'm passionate about software and the environment.


Feb
11
asked How to Clean Rock-Climbing Shoes
Feb
11
comment Trekking in the himalayan region
I am pumped to hear answers to this question.
Feb
11
comment What is the ultimate car camping bed solution — for two people?
The last time I tried this, I just laid the driver's seat back and slept like that. Add a makeshift pillow and a blanket and I bet you'd be more comfortable than I am usually tent-camping.
Feb
11
reviewed Reviewed What is scientific relation between body weight and backpack weight in mountain climbing?
Feb
11
comment What is scientific relation between body weight and backpack weight in mountain climbing?
I would suggest that whether climbing, mountaineering, or backpacking, the goal is to have the weight from your pack resting on your hips and not your shoulders. That really makes all the difference.
Feb
11
reviewed Reviewed Advantages to hammock camping on multi-night trips
Feb
11
comment What is scientific relation between body weight and backpack weight in mountain climbing?
I have climbed up the Northwest face and hiked the John Muir trail up Mount Whitney, and this is just my experience. @RoryAlsop is totally right, there are too many confounded details. The only important factors are fitness and experience. Good luck.
Feb
10
revised What is scientific relation between body weight and backpack weight in mountain climbing?
minor edit to my answer
Feb
10
answered What is scientific relation between body weight and backpack weight in mountain climbing?
Feb
9
comment Can I use my leather jacket to go to ski?
If you fall, you will get soaked. Also, ski pants are seriously a must.
Feb
7
reviewed Reviewed May hiking in Eastern California
Feb
7
accepted Safe Way to Mark a Carabiner
Feb
7
comment May hiking in Eastern California
@gerrit I live in the area, before I answer: do you want to hike for one week at a stretch, or do a few smaller 2-day hikes?
Feb
7
revised How to create campfire which will burn overnight?
Improved Grammar
Feb
7
revised Safe Way to Mark a Carabiner
Cleaning up the grammar
Feb
7
comment How to create campfire which will burn overnight?
When building a campfire, if you set the logs further apart they get more air and burn faster. If you set the logs closer together, they get less air and burn slower.
Feb
7
suggested suggested edit on How to create campfire which will burn overnight?
Feb
7
suggested suggested edit on Safe Way to Mark a Carabiner
Feb
7
comment What type of knife should I carry while rock climbing?
What are you looking to cut while climbing? Is this for opening dried food packs while on a porta-ledge, or for cutting rope? I'm not sure I understand.
Feb
7
comment What type of knife should I carry while rock climbing?
Can you describe to me a climbing situation in which you need to cut rope? This is not something I have run into.