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


Jan
31
revised What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
Fixed Formatting
Jan
31
comment Can you keep your feet warm in ski boots on a very cold day?
Personally, I buy ski boots to fit well OVER two thick pairs of socks. That way my feet stay warm. Why did you not do this?
Jan
31
comment What’s the difference between a B and a T ice axe?
I'm more of a rock than an ice guy. What do you mean by "technical"? Do you mean Real climbing as opposed to mountaineering? Or do you just mean harder ice climbing?
Jan
31
reviewed Reviewed How do I wash Gore-Tex clothing?
Jan
30
comment Art supplies on backpacking trips
I frequently wonder the same thing about taking my camera backpacking/climbing. But that is a lot of really fragile, expensive equipment.
Jan
30
revised Practicality of Beards
Improved Grammar
Jan
30
accepted Rappelling in the Rain
Jan
30
reviewed Reviewed Where in Europe is wilderness meeting the U.S. wilderness definition?
Jan
30
suggested suggested edit on Practicality of Beards
Jan
30
revised What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?
Improved grammar/layout
Jan
30
asked Rappelling in the Rain
Jan
29
comment Lacing materials for huaraches
Can you post photos of your huaraches and their current laces? That would be awesome.
Jan
29
comment What are different knots named in English?
Kudo's. I wanted to add that all the important knots for climbing are listed here.
Jan
29
revised What is the fastest style of sled?
minor edit
Jan
29
comment What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
Use a hangboard/fingerboard. Do a 20-minute exercise twice a week. Be consistent. Don't climb the day after a real 20-minute handboard routine (to exhaustion).
Jan
29
comment What is the fastest style of sled?
My concern in accepting your answer is two-fold: (1) Wouldn't all sleds be faster if you wax them down? and (2) I thought these sleds were only fast on really hard-packed snow, but were kind of useless on deep, fluffy snow?
Jan
29
answered What is the fastest style of sled?
Jan
29
awarded  Quorum
Jan
29
comment Methods for taping hands, wrists, and fingers for climbing?
@Mr.Wizard I have always wondered: Is it possible to make the above crack glove without pulling out a ton of hair? I'm a dude, and the hair on my wrists and hands is thick. I've never made a crack glove because I figured it would tare out a TON of hair to take on off. Yes/no?
Jan
29
reviewed Reviewed Dome tents vs popup tents, are there any inherent pros or cons besides price and ease?