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


Jan
25
comment What are essential items in an emergency kit?
This question is so important, but I do not know that it could possibly be answered for every area in the world in one post. Perhaps this should be changed to "Where can I get information on backpacking emergency kits in my area?"
Jan
25
reviewed No Action Needed Selecting backpacking cooking pot – teflon, aluminum, steel, titanium, or cast iron?
Jan
25
reviewed Reviewed What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
Jan
25
suggested suggested edit on What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
Jan
25
comment Walking trailers
You could not carry this thing up most mountains. Even most strenuous peaks involve some stretch of grade 3 climbing (rock scrambling) that this would make more difficult. A list of mountains I have hiked while backpacking that this would make much more difficult: Long's Peak in Colorado, Mount Whitney in California, Half Dome in Yosemite, just to name a few.
Jan
25
comment How can I acclimatize to cold?
That is interesting. It would be interesting to learn how he trained himself to do this.
Jan
25
comment How can I acclimatize to cold?
To increase the acceptable range of comfortable temperatures for your body you have to start slowly increasing the range of temperatures you are exposed to. Slowly decrease your usage of heaters and air conditioners. Slowly decrease the amount of clothing you wear in winter. Be careful, of course. If you make the switch too fast, you will be exposing your self to much risk.
Jan
25
reviewed Reviewed What are essential items in an emergency kit?
Jan
24
reviewed Reviewed How to avoid the layer of ice inside a water bottle during winter activities?
Jan
24
comment How do I mount a hangboard in an apartment?
I bought the Metolious Rock Rings, by the way. They're mounted on my doorjab pull-up bar. I have been doing a 20-minute finger work-out twice a week that is exceedingly painful. Thanks so much for your help.
Jan
24
reviewed Reviewed How long does it take to hear back about a Grand Canyon Backcountry permit application
Jan
24
comment How do you know if smaller brands of climbing equipment are safe?
I am all for supporting small businesses. But when it comes to safety gear, I prefer to support businesses that I know hire huge teams of mechanical engineers whose sole job is equipment testing.
Jan
23
comment Can you keep your feet warm in ski boots on a very cold day?
This is a fascinating answer, and not one I ever would have thought of doing. Have you actually tried this?
Jan
22
reviewed Reviewed What are different knots named in English?
Jan
22
comment Are the orienteering marches popular in Germany?
I lived in Germany for a few years. Do you mean 'Volksmarch'?
Jan
22
reviewed No Action Needed Packing delicate equipment for a hike
Jan
21
reviewed Reviewed Do bear-safe rules still apply in the winter?
Jan
20
answered Does eating snow help dehydration?
Jan
20
reviewed Reviewed Does eating snow help dehydration?
Jan
20
reviewed Reviewed Sleeping with two people in one hammock