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


Aug
13
comment Will using a sleeping bag stop the body from adapting to cold?
Adapting to the cold (or the heat) is a long process. I think of it as something I need to try to do in little ways every day. But when I go backpacking/camping I bring the warmest things I can, for temperature. Just IMO.
Aug
13
comment Will the benefit of an axe outweigh the drawbacks and win over a large knife?
Just to clarify, what situation are we talking about: backpacking? hiking and car-camping? General survival? (Perhaps we can clarify this and add a tag to your question?)
Aug
8
comment Dealing with rashes between thighs and around the groin
@Lathrop This is the exact solution I use. Loose boxers are the enemy on a long, hard backpacking trick or serious run.
Aug
8
comment Sustainable systems for carrying out human waste
Your link no longer works. Can we fix that?
Aug
8
reviewed Excellent Identifying named peaks from the summit of a north-american peak
Aug
8
reviewed Satisfactory What style of camelback hydrating systems exist out there?
Aug
8
reviewed Excellent Where to carry a folding knife when hiking?
Aug
8
reviewed Satisfactory What are the minimum set of shoes required for hiking outdoors
Aug
6
revised Recipe for backcountry ice cream?
cleaning up
Aug
6
revised Pink Winter Sleeping Bags
Improved grammar
Aug
5
revised How to maintain climbing strength while training for a marathon
minor edit & bump
Aug
5
revised Recipe for backcountry ice cream?
edit for cleanness
Aug
5
answered Recipe for backcountry ice cream?
Aug
3
comment Does eating snow help dehydration?
@RussellSteen I like math more than most people, but the experts have other practical information. For instance, the air-to-water ratio is the limiting factor in getting enough water from snow to survive. So, digging down deep in snow for a more compressed water source is vital to survival. I feel that should not be left out of the answer.
Aug
3
revised Does eating snow help dehydration?
Improved grammar
Aug
1
comment What are the major difference between a regular sleeping bag and one designed for women?
@OlinLathrop You are correct. I had my numbers backwards on that one. Thanks.
Aug
1
revised What are the major difference between a regular sleeping bag and one designed for women?
fixed logic
Aug
1
answered Pink Winter Sleeping Bags
Aug
1
answered What are the major difference between a regular sleeping bag and one designed for women?
Jul
31
comment FiveFingers or hiking boots?
Just my anecdotal experience: Five Fingers make great hiking shoes, I love them. Unless I'm carrying weight. If you're backpacking you need a stiff-soled shoe to support the weight. You're feet aren't designed for carrying extra weight while backpacking.