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


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.
Jul
31
awarded  Organizer
Jul
31
reviewed Close Camping Meal Ideas
Jul
31
revised Improvising Heavy Rain Protection for a Backpack
Grammar changes
Jul
25
comment How to Tell When Minimal Running Shoes Are Worn Out?
Oh no, I think the 'conventional wisdom' is just from experience. I know several runners personally who say that after you run enough miles in a pair of Nike's they start to feel like you're running with wood planks strapped to your feet. I think the rubber they use in modern running shoes just loses its elasticity.
Jul
25
comment How to Tell When Minimal Running Shoes Are Worn Out?
I think you're right. My minimal shoes seem to be lasting longer and I can't think of any good reason to trade them out.
Jul
25
accepted How to Tell When Minimal Running Shoes Are Worn Out?
Jul
25
revised How to Tell When Minimal Running Shoes Are Worn Out?
grammatical edits.
Jul
25
asked How to Tell When Minimal Running Shoes Are Worn Out?
Jul
11
comment Will barefoot walking harden the skin and help prevent blisters when trekking in heavy shoes?
I have noticed that walking barefoot only toughens the bottoms of my feet. So that won't help with blisters that you get in between your towns or on the sides of your feet/ankles. (Though, sure, it will help with blisters on the bottoms of your feet.)
Jul
11
reviewed No Action Needed Is it generally allowed to walk in German forests in the night?
Jul
8
comment Rappelling in the Rain
Ah! Thanks for the first-hand experience. I live (and climb) in Northern California on the coast, and the weather is a lot like England here. It rains like 100 days per year. I hadn't considered the lightning rod effect.
Jun
18
comment How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
@RussellSteen Definitely, I just wanted to mention the communication aspect. It's important. As far as safety, I believe DudeOnRock covered the issue of rope stretch well. With static rope (like in a gym) there is a wide range of safe slack. It's not something to worry about. Outdoors you'll frequently have more dynamic rope, and that is really the only situation where you have to actually think about slack. Climb safe, man.
Jun
18
comment How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
@RussellSteen The first couple times I belay for someone I ASK THEM how much slack they want. My lady never wants to feel the rope tug at her at all. But another friend always wants to feel a little tension, for his own mental security. Just ask. Similarly, you should expect your belayer to listen to what you want. That is their job.
Apr
12
comment What can I do with a retired rope and harness?
I love your link! Those are all great ideas! As a climber though, just keeping the old rope around (unused) can be a little dangerous. You or one of your friends might grab the wrong rope one day. It's best if the rope is clearly labeled as old, or used in an art project.
Mar
29
reviewed No Action Needed How small is “too small” for tent guylines?