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I'm an systems engineer, with some focus on complex systems, signal processing and a bit of control systems. My current job title is "Senior Satellite Systems Engineer". I am also a hobby photographer, and fairly avid programmer. I am the programmer of the Android app Psychic Tester, and my newest app, Ham Finder. I am also the author of the blog, The Making of a Ham, and the photographer on PearsonArtPhoto.com.

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Feb
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revised Does hiking with a dog in bear country increase or decrease your risk of a bear encounter?
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Feb
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comment Does hiking with a dog in bear country increase or decrease your risk of a bear encounter?
@RussellSteen: I'll try and make it clearer, but I'm saying for a short outing, it might help, but for an extended stay, I would not recommend it. I've updated the conclusion to be better.
Feb
5
comment Are there performance differences between lead and lead-free ammunition?
I think this question should either be re-opened or migrated to firearms. As @Shog9 doesn't seem to want to migrate it, I guess the answer is to reopen it...
Feb
3
revised Should a hiker be concerned about wolves in the back-country?
Fixed spelling, grammer.
Feb
3
suggested suggested edit on Should a hiker be concerned about wolves in the back-country?
Feb
2
revised How to cheaply introduce someone to backpacking
I'm sorry, but to me, there's a difference between backpacking and hiking... This question is about backpacking, so...
Feb
2
comment If I'm caught in lightning above tree-line, what should I do?
@mjrider: Fixed my answer.
Feb
2
revised If I'm caught in lightning above tree-line, what should I do?
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Feb
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Feb
1
comment How much fuel to carry for melting snow?
@HorusKol: Good call, got to remember those people who have a sane unit system in the world...
Feb
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revised How much fuel to carry for melting snow?
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Feb
1
answered How much fuel to carry for melting snow?
Feb
1
comment What pattern for casual planes should a castaway create on a desert island?
@Tomas: Added in source.
Feb
1
revised What pattern for casual planes should a castaway create on a desert island?
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Jan
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Jan
30
comment How do you determine how long a hike will take?
This is a good rule of thumb for a good hiker, but not a crazy one. Starting out, you will probably not be this fast.
Jan
29
revised What pattern for casual planes should a castaway create on a desert island?
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Jan
28
comment What pattern for casual planes should a castaway create on a desert island?
Oh. The length of the part of the letter to the width of the letter. IE, for the X, you ideally would want something for each line in the X that is 6 feet long, 1 foot wide, roughly. Of course, bigger is better, so...
Jan
28
comment What is the most important survival tool I should have when in the wilderness?
This type of question doesn't have a right answer, and could lead to a lot of bickering...
Jan
28
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