Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fresh, August 21

 Appalachian Trail Girl:  ZPacks Solo Down Sleeping Bag 10F Review.  Before ordering this bag, take sizing into account.  Read this...


 Pacific Crest Trailside Reader:  The Most Wow-Worthy Sections of the PCT in Washington.  Some of the most stunning mileage along the trail comes in the final 500 miles.  Read this...


 ECT Thru Hike:  The Spirit of a Thru Hike.  Unbranded is the story of four friends that ride wild horses from border to border in the US - from Mexico to Canada.  Read this...


 Bedrock & Paradox:  Managing condensation: a shelter case study.  Realistically, condensation is a far more frequent and pressing problem for most backpackers than wind resistance.  Read this...


 AT Thru-Hike:  AT Thru-Hike #65 - Bug Eyes.  It wears a mask to pretend to be something it's not. I guess we all do that from time to time.  Read this...


 Mildly Extreme:  The Tarcoola Track - An Experiment.  ...a gentle one kilometre wander along the Brisbane River...  Read this...


 Inherently Adventurous:  Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables.  As you can see, it isn't hard. It just demands patience.  Read this...


 The Ultimate Hang:  Gear Best Inflatable Hammock Review.  It's a hammock in very loose terms, but as it is an elevated sleeping platform, I thought it would be fun to test it out.  Read this...


 Adventure Journal:  A Beginner's Guide to Reading the Stars.  When the sun goes down and the stars begin crystallizing out of the dark blue ether of dusk I get lost.  Read this...


 Sage Clegg:  Sometimes, Go Alone.  When were you last alone? Why does being alone conjure fear for most of us humans?  Read this...


 The NOLS Blog:  Bee Prepared: WFR Training Applied in Real Life.  Multiple stings...can be life-threatening.  Read this...


 Hiking for Her:  Finding Best Hiking Trails.  You need sources for easily finding great trails, right? Well, let's get started!  Read this...


 Hiking for Her:  Which Bear Canister Should You Use?.  In my opinion, it's the odors that should be defeated.  Read this...


 Hiking for Her:  Bear Spray: When And How To Use It.  The thrill of seeing these huge creatures is one that will stay with you for the rest of your life.  Read this...


 Summit Register:  The Wild and Remote Wind River Range.  Just getting to the trailhead required an hour and a half drive along a dirt road with only a smattering of houses.  Read this...


 The Ultralight Hiker:  A Broken Zipper Fixer!  What a brilliant idea.  Read this...


 Barefoot Jake:  (Review) Bedrock Cairn Sandals.  I predict the Cairn Sandals will be a top seller for Bedrock.  Read this...


 HikeLighter.Com:  Gossamer Gear, 'The One' (2016).  It is not very often that we get a new tent on the market that is worth talking about.  Read this...


 HikeLighter.Com:  Icebreaker Tech T Lite Short Sleeve Tee (1500+ Days).  This is a t-shirt that for over 4 years as been my primary next-to-skin layer, out on the trail, at home, and everywhere in between.  Read this...


 The Hiking Life:  Jim the Baptist.  'How much lighter you ask?' Probably 60%.  Read this...


 Sweeping the Garden:  Enemy of the Sun..  Basal Cell Carcinoma. Our surgery department will contact you to schedule treatment.  Read this...


 The Roaming Bobcat:  AT day 27. Please don’t step on the fish..  I read somewhere that 50% of sobos quit before the end of Maine. I am not surprised.  Read this...


 StatNews:  In the dark of night, a hunt for a deadly bug in the name of science.  The hunter sat in a folding chair encrusted with vulture droppings, waiting for his quarry.  Read this...


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