Sunday, June 19, 2016

Fresh, June 19

 Astronomy Picture of the Day:  A Roll Cloud Over Uruguay.  What kind of cloud is this? A type of arcus cloud called a roll cloud.  Read this...


 Ignant:  The Colors Of South America.  This continent leaves you speechless. Then it turns you into a story teller.  Read this...


 CBC Radio — The Current:  Nature soundscapes reveal environmental devastation.  Krause speaks with The Current about his work, and what he's learned from over 50 years of recording nature.  Read this...


 CBC Radio — The Current:  First mammal extinction by human-caused climate.  The little brown rodent lived on the small island of Bramble Cay in Australia's Great Barrier Reef where its last known appearance was in 2004.  Read this...


 Reuters:  LG Electronics sells mosquito-repelling TV in India.  The same technology, which was certified as effective by an independent laboratory near Chennai, India, has been used by LG in air conditioners and washing machines, the company said.  Read this...


 CBC Radio — Ideas:  The Degrowth Paradigm.  Degrowthers believe we need a more modest and sane alternative to the constant pressures of expansion that are destroying the ecological basis of our existence.  Read this...


 The Shooting Star:  One Year of Travelling Without a Home.  For one year, I have moved, uninhibitedly, as much within as with my feet.  Read this...


 The Guardian:  Above the streets, beneath the stars: why you should try urban rooftop camping.  "Here? In the city?"  Read this...


 Nevada Magazine:  Hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail.  One thing I like about the TRT is that, although challenging, it is doable for most people that are in reasonably good physical condition.  Read this...


 Cattywampur:  First Impression: Grayl Ultralight Purification.  So far the Grayl has passed my first impressions and made it into my pack for my upcoming trip.  Read this...


 Andrew Skurka:  Review: Salewa Lite Train Trail Running Shoes.  The Michelin-made custom outsole sticks to rock, and bites well into soft dirt, grass, and leaves.  Read this...


 eNZees Foot Soother:  Trip Report: A Marmot Attack in American Basin.  Marmots, it would seem, are notorious for this kind of behavior.  Read this...


 The Hippy Homemaker:  7 DIY Dehydrated Meals For The Trail Or On-The-Go.  3 different diets in one household make[s] things difficult.  Read this...


 The Mountains Are Calling:  Home/Adventure.  They blithely state that they will bankrupt themselves for the present, and will not worry about having to work at checkout stands at eighty.  Read this...


 Sage Clegg:  Oboz Trail Tales: Water in the Desert.  Some tips for staying hydrated in dry places.  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  SunJack Portable 20W Solar Charger and Battery Review.  This solution is more than sufficient for our current car camping needs.  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  NEMO Tetrapod Hammock Review.  It's a single layer, side entry hammock, best used for warm weather backpacking and camping.  Read this...


 She-ra Hikes:  Lessons Learned from a CDT Thru-Hike.  The CDT is definitely scary and uncomfortable.  Read this...


 Adventure Alan:  Non-technical Canyon Backpacking in Utah - a how to guide for getting started.  Ready for something stunningly beautiful and completely different but still safe and easy?  Read this...


 Bedrock & Paradox:  BD Alpine Carbon Cork 2013 v. 2016.  Overall it seems more relevant to ask why one wouldn't want Carbon Corks than the other way around.  Read this...


 Fixing Your Feet Blog:  12 Foot Care Tips for Success at 100's.  6. Use a high-quality lubricant like SportsShield, Sportslick, RunGoo, Trail Toes, or ChafeX. Do not use Vaseline.  Read this...


 Adventure Alan:  Nutritious Backpacking Meal Recipes.  Keep it simple.  Read this...


 Wandering On The Edge:  Sacredly, Secretly, Silently.  Autumn In Arizona--2015 Upper Desert  Read this...


 Seattle Backpackers Magazine:  3 Freezer Bag Cooking Meals for Backpacking.  The principle is simple: boil water, pour into the bag, stir, let sit, open and eat right out of the bag.  Read this...


 The Ultimate Hang:  Haeleum Braeden Insect Repellent Shirt Review.  The Haeleum Braeden is a long-sleeve, crew neck synthetic shirt designed to be worn close to the skin.  Read this...


 The GearCaster:  Free National Park Maps Online.  Holly began to work on the site during the 2013 government shutdown to digitize the paper maps he's come to love so much.  Read this...


 Modern Hiker:  Casey Nocket Pleads Guilty to Vandalism.  May be the most high-profile outdoor vandal in memory.  Read this...


 Adventuras:  Exposing Landscape Photography.  Get perfectly lit outdoor photos every time.  Read this...


 Jan's Jaunts and Jabberings:  Mt Whitney - Seriously? (Part 4).  I've been up since 3am. I've hiked to the highest point in the lower 48 at 14,508'. I'm elated.  Read this...


 Blissful Hiking:  Lightning Storms on Your Hike.  Watch out for danger signs. If your hair begins to stand up or your skin tingles...  Read this...


 Signpost Blog:  Lay of the Land: 11 Essential Things to Know about Hiking in Washington.  Getting the lay of the land isn't something that happens overnight. It takes years.  Read this...


 U.S. Department of the Interior:  Press Release.  Secretary Jewell, National Park Service Director Jarvis Announce New National Recreation, Water Trails.  Read this...


 LightHeart Gear:  How To: Repair a Zipper Failure in the Field.  Enjoy knowing new tricks, and never be caught out again.  Read this...


 Newport Jerky Company:  Edible Zebra Tarantula.  Product Description: 1 whole big hairy edible Zebra Tarrantula that has been baked with BBQ seasoning.  Read this...


 Hikers For Life:  What you need to know about Rat Urine Disease (Leptospirosis).  The bacteria invades human tissues and organs, particularly affecting the livers and kidney.  Read this...


 PCT Trailside Reader:  In the Middle of the Night.  First this sound resonates at one click per second; then two, then ten...The volume increases. I am fully awake.  Read this...


 HikeLighter.Com:  Unshoes 'PT Sleek'.  I decided I wanted to go with an over-the-toe style instead of between-the-toe style sandals.  Read this...


 Hike 734:  Black Phantoms - My Wolf Encounter.  A short film...about my wolf encounter on the Coal-Fielding trail along Muir Creek..  Read this...


 The Luminous Landscape:  Canyoneering Photography.  These photographs, more than any other, speak to the reason I go canyoneering.  Read this...


 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory:  Weird, water-oozing material could help quench thirst.  The discovery could lead to...fabric that automatically pulls sweat away from the body and releases it as a vapor.  Read this...


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