Sunday, July 24, 2016

Fresh, July 24

 Cool Tools:  Puralytics Solar Water Purifier.  As far as I know this is the only product that actually does this - shows you that your water is safe to drink!  Read this...


 Old School Outfitter:  Ask Me: How Do You Plan Food for Backpacking?  I always plan specifically what I'll eat every day and weigh my food.  Read this...


 Inga's Adventures:  Astral Rosa convertible flip-flop sandals make water-crossings safe and secure.  With the strap also going over the top of the foot the shoe isn't going anywhere the wearer doesn't want it to go.  Read this...


 Walks With Moss:  Mount Adams.  Unlike most of the other tall peaks in Washington, Mount Adams can be climbed by folks with little in the way of technical climbing skills.  Read this...


 Hyperlite Mountain Gear:  Inclement Weather Hiking: Ten Tips to Stay Comfortable & Alive.  After 57,000 Miles & 56 Countries, Cam "Swami" Honan Knows Inclement Weather.  Read this...


 The GearCaster:  Drink From The Source With The MSR TrailShot.  Suitable for filtering microscopic organisms out of just about any moving water source (the company advises against use in stagnant water).  Read this...


 The Atlantic:  How a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology.  'It makes lichens all the more remarkable.'  Read this...


 Creative Review:  Smart About Sharks.  A great new children's book from illustrator Owen Davey  Read this...


 Photo Blog — Niebrugge Images:  Nursing Brown Bears.  A brown bear sow nursing her two young cubs last month in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.  Read this...


 MSR Summit Register:  Why New Zealand's Te Araroa Long-Distance Trail is One of a Kind.  It's safe to say we are far better humans than before we left.  Read this...


 Rambling Hemlock:  Rainy Harrison Lake.  Thunder rumbles in the distance...I splash along the shoreline...I'm determined to get to the survey site before the storm rolls in.  Read this...


 Jan's Jaunts and Jabberings:  DIY — Hiking Skirt and Tall Gaiters.  I never thought I'd be one to wear a skirt hiking, heck I didn't even wear them in my other life.  Read this...


 Hiking For Her:  Backpacking Hygiene Kit For Women Hikers.  Taking care of your skin, hair, lips and nails while on a backpacking trip makes sense in terms of your personal comfort, but also for your health and well being.  Read this...


 Hiking For Her:  Base Camping How To Tips: Day Hiking In Multiple Directions.  Why do it?  Read this...


 Pacific Crest Trail Association:  The millennials who live and work on the Pacific Crest Trail: AmeriCorps NCCC.  Each day on the trail was a gradual process of disconnecting from the things that I always felt were necessary.  Read this...


 Chris Townsend Outdoors:  Walking Man, the biography of Colin Fletcher, now available on Kindle.  I'm excited!  Read this...


 Lite Packer:  Bear Vault 450 Review.  The Vault can also be useful for hauling water, washing dishes and clothing, and using as a table or chair.  Read this...


 Carrot Quinn:  No Sunrises/No Sunsets: A week in Gates of the Arctic National Park.  'The herring lay eggs on seaweed,' she says. 'We gather the egg-covered seaweed and eat it with seal oil and salt.'  Read this...


 The Outdoor Society:  The Six Wilderness Regions of the Olympic Peninsula: An Overview.  Rugged and untamed, the forests, rivers and mountains surrounding Olympic National Park are some of the most impressive forests in the nation.  Read this...


 REI Co-op Journal:  Semi-Rad: 10 Questions to Ask 'Was It Fun, or "Fun"?'  7. Did you bleed, cry, vomit, curse, itch and/ or melt down at any time?  Read this...


 R U Nuts Adventures:  This date in my history.  Today was the first whole day of my odyssey 8 years ago.  Read this...


 Old School Outfitter:  Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite MAX SV Air Mattress.  Who enjoys blowing up an air mattress?  Read this...


 The GearCaster:  Preview: Camping Gear From Therm-a-Rest.  Just slide your feet in and let the Toe-asis do the work.  Read this...


 Secret Compass:  Summit Armenia's least-visited peaks.  Adventuresome type Tom Allen is currently route-finding in southern Armenia's Lesser Caucasus mountains.  Read this...


 Backpackingman:  Hiking In Taiwan's Stunning Toroko Gorge.  It has stunning mountains and gorges and all covered in a lush jungle forest.  Read this...


 The Roaming Bobcat:  AT day 13. Mile 177. Maine. Pain. Rain.  'River, I love you. Please grant me safe passage. Thank you'  Read this...


 The Mountains Are Calling:  Pacific Crest Trail, Castella to Ashland: the first hundred miles.  The people I saw, I never saw again.  Read this...


 Ultralight Insights:  GEAR REVIEW: Topo HydroVenture Trail Running Shoe.  Hiking in mud and water was no problem for the HydroVenture.  Read this...


 Clever Hiker:  Wonderland Trail Backpacking Guide.  Awesomeness Level: High.  Read this...


 The National Parks Girl:  Backpack to Cracker Lake: A Wildlife Adventure.  It felt so surreal finally rounding the corner to see the icy blue Cracker Lake nestled below towering 4000' mountains.  Read this...


 Across Utah:  Hayduke: Tarantula Mesa.  A fall here would probably not be fatal - but it could be bad.  Read this...


 Brown Girl on the (P)CT:  Day 48 - Chafing at the Bit.  The dudes are now bathing upstream of both convenient collection points. Srsly?  Read this...


 Hiking in Finland:  The Week in Review 242.  'Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.' — Barry Finlay  Read this...


 Adventure Journal:  The Disturbing Bro-ification of Outdoor Recreation.  What used to be a very "volkssport," inclusive, hippy-like identity has transformed into a super-elitist and entitled one.  Read this...


 Cooking in Tongues:  Siq Trail, Mujib Biosphere Reserve, Dead Sea, Jordan.  You can leave your valuables with the park ranger at the front desk who also gives you a life vest to wear.  Read this...


 Have Tent, Will Travel:  Mt. Olympus.  A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again? Yeah...  Read this...


 PetaPixel:  Microburst Photographed from a News Helicopter.  In the right place at the right time, Ferguson managed to capture remarkable photos of it.  Read this...


 PetaPixel:  This Nature Photographer is an Animal Whisperer.  He has been able to capture portraits of them from unusually short distances.  Read this...


 PetaPixel:  Portraits of Foxes and Their Unique Personalities Explained.  'When you face a fox, you face personality.'  Read this...


 Feature Shoot:  A Dark and Majestic Fairy Tale of Animals Lost in the Forest Mist.  In the silence of the forest, great beasts hulk.  Read this...


 Kickstarter:  The Superbook: Turn your smartphone into a laptop for $99.  The Superbook is a shell that turns your Android smartphone into a complete laptop. Get the freedom of using just one computer.  Read this...


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