Sunday, October 9, 2016

Fresh, October 9

 The Atlantic Monthly:  2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest.  National Geographic Magazine has opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 4.  Read this...


 The Summit Register:  Tiny Tablets Make a Giant Impact on Global Water Treatment.  For fast-packers, ultra-runners, bikepackers and high-mileage day hikers, Aquatabs offer a reliable and minimalist clean-water solution.  Read this...


 Hiking in Finland:  The Week in Review 251.  "How often when we are comfortable, we begin to long for something new!" — Jacob Grimm  Read this...


 Seeker:  Skydivers Fly Into Unusual 360-Degree Rainbow.  British adventurer Anthony Killeen spotted this gorgeous full-circle rainbow during a tandem skydive in New Zealand.  Read this...


 Los Angeles Times:  The High Sierra forest is dying, and you can't count the loss in dead trees.  Driving through corridors cut through the woods by the road, we found sunlight where there had once been shadows. Logs lay on the shoulder, stripped and sectioned, ready to be hauled.  Read this...


 Kuriositas:  The Twisted Trees of Slope Point.  The airstreams loop the vast circumpolar Southern Ocean unobstructed for 2000 miles and then they smash into land.  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  Sierra Designs High Route I FL Tent Review.  The Sierra Designs High Route 1 FL Tent is a 2 pound 5 ounce, one-person trekking pole tent that's easy to set up and has a lot of interior space.  Read this...


 Columbia Blog:  Think you can hack it camping alone? I apparently can't. But here's some advice anyway..  As for me...I'll keep trying.  Read this...


 Adventure Journal:  The Touching Story of Paul and His Boots.  A rallying of the hiking community to do justice to Paul's dream and carry the boots.  Read this...


 Adventure Journal:  The Tent That's Half Yurt, Half Cabin, and Half Something Else Entirely.  With a claw-foot bathtub and an electric fireplace, this is definitely nicer than any tent you've ever set foot in.  Read this...


 Ultralight and Comfortable:  What I think about when I hike.  Backpacking reminds me that the meaning of life is living Read this...


 The Ultimate Hang:  Byer of Maine Moskito Kakoon 2016 Review.  The Moskito Kakoon is a very lightweight yet fully-featured jungle hammock. The price remains a remarkable $60.  Read this...


 Hyperlite Mountain Gear:  The Lost Coast of Alaska: Part 1.  An Alaskan coastal traverse between Cordova and Icy Bay, Alaska using fatbikes, packrafts, and inspiration from those whom came before.  Read this...


 Hiking For Her:  Lumbar packs: Ten Tips.  I'm concerned with the way the lumbar pack is interacting with the lumbar vertebrae, as well as all points north and south on a hiker's body.  Read this...


 Sobo-Hobo:  Facing Fear.  One of the reasons I wanted to hike Iceland was to face my fear of cold. I'm trying to broaden my skills and experience.  Read this...


 REI Co-op Journal:  Semi-Rad: 12 Tips on How to Survive a Pit Toilet.  It is possible to get splashed by a pit toilet, which is basically the worst possible result when using a pit toilet. Don't ask. Just trust me.  Read this...


 LightHeart Gear:  Repairing a Damaged Tent.  Here are some ways to be warm, happy and — most importantly — dry again.  Read this...


 Scientific American:  East of Siberia: Tigers and the Art of Persuasion.  A Scottish veterinarian recounts an uncomfortably close encounter with a very big cat.  Read this...


 Scientific American:  The fat-fueled brain: unnatural or advantageous?.  Drinking coffee with butter? Eating a block of cream cheese? Little to no fruit? The SCIENCE behind ketosis.  Read this...


  Bogley Outdoor Community:  Man lives after getting mauled by a Bear (twice) in Montana.  Note from Todd: Thought I should share yesterday morning's Grizzly incident. Not my best day, but I'm alive.  Read this...


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