Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fresh, November 27

 BBC:  Amazing white rainbow snapped over Scottish moor.  Melvin Nicholson was out on the moor, south of Glen Coe, on Sunday when the "unbelievably beautiful" white rainbow appeared.  Read this...


 Trail Recipes:  Barocook Flameless Cooker BC-007 Review.  All you need to do in order to have your meals hot is to activate the heat packs by adding a little water or snow.  Read this...


 BrawnyView:  Books of Lasting Value.  "Clutter's Last Stand" and "The Gift of Fear".  Read this...


 Light Heart Gear:  Dental Floss — Myth-buster Edition.  An understanding of what dental floss is will help explain why it's not best for sewing.  Read this...


 Old School Outfitter:  Gear Review: Feathered Friends Snowbunting EX 0 Sleeping Bag.  On chilly nights of camping, nothing's more popular than a fat sleeping bag.  Read this...


 MSR Summit Register:  Behind The Photo: How To Get that Glowing Tent Shot.  Modern cameras are just as much 'computer' as your computer so mastering the technology inside a camera takes time.  Read this...


 Hiking in Finland:  The Week in Review 255.  "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit." - Ralph Waldo Emerson  Read this...


 India Hikes:  How I overcame a deformity in my foot and became a Trek Leader at Indiahikes.  Born with a twisted right foot, I could not walk properly. So being at such postcard-perfect landscapes was just what it was — a dream.  Read this...


 The GearCaster:  Pre-Hydrate Backcountry Meals To Save Fuel.  A simple concept: use a lightweight, watertight container to pre-hydrate meals before cooking in order to save time and fuel usage while improving flavor.  Read this...


 Rambling Hemlock:  Arizona Trail — Passage 21.  Ready or not this is happening: a solo section hike of the Arizona Trail. With tent.  Read this...


 Trail Hiking Australia:  SNOWGUM Micro 600 Down Sleeping Bag.  I had completely failed to understand that sleeping bags actually came in different packed sizes for a reason.  Read this...


 n+1:  The Laboratory of Our Future.  The places I call home have been targeted for the ash heap of history.  Read this...


 Scottish Mountaineer:  We're off to Never-neverland.  The roof of the tent was bejeweled with crystals of frost, last night's breath given solid form. I sat up and it showered gently all over my head.  Read this...


 Bold Betties:  The question isn't "why?" — it is "Why the F*** not?".  Advice from my old college roommate Mud.  Read this...


 Gore-Tex Blog:  Beyond the Valley: 5 Great Day Hikes in Yosemite National Park.  Cathedral Lakes, Young Lakes, Cloud's Rest, Hetch Hetchy, Chilnualna Falls.  Read this...


 Forest Hiker:  The chaos at the end of Belding Road.  Some people get a kick out of climbing up things. I'm always descending from above.  Read this...


 Jan's Jaunts and Jabberings:  NM — El Malpais — Chain of Craters, Hello CDT.  With the line of mounds, you can see why it's called a chain. Why it's called craters, I don't know.  Read this...


 Hiking For Her:  Significant Other Hiking Partner: Romance + Trail Time.  Let's get real.  Read this...


 Adventure Journal:  Can Black Friday Ever Be Green?  Take time to remember the late biologist Barry Commoner's famous aphorism: There's no such thing as a free lunch.  Read this...


 Adventure Journal:  The 16 Best Bad Campground Reviews.  There were pine needles EVERYWHERE in our site and in everyone else's for that matter. It would have been nice to arrive in a CLEAN campsite.  Read this...


 Charlie Knight:  Climbing Ben Nevis With One Leg — Michael Robbert Brans.  Fastest 5km on crutches  Read this...


 Adventure Alan:  Recommended Sleeping Bags & Quilts.  Quilts are Value. Quilts Work. Quilts are More Comfortable. What is a Backpacking Quilt?  Read this...


 HikeLighter.Com:  Interview: Enlightened Equipment.  The amount of times I have gone "wow" while conversing with Tim is likely more than any other interview I have ever done.  Read this...


 HikeLighter.Com:  Interview: Six Moon Designs.  The Gatewood Cape is one of the topics I bring up with Ron.  Read this...


 The Ultralight Hiker:  Pimping a Gorilla.  With my Cyclone Chair in the Gorilla is more comfortable under load than with its original stay and hip belt, yet significantly lighter.  Read this...


 Most.Memorable.Moments:  Demystifying the process of change in life.  "Happy Diwali", a friend applauded, cheering me, while I was still panting. I rejoiced.  Read this...


 The News Tribune:  Climbing to crater rim and explore wild lands at Mount St. Helens.  Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Mount St. Helens in a variety of ways throughout 2017, thanks to programs offered by the Mount St. Helens Institute.  Read this...


 Stick's Blog:  PHGT: October 2016 Mt Roger's/Grayson Highland Hike.  Since this was more of a camping trip than a hiking trip, when it came to gear, I decided to carry a few luxuries.  Read this...


 Backpacker:  18 Tips From Female Solo Hikers.  These six long-distance divas have no problem hitting the trail alone — and often prefer it.  Read this...


 Sandiego Mitch:  My IKEA Backpack.  The $0.99 Ikea Frakta bags were rated to 55lbs, which gave me some confidence in the material.  Read this...


 Terbil Draems:  Draems whats is terbil .  Thers is a sorfbort in yor slepeing bage.Howe it gete ther ?No ideae.  Read this...


 KNKX:  Food For Thought: 'Hey Mom! I Want a Butterbloat All-Wiener Turkey!'.  "So tender you can cut it with a glance," says proud Bar X President Bill Whistlecod. [audio]  Read this...


 TTBOOK:  Knowing Animals.  And the fascinating story of Charles Foster's attempt to live like a badger, when he lived in a hole in the ground and ate worms. [audio]  Read this...


 The Guardian:  Being a Beast by Charles Foster review — the man who ate worms like a badger.  Worms from the Chablis region of France, when chewed, have a long, mineral finish. Worms from Picardy are apparently musty, like splintered wood. Worms from the high Kent Weald are fresh and uncomplicated.  Read this...


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