Sunday, December 18, 2016

Fresh, December 18

 Lake Simcoe Icefishing:  How To Survive A Fall Thru Ice.  Grey ice is unsafe. The grayness indicates the presence of water.  Read this...


 Men's Journal:  The Cold Cure: What Freezing Water and Extreme Altitude Can Do For Our Health.  I breathe in the success in Kilimanjaro's thinnest air. I take 30 breaths and I'm hot. So I take off my shirt to enjoy the cold.  Read this...


 The Art of Manliness:  How to Treat Hypothermia.  The reality is that hypothermia is fairly easy to get.  Read this...


 Time:  The Best Astronomy Photos of 2016.  10 images from the shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year.  Read this...


 Atlantic Monthly:  Winners of the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest.  National Geographic has announced the winners of its annual photo contest.  Read this...


 Atlantic Monthly:  2016: The Year in Volcanic Activity.  Although this has been a relatively average year for the world's active volcanoes, the activity that did take place was still spectacular.  Read this...


 BBC News:  Wildlife Photographer of the Year — People's Choice.  Scroll down to see all 25 images, pre-selected by the museum from almost 50,000 submissions from 95 countries.  Read this...


 the guardian:  Stepping back 3.6m years: footprints yield new clues to humans' ancestors.  Tracks found by accident on proposed museum site in Tanzania were preserved in volcanic ash dampened by ancient African rains.  Read this...


 PetaPixel:  This 4K Aerial Timelapse Inspires Fresh Awe of Iceland's Epic Landscape.  So how did Evosia Studios manage to create something that stands out and inspires fresh awe for this beautiful country? They took to the skies...  Read this...


 PetaPixel:  Long Exposure Photos of 'Fog Waves'.  For the past 8 years, San Francisco-based photographer Nick Steinberg has been obsessed with shooting fog.  Read this...


 PetaPixel:  A Photographer Dives Into Norway's Underwater Atlantis.  Back in 1908, a landslide in Western Norway blocked off an entire valley, flooding farmland.  Read this...


 National Geographic Society:  Meet the 10 Most Inspiring Adventurers of the Year.  Get to know all 10.  Read this...


 Astronomy Picture of the Day:  Meteors over Four Girls Mountain.  In central China.  Read this...


 Panamericana 2016:  Breathtaking Patagonia — where to begin exploring?  We decided to skip the entire Torres del Paine national park and travelled further north directly to the Los Glaciares national park.  Read this...


 The Adirondack Almanack:  New Study Details Recreationists' Harmful Effects On Wildlife.  Nature-based, outdoor recreation is the most widespread human land use in protected areas and is permitted in more than 94 percent of parks and reserves globally.  Read this...


 Parasite of the Day:  Leucochloridium paradoxum (revisited).  Among the parasitic body-snatchers is Leucochloridium paradoxum — the infamous zombie snail parasite, also referred to as the "green brood sacs".  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  NEMO Sonic 0 Down Sleeping Bag Review.  A spacious cold weather sleeping bag that can be comfortably used by back or side sleepers.  Read this...


 Section Hiker:  How to Backpack in the Rain and Stay Reasonably Happy.  If you never hike in the rain, you're probably missing out on a lot of hiking days.  Read this...


 Adventures In Stoving:  What is a Remote Canister Gas Stove?  Why might this be important?  Read this...


 Charlie Knight:  How to Survive Your First Day on the PCT.  For me, the hardest step was around mile 1016 when I misjudged and slid down the side of a mountain.  Read this...


 The Outdoor Society:  Rediscover The Olympic's Bogachiel Rainforest.  Full of history, majestic forests and a lifetime of breathtaking rainforest views, the Bogachiel needs to be your next Olympic destination.  Read this...


 Outdoor Herbivore Blog:  Not Marketed as "Backpacking" Food: Everyday Grocery Items for the Trail.  If you want to treat yourself to a hot meal after a long day of exertion, you'd be surprised to know how many choices you have at your local grocery store.  Read this...


 The GearCaster:  Time to Ditch the Plastic Wrap and Baggies.  To help us cut down on our use of plastics, Patagonia partnered with Bee's Wraps to introduce a sustainable alternative to plastic wrap and baggies.  Read this...


 Brown Girl on the (P)CT:  Day 101 - Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad.  CRASH CRASHITY-CRASH CRASH CRASH. It's 1am, and it sounds like deer are failing miserably at being quiet.  Read this...


 Backpacker Magazine:  Advice From a Hiker Who Finished the Pacific Crest Trail.  Amanda "Zuul" Jameson: What it's really like to live the life of an end-to-ender.  Read this...


 Backpacker Magazine:  Pass/Fail: Thru-Hike the Pacific Crest Trail Without a Stove.  Can our PCT thru-hiker give up hot meals for 2,650 miles?  Read this...


 As the Raven Flies:  Loss of Motivation.  I gave up on the PCT this year. I left the boyfriend behind in Anacortes and started a new adventure.  Read this...


 UltraPedestrian:  Why I Don't Carry A First Aid Kit & What I Carry Instead.  In a real life first aid situation, it's not the quality, quantity, or type of supplies that make the difference; it's the brain that's putting them to use.  Read this...


 Jan's Jaunts and Jabberings:  Hiking with Geospatial PDF Maps.  Say WHAT?  Read this...


 Wilderness Stories:  Pacific Crest Trail — Questions and Answers.  "Welcome home! How does it feel? When did you come home? What was best? Did you see any wild animals? Were you ever afraid? Would you do it again? What are you gonna do now? How long did it take?"  Read this...


 Wilderness Stories:  A night about avalanche awareness.  It's chaos for a short while and then it stops. You can't move, you don't know what's up or down.  Read this...


 Fix:  How to pack for your first backpacking trip.  Learn the Art of Balance, Compression, and Accessibility!  Read this...


 The New York Times:  Hardy Divers in Korea Strait, 'Sea Women' Are Dwindling.  Kim Eun-sil, 80, figures she can work a few more years. "I can still manage under the sea," she said, warming her arthritic body at a fire.  Read this...


 Ideas:  The Sea Women.  South Korea's "sea women" have been harvesting commercial treasures from the ocean floor since the 4th century. With only a few tools and fishing baskets slung over their shoulders, these sunburnt and wrinkled grandmothers can dive up to 20 metres on a single breath. [audio 53:59]   Read this...


 The Rotherham Bugle:  Man With One Leg Wins Arse Kicking Contest.  John hopes that his success will inspire more one legged men to enter arse kicking contests.  Read this...


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