Sunday, December 4, 2016

Fresh, December 4

 Vox:  This 14-foot python was caught with 3 deer in its gut. That's a bad sign.  "I think we need to start taking these snakes more seriously."  Read this...


 Sourgrassbuilt:  Birdhouses, Bread boxes, Accessories.  Sunset Modern $349.99  Read this...


 USGS:  Mount Taranaki.  A nearly perfect circle of forest delineates the boundary of Egmont National Park in New Zealand.  Read this...


 PYLOT:  Face to Faith.  About one of the most fascinating places on earth — the sacred Mount Kailash in Tibet.  Read this...


 Adventure Journal:  Why Is the Forest Service Clear-Cutting Tongass Old Growth?  In the Tongass rainforest, the Forest Service has clung to the old-school logging of some of the most biologically rich, scenically stunning and carbon-dense forests on earth.  Read this...


 REI co-op Journal:  MSR Gives Back: Taking Backcountry Tech to Developing Nations.  It's simple, elegant science.  Read this...


 Outdoors Father:  British walker's guide to hiking in USA.  I think I will enjoy becoming an American hiker.  Read this...


 Ars Technica:  A personalized water purification system that floats.  We are getting closer to the development of personalized water desalination devices.  Read this...


 Ars Technica:  Deer eaten alive in Florida signals reappearance of devastating parasite.  Munching on living tissue.  Read this...


 Wikipedia:  Fire piston.  A device of ancient origin which is used to kindle fire.  Read this...


 BootsnAll Travel Network:  The Incredible National Parks of South America.  Most people don't know that there are more than 300 other beautiful national parks.  Read this...


 National Geographic Society:  The Best New Maps, According to Cartographers.  The new Atlas of Design is a collection of beautiful, innovative, and unusual modern maps.  Read this...


 National Geographic Society:  Top Shot: Where the Mountains Meet the Clouds.  Fuji is a treasure trove of mysterious shaped clouds.  Read this...


 Popular Science:  This stick-on sweat monitor knows when you need a drink.  Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and a "leading supplier of sports beverages" are currently running field trials with the device.  Read this...


 The Ultralight Hiker:  The Ultimate Guide to Hiking Boots.  Here's a guide that outlines your choices.  Read this...


 Seattle Backpackers Magazine:  Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Tent — Gear Review.  The Flashlight 1 tent is perfect for lightweight trips in dry areas.  Read this...


 Across Utah!  Flashback to The Black Hole.  If you do make it through the Black Hole - please write and tell me how the heck you did it!  Read this...


 The Outdoor Society:  Human Skull Found In Washington Crab Pot is 2,300 Years Old.  The woman lived somewhere around 360 to 400 B.C, and was more than likely a member of a local tribe.  Read this...


 BikeHikeSafari:  Hiking the Continental Divide Trail.  Any hiker contemplating this hike might find it useful to read all the blog posts listed below.  Read this...


 HikeLighter:  Interview: TarpTent.  I recently had the opportunity to speak with Henry Shires, owner of TarpTent, based out of Nevada City, California.  Read this...


 Andrew Skurka:  Interview with Ursack CEO: Yosemite food regs, lobbying, & new products.  There is only one problem: It's not an approved food storage device in the High Sierra, Olympic National Park and Pisgah National Forest.  Read this...


 TTBOOK:  Traditional Knowledge.  From the Potawatomi knowledge of the plant world to the Norwegian folk wisdom of how to chop and burn wood. [audio]  Read this...


 Times Free Press:  Hitched in Her Hiking Boots.  How Miller met and married her soulmate within 30 days of hiking.  Read this...


 Der Spiegel Online:  The Lungs Of The Earth.  Four people with very different ideas, but also the singular goal of saving Borneo's forests and the animals whose habitat it provides.  Read this...


 The Oatmeal:  How to Use a Selfie Stick Without Bothering Others.  Yes.  Read this...


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