Sunday, January 1, 2017

Fresh, January 1

Hyperallergic Tracking the 19th-Century Explorer Who Scaled Java's Volcanoes.  Trace the footsteps of Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, who climbed more than 40 of Java's volcanoes, studied, and illustrated them.  Visit site  ▷

P Magazine LS IX.  Shot in Morocco by Luca Tombolini  Visit site  ▷

Italian Ways Magma.  A black and white photographic series from Antonio Biasiucci documenting the stony landscape of the largest active volcanoes in Italy.  Visit site  ▷

Popular Science Want to build an igloo? Here's how.  Frozen water is a fantastic (and free) building material.  Visit site  ▷

Baker City Herald 41 elk die as ice breaks.  A herd of 41 elk died Tuesday morning when they fell through the ice while trying to cross Brownlee Reservoir near Richland, about 41 miles east of Baker City.   Visit site  ▷

Quartz A tiny forest tribe built a DIY drone from YouTube to fight off illegal loggers.  It soared into the azure skies above southern Guyana's grasslands, and the small crew on the ground cheered.  Visit site  ▷

Avaunt The Greenland to Scotland Challenge.  Kayaking 2,000 km across the North Sea.  Visit site  ▷

Ars Technica How humans survived in the barren Atacama Desert 13,000 years ago.  Geologists solve the mystery of early settlers in Chile by finding lost wetlands.  Visit site  ▷

Playboy Iceman Cometh.  "Fainting is okay," he says. "It just means you went deep."  Visit site  ▷

The California Sunday Magazine My Dinners With Harold.  How a shy Ph.D. in English literature revolutionized the science of cooking and became revered in the most famous kitchens in the world.  Visit site  ▷

KNKX Meet The Park Ranger Who's Right At Home In The Northwest's Wettest Landscape. [audio]  "There's a lot of tiny spiders in this forest. I mean, bazillions of'em!" the ranger effuses.  Visit site  ▷

Cool Tools Allbirds.  I feel slightly irresponsible for advising people to buy $95 shoes. They're all merino wool from New Zealand. They're so comfortable.  Visit site  ▷

Stick's Blog If I'm Going to Dream, then I'm Dreaming Big!!!  This trail has been called "America's most beautiful trail" so that must mean something, right?  Visit site  ▷

Halfway Anywhere The Annual Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Survey (2016).  So here you are.  Visit site  ▷

Old School Outfitter The 10 Best Backpacking Trips in the Southwest.  After a quarter-century of chasing the best backpacking trips in the Southwest, I've put together a list of what I submit are the top 10.  Visit site  ▷

Hyperlite Mountain Gear The Best of 2016.  Some serious business happened in the field.  Visit site  ▷

The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader Ice cream.  Somehow, ice cream lover that I am, I missed one of the PCT's "Best Fuel Stops" ... the Eastwind Drive-in in Cascade Locks.  Visit site  ▷

Rambling Hemlock Rock Creek in Canyons of the Ancients.  I learned about goat-rocks while doing mountain goat surveys. Sometimes they suddenly start moving. You get to count those on your survey form.  Visit site  ▷

Adventures In Stoving Review — The New MSR Pocket Rocket 2.  The obvious gain here is in compactness.  Visit site  ▷

Adirondack Almanack Black Bears Seldom Attack People.  When bears in the Adirondacks do injure humans, it's usually because they are protecting their cubs or have come in contact with people while seeking food at a campsite or home.  Visit site  ▷

Outdoor Quest Sighting With a Magnetic Compass.  The knowledge of how to use a compass is still important; do not underestimate this skill.  Visit site  ▷

Section Hiker Guide to Hammock Styles and Designs by Derek Hansen.  I first classify hammocks into two main styles: open and jungle.  Visit site  ▷

REI Co-op Journal Ask an Expert: How Can I Clean Workout Clothes that Stink?  I'm looking at you, polyester tech tees.  Visit site  ▷

sweetwilder How To Get The Smell Out Of Your Hiking Boots.  I have really awful, smelly feet. It's bad. To combat this and extend the life of your shoes here is a three step, low cost option.  Visit site  ▷

Bogley Outdoor Community Tips for calling 911 with a cell phone — A peek under the hood.  In particular I wanted to know the details of how the 911 dispatcher learns the *location* of the caller. What kind of digital magic happens behind the scenes?  Visit site  ▷

The Adirondack Almanack Boxelders: The Kissing Bug.  Kissing bugs (the insects, not the pastime) are real. They can infect people and animals with Chagas disease.  Visit site  ▷

Cotopaxi Journal The Cult of Cardboard.  Waste is a design flaw. There is no waste in nature.  Visit site  ▷

The Hiking Project Journal Closing the Gender Gap in the Great Outdoors.  Outdoor sports are brimming with passionate, talented, adventure-seeking women calling for more equality in the industry and beyond.  Visit site  ▷

Bedrock & Paradox A more complete treatise on 'mid selection.  Get yourself a good mid. Go use it. Have fun.  Visit site  ▷

Indiahikes November 2016 Photo Contest — Nominations.  From silhouettes to landscapes, our trekkers have captured the true essence of trekking in this month.  Visit site  ▷

Ultralight and Comfortable Peanut butter fudge.  Amazing. Body fat increasers, love handle expanders.  Visit site  ▷

WinterCampers Quinzees.  A combination of an igloo and a snow cave.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultralight Hiker Make Your Own Tarp or Hammock.  Aussie Outfitter Tier Gear has a wonderful page of instructables which show in profound detail how to make your own hammock or hammock tarp, amongst other things.  Visit site  ▷

the clueless wanderer blog Tracy's Story...Pt. II.  At 42 years old, I stepped foot onto a psychiatric, did I feel like a loser! I have since hiked across 12 of the fourteen states that make up the Appalachian Trail. My goal is to complete the Appalachian Trail by my 60th birthday.  Visit site  ▷

Clear Landing Bobcat Facts.  I've included video, photographs and information about them in the article below along with a link to Defenders of Wildlife so you can help this great animal too.  Visit site  ▷

Frugally Sustainable Frugal Tips for the Novice Solo Female Backpacker.  My journey began months ago when the draw of solitude — and the desire for a raw connection to the source — reignited my love for life on the trail.  Visit site  ▷

Ruffwear Blog Goat Rocks Wilderness.  8 days and 80 Miles on the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington  Visit site  ▷

TTBOOK The Mississippi [audio].  This episode is about the boundaries and horizons of the Mississippi — its deep geologic past, its history as a route to freedom, and its meaning today.  Visit site  ▷

Scoutmastercg Outdoor Clothing 101 Infographic.  Proper outdoor clothing is comfortable but, more importantly, it keeps you safe.  Visit site  ▷

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