Sunday, January 15, 2017

Fresh, January 15

Fix 30-Minute Bodyweight-Only Cardio Sweat Fest. [infographic]  When you think about how people stayed in shape before gyms and fancy workout equipment were the norm, bodyweight training makes a lot of sense.  Visit site  ▷

Boston Globe Bear Ears Buttes in Utah. [photo essay]  Known as Bear Ears for the pair of purple buttes at the region's center, perhaps no place in America is as rich with ancient Native American sites as Bear Ears.  Visit site  ▷

LighterPack LighterPack is a website to track the gear you take on adventures. It is still in Beta..  Click on things to edit them. Give your list and category a name. Add new categories and items to your list. When you're done, share your list with others!  Visit site  ▷

USGS It's the Heat and the Humidity, New Study Finds.  Why Lyme Disease is Common in the North, Rare in the South.  Visit site  ▷

National Geographic Society Look Inside Russia's Wildest Nature Reserves — Now Turning 100.  Russia's tumultuous history includes one legacy little known outside its borders-a vast system of protected lands that conservationists have fought for decades to study and protect. Some are so remote and guarded that few of Russia's own citizens have ever stepped foot in them.  Visit site  ▷

National Geographic Society Rare Ocelot Kittens Caught on Camera.  Using GPS technology and camera traps, biologists were thrilled to find rare litters of ocelot kittens and a den site-the first found for the small wild cats in a South Texas refuge in nearly two decades.  Visit site  ▷

National Geographic Society 5 Surprising Facts About Ötzi the Iceman.  1. The Iceman has living relatives.  Visit site  ▷

National Geographic Society How the World's Smallest Birds Survive the Winter.  Birds that stay north for the winter experience a nightly "mini-hibernation," in which their 107-degree body temperatures can plummet to 48 degrees.  Visit site  ▷

The Lightweight Backpacker Winter Camping Tips.  Travel will be slower, daylight hours are fewer, normal activities around camp take longer.  Visit site  ▷

Winter Campers Compass Basics.  Reading a compass seems like an intimidating skill to many people. However...  Visit site  ▷

Winter Campers Winter Camping Application ;-).  There is a hotel there right?  Visit site  ▷

Section Hiker Lightweight Winter Backpacking Gear List: Explained.  My advice — figure out what is right for you to be safe and comfortable, and suck it up if it weighs a bit more than you'd like.  Visit site  ▷

Old School Outfitter My 10 Rules of Adventure Travel.  I remember well my first big "adventure." Two buddies and I, hardly a clue about what we were doing.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultimate Hang Review: Hummingbird Hammock Pelican Tarp.  A winter-style, multi-panel tarp designed for hammocks (and tarp camping).  Visit site  ▷

The Hiking Life The Lost Coast Trail Backpacking Guide.  California's Lost Coast Trail, a 53 mile hike along one of the world's most beautiful coastlines.  Visit site  ▷

My Very Long Walk Attack of the Killer Donkey.  Dad leaned in, and the donkey pulled back its ears, a low rumble reverberating from its chest.  Visit site  ▷

Peta Pixel Finding and Photographing a Lunar 'Fog Bow': What to Look For.  A month ago I had never seen a lunar fog bow; now I have seen three.  Visit site  ▷

GQ The Do's and Don'ts of Protein.  Protein is good for you... if you're eating it right. Here's how to make sure you're getting the most out of what you put in your body.  Visit site  ▷

The Art of Manliness How to Climb a Rope.  At one time, rope climbing was even an Olympic event.  Visit site  ▷

Across Utah! Hayduke: Happy Maze Alternate.  I don't expect many to opt for this alternate, but it is actually my preferred route for a trek across Utah.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultralight Hiker Klymit Hammock Pad.  Definitely worth a look if you are planning on some hammock camping.  Visit site  ▷

GORE-TEX Blog Dispersed Camping in Colorado.  A complete guide to dispersed camping in Colorado, aka how you can camp for free in the mountains.  Visit site  ▷

Chris Townsend Outdoors Outdoor & Nature Books Review 2016.  I'm happy to recommend all of them.  Visit site  ▷

Chris Townsend Outdoors Performance, Durability & Lightweight Gear.  Choose carefully and you can reduce the weight of your load a great deal without any loss in performance and durability of your gear.  Visit site  ▷

Outside Online The Detective of Northern Oddities.  When they captured her off Cohen Island in the summer of 2007, she weighed 58 pounds and was the size of a collie. The growth rings in a tooth they pulled revealed her age — eight years, a mature female sea otter.  Visit site  ▷

Montana Outdoors Sunrise at ten below zero.  January 4, 2017.  Visit site  ▷

Slick & Twisted Trails The 5 Best Portable Battery Packs for Camping and Backpacking.  To help you choose we've outlined a few things to consider before purchasing.  Visit site  ▷

Boy's LIfe Insect Identification Quiz.  Can you identify these dangerous bugs?  Visit site  ▷

Paddy Pallin Trip Report: John Muir Trail.  The world is big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark.  Visit site  ▷

Expert Vagabond Secrets Of The Ring Road: Iceland's Epic Road Trip.  There's nothing like a good road trip. Especially when driving past active volcanoes, blue icebergs, roaring waterfalls, and northern lights.  Visit site  ▷

Parasite of the Day Pediculus humanus capitis.  What do parents dread their children bringing home from school more than a bad report card? Pediculus humanus capitis Visit site  ▷

The Seattle Times This is likely how that 'utterly gorgeous' spinning ice circle formed.  An ice circle that formed over the weekend in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie river was a curiosity not only to those who photographed it, but to scientists fascinated by the phenomenon.  Visit site  ▷

Reykjavik Silly Walks crossing in Reykjavik!  Reykjavik loves the silly walks!  Visit site  ▷

The Daily Mash Thundersnow heralds the coming of the Ninth Demon, admits Met Office.  It will become fully formed just after lunch at which point it will start eating large numbers of people in the West Midlands, before enslaving the women and children of Somerset.  Visit site  ▷

The New York Times Magazine Neanderthals Were People, Too.  New research shows they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?  Visit site  ▷

McSweeney's Internet Tendency Please Note the Rock Climbing Clip Attached to My Book Bag.  Attention, fellow commuters.  Visit site  ▷

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