Sunday, January 22, 2017

Fresh, January 22

iGNANT Atmospheric Photography By Hengki Koentjoro.  His focus lies on complexity in the minimalist, diving into the spiritual and the physical.  Visit site  ▷

AP News Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters, others.  A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access. Lawmakers earlier this month passed a rule eliminating a significant budget hurdle and written so broadly that it includes national parks.  Visit site  ▷

William Kemsley Jr. Hiking Trails In Danger!  The Appalachian Trail is the only National Scenic Trail that is a continuous, protected foot-path from one end to the other. All of the rest are disjointed routes.  Visit site  ▷

Yellowstone National Park Three Defendants from the High On Life Group Plead Guilty.  To charges in Yellowstone National Park that included disorderly conduct by creating a hazardous condition and foot travel in a thermal area.  Visit site  ▷

Astronomy Picture of the Day Layer Cake Sunset.  Seemingly sliced into many horizontal layers the Sun shimmered moments before it touched the horizon, setting over the Pacific Ocean as seen from the mountaintop Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.  Visit site  ▷

The Atlantic Photos of the Week.  Something happening everywhere...  Visit site  ▷

Popular Mechanics You Could Live Here Alone Forever.  The world surrounding my father's Montana homestead could disappear tomorrow, and he would make out just fine.  Visit site  ▷

WinterCampers Adirondack Lean-tos.  The Lean-to is an open faced camping shelter found throughout the Adirondack Park back-country areas and along the Appalachian Trail. In Finland they are called 'laavus'.  Visit site  ▷

Ultralight and Comfortable The Laugavegur trail day 1.  I am working on this as an ebook, but I will post the separate days here nonetheless. This will be a full trip report and information guide for anybody wanting to do the trip themselves.  Visit site  ▷

Outdoor Quest Trouble Shooting Your GPS.  What do you do when a compass breaks or the GPS just doesn't seem to be working right? Here are a few suggestions.  Visit site  ▷

Tramplite Gear Torso Measuring Guide.  You will need a helper to do this accurately and get them to repeat the measurement at least 3 times to be sure. Get this wrong and your pack will not fit correctly!  Visit site  ▷

Hiking For Her Best Hiking Advice For Beginners.  Hiking socks are also foundational.  Visit site  ▷

Hiking For Her Hiking Inflammation: How To Deal With Pain And Swelling After A Hike.  'Inflammation' in a hiker's body implies that at least 2 of the 'cardinal signs' of inflammation are present: heat and redness.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek How to Successfully Thru-Hike as a Couple.  If you set yourself up well, you can benefit from having shared one of the purest, most pleasurable lifetime achievements with another person.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek The Single Thing I Wish I'd Known Before My Thru-Hike That Nobody Told Me.  I often wonder now what would have happened if I had had a good signal.  Visit site  ▷

The blog of Trail Cooking EDC Kit For Your Vehicle.  Truth is, you should have this in your vehicle 12 months a year, not just in winter months. Nor just for those who live near the mountains.  Visit site  ▷

The Hiking Life Bartram Trail Backpacking Guide.  It was voted by readers of Backpacker Magazine to be the No.1 U.S. long distance trail for solitude. Sure enough, when I hiked the BT in 2011, I didn't encounter a single other hiker.  Visit site  ▷

Sprinkles Hikes Dehydrator 101.  Once you finally start to master techniques to make your food taste better, dehydrating your own backpacking meals is an easy 'set it and forget it' option.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultimate Hang Review: Dutchware Chameleon Hammock.  What really makes the Chameleon stand apart from other modular hammocks is the proprietary fabrics, suspension system, and the reversible zipper. A single hammock design can suit the needs of most without requiring a special order.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultimate Hang Review: Rallt Digital Camo Hammock and Ultralight Straps.  I'll admit that I spent a few weeks enjoying the comfort of this hammock in my bedroom. When hung with a good sag, it provided an excellent lay.  Visit site  ▷

The Adirondack Almanack Blue Jays in Winter.  'Jay, jay, jay!' This boisterous group was a foraging flock.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal #BestCarcass Gives Wild Animals A Final, Macabre Closeup.  Biology Twitter outdoes itself with beautifully gruesome photo contest of dead critters.  Visit site  ▷

The Outdoor Society Trump Administration Shuts Down National Park Service Twitter Feeds.  I figured it would take a few days or week. I thought that the first hundred days would be focused on issues like healthcare, immigration and trade.  Visit site  ▷

Men's Journal Does Your Metabolism Need an Overhaul?  Know the Basics  Visit site  ▷

Men's Journal The 5 Biggest Myths About Your Metabolism.  If your body isn't keeping up the way it used to, it might be time for a metabolism overhaul. But if you think you know everything about your body's natural furnace, think again.  Visit site  ▷

Men's Journal 6 Ways to Hack Your Metabolism.  Here's how to do it.  Visit site  ▷

Fix Your Brain on Exercise.  It's well-established that regular exercise can help us achieve physical fitness, but little thought is often given to how regular exercise can improve the health and functions of your brain.  Visit site  ▷

Outside Online What's Really Going to Kill You Outdoors, And How to Live Through It.  Drowning.  Visit site  ▷

Outside Online What Todd Orr's Mauling Teaches Us About Bear Attacks.  He fired the bear spray, but it had little to no effect. 'Her momentum carried her right through the orange mist and on me.'  Visit site  ▷

The Santiago Times First Hike: Lost in the Andes.  What could go wrong? We're in the Andes.  Visit site  ▷

Ursack Updates.  Successful Zoo Test of the New Ursack AllMitey.  Visit site  ▷

I Walked Here Three Very Different Books About Walking.  Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit. Walkable City by Jeff Speck. Of Walking in Ice by Werner Herzog.  Visit site  ▷

Public Delivery Surreal photos of Asia's longest river after 2 year 'pilgrimage'.  The Yangtze is praised as the cradle of Chinese evolution owing to the central function it played in the civilization of ancient China. Paradoxically, the river is also referred to as China's sorrow.  Visit site  ▷

Popular Science Is urine actually sterile?  Just in case you were wondering.  Visit site  ▷

Ian's Shoelace Site Fun, fashion & science in the Internet's #1 website about shoelaces..  Whether you want to learn to lace shoes, tie shoelaces, stop shoelaces from coming undone, calculate shoelace lengths or even repair aglets, Ian's Shoelace Site has the answer!  Visit site  ▷

Fubiz Amazing Pictures of Light Pillars.  The meteorological and optical phenomenon is watchable in the Northern countries. It is a reaction caused by the meeting between the light and the ice crystals in winter.  Visit site  ▷

PetaPixel Photographing Frozen Baikal: The Deepest and Oldest Lake On Earth.  We were enraptured by its beauty, so much so that we almost didn't sleep all 3 days we were there.   Visit site  ▷

McSweeney's Internet Tendency List: Concrete Actions Progressives Can Take During Trump's Presidency.  Sign a petition. Then sign another. Quit your day job and spend as much time signing petitions as possible.  Visit site  ▷

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