Sunday, January 8, 2017

Fresh, January 8

APOD A Full Sky Aurora Over Norway.  Higher than the highest building, higher than the highest mountain, higher than the highest airplane, lies the realm of the aurora.  Visit site  ▷

PetaPixel Pulse: A 4K Storm Time-Lapse Film in Black and White.  Storm chasing photographer Mike Olbinski is known for his gorgeous time-lapse films of thunderstorms, tornadoes, and monsoons.  Visit site  ▷

PetaPixel Photos of the First Snowfall in the Sahara Desert in 37 Years.  This area is known for dry heat, with temperatures reaching 122°F.  Visit site  ▷

Boy's Life How to Build a Quinzee Snow Shelter.  An effective way to stay warm when camping in the winter. Here's how to build one.  Visit site  ▷

Public Radio International Seeking the long-lost 'City of the Monkey God' in dense Honduras jungle.  Deep in the forest, with the help of new technologies, scientists discovered the untouched ruins of a vanished culture. [audio]  Visit site  ▷

The Life Peripatetic Happy New Year / More or Less.  All signs reminded me that today was not just a new day, but a new year.  Visit site  ▷

GORE-TEX Blog Exploring the Wilderness Areas of Oregon's Coastal Mountains.  The Coast Range as well as the Klamath Mountains aren't especially high, but they account for some of the state's roughest terrain and some of its wildest.  Visit site  ▷

GORE-TEX Blog How to Restore the Durable Water Repellency of Your Raingear.  Guide to get the most out of your rainwear and keep your DWR in top condition.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultralight Hiker New DIY Pack Raft.  These folk offer a DIY kit from US$125!  Visit site  ▷

The Ultralight Hiker Making Small Things Smaller To Save Weight and Space.  It pays to go through your gear again and again. It is always a game of 'putting and taking'.  Visit site  ▷

Trail Recipes Sarek Diaries: Day 3 — Against the wind.  The neoprene socks we bought proved the right choice!  Visit site  ▷

REI Co-op Journal The 100-Mile Eating Contest With a Little Bit of Running.  Clare Gallagher comes from a competitive family. "We can't even play some board games."  Visit site  ▷

The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader PCT — Back to Back.  "The restlessness has never abandoned me. We're still married, the kids are grown, and somehow Dan loves me still and supports my idiosyncrasies."  Visit site  ▷

The Big Trip Israel National Trail Part 1.  I dislike Christmas and New Year's and try to escape them whenever possible. I was surprised to find cheap flights from Berlin to Tel Aviv and the Israel National Trail has always been on my bucket list.  Visit site  ▷

Bearfoot Theory How to Choose the Best Backpacking Water Filter.  Important factors to consider when choosing a backpacking water filter and recommendations for your next adventure.  Visit site  ▷

Brown Girl on the (P)CT Day 117 — Fear Leads to Anger.  Why do I keep doing this to myself?  Visit site  ▷

Thrifty Outdoors Man How to make Fire from Ice or Water.  But using 'wild' ice or water. Are you ready?  Visit site  ▷

Bogley Outdoor Community Best Route through ALL National Parks.  In total, this road trip spans 14,498 miles (23,333 km) of road and will take roughly 2 months to fully enjoy, depending on your pace.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal Next Time You're in Patagonia, Stay Here.  At this private retreat in the valleys of the Torres del Paine.  Visit site  ▷

Hiking Project Journal The New Wisdom: 6 Long-Trail Legends Share Hard-Won Advice.  Some stories and lessons from that pool of shared wisdom.  Visit site  ▷

Hiking Project Journal Want to Experience the Adventure of True Wilderness? Head to Canyonlands..  A hiking and river adventure down the Colorado River and return via the lesser-known Dirty Devil River.  Visit site  ▷

Hiking For Her Gobi Gear Review: Stuff Your Stuff Into These Segmented Stuff Sacks.  Two avid outdoors aficionados started this company, and have demonstrated deep insight into a perennial problem for hikers: keeping gear organized and un-lost in the bowels of a backpack.  Visit site  ▷

Bogley Outdoor Community Outdoor Preparation Tips.  1. Don't do something stupid.  Visit site  ▷

Barefoot Jake Keep From Getting Cold Feet (Minimalism in Snow).  How do your feet not freeze?  Visit site  ▷

The Summit Register Stoves 101: How to get the most out of your fuel canisters.  How to get the most out of our fuel canisters and how to monitor that consumption in the backcountry.  Visit site  ▷

Rambling Hemlock Snyder Ridge Jungle Gym.  Where else can you have the trail all to yourself in Glacier? First you have to find the trailhead.  Visit site  ▷

Section Hiker GLOP Backpacking Meals.  I keep my meals simple to make and simple to clean up by eating GLOP.  Visit site  ▷

My Modern Met Family Lives in the Arctic Circle by Building Cob House in a Solar Geodesic Dome.  Apples, cherries, plums, apricots, kiwis, grapes, cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs, squash, and melons are just some of what they can grow in an area that is without sunlight for three months a year.  Visit site  ▷

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Oregon man attempting first winter thru-hike of the Ice Age Trail.  It would be in the single digits, and Mike Summers couldn't have been happier. "I'm pumped," he said. "I want it to be tons of snow and really cold."  Visit site  ▷

Scoutmastercg Sleeping Bags 101.  Your choice of sleeping bags starts with figuring out where it will be used, what size you need, and the types of fill and construction are available. [infographic]  Visit site  ▷

TTBOOK Parks and Recreation.  "We live by wild mercy," Terry Tempest Williams writes. In this hour, she takes us to some of her favorite national parks. [audio]  Visit site  ▷

SODIS How does it work?.  Since 2011 Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and the ETH-Water Research Institute Eawag have disseminated their methods for water treatment at the household level. The key method is SODIS.  Visit site  ▷

McSweeney's Internet Tendency I Will Love You Until The Cows Come Home - But Only Until Then.  Once the cows are home, you will witness a wild shift in my personality.  Visit site  ▷

McSweeney's Internet Tendency Introducing the New Lululemon X Malaysian Child Labor Collection.  In yoga class, you too can assume child's pose in a 95°F room and spend most of your time daydreaming about food.  Visit site  ▷

Fast Company We Don't Know If This Is A Real Adidas Ad Or Not, But It's Pretty Awesome.  An aging runner rebels against the system in this charming, unexpected story for a sneaker commercial.  Visit site  ▷

Adweek Is This Breathtaking Spec Ad for Johnnie Walker the Best Student Work Ever?.  Inside the making of 'Dear Brother'  Visit site  ▷

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