Sunday, March 12, 2017

Fresh, March 12

APOD 2017 March 6  Colorful Aurora over Iceland.  Visit site  ▷

The Adirondack Almanack Lorraine Duvall: Great Old Broads for Wilderness.  A national grassroots organization dedicated to protecting wilderness and wild lands.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal 5 Things You Should Know About Cleaning Your Sleeping Bag.  Sleeping bags, like a lot of outdoor gear, cost a lot. Protect your investment with upkeep research and proper care.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal Following a Camera to What Matters in Life.  I first moved to Colorado with a good friend of mine....on a bicycle. It was a big, beautiful trip.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal So, Um, Hey-They're Still Trying to Screw With Your Public Lands.  One might think that giving the public more say would be a good thing, but apparently not to the 115th Congress.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal Drain the Swamp? Florida Says No to That.  In the nineteenth century the very same calls were made and the aftermath devastated the environment.  Visit site  ▷

Halfway Anywhere I'm Afraid Of The Dark.  And the crazy thing is that this sensation only comes over me when I'm alone at night in the wilderness.  Visit site  ▷

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Blog Build Better Ultralight Backpacking Meals With Heavyweight Nutrition.  For this series we tapped sports nutritionist Brian Rigby, a Certified Sports Nutritionist.  Visit site  ▷

Inga's Adventures Sierra Designs Elite Rain Chaps with SD Ultralight Trench.  Overall, I liked the Elite Rain Chaps a lot and will be inclined to take them when the weather report is marginal.  Visit site  ▷

Hiking For Her Tick Bites and Lyme Disease: Hikers Need To Know This.  Two words for the connection between tick bites and Lyme disease: Borrelia burgdorferi.  Visit site  ▷

Hiking For Her Rocky Mt Spotted Fever And Tick Bites: What You Should Know.  How to prevent tick bites and Rocky Mt spotted fever.  Visit site  ▷

The Hiking Life Tips for Hiking in Tick Country.  Hikers are a lot more likely to fall foul of ticks than they are of bears or snakes.  Visit site  ▷

NPR Forbidding Forecast For Lyme Disease In The Northeast. [audio/transcript]  Last summer Felicia Keesing returned from a long trip and found that her home in upstate New York had been subjected to an invasion. It was a plague of mice. And it had landed right in Keesing's kitchen.  Visit site  ▷

Parasite of the Day Lagaropsylla signata.  This story takes place in a cave at the Gunung Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the west coast of Borneo. The cave is home to a colony of Naked Bulldog Bats.  Visit site  ▷

Section Hikers Backpacking Blog Top 10 Backpacker Recommended Backpacking Tents-2017.  While we're confident that the results are fairly representative of the general backpacking population based on the size of the survey results where n=600 people, we can't claim that the results are statistically significant.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek Gear Review: ZPacks Arc Blast UL Backpack.  I couldn't be happier with this pack, or the people from the company.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek If it's wrong, fix it..  Oh yeah, and not being in mind-numbing pain.  Visit site  ▷

The Summit Register Thru-Hiking the PNT: The Last Hike on the Pacific Northwest Trail.  Triple Crowner Quoc Nguyen undertook the PNT in the fall, a feat that should be reserved only for expert thru-hikers and those with extensive avalanche education and winter backcountry experience.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultimate Hang Review: Astucas Sestrals Poncho and Balaclava.  The hood is pretty hot.  Visit site  ▷

BBC Travel Africa's most misunderstood country?  BBC reporter and documentary filmmaker Benjamin Zand uncovers a side of Sudan that's seldom seen.  Visit site  ▷

Photo-Eye Gallery Laurie Tümer.  Clouds  Visit site  ▷

Halfway Anywhere The Best Pacific Crest Trail Resources.  Want to do some planning for your inevitable Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike but don't know where to start?  Visit site  ▷

Halfway Anywhere The Pacific Crest Trail.  Dedicated to helping (or at least entertaining) everyone curious about what awaits them.  Visit site  ▷

Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail OCT in 23 days.  How long I hiked and where I slept.  Visit site  ▷

Inherently Adventurous One of most beautiful waterfalls in America.  I took my time taking photos there while thinking to myself what another great opportunity to photograph one of the most beautiful waterfalls in America was.  Visit site  ▷

LightHeart Gear Managing Food and Mail Drops on the Trail.  Wen I call home and tell my husband to send however many days worth of food, all he has to do is pull that number of individual one gallon bags out of the freezer.  Visit site  ▷

Greenbelly Meals Guide to Hiking Gaiters.  Why are hiking gaiters important? What should I look for in a pair? What are the best gaiter models for running shoes...and for backpacking boots?  Visit site  ▷

Ars Technica On the heels of Zika comes its deadlier relative, yellow fever, experts warn.  Some southern areas, such as Florida and along the Texas-Mexico border, could see outbreaks like we've seen with Zika. Plus, it would likely be carried in by travelers.  Visit site  ▷

Specials Not On The Menu Heart of the PCT Towns: My Re-Supply at Mammoth.  This is about my own journey by car through some of the PCT re-supply locations all the way into Canada.  Visit site  ▷

Future Travel Going Ultralight — Part I: Choosing a Backpack.  These articles are more of an aggregation of the research I have done deciding which gear to go with. I will start by discussing part 1 of my big three: the backpack.  Visit site  ▷

The Great Outdoors Stack Exchange (beta) How should I plan a backpacking trip with people who have never backpacked before?.  Make the trip short and easy. Better to have them wishing for something longer than regretting that they're stuck on the trail. Just spend one night on the trail, in good weather if you can arrange it. The four most important things for comfort are sufficient water, good shoes, a comfortable pack, and a warm, dry place to sleep...  Visit site  ▷

National Geographic Society Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades.  In the middle of eastern Washington, in a desert that gets less than eight inches of rain a year, stands what was once the largest waterfall in the world. It is three miles wide and 400 feet high.  Visit site  ▷

DIY Photography This photographer creates artistic landscapes using only surveillance cameras.  Ultimately, the landscapes in this work act as a larger metaphor for the totalizing reach of our surveillance state.  Visit site  ▷

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