Sunday, March 26, 2017

Fresh, March 26

Climbing Nutrition Caffeine Supplement Guide.  Caffeine is lethal in relatively small measured amounts (less than a tablespoon), and since it is an odorless, colorless powder it can be easy to accidentally take too much if you are not paying attention.  Visit site  ▷

The Art of Manliness 6 Unconventional Outdoor Shelters.  For comfortable long-term shelter, crawling into a nylon igloo is pretty stifling.  Visit site  ▷

Diedrica WATERSCAPE | HENGKI KOENTJORO.  The Indonesian photographer.  Visit site  ▷

Colossal Abstract Aerial Photographs of Southern Africa by Zack Seckler.  Photographer Zack Seckler's latest series took him 2,000 miles through South Africa, each piece shot from the passenger seat of a two-seater sport plane.  Visit site  ▷

NZ Bush Adventures Tramping Skills: River crossing.  Drowning remains a major cause of fatalities amongst kiwi trampers to this day.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultralight Hiker The Ultralight Trail Baker.  You can make a baking stand ('The Flashbaker') — for cook pot baking — out of aluminium flashing which weighs 8 grams.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek 6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following.  Consistently snapping jaw-dropping, eye-catching, standout photos necessitates something special.  Visit site  ▷

Section Hikers Backpacking Blog Granite Gear Backpacks: How to Choose.  Popular packs for long distance backpacking in the United States and a common sight on the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail.  Visit site  ▷

Section Hikers Backpacking Blog Section Hiker's Gear Closet: Sleeping Bags, Quilts, and Sleeping Pads.  Here are the sleeping bags, quilts, and sleeping pads that I use year-round on a regular basis (90-120 nights/year.)  Visit site  ▷

REI Co-op Journal The Tale of the Iconic REI Quarter Dome Tent.  Our designers took us back in time through the history of the Quarter Dome.  Visit site  ▷

Rambling Hemlock Wonders on the Wilhite Trail.  I imagine a giant sea here, roving dinosaurs above and scurring trilobites under my feet. I hike with the students in the back of the pack, which we all know is where the magic happens.  Visit site  ▷

Pacific Crest Trail Association Staying tick free on the PCT.  Although quickly removing an embedded tick reduces the risk, there is no completely safe period of attachment.  Visit site  ▷

Old School Outfitter Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 Ultralight Backpacking Tent.  The Big Agnes Copper Spur line of tents have long made me and my elbowroom-loving tentmates happy.  Visit site  ▷

Hiking For Her Best Tent Tips: What To Know Before You Purchase.  The best backpacking tents are well constructed, feature smart designs, and require a minimal amount of effort to carry, set up, take down, and care for.  Visit site  ▷

Hiking Project Journal 5 Must-Hike Spots in Oregon's High Desert.  Fewer folks know that nearly half the state is high desert — expansive, diverse, and full of hidden gems.  Visit site  ▷

Sierra Club Burger King Linked to a Whopping Million-Plus Acres of Deforestation.  Half of Brazil's savanna is already gone, and big soy has taken over.  Visit site  ▷

Love Her Wild Exploring Cuba By Bike.  You push yourself out of your comfort zone, experience more of the world and understand more about what makes you tick.  Visit site  ▷

Future Travel These Are Some Of The Differences Between Life In Colombia and America..  In America, Mama means Mother. In Colombia, Mama means blowjob.  Visit site  ▷

Fixing Your Feet BlogHow To Buy Shoes That Don't Hurt [infographic]It's one thing to read a list of tips. It's quite another to see an infographic that shows in pictures and text, the same information.  Visit site  ▷

Cairn How to Choose a Water Filter.  Even if the water looks pristine, it may be teeming with microscopic foes. Having a good water treatment plan is crucial to a successful trip.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal Opinion: How Trump Could Privatize National Parks.  This story examines the NPS maintenance backlog, which the agency claims totals $11.9 billion, to better understand the extent of critical, high-priority public infrastructure needs in the parks.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal How You Can Get Every U.S. Topo Map for Free — Easily.  There may come a day when electronics let you down and you're so very happy you packed the analog insurance of a map and compass. And for that day, you might want to thank National Geographic.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal Stop Telling Women Not to Go Into the Backcountry Alone.  The woman who issued my permit looked at me like I was crazy. It's a look women who venture into the wilderness alone often get. They say it without saying it: It's not safe out there. Not for you.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal The Joyful Warmth of Twig Stoves.  I started with a Svea. Then MSR and the Whisperlite. Great stuff and endless fiddling with the jet.  Visit site  ▷

Chemical Heritage Foundation Beyond Silent Spring: An Alternate History of DDT.  DDT was a poison, but it was safe enough for war. Any person harmed by DDT would be an accepted casualty of combat.  Visit site  ▷

PDN Photo of the Day Karl Blossfeldt's Botanical Masterworks.  More than 100 years after many of the images were made, they're still compelling.  Visit site  ▷

The Mountains Are Calling Running on Desire Paths.  I love this!  Visit site  ▷

Section Hikers Backpacking Blog Top 10 Backpacker Recommended Hiking Boots and Trail Shoes — 2017.  It's clear that the era of heavy leather hiking boots is on the wane.  Visit site  ▷

Parasite of the Day Balaenophilus manatorum (revisited).  Parasites need to move from one host to another. A perilous journey.  Visit site  ▷

PMags Website of the week: InciWeb.  How do you know what impact the fires is causing or even what fires are even happening? The answer is the Incident Information System. Commonly known as InciWeb.  Visit site  ▷

Pacific Crest Trailside Reader Ghost Mountain and the South Family's Experiment...  Tanya lived to be a few months short of 100 years. She died in 1997. She remained bitter about Marshal and her life on Ghost Mountain to the end.  Visit site  ▷ Cooking on a Campfire. [infographic]  Campfire cooking is perfect for car camping or canoe trips, where heavier items like a Dutch oven and fresh ingredients are easy to pack.  Visit site  ▷

Outdoor Herbivore Blog Where Bear Canisters are Mandatory in the US Parks & Forest.  Currently, each park management area decides which food storage technique and bear canister products are allowed in their area.  Visit site  ▷

GORE-TEX Blog How to Read Topographic Maps — and Why You Should Learn!  If you want to take it easy, you can avoid difficult climbs, whereas if you want a challenge, you can head toward more rugged areas.  Visit site  ▷

Cooking in Tongues Morning Visit to the Lower Lakes, Plitvice Nat'l Park, Croatia.  Crowd conditions stayed manageable until the tour groups started arriving around 9:30.  Visit site  ▷

Charlie Knight Crossing the Empty Quarter Desert — Janey McGill.  A broken back, a brush with death and a miraculous recovery completely turned her life on its head and left her with an insatiable desire to explore.  Visit site  ▷

Another Long Walk Day 31: Walking in the Valley of Death....  Our John Muir Trail hike was over but we had an "extra credit" assignment we made for ourselves: Death Valley.  Visit site  ▷

Section Hikers Backpacking Blog Backpacking Lyme Disease Prevention.  Some people think I'm cracked when it comes to the preventive measures I take to avoid tick bites and getting Lyme Disease. But I still haven't contracted Lyme Disease.  Visit site  ▷

Barefoot Jake Hikes Olympic Rainy Hiking Gear Solutions (Olympic Peninsula).  Wet outdoor gear stays outside the pack.  Visit site  ▷

Bedrock & Paradox Backpack problems, and answers.  Problem 1: Seams are the enemy.  Visit site  ▷

Bigbananamountains Montane Minimus Mitt first look.  They're made using the well regarded Pertex Shield fabric with fully taped seams so should be perfectly water and wind proof while still being very breathable.  Visit site  ▷

Adventures In Stoving The G-Works R1 Gas Saver — Refilling Backpacking Canisters.  Ever notice how expensive the small canisters of gas are?  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal An Ode to My Favorite Backpack.  I still can't imagine loading up another pack when headed to the backcountry.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Alan A Very Different High Route — Escalante Overland Route.  The Escalante was the last river of its size to be discovered in the lower 48 states and the area was the last to be mapped in the lower 48. Today, only a few canyons see regular use.  Visit site  ▷

iGNANT Wandering Along The Moroccan Mountains With Nina Keinrath.  The 23-year-old film-maker and photographer Nina Keinrath chooses to capture the calmness of her surroundings.  Visit site  ▷

Ars Technica Spider venom messes with our brains-and may help protect them from harm.  Venom from the Australian funnel-web spider (Hadronyche infensa) contains a chemical that shuts down an ion channel known to malfunction in brain cells after strokes.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal What Would You Do If a Cheetah Got in Your Car?  Well, that's certainly something.  Visit site  ▷

Scarfolk Council Identified Flying Objects (& Esoteric Truth).  Many people claimed to have had a "close encounter" with an IFO. Some even reported that they had been taken aboard such craft.  Visit site  ▷

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