Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fresh, April 30

Astronomy Picture of the Day A White Battle in the Black Sea.  Trillions have died in the Earth's seas  Visit site  ▷

Medieval Manuscripts Blog How our ancient trees connect us to the past.  Some of the most stunning creations of the Middle Ages are still alive. Britain is dotted with trees over a thousand years old.  Visit site  ▷

The Outdoor Society Trump's Newest Executive Order to Attack One Billion Acres of Public Lands.  Trump's executive order will attack 1,018,114,328 (over one billion) acres of our most special National Monuments.  Visit site  ▷

REI Co-op Journal REI Response to Executive Order on National Monuments.  The administration will issue an executive order calling for a review of approximately 30 national monuments over 100,000 acres, dating back to 1996. A review this broad-ranging is unprecedented and that is obviously cause for concern.  Visit site  ▷

Sierra Club Say Hi to the Beavers of the Tundra.  Climate change opens up new real estate for the industrious semi-aquatic rodents  Visit site  ▷

Resource Travel Exploring South Dakota's Rugged Badlands National Park.  Pinnacles, eroded buttes, and spires rise up above the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States.  Visit site  ▷

Chris Townsend Outdoors Windshirt or Fleece. Are they alternatives?  Overall I don't consider windshirts and fleeces as alternatives. For me they have different functions.  Visit site  ▷

Feature Shoot Beautiful Images of the Arctic Expose a Darker Truth.  Diane Tuft set out to document the area before the effects of global warming cause this landscape to vanish forever.  Visit site  ▷

The Great Outdoors Stack Exchange Reasonable precautions against copperheads.  Will being noisy in copperhead habitat cause them to slither away?  Visit site  ▷

QT Luong's Blog Grizzlies in Autumn, Katmai National Park.  The autumn is a much less known time to visit, but it is also great.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal Opinion: Grizzly Bears Gotta Eat.  'Henceforth it is park policy that anyone killed by animals should be honored as food.'  Visit site  ▷

Tramplite Gear Tramplite Shelters.  Tramplite shelters began as a Make Your Own Gear project in 2013 for my New Zealand Te Araroa hike. Unhappy with what was available I made my own. That original shelter was a huge success.  Visit site  ▷

Just a Colorado Gal Should Colorado Require Hiking Permits?.  I realize that is not a popular suggestion, especially in a state where people have lived for so long without any type of permit system.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultimate Hang Review: Car Hammock.  A rectangular hammock designed to go inside your vehicle. MSRP: US$64  Visit site  ▷

Adventures In Stoving Canister Stoves, Compared.  A Compendium of Canister Stoves.  Visit site  ▷

The Trek How Not to Die in the Woods: 10 Essential Items for Backcountry Adventures.  Once your electronic device runs out of battery it's as good as rock; you can throw it, but it sure won't help you navigate through the woods.  Visit site  ▷

Future Travel Knock, Knock - who's there? It's the Police — A Vandweller's Alarm.  Tips for living in a van. Be the chameleon who adapts.  Visit site  ▷

Sierra Club Bears: Up Close and Personal.  These are very bright animals and they test our ability to respect and not demonize them.  Visit site  ▷

REI Expert Advice How to Choose the Right Backpacking Stove.  What kind of stove to bring depends on many factors: How light do you want it to be? How versatile? Do you need a stove that simply boils quickly or do you want one that simmers? How many people are you cooking for? Are you going to be traveling internationally and what type of fuel will be available to you?  Visit site  ▷

GottaWalk Shipping Fuel.  Usually if you show the postal clerk the regulations and explain what fuel you are trying to ship you can convince them that what you are doing is legal.  Visit site  ▷

Bedrock & Paradox How the Kifaru Duplex Works.  When it comes to modern, internal frame load haulers for big game hunting Kifaru has defined the genre and, web traffic and analytics would have one assume, sells more than any of their competitors, by a considerable margin.  Visit site  ▷

Make Outdoor Gear Hammock With Stretchable Footbox and Knotty Mod.  I sewed this 11' double-layered hammock with a stretchable footbox and a knotty mod out of 1.0 oz Hyper D. The finished hammock in the stuff sack (without suspension) weights just shy of 17 oz.  Visit site  ▷

Daniel Kovalovszky Green Silence.  The woods do not care for the loud, suffocating city life. The silence is what I am searching for in places like this.  Visit site  ▷

Popular Science All mammals poop in 12 seconds.  And there's an equation for the 'duration of diarrheal defecation'.  Visit site  ▷

Popular Science Why big animals can't take a little rain.  As their world grew wetter, many megafaunal animals across Eurasia and the Americas became extinct.  Visit site  ▷

Popular Science What are national monuments and why is Trump reviewing them?  Most monuments are purely ecological in nature-the goal is to protect the broader environment.  Visit site  ▷

Cool Tools The Man in Seat 61.  Best source for train travel.  Visit site  ▷

Tramplite Gear Norway to Scotland Hike and Bike.  Starting 1st June I will hike from the tip of northern Norway, for around 2900km, down to the southern tip of Norway and from there swop over to my bicycle and cycle the remaining 4600km to the northern tip of Scotland.  Visit site  ▷

Men's Journal The 25 Most Adventurous Women of the Past 25 Years.  Surviving — in any environment — is not just about the technicalities. It's about exploring our capacities to open new doors into the unknown, and allowing ourselves to be amazed about everything.  Visit site  ▷

Outside Online The Great-Grandma Who Changed the AT Forever.  In May 1955, when 67-year-old great-grandmother Emma Gatewood told her children that she was "going for a hike in the woods," she left out a few important details.  Visit site  ▷

Outside Online Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sunscreen.  Now that it's warmer and you're shedding clothes, it's time to remember some best practices for sun protection.  Visit site  ▷

Outside Online How to Avoid and Deal With a Poison Oak Rash.  When asked, Is there anything you'd change about yourself? I have an easy answer: I'd be immune to poison oak.  Visit site  ▷

Inga's Adventures Food Choices on the Tour of Mont Blanc.  It was a relief to not have to plan our usual backpacking menu but I wondered what we would find. There's no danger of starving, that's certain.  Visit site  ▷

Columbia Blog Find Solitude in Colombia's National Parks.  There are 58 protected areas in Colombia's National Parks System, about 11 percent of the country's territory — 29 easily accessible.  Visit site  ▷

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Definitions: Attractive Nuisance

This is something along a trail that attracts people but is potentially dangerous.

Probably the best example is a mine shaft without a fence around it, something that makes you want to go and play there but will kill you, or will try to kill you.

On the other hand this term applies to a lot of people you may have met. You may even be one.

You know, the real hottie who turns out to have only two talents — looking good and being trouble.

Kind of like a mine shaft without a fence around it.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fresh, April 23

Petapixel Minecraft in Real Life.  Retoucher Turns Real Animals Into Cubic Creations.  Visit site  ▷

marmotsadventures Into the heart of Bears Ears National Monument.  We have skirted in and around Bears Ears for the last 70 miles, but today we dropped into Dark Canyon; deep into the wild roadless part of this special place.  Visit site  ▷

The Washington Post For the first time on record, human-caused climate change has rerouted an entire river.  In mid-2016, the retreat of a very large glacier in Canada's Yukon territory led to the rerouting of its vast stream of meltwater from one river system to another.  Visit site  ▷

Always Wanderlust Excuse me. Will the Real Mitad del Mundo Please Stand Up?  Well, just don't tell anyone about it and hope they don't find out.  Visit site  ▷

FarStrider Emergency shelter, fully enclosed tent with floor in less then 3 min, from 2x3 tarp.  It is one of the things that everybody interested in surviving and travelling through the wilderness must know how to do.  Visit site  ▷

reddit/r/Ultralight My two go-to tarp pitches: A-Frame and Half Pyramid [video].  A video for my tarp setup, showing my two go-to pitches: A-frame and the Half Pyramid.  Visit site  ▷

YAMA Mountain Gear Materials.  Selecting the best material for your tent or tarp is an important decision.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal This One-Person Tent Makes Me Want to Ditch my Backpacking Partner.  I've been pretty pumped to try out Nemo Equipment's new ultralight Hornet Elite 1P tent.  Visit site  ▷

Mile Hike Guys How to DIY a backpack part 2 — The Begining.  The material you use warrants some thought. There are several good all-around fabrics, and a few specific ones, and I'll be covering what my thought process is/was.  Visit site  ▷

Breaking UK news Icebergs draw hundreds to small town in Canada.  Over the Easter weekend, the first enormous ice mountains of the season emerged.  Visit site  ▷

JackNoen Hornstrandir.  We were told the last inhabitants of Hornstrandir left in the 1950's because it was so remote and tough to live.  Visit site  ▷

LA Times The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast.  There will be no miraculous recovery of these urban ecosystems after the beetles are done with them.  Visit site  ▷

The Outdoor Society Olympic Inspiration: Cub Peak, A Bear of a Hike in Olympic National Park.  With switchbacks starting right away and never letting up, this is officially one of the most difficult day hiking trails on the Olympic Peninsula.  Visit site  ▷

Atlas Obscura The Embarrassing History of Crap Thrown Into Yellowstone's Geysers.  Laundry, horseshoes, coins, and the collective decency of humanity.  Visit site  ▷

The Adirondack Almanack New Analysis: Freshwater Lakes Getting Saltier.  Due to development and exposure to road salt.  Visit site  ▷

Discover Magazine Get Lost in Mega-Tunnels Dug by South American Megafauna.  When Frank found a suitable passage, he squeezed through an elliptical shaft roughly four-feet wide, 65-feet long and lined with claw marks.  Visit site  ▷

The Walrus The Benefits of Solitude.  Here were imponderable processes and forces of the cosmos, harmonious and soundless. Harmony, that was it!  Visit site  ▷

The Outdoor Society Mount Rainier National Park Added Nearly $65 Million to Local Economy in 2016.  Who knew that mountain climbing would be more popular than shopping?  Visit site  ▷

The Outdoor Society Olympic National Park Added Nearly $400 Million to Local Economy in 2016.  Despite the budget cuts of previous years, the parks are prevailing and your love for them is sending a message to an administration that doesn't seem to value our most precious of lands.  Visit site  ▷

ak schmidtshow Rich Girls and The Little Boats That Could.  2894 miles of flying, 734 miles of driving, 94 miles of rafting, 38 miles of hiking.  Visit site  ▷

Ultralight and Comfortable Gear Review: Merrell all out terra trail shoes.  I was thinking of starting my own company with my own shoe design. I left the shoe store with pair of Allout terra shoes and never looked backed.  Visit site  ▷

Climbing Nutrition Juice Is Nature's Soda.  If you really want to get the benefits of fruit, eat it whole, and leave it there.  Visit site  ▷

The Shooting Star Why Long Term Travel is More Like Real Life and Less Like Instagram.  I cringe every time I scroll through my feed. Because the depiction of long term travel on Instagram often tends to be far, far removed from reality.  Visit site  ▷

Daily Mail Online Instagram hot spots that tourists risk their lives visiting for holiday snap.  The scariest part wasn't that the plank was the only thing between me and a 5,000 ft drop — it was the insane amount of people crossing in both directions.  Visit site  ▷

Popular Science I spent a week exploring how we'll have to live in post-water America.  I decided to see how low one person could go to ease the problem, and whether that could make a difference.  Visit site  ▷

Mashable Earth in limbo: Gripping photos of what's at stake.  In honor of Earth Day's 45th anniversary, we're here to remind you of the beautiful, massive world we call home.  Visit site  ▷

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