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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