Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Anything happening out there? 31 DEC 18

trek-lite Wild Camps 2018.  I would love to see everyone else's year in camps.  Visit site  ▷

Backcountry Post Two weeks in the White Clouds, Idaho, July 2018.  Keeping upbeat and flexible turned out to be virtues on this trip.  Visit site  ▷

Viajar a pie 2018 in pictures.  A year of travels in snow, tarmac, rock & dirt summarized in 17 pics.  Visit site  ▷

Ultralight and Comfortable Gear Review: The Svea 123.  I say buy one and have fun, you won't regret the experience.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal The Struggles of an Introverted Adventurer.  I am cautious and careful. I like people, I enjoy their company, but I choose my adventure partners slowly.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal What the Hell Happened to the Man Who Mapped the Amazon?.  Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett.  Visit site  ▷

Section Hiker New Sleeping Pad R-Value Standard FAQ.  What problem does the new sleeping pad R-value standard address?  Visit site  ▷

The Ultralight Hiker Why These Umbrellas Will Last Forever.  You are always better off to have good things than cheap things.  Visit site  ▷

LenScratch Håkan Strand.  Silent Moments  Visit site  ▷

Zero Day Resupply A resource built by thru-hikers, for thru-hikers.  We ship to any trail in the continental United States. With standard next day shipping, resupplying for a thru-hike has never been so simple.  Visit site  ▷

Andrew Skurka Pfiffner Traverse.  A 77-mile backpacking high route that follows the Continental Divide and the crest of Colorado’s Front Range.  Visit site  ▷

Andrew Skurka Wind River High Route.  For 97 miles, the world-class Wind River High Route follows the alpine crest of Wyoming’s Wind River Range.  Visit site  ▷

Modern Hiker High Altitude Ultralight Camping Test.  What would ten fewer pounds do for the spirit and joints? A new wave of ultralight camping gear seeks to answer that question.  Visit site  ▷

The Ultimate Hang Simply Light Designs Streamliner SL Hammock Review.  The Streamliner removes extra, unused fabric by adding a catenary curve to the edges.  Visit site  ▷

Rest and Wild Mt. St. Helens.  Vertically diminished and quieter, the mountain today is still very much an active volcano.  Visit site  ▷

Andrew Skurka How to store & protect food.  From bears & mini-bears.  Visit site  ▷

Behance Grønland.  The sheer amount of ice left me speechless.  Visit site  ▷

Behance Above the Ice.  Glacier patterns as far as you can see.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal The Van Buren Sisters Were Tough-As-Nails.  Suffragist Moto Pioneers.  Visit site  ▷

SectionHiker Jetboil Zip Stove Review.  Perfectly sufficient for multi-day backpacking trips or thru-hikes.  Visit site  ▷

The Hiking Life Tents for Thru-Hiking.  A compilation of trail-tested lightweight tents, recommended by some of the most accomplished long distance hikers.  Visit site  ▷

The Hiking Life Hammocks for Thru-Hiking.  I asked a hiking buddy of mine.  Visit site  ▷

Yama Mountain Gear Insulated Pogies.  A great alternative to mittens, these pogies are like warm quilts for your hands.  Visit site  ▷

TTBOOK Peak Performance.  We talk about fear, risk and resilience.  Visit site  ▷

TTBOOK The Secret Language of Trees.  Trees talk to each other and form alliances with fellow trees, even other species.  Visit site  ▷

Ignant Photographs From The Middle Of Nowhere.  Czech photographer Michael Novotny lives, by his own admission, in "the middle of nowhere".  Visit site  ▷ 20 Days in a Blizzard.  It was a rough one.  Visit site  ▷

Idaho Statesman They created a 2,600-mile trail across the Northwest.  Creating the UltraPedestrian North Loop.  Visit site  ▷

She-ra Hikes Looking beyond the trail.  It was an ambitious plan. And they did it!  Visit site  ▷

I Heart Pacific Northwest After the fire.  Multnomah-Wahkeena loop hike.  Visit site  ▷

Reddit Ultralight Sleeping bag vapor barrier?.  It made all the difference for me.  Visit site  ▷

PCTTrailsideReade It's Okay to Take a Break.  Listen to your body. Yes.  Visit site  ▷

OutdoorGearLab Outdoor product reviews.  Our secret sauce is side-by-side comparative reviews.  Visit site  ▷

NY Times Lens Documenting the Disappearing Glaciers of Iceland.  On foot and by plane, Ragnar Axelsson is photographing the glaciers that cover his homeland.  Visit site  ▷

The Jealous Curator Emily Moore.  Just a few recent pieces by Scottish artist Emily Moore.  Visit site  ▷

Behance Pure Lofoten.  There are several places in the world where every landscape photographer would like to work. Lofoten, Norwegian archipelago is one of them.  Visit site  ▷ AEON Li.  Coming January 2019.  Visit site  ▷

The Guardian What is behind the spread of a mysterious allergy to meat?  A single tiny creature is to blame.  Visit site  ▷ Dyneema Composite Fabrics.  We dive into the design, manufacturing, and applications of Dyneema Composite Fabrics. [podcast]  Visit site  ▷

The Atlantic 2018: The Year in Volcanic Activity.  Collected below are scenes from the wide variety of volcanic activity on Earth over the past year.  Visit site  ▷

Willis Wall Multimedia Enlightened Equipment Copperfield Wind Shirt Review.  I guess it’s my turn to weigh in to add to the confusion, but I waited all season to come to a verdict and actually used the damn thing(s) in varying conditions.  Visit site  ▷

The California Sunday Magazine Living on Foot.  Jeff Garmire began his very long hike without a trail. Then began walking into the trackless Sonoran Desert with Arizona at his back.  Visit site  ▷

Smithsonian A Photographer’s Quest to Document the Last of the Rainforest Caribou.  The story of a rapidly declining species and habitat.  Visit site  ▷

SectionHiker A Batch-Loaded, Inverted Down-Draft Gassifier Stove by Dave Sailer.  If you’ve always wanted a jet engine to cook marshmallows with, this baby might be for you.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal New Mapping of Antarctica Details Frozen Continent Like Never Before.  The Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica.  Visit site  ▷

APOD Methane Bubbles Frozen in Lake Baikal.  Lake Baikal, the world's largest, oldest, and deepest lake, is also a vast storehouse of methane.  Visit site  ▷

Dull Men's Club Where we "Celebrate the Ordinary".  Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $5000 per month.  Visit site  ▷

National Park Service The President of the United States lives in a National Park  Presidents Park remains accessible, however all NPS facilities, including restrooms and the White House Visitor Center are closed.  Visit site  ▷

Death touches my ear. 'Live,' he says, 'I am coming.' -- Virgil
(Died September 21, 19 BC, age 50)

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