Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Anything Happening Out There? 15 MAY 19

Mark Avery Guest blog - A Diet of Worms by Paul Sterry.  Vermin...etymologically it is thought to have its origins in the Latin vermis, meaning worms.  Visit site  ▷

The New York Times Documenting Climate Change by Air, Land and Sea.  Josh Haner has spent the past four years capturing the effects of climate change around the world and under water.  Visit site  ▷

NPR After Walking Thousands Of Miles, Mink The Bear Is Almost Back Home. [audio/text]  For years, a resident of Hanover, N.H., fed one female black bear. Bird seed and maple-glazed donuts. Then, the man died.  Visit site  ▷

Eating Snow Around the World Craters of the Moon.  "a mass of Black Vomit."  Visit site  ▷

Jay's Journeys Canyonlands - Peekaboo Trail and Lost Canyon Loop.  I would not want to hike here in summer, that is for sure.  Visit site  ▷

Trail Cooking Gear Review: Luumi Silicone Bags & Bowls.  Their items are made of platinum silicone (first use, high end), which is made of sand.   Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal We Have a New 2,700-Mile Bikepacking Route Through the Majestic West.  Beginning at Montana's border with Canada, and ending at Arizona's with Mexico.  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal Unique LED Book Lamp is Kinda Perfect for Car Camping.  It does cost more than I'd normally spend on a camp light, retailing for $150.  Visit site  ▷

Ridgeline issue 019 Root Appreciation.  I'll pass that same point again in two days. I'll photograph that root. I think it deserves a little thanks.  Visit site  ▷

The Atlantic Hyptiotes, a Spider That Makes a Spring-Loaded Web.  No bigger than a grape seed, and camouflaged to resemble a tree bud. Hyptiotes cavatus. The triangle weaver.  Visit site  ▷

Sirena's Wanderings Ten-year Arizona Trailaversary.  What I didn't realize at the time, was it was the beginning of a giant life shift. If I could walk across the entire state of Arizona, what else could I accomplish?  Visit site  ▷

Backpacking Light Upright Canister Stove Reviews, StoveBench Tests, and Gear Guide.  This gear guide features lightweight upright canister stoves for backpacking (i.e., a canister stove that weighs less than 4 oz (113 g) that sits on top of a canister of fuel).  Visit site  ▷

Halfway Anywhere Why I'm Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail Again.  I was committed to never set foot on any trail ever again and laughed in the face of anyone who told me that thru-hiking was an addiction. Isn't being wrong fun?  Visit site  ▷

Adventure Journal What's the Best Rain Jacket You Can Buy?.  "Jacket Y. I wear Jacket Y, and I have climbed literally dozens of mountains, plus I work here, which means I must know something about gear."  Visit site  ▷

Instagram Julie A Hotz.  I'd biked from my front door in Los Angeles to Glacier National Park, where the eastern terminus/trailhead of the Pacific Northwest Trail resides. I broke my toe near the halfway point of this trail just as forest fires were breaking out and devastating the eastern Cascades of Washington...  Visit site  ▷

Vimeo Julie A Hotz, Wandering Thru.  ...the friendships forged in the woods, the kindness of strangers, the majesty of the mountains, the pastel colors of the sage, the sweet smells of the flora, and the curious fauna that shared their home with me.  Visit site  ▷

Out there with Tom Blown away by 'Bullwhacker'.  Should there ever be better access this would be an amazing recreational opportunity.  Visit site  ▷

Lotsafreshair Hiking Snack — Nutty Crunch Bites — Hiking Snack Recipe.  I wondered if I could recreate these at home, with products from my local co-op. Turns out I could!  Visit site  ▷

HikeLighter.Com Typical Causes of Shoulder Pain Caused By Backpacks.  I have tended to come to the conclusion that there are four or five primary issues for shoulder pain caused by a backpacks.  Visit site  ▷

Backcountry Post Album - Mountains & Peaks.  Tis' the season, let's see those jagged peaks.   Visit site  ▷

APOD Ash and Lightning above an Icelandic Volcano .  Lightning bolts illuminate ash pouring out of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.  Visit site  ▷

Gizmodo Earther.  Most National Parks Have 'Significant Air Pollution Problems,' New Report Finds.  Visit site  ▷

Science Alert A Couple in Mongolia Has Died of The Plague.  It was likely that the couple's decision to not cook the rodent before eating its organs made them more susceptible to becoming sick.  Visit site  ▷

Knowable Magazine Firenadoes and drifting embers.  The secrets of extreme wildfires.  Visit site  ▷

Neatorama Cool Photo Montage Shows The Evolution of a Tornado.  Seeing it happen in progression using stills would leave you in awe.  Visit site  ▷

CuencaHighLife Foreigner sentenced to two years in prison  ...for stealing 248 insects from Napo nature preserve. [Ecuador]  Visit site  ▷

Duolingo Podcast Episode 25: El rescatado (The Rescued).  Cristian Gorbea was 12 hours into a 24-hour race when the ground gave way beneath him...he had fallen down a ravine, and had miraculously landed on a rock ledge. He was suspended 150 meters up in the air.  Visit site  ▷

YouTube En La Repisa.  El 11 de Septiembre de 2010 un corredor, Cristian Gorbea, mientras participaba de una carrera de aventura en el Cerro Champaquí pierde el rumbo en plena noche y cae por un precipicio. Es detenido por una pequeña repisa donde permanece 42 horas dramáticas hasta que es rescatado.  Visit site  ▷

Pacific Northwest Seasons Wenatchee Hiking.  Above it all at Saddle Rock  Visit site  ▷

tcmauer Hayduke Day 40.  People and cars putter about as I walk along the great artery of our National Park system — the asphalt road.  Visit site  ▷

Thermarest Blog One Man Spends a Night in Therm-a-Rest's Freezer.  'The cold chamber was set to a frosty 11 because, well, Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel told me so.'  Visit site  ▷

The Summit Register Why Pressure-Regulated Stoves are Better in Cold Temps.  A stove with a well-designed regulator delivers its optimum BTUs relatively consistently.  Visit site  ▷

Section Hikers Backpacking Blog How to Add Extra Padding to Backpack Shoulder Straps.  Here are a few alternative methods that I've used to address this issue, from simple hacks to ones that require a little sewing.  Visit site  ▷

Parasite of the Day Antarctophthirus microchir.  How does one collect lice from seals or sea lions? They are large, wild animals, and they spend a lot of their time at sea.  Visit site  ▷

Wenatchee Outdoors Quench Your Thirst for Adventure by Bikepacking. In my opinion, the ultimate goals of any adventure is to have fun, explore new places, expand your limits a bit and make memories. Bikepacking checks all those boxes.   Visit site  ▷

Backcountry Post Backpacking Okanogan National Forest, Tiffany Mountain.  I forgot to mention this is 4.5-5 miles from the area the biologist got tree'd by the loup loup wolf pack in july of 2018.  Visit site  ▷

The GearCaster Own a Bit of Climbing History.  Thomsen Brings Back The Klettersack.  Visit site  ▷

Explorers Web A seat is currently open for a trans-oceanic row.  In a team of four aiming to break Arctic Ocean speed record.  Visit site  ▷

Amped Archer Luxe Hexpeak review.  In my hunt for a budget friendly AND lightweight floorless shelter I stumbled across a product that no one seemed to have much info on.  Visit site  ▷

The Big Outside Gear Review: Big Agnes Tiger Wall 2 Platinum Ultralight Tent.  At an ounce under two pounds, the Tiger Wall 2 Platinum may have no rival in its category when it comes to space-to-weight ratio.  Visit site  ▷

The Atlantic Winners of the 2019 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition.  The organizers were kind enough to share some of the winners and finalists, selected from nearly 6,500 entries.  Visit site  ▷

The Guardian Buy a Guardian photograph: Patagonia by David Levene.  Chile signed a historic act of conservation in January, creating five protected national parks covering 4m hectares.  Visit site  ▷

The Atlantic The One Animal That Humbles Humankind.  Doug Peacock was ready for some peace and quiet. An encounter with a grizzly bear, however, would change everything.  Visit site  ▷

The Onion David Bernhardt Denies Business Interests Influenced Yellowstone's Name Change.  To Frito Lay Presents Doritos Flamin' Hot Nacho National Park  Visit site  ▷

Highlux Photography Perú: Machu Picchu.  And if you get bored of rock, there are a few viscachas around too.  Visit site  ▷

Highlux Photography Perú: Atalaya — Satipo.  A man ran out of one of the huts with a bow and arrows in one hand and a rifle in the other. There were no niceties, just confrontation. Before we could say a word the man demanded to know where we were going and to see our documentos.  Visit site  ▷

Highlux Photography Perú:Espiritu Pampa.  Atalaya via the Rio Urubamba.  Visit site  ▷

Highlux Photography Perú  Huancacalle — the Lost City of the Inca, Espíritu Pampa.  Visit site  ▷

Highlux Photography Perú: Santa Teresa.  Huancacalle via Abra Mojon & the Inca Trail.  Visit site  ▷

YouTube Six Moon Designs Deschutes - good, bad & Ugly.  A close look at the design and QC of the Deschutes Plus shelter... I'll save you some time... It ain't purrrty. [video 8:32]  Visit site  ▷

99boulders 6 Best Trowels & Shovels for Camping & Backpacking of 2019.  aWe put 6 of the best camping and backpacking trowels to the test.  Visit site  ▷

Behance LUMINOUS SIGNALS.  Chapter 2 (Into the Mountains)  Visit site  ▷

The Trek Ten Things I Didn't Expect About Thru-hiking.  Who knows if and when I will see Kitty again? But the day was exponentially better because of him.  Visit site  ▷

Drop (formerly Massdrop) Massdrop Veil Wind Shell Story.  Totally windproof, wonderfully breathable, water repellent, stinkproof, quiet, and packable, it weighs a mere 2.7 ounces to boot.  Visit site  ▷

CBC News Permafrost is thawing in the Arctic fast scientists lost their equipment.  Visit site  ▷

iMore Bivystick review.  A satellite communicator that brings peace of mind in the great outdoors   Visit site  ▷

The Atlantic 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest.  Under way until noon ET on May 3.  Visit site  ▷

The Adirondack Almanack Tick-Borne Diseases Are On The Rise.  Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Borrelia miyamotoi disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Powasson virus.  Visit site  ▷

The Adirondack Almanack A New Tick in Town.  Native to Korea, Japan, eastern China, and a number of Pacific Island nations, it is known as the Asian bush or cattle tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis). (  Visit site  ▷

American Academy of Ophthalmology 'Doc, I Think I Have Something in My Eye'.  The foreign body was discovered to be a live tick.  Visit site  ▷

Science Alert A Boy Almost Lost His Hearing Thanks to a Parasite Burrowed Into His Eardrum.  This one happens to be a prime example of an American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis.  Visit site  ▷

Mobile Internet Resource Center Billionaires Battle for Space Dominance.  Amazon's 'Project Kuiper' Promises Global Broadband.  Visit site  ▷

BBC World Service Witness History, The Arctic African.  Why a boy ran away from West Africa to live in the Arctic in the 1960s. [podcast]  Visit site  ▷

The Ultralight Hiker Waterproof Carbon Fibre Playing Cards.  Certainly ultra-cool - and you can cut a banana with them!  Visit site  ▷

WikiHow How to Urinate Standing Up as a Female.  7 Steps (with Pictures)  Visit site  ▷

Purple Rain Adventure Skirts Blog A Ladies Guide.  How To Pee Standing Up (and Why It's Great for Backpacking, Thru-Hiking & Other Outdoor Adventures)!  Visit site  ▷

Reddit Ultralight.  How to pee standing up (for women)  Visit site  ▷

YouTube Asani.  O Canada! The national anthem performed by the Athabasca University convocation ceremonies, June 2015.  Visit site  ▷

YouTube Stan Rogers.  'The Mary Ellen Carter.'  Visit site  ▷

Twitter shitty watercolour.  'I wish.'  Visit site  ▷


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