Monday, September 30, 2019

Whatup? 30 SEP 19

Backcountry Post

Chelan-Sawtooth Range. 

Sunrise to Cooney Lake Loop 

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Hiking in Finland

Impressions from the Far North. 

You know what is good for your well-being? A week in nature in the far north. 

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Section Hikers Backpacking Blog

Drop X-Mid 1P Tent Review. 

The X-Mid 1P is a single-person double-wall trekking pole tent that weighs 27.9 oz. It requires two trekking poles to erect and can be set up in rain without getting the inner tent wet. 

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Ars Technica

Knives made of frozen feces don't make the cut, disproving well-known legend. 

I'm not in the lab-I'm in my house pooping in a bag, making knives out of my own feces. It was sort of depressing. 

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Behance

N A T U . R A E IV. 

...making each and every one of us feel our smallness, our extreme fragility, our finitude. 

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The Public Domain Review

Buffon and de Sève's Quadrupeds (1754). 

From 1749 to his death in 1788, the Comte de Buffon composed thirty-six volumes of his monumental Histoire naturelle, génèrale et particulière. 

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Christof Teuscher

News: 1st 75mi Steens Traverse Attempt. 

The 75mi route entirely follows the fault-block's rim, offers stunning views, is 100% off-trail, rugged, wild, slow, and unique in every aspect.  

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SlingFin

Waterproof Fabric Coatings 101: PU vs. PE vs. Silicone. 

One of the most important functions of a tent is (obviously) to keep you dry. This is almost always accomplished by using waterproof fabrics. 

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Backcountry Post

A Route In Between: Mexico to Canada Through the Heart of the West. 

Between March and September of 2019, I hiked an absolutely amazing route through the heart of the West. I began atop a "sky island" on the Arizona/Mexico border and finished in a deep, dark ancient cedar and hemlock forest on the Idaho/Canada border. And in between, I saw a lot of cool stuff! 

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Section Hikers Backpacking Blog

TGO Challenge: Route Planning Tips for Backpacking Across Scotland. 

The TGO Challenge is an annual backpacking event that lasts for 15 days and involves backpacking coast to coast across Scotland, a distance of 180-200 miles. It's been held for 40 years and is organized by The Great Outdoors Magazine which is a UK publication popular with hardcore hikers and backpackers across the pond. 

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Hiking in Finland

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dirigo 2. 

Are you mostly out in the summer, like to camp above the treeline, do encounter lots of bugs, like to have a groundsheet and generally a fully enclosed shelter? Then the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dirigo 2 is a good choice for you. 

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Cool Tools

Natrapel Insect Repellent Wipes. 

The pouches are easy to tear open, the wipes are easy to unfold, and I find one wipe sufficient. 

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Jill Outside

I suggest you keep looking. 

Turtmannhütte is famous for its black forest cake, so of course we tried that. We enjoyed our sweet snack outside the hut with coffee for me, panaché for Beat, and views of Turtmann glacier. 

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Back o' Beyond

Sahale Glacier Camp Backpacking Guide. 

Sahale Glacier Camp is known for its unparalleled views, but many people don't realize it also has the world's most scenic bathroom. 

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Reddit

Propane heaters are officially outdated.. 

Fusion is the future. 

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Return To Now

Galapagos Island To Be Used As An Airfield By The US Military. 

Though the US government denies it, Ecuador's Minister of defense claims the country has agreed to let the US military use one of the Galápagos islands as an airfield to help 'fight drug trafficking.' 

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The Trek

Epic Olympics — PNT Section 9. 

It. Was. Epic. 

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The Trek

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Deschutes Tarp. 

Manufactured in China: Presumably this is why their prices are competitive. Tarps are seam-sealed in the US (if you've purchased that add-on service), but are otherwise made overseas. The Deschutes seems well-constructed nevertheless, but I was disappointed to learn a cottage brand like SMD was no longer producing in-house. 

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trek-lite.com

Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus. 

A close look at the build quality... Or lack of? You'll probably get the jist of it after 20 seconds.  

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Radiolab

Damn Bugs. 

On this hour of Radiolab, we speak with the difficulties of sharing a planet with these pests and what they might actually be doing to help our world. [Ticks!] 

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APOD

Eye Sky a Dragon. 

What do you see when you look into this sky? 

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LifeDaily

Fisherman Finds Injured Crocodile And Tames A Monster. 

No one in their right mind would choose to consort with these terrifying monsters. Well, except for Chito Shedden, a fisherman from Siquirres, Costa Rica. 

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The Prepared

Best Portable Solar Chargers and Panels. 

Despite how simple these USB solar chargers appear - you put them in the sun and plug your gear into them, right? - there's a lot more to picking the right charger and learning how to use it effectively than you might imagine. 

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stojo

Reusable Cups Redefined. 

We wanted to design the perfect reusable cup for people who live on the go. The cup we imagined had to be compact, leak proof, easy to clean and made from the safest materials available. 

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AVClub

This floating tent offers you a cool new way to die while camping. 

I don't think the purpose of camping is to have no fucking clue where you are when you wake up. That's what drinking is for. 

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Backcountry Post

5 Day Olympic National Park On & Off trail expedition (6 bears). 

Straight to the point, the Olympic mountains are amazing. 

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The New York Times

High in the Cascades, a Lone Fire Lookout Still Keeps Watch. 

Puget Sound Dispatch. Miners Ridge lookout. I'm reporting active smoke. 

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Young Adventuress

5 crazy solo female travel facts that will blow your mind. 

Striking out alone as a woman has become such a trend 

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Chris Townsend Outdoors

Camping in the Colorado Rockies. 

Most of the walk was above 11,000 feet (3353 metres) and so were nineteen of my camps. Only two were below 10,000 feet (3048 metres).  

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The Ultralight Hiker

The Pocket Poncho Tent. 

I have completed my poncho tent in 1 oz/yd2 silnylon. It weighs a mere 185 grams - as you can see, and fits in my pocket - as the name suggests and the pictures show! 

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Miguel Marquez Outside

Keith. 

January 7, 2019 - September 21, 2019. 

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YouTube

How to sleep and rest in a hammock!. 

An inhabitant of the Mayan village of Santa Elena in Yucatan Mexico showing how to sleep and rest in a hammock. 

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Hammock Forums

Wallowa River Loop, Oregon. 

Extremely scenic the entire way. You'll feel like you're on the John Muir Trail!Extremely scenic the entire way. You'll feel like you're on the John Muir Trail! 

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Agenty Duck

How To Smell. 

Most of the ideas in this post come from the book 'Being A Dog' 

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The Paris Review

The Intelligence of Plants. 

Our science cannot fully explain how humans learn and remember. Why not consider that plants have been doing the same for far longer than we have been around, with an intelligence that is radically different from ours? 

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Behance

Bolivia — Infraland. 

Infraland is the first independent nation founded on a social network. It is a federal territory scattered throughout the world: the Kingdom of the Invisible. 

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