Monday, October 3, 2022

Travel Tips and Gear Reviews

BARGAIN: My favorite backpacking lantern currently 52% off at REI

I've been using two Black Diamond Apollo Lanterns for about three years.  They're lightweight (7.8 ounces). They throw 80 lumens of light - which...

The best hiking socks I’ve ever worn

If you're going to be even moderately serious about hiking, you're going to have to ditch the old cotton socks you can grab at Walmart.

Zucchini Chips: The lightweight​ healthy hiking snack

Why zucchini chips are the packable healthy snack My love for zucchini chips started while my wife and I...

Oru — The bombproof kayak that folds into a suitcase

There was always a list of rational reasons why I shouldn't own a kayak. At the top of that list-- storage and transportation.

The rules are changing for lodging at Grand Canyon’s Phantom Ranch

Everything is changing for America's most exclusive lodge. Phantom Ranch sits at the bottom of the Grand Canyon and getting reservations there can be...

With National Park entry fees about to skyrocket, the annual pass...

News that the National Park Service will most likely raise entry fees at many of the nations most beloved National Parks rocked the outdoor...
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Endangered Key Deer searching for fresh water after Hurricane Irma

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VIDEO: Man rescues giant fish during Hurricane Harvey

Video of a Texas man rescuing a giant fish has been viewed more than 6 million times on Facebook.

Grizzly bear struck by car traveling 60 mph; Bear completely fine

In late July a grizzly bear trying to cross a highway near Banff National Park was struck by a car traveling an estimated 60 mph.

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Why there’s never been a better time to own a camper

You can travel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic It was April 8, a few days before Easter Sunday, and the entire country was on its...
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National Park closes trail so helicopter can purge tons of human waste

A popular hiking trail at Zion National Park in Utah was temporarily shut down this week so helicopters could evacuate 16,000 lbs. of human...

NASA: Ozone Hole is the Smallest since 1988

According to scientists from NASA and NOAA, warm temperatures in the Antarctic led to a smaller ozone hole this year. The "hole" in the Earth's...

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