Tuesday, July 5, 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...

When there’s a zombie apocalypse, this is the water filter I...

One filter cleans itself, which is a deal-breaker

Nearly Smokeless: Backyard firepit highlighted by Popular Science Magazine

The Solo Stove Bonfire received some significant kudos from Popular Science magazine this month. The patented technology used by Solo Stove allows for logs to...

How To: You can dehydrate ground beef, but there’s a trick

One thing I love to bring in the backcountry with me is dehydrated ground beef. You can prep it at home with a dehydrator in under 7 hours and it makes a hearty addition to any starch.

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.

“Roughing it”: 9 amazing homes for sale near National Parks

As Ken Burns proved in 2009, U.S. National Parks are America's best idea. But what if you could live near one?
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Alligator hunters set new Mississippi record

The alligator’s length was 14 feet ¾ inch, which broke the previous record by ½ inch. The alligator weighed 766.5 pounds.

Pacific walrus, and 24 other species denied endangered protection by Trump...

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that 25 species do not qualify for protection under the Endangered Species act. Amongst the included species is the Pacific...

Video: Endangered Key Deer emerge after Hurricane Irma

The endangered Key Deer only live in the Florida Keys. Recent estimates put the population between 700-1000. When the brutal winds and storm surge from...

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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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