Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Travel Tips and Gear Reviews

Here are the 19 best U.S. parks to see the stars

According to research in 2016, The Milky Way is hidden from more than one-third of humanity, including 60% of Europeans and nearly 80% of North Americans.

Camping and backpacking tents on a budget

If you're just jumping into the world of outdoor recreation, one of your first purchases is probably going to be a tent. There are hundreds...

“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?

Just Add Water: Best pre-made dehydrated meals- Breakfast Edition

Taking pre-made dehydrated food on the trail can be a little bit of a crap shoot. If you've never tested a pack before, you could find yourself a long way from home without a tasty or filling meal.

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 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.
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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.

Animals are using these wildlife overpasses, and it’s saving lives

Each year, about 200 people are killed, and 29,000 people are hurt in wildlife-vehicle collisions. As for the animals, it's total carnage; they rarely...

Endangered Parrots moved to shelter as Hurricane Maria batters Puerto Rico

This is the second time in two weeks.

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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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