Sunday, April 11, 2021

Travel Tips and Gear Reviews

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...

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...

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.

“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?

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.
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Arkansas man finds two-headed rattlesnake

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has confirmed that a two-headed rattlesnake discovered by a power company employee is real.

Dept. of Interior: Wildlife activities now a $156 billion industry

The study, which is conducted every five years, shows big jumps in wildlife watching and fishing, but a major decrease in the amount of people participating in hunting. 

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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