Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...
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Moth of your nightmares fascinates Facebook users

  Video and pictures of a bizarre looking insect have been shared over 77k times on Facebook this week. The mysterious looking creature has fury tendrils...

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.

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.

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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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