Thursday, February 20, 2020

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...

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...

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.

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.

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

One filter cleans itself, which is a deal-breaker
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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.

Bobcat camps out on top of giant saguaro cactus

A bobcat found an unusual place to hide in the Arizona desert this week. It climbed to the top of a giant saguaro cactus in...

VIDEO: Cab driver says Hawk took refuge in his car during...

A cab driver in Houston says a Hawk sought refuge in his taxi as Hurricane Harvey approached, and he has the amazing video to prove it.

National Parks

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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...
National Park Annual Pass

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

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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