Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Travel Tips and Gear Reviews

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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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Hitchhiking Iguana: Kayaker saves iguana struggling miles off coast

A kayaker miles off the coast of the Florida Keys found an iguana swimming in the open water  struggling to get back to land. "What's...

Your pee is luring mountain goats in Glacier National Park

Researchers concluded that the urine at Logan Pass was attracting the goats and the large groups of humans were helping keep mountain goat predators, like bears, coyotes, and wolverines at bay.

VIDEO: Momma bear and cubs break into pizza shop, feast on...

  A Colorado man has a video of three bears breaking into his pizzeria to eat salami and dough. "It was really fun to come into...

National Parks

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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