Sunday, May 16, 2021

Travel Tips and Gear Reviews

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...
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Video: Endangered Key Deer emerge after Hurricane Irma

The endangered Key Deer only live in the Florida Keys. Recent estimates put the population between 700-1000. When the brutal winds and storm surge from...

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.

Endangered parrots took shelter from Irma in a hurricane proof building

When Hurricane Irma began bearing down on Puerto Rico, the USFWS moved all the Puerto Rican parrots at the aviary to a Hurricane proof building.

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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