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  • Tuckerman makes NPR

    New England & Northeast Skiing, Mountain Biking, Hiking Forums - AlpineZone Forums - 9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,19,23,31
    legalskier
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:13 am
    Just heard this report on the radio: "Spring Breakers Who Want Snow And Thrills Ski Tuckerman's Ravine On a clear weekend day, as many as 3,000 people will make the three-mile trek up the side of New Hampshire's Mount Washington to the snowfields, defying steep terrain and the threat of avalanches." Listen: www.npr.org/2014/04/17/304041896/spring-breakers-who-want-snow-and-thrills-ski-tuckerman-s-ravine
  • Smith Frontman ChromaPop Sunglasses Review

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    Kevin Glover
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    ++++GO TO FEEDTHEHABIT.COM FOR THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE. ++++Though I wouldn’t exactly call myself an eyewear snob, there’s no doubt that I can appreciate a fine pair of sunglasses.  When I was in high school I would spend way too much money sunglasses, the same way other kids would buy of pairs and pairs of Nikes.  Fortunately, my wallet and sunglass fever has cooled but I can still sniff out a good pair of shades.  Enter the Frontman, featuring Smith’s new ChromaPop.Smith Frontmap ChromaPop Features:Med-Large Fit / Large CoverageCarbonic TLT LensesEvolve…
  • Rustic Mobile Campers - This Truck Adds Elements of Luxury to Mobile Camping

    Camping News
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    This truck is putting a whole new spin on what it means to go mobile camping. While taking a trip in a camper can be a fun and lively experience, this truck stays truer to the spirit of camping, while also giving the best comforts one can get.
  • Gather Round the Fire, Wherever You Want It

    NYT > Camps and Camping
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Dude is a fire pit you can take on the road.
  • Urgent Edelrid Connecto and Swivel Update

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    American Camp Association
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    April 11, 2014 ACA is aware that on April 11, 2014, Fred Potts, Edelrid customer service manager, sent out the following message: This notification is to make you aware of an issue related to all Conecto, Conecto Small, and Conecto Swivel. This notification is being issued because Edelrid discovered that many users were not conforming to basic policies. Some users were not completing a yearly inspection (including torque testing), some damaged bolts were not replaced, and some bolts had been replaced with bolts that did not have the required strength. read more
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  • Tuckerman makes NPR

    legalskier
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:13 am
    Just heard this report on the radio: "Spring Breakers Who Want Snow And Thrills Ski Tuckerman's Ravine On a clear weekend day, as many as 3,000 people will make the three-mile trek up the side of New Hampshire's Mount Washington to the snowfields, defying steep terrain and the threat of avalanches." Listen: www.npr.org/2014/04/17/304041896/spring-breakers-who-want-snow-and-thrills-ski-tuckerman-s-ravine
  • Northern NH mountain this weekend, who's open and what condition?

    abc
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:51 pm
    ok, I'm not a regular of NH mountains. But since this is the long weekend for me (Fri-Sat-Sun), I'd like to see if I make it over that way. I believe Cannon and Wildcat are still open. But how much terrain are open (and worth the drive)? Anyone want to give a guess on what condition to expect? Any other mountain still open (and have terrain worth visiting)?
  • Winter returns

    SIKSKIER
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    cannonspringsnow.jpg I see Cannon reports 5 inches,Jay 3-5.Stowe and the Bush around 3.Just enough to cover up those bare spots created the last few days. Attached Images cannonspringsnow.jpg (17.6 KB)
  • Jay Peak 04/19

    MadMadWorld
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    Will be heading up for the day. Anyone planning on going? Mishka and I will be carpooling if anyone else is interested in ridesharing let me know.
  • Sugarbush 4/14 and 78 degrees.

    Tin
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    We spent Sunday at Smuggs in the trees (there was still a lot to play in) since MRG got rained out. Monday was completely different, skiing in shorts and t-shirts getting sunburned. Online and when we got there showed Heavens Gate as open but of course it was on "wind hold" and never opened. Ended up lapping Steins most of the day which is now my new favorite spring bump run. That thing puts Superstar to shame. Organgrinder had some scattered bumps and lips to play on by the end of the day. We were able to make one last tree run above and then into Egan's Woods. $329 for a 20s pass…
 
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  • Smith Frontman ChromaPop Sunglasses Review

    Kevin Glover
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    ++++GO TO FEEDTHEHABIT.COM FOR THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE. ++++Though I wouldn’t exactly call myself an eyewear snob, there’s no doubt that I can appreciate a fine pair of sunglasses.  When I was in high school I would spend way too much money sunglasses, the same way other kids would buy of pairs and pairs of Nikes.  Fortunately, my wallet and sunglass fever has cooled but I can still sniff out a good pair of shades.  Enter the Frontman, featuring Smith’s new ChromaPop.Smith Frontmap ChromaPop Features:Med-Large Fit / Large CoverageCarbonic TLT LensesEvolve…
  • Bontrager Serano RXL and RL Saddle Review

    Jason Mitchell
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    ++++GO TO FEEDTHEHABIT.COM FOR THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE. ++++Developed in conjunction with Trek Factory riders, the all-new Bontrager Serano Saddle is built for speed. With the proper support for the aggressive rider, the Serano delivers an excellent platform for performance.Bontrager Serano Saddle FeaturesPosture 2 – Aggressive: Forward pelvic rotation for athletes with a high degree of flexibilitySize Specific Curvature: Curvature of each saddle is designed specific to its widthZone Density Padding: Multi-density padding is strategically placed for optimal comfort and…
  • Add Squish to your Fatbike with the RockShox Bluto

    Jason Mitchell
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    ++++GO TO FEEDTHEHABIT.COM FOR THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE. ++++Who needs suspension when you have a 4″ tire running 5 psi? Well, for the same reason we all ended up with full-suspension, disc brakes and carbon fiber galore — because it makes riding even more fun. It’s with that kind of fun in mind that RockShox built the new Bluto fatbike suspension fork — first seen on the Rocky Mountain Blizzard.Using their latest-generation internals, the Bluto widens things up to make room for up to 4.8″ fat tires and miles of smiles on snow, dirt, sand or wherever…
  • Rocky Mountain Blizzard: A Trail-tuned Fatbike

    Jason Mitchell
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:26 am
    ++++GO TO FEEDTHEHABIT.COM FOR THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE. ++++Every Rocky Mountain I’ve ridden comes to the trailhead ready to party. Not once have I ridden one that wasn’t a hoot on the trails. Now, Rocky is extending that same fun-factor to the world of fat bikes. The 2015 Rocky Mountain Blizzard is built with a suspension-specific design and trail-bike geometry to carry over that signature ride onto the snow.Most fat bikes aren’t all that much to look at, but Rocky has conjured up just the right mix of good looks and performance parts with the Blizzard. I like…
  • Surface Skis and FairEnds Collaborate on Ski Designs

    Jason Mitchell
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    ++++GO TO FEEDTHEHABIT.COM FOR THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE. ++++Surface Skis and apparel designer, FairEnds are collaborating on limited-edition versions of some of their most popular skis: One Time, Life Life and My Life (for the ladies). The two companies are certainly like-minded with simplicity and style at the core, so it’s fun to see what a little brainstorming can produce. With target runs of 50 per product, these skis will be sold direct-to-consumer at SurfaceSkis.com and will be available in September.You may recall that this is not the first collaboration for Surface.
 
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  • Urgent Edelrid Connecto and Swivel Update

    American Camp Association
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    April 11, 2014 ACA is aware that on April 11, 2014, Fred Potts, Edelrid customer service manager, sent out the following message: This notification is to make you aware of an issue related to all Conecto, Conecto Small, and Conecto Swivel. This notification is being issued because Edelrid discovered that many users were not conforming to basic policies. Some users were not completing a yearly inspection (including torque testing), some damaged bolts were not replaced, and some bolts had been replaced with bolts that did not have the required strength. read more
  • ".CAMP" Domain Is Here!

    American Camp Association
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Anyone can now buy a domain such as "mycampname.camp" to market their camp. ".camp" is one of more than 1,000 top-level domains that will be released in the next year. List of domain registrars selling ".camp" domains:www.donuts.co/registrars/donuts-registrars/ read more
  • ACA Future Accreditation Model — Where Are We?

    American Camp Association
    14 Mar 2014 | 5:21 am
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  • March 2014 Camp e-News

    American Camp Association
    13 Mar 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Spring is almost here, and it’s time to start planning the fun, outdoor adventures your child will have at camp this summer. This issue of Camp e-News will help you find a camp within your budget, prepare for a camp fair, and understand the value of play. Visit ACA’s Find a Camp database to find the perfect camp experience for your child based on location, price, activities offered, ACA-accreditation status, and more. read more
  • 2014 March/April Camping Magazine

    American Camp Association
    4 Mar 2014 | 5:49 am
    Volume 87, Number 2 read more
 
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  • (M) Top Ultralight Tent Review

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ultralight tents are becoming more lightweight and durable. This is good news for ultralighters. by Sean McDevitt | 2014-04-15A few months ago I contacted Backpacking Light about doing a review of the best superlight tents on the market. I wanted to see how tents have evolved since I stopped designing them in 2010. I was delighted that they said yes! I should tell you a bit about myself: I am a seasoned outdoor industry designer; I worked at Mountain Hardwear from 2000-2010, TRX Head designer, 2011-2012, Header Designer at Trinity Design Collaborative, 2012-2103. I have also been a pro level…
  • (M) The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Lindal valves are what makes your stove work (or not work). Their proper care can keep your stove running for years. by Roger Caffin | 2014-04-15This is a seriously technical article for dedicated stove users. It has several origins: my experiences with the Coleman Xtreme Stove, problems with connecting French Campingaz canisters to screw-thread stoves when in Europe, and of course my experiences in developing my winter stove with its multi-canister connection. One of the goals in making my multi-canister connector was so I could use all three of the common canister formats: screw-thread,…
  • (M) Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody review

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    For their first ever attempt, Black diamond created a versatile, durable, and waterproof windshirt that raises the bar for ultralight windshirts. by David Chenault | 2014-04-08Back in late 2012 I concluded, at the end of my Windshirt State of the Market report, that ...the future [of windshirts] looks bright. Advances in fabrics will continue to allow for good durability at less and less weight, as well as further bending the curve between breathability and weather resistance. The future is now, and it has arrived in the form of the Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody; a windshirt which blends…
  • (M) Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 4

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. by Damien and Renee Tougas | 2014-04-08The Tougas Family is embarking on an exciting journey; their ambitious plan is to backpack the Appalachian as a family. This episode introduces their plan, gear, and the individual skills brought to the production by each of the family members. The beauty about this project is that the family is learning how to do this sort of trip from scratch and the end product will be something that others families can use for similar endeavors. Read this article at…
  • (M) The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    From humble beginnings to the sophisticated and lightweight packs, the ultralight backpack is a tale filled with adaptation and pushing the balance of weight and features. by David Chenault | 2014-04-01By his own account, Ray Jardine made the first RayWay packs in 1992, for a 1993 Appalachian Trail thruhike1. Photos of Ray and Jenny Jardine's 1993 packs look remarkably like a traditional alpine rucksack: the drawcord top, dual side compression straps, and generally streamlined exterior could be anything from a (shrunken) Chouinard Baltoro to a Hyperlite Mountain Gear Ice Pack. These packs…
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  • Living and Teaching in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Adam Halliwell
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Royal Palace during the mourning of King Sihanouk The whole reason I went to University was because I knew I wanted to work and live abroad. Initially, the goal was Japan, however that changed when I realized how much more there is out there. Eventually I decided on Cambodia, for a lot of different reasons! If you’re looking on leaving your home country short or long-term, or you’re simply searching for that next challenge, be sure to visit the Kingdom of Wonder. Making the decision For many, teaching English is a stop-gap before moving onto other ventures, for others…
  • Visiting One City is Not the Same as Seeing the United States

    Guest Blogger
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    When someone asks you how many countries you’ve visited, what criteria do you use to calculate your answer? Does passing through count? Or do you have to stay at least one night or visit more than one city or town? Is enjoying a city break in Rome, for instance, enough to say you’ve ‘visited’ Italy? When it comes to the USA, there’s a very strong case to be made that seeing just one city is not nearly enough to say you’ve truly ‘visited’ America. Can anyone really claim that staying for a week in New York or Los Angeles – common entry…
  • The Shrimp Trucks on Oahu’s North Shore

    Mark Wiens
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Hawaii shrimp plate! If you plan to drive around the island of Oahu when you visit (which is a great thing to do by the way), you’ll undoubtedly hear about the famous “Kahuku shrimp trucks.” There are many of these shrimp truck restaurants, each with just about the same menu and similar prices, but with their own unique secret recipes and sauces. If you love shrimp, you’ll definitely want to make a strategic shrimp stop when you drive around the island. Lining up at the shrimp truck restaurant Kahuku is a very small town, located on the North Shore of Oahu, just a…
  • Senso-ji: Tokyo’s Oldest and Most Significant Temple

    Mark Wiens
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Senso-ji Temple Tokyo’s Senso-ji Temple is one of the most well-known religious sites and attractions in the city. Thousands of both tourists and local Japanese who make the pilgrimage from throughout the country, visit every day to pay respect. Senso-ji is a wonderful place to experience the ancient side of culture and religious practice in Tokyo, without having to break the budget. Passing into the Main Hall Senso-ji is the oldest and one of the most significant temples in Tokyo. The temple is located adjacent to the Sumida River, in an area of Tokyo known as Asakusa. According to the…
  • Last Minute Easter Camping Getaways

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    6 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Easter weekend is creeping up quickly but that doesn’t mean that it is too late to plan an exciting holiday over the four-day break. While some people may take a quick trip to see friends and family, those after a larger adventure should look no further than an exciting campervan trip. Hire company, Britz, offer campervans to suit all types of travellers. To illustrate, the Britz “Explorer” campervan is great option for families or small groups. It comfortably sleeps four people and has a built-in kitchen, including fridge/freezer, a 4-burner gas stove as well as full bathroom…
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  • Tryfan, snowdonia

    wildan
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    Hi all, sorry I've not been on for an age, have moved house and got engaged and everything! Haha.. Anyway just thought I'd let you know I clambered my way up mt tryfan on saturday (5/4/14) and had an awesome time with my 3 mates. We camped at the base of mt snowdon with the intention of doing it on the sunday however gale force winds and sideways torrential rain all Saturday night and sunday morning stopped play. I've taken some photos though and will upload them soon.. hope you're all keeping well Dan Attached Images 20140406_100101.jpg (56.2 KB) 20140406_100022.jpg (41.6 KB)…
  • Mountain Training introduce new 'Pub Crawl Leader' assement...

    Ollie
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    I know it's well gone noon, but I thought this was particularly well done and worth sharing... Quote: Want to lead walks between pubs in your area? This new award aims to tackle the recent decline in the number of people visiting their local pub by training and assessing people in the skills required to lead groups of people, at various stages of inebriation, from one watering hole to the next... http://www.mountain-training.org/lat...b-crawl-leader Ollie
  • Bargain Basement

    marchingmags
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    I thought I'd start this thread so we can alert folks to bargains we may have spotted. I know it's a bit iffy regarding the advertising rules. Perhaps if we say no links allowed, just brief descriptions. Thoughts/agreements/disagreements appreciated. :) To start: I was in Wilkos (Wilkinsons) yesterday and noticed they are selling Gas Cylinders of various sizes really cheaply. The deals are 2 for £varies and they are from some company called Yellowstone. I'm stocking up for the summer. If you too reckon life's a gas, I suggest you head on down there and check it out!
  • Finnish Wilderness Adventure Week

    Helen M
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Well - back from Finland. Won a weeks Finnish adventure with Exodus. It was amazing. Saw the northern lights on the last night - cut it fine! We were in the middle of nowhere just below artic circle - Oulanka basecamp (check it out) Another highlight was dog sledding - I was in charge of 6 huskies - or it could have been the other way round? Snow shoeing was awesome - but I will never make a cross country skier! I did sledging, visited a reindeer farm and chilled in sauna and outdoor hot-tub. Fantastic experience. Will try and upload some photos. H - x
 
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  • The Real Grandma Gatewood

    Philip Werner
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Grandma GatewoodGrandma Gatewood is often cited at the first ultralight backpacker because she thru-hiked hiked the Appalachian Trail using a shower curtain as a shelter with only 12 pounds of gear. That’s total BS.The real Grandma Gatewood was a domestic abuse survivor whose husband forced himself on her three times a day. She bore eleven children, and led a hardscrabble farming life that none of us can even imagine.While she was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail (finishing in 1955) and only the fifth hiker to thru-hike it from end to end, you really need to…
  • Hiker’s Holiday Week at Mohonk Mountain House

    Philip Werner
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Mohonk Mountain HouseMy wife and I are taking a short holiday in May to visit Mohonk Mountain House, a 145 year old historic hotel and spa located in the “Gunks”, 90 miles north of New York City. We’re headed to Mohonk’s annual Hiker’s Holiday program, a five day gathering of hiking enthusiasts who come to walk the trails and carriage roads that surround Mohonk Mountain and the neighboring Mohonk Preserve. Founded in 1869 by Albert Smiley, the Mountain House is still owned and managed by the Smiley family today.We have stayed at Mohonk Mountain House a number…
  • Hiking and Lyme Disease: Revised estimates from the CDC indicate US infection rate is 10 times more prevalent than previously reported

    Philip Werner
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Hikers and backpackers are at increased risk for contracting Lyme Disease. This is something I’ve written about extensively on SectionHiker and is worth reiterating at the beginning of each hiking season.Revised numbers from the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control) reflect that they have been under-reporting Lyme disease. Instead of the 30,000 cases a year previously reported, the CDC has now issued a statement that the numbers are more in the range of 300,000 cases a year in the United States alone. 95% of these cases were reported from 13 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine,…
  • 10 Outdoor Herbivore No Cook Meals

    Philip Werner
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    Outdoor Herbivore  - Lickety Split LentilsI have been experimenting with no cook backpacking meals from Outdoor Herbivore for the past six weeks to see if I want to bring them on a big backpacking trip I have slated for this year. I’ve been burned by bringing food that I haven’t tried at home on trips beforehand, so it’s worth my time to test commercially packaged meals in advance.In addition to taste, I want to make sure that my digestive system can tolerate foods that I’ve never eaten before and that the preparation required is compatible with the capabilities of…
  • Lighten Up that Pack! – Appalachian Mountain Club Talk and Gear Demo in Boston, May 1st

    Philip Werner
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Lightweight Hiking in New EnglandAre you ready to let go of the extra gear/weight in your backpack for lighter, longer, more enjoyable day hikes or backpacking trips this summer? Or do you find yourself saying, “but I neeeed this”, when packing extra sets of nearly everything in your backpack?Join Appalachian Mountain Club Leaders Julie LePage and Philip Werner as they offer tips on overcoming the obstacles to hiking lighter, what the tradeoffs are to carrying less, and guidance on packing lighter & smarter, so you can enjoy your time in the woods even more. We’ll have a…
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  • Win an $880 Old Town Kayak and Paddling Package

    Alicia MacLeay
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    With three-quarters of the Earth's surface covered by water, why restrict your outdoor adventures to land? Paddling is a great way to explore water and woods, beach or backcountry. Don't have a boat? Thanks to Johnson Outdoors we're outfitting one lucky member with a paddling package worth $880! Review your outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear and you're entered to win an Old Town Camden 106 kayak, Carlisle Magic Plus paddle, and Extrasport Equinox DLX PFD. To Enter Write a review now through Tuesday, April 29, of your outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear. Every…
  • Q&A with Winter Wildlands Policy Director, Cailin O'Brien-Feeney

    Alicia MacLeay
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Skiers, snowshoers, snowboarders, and winter mountaineers that enjoy the human-powered, backcountry experience should take note of the work of the Winter Wildlands Alliance (WWA).  Formed in 2000, the national nonprofit is dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands, public access, and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands. Above, the organization takes part in Clif Bar's Day of Action near Teton Pass, Wyo. Among other successes, working with local partners, WWA has helped protect more than three million acres of public…
  • Review Your Outdoor Gear to Win an Old Town Kayak

    Alicia MacLeay
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    Want to get out on the water in your own kayak this spring and summer? Review your outdoor gear—paddling, hiking, trail running, climbing, or skiing—on Trailspace now through Tuesday, April 29, and you're entered to win a paddling package worth $880, including an Old Town Camden 106 kayak, a Carlisle Magic Plus paddle, and an Extrasport Equinox DLX PFD, all thanks to Johnson Outdoors. To Enter Write a review today through Tuesday, April 29, of your outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear. Every review counts as an entry, and helps other outdoor…
  • Meet LoneStranger, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

    Seth Levy
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    Congratulations to community member LoneStranger, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month! Each month we recognize and get to know a different member of the Trailspace community. This month it's John, a Maine-based backcountry aficionado and cyclist who likes "walking to the empty places where the people aren't," like the top of the Saddle Trail in Maine's Baxter State Park above. Congratulations, John, and thanks for sharing your experience and helpful gear reviews with us. For your contributions, you win this month's featured Reviewer of the Month prize: a pair of Topo Athletic…
  • No Joke: Win a Kayaking Package from Johnson Outdoors

    Seth Levy
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
        It's April Fools Day, but we're not joking about this great gear giveaway. Review your outdoor gear on Trailspace now through Tuesday, April 29, and you could win a complete paddling package, including an Old Town Camden 106 kayak, a Carlisle Magic Plus paddle, and an Extrasport Equinox DLX PFD, all thanks to Johnson Outdoors. One lucky member will win this complete kayaking package, worth $880, and be outfitted for spring and summer paddling adventures. Win a paddling package, including this Extrasport PFD, by reviewing your gear. To Enter: Write a review now…
 
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  • Photo Friday – April 4, 2014

    Casey Schreiner
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    If the day on the calendar starts with the letter ‘f,’ that means it’s time for another Photo Friday. It’s tough to make cacti look cuddly (unless you’re looking at cholla), but Keri Zehm‘s shot near Riverside’s Box Springs Mountain does a fantastic job of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hiking Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

    Casey Schreiner
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve consists of two parts – a gorgeous state beach with an epic backdrop of wind-and-rain sculpted badland cliffs; and a reserve of one of North America’s rarest trees – the Torrey Pine – on a network of trails that meander through those... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • First Official Omnigames Video and a Thank You

    Casey Schreiner
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Columbia Sportswear just posted the first of many videos from the OmniGames competition I participated in back in January. It’s a fun little three minute piece that shows off some of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting – and yours truly cutting some FLAWLESS pizza... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • More Info on the One Day in L.A. Hike

    Casey Schreiner
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    On Saturday, April 26th, I invite you to join me on the trail to Echo Mountain as part of the documentary project One Day in L.A.. I met with the producers of this ambitious project a few weeks ago and I really dug their mission. They want to capture the state of American cities right… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hiking Palomar Mountain State Park

    Scott Turner
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:52 am
    Ask the average person what they envision when it comes to outdoor San Diego, and you’re likely to hear about long, sandy beaches stretching endlessly under bluffs studded with Torrey Pines. Or, you might hear about sun-blasted boulders protruding out of a carpet of chaparral on the way up to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • A small Trillium celebration

    montucky
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    On April 18, 2008 while hiking the Munson Creek trail in the TeePee/Spring Creek roadless area, about 2 miles from the trailhead I encountered the largest bloom of trilliums that I’ve ever seen. On April 18 of every year since, I have visited that same place to celebrate the beautiful annual bloom of trilliums. It is sad this year for me to realize that I am not up to that steep hike, not yet, and so today I had a small trillium celebration and photo session not very far up from the trail head where there are several dozen blooming near the footbridge over the creek. Western White…
  • Early little ones

    montucky
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Woodland Star ~ Lithophragma parviflorum Such a tiny (about .25 inches across) blossom and so fragile that it floats on even the tiniest breeze, it is still one of the earliest and hardiest of the wildflowers. Things cannot always be understood at the first glance. Yellow Bell ~ Fritillaria pudica A Whitetail doe was grazing on the hillside just below this small blossom in the evening of the second day of its bloom: in the morning the flower was gone. Life can take a sudden turn in this world in which we live.
  • It’s a start

    montucky
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Sagebrush Buttercup ~ Ranunculus glaberrimus Hook Yesterday buried under a fresh coat of snow, today a new optimism.
  • A second chance

    montucky
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:25 am
    Photo taken in the Baldy Mountain Roadless area at about 7000 feet (Photo taken in October, 2013) Spring Creek flowing beneath the cedars several miles below Big Hole Peak (Photo from May, 2008) Rock Lake in western Montana’s Cabinet Mountains Wilderness (Photo taken in August, 2013) Thanks to the knowledge and skill of a brilliant orthopedic surgeon and his surgery team, an excellent hospital staff and the ongoing effort of a superb physical therapist, I will, in a few more months, be able to again visit places like those in the above photos. For the technology and the people who make…
  • Off line for awhile.

    montucky
    19 Jan 2014 | 6:51 pm
    I will be away from the computer for awhile; don’t know how long just yet. Will try to catch up with everybody when I return! (The photo doesn’t have anything to do with it, just one of my favorite places that I love to think about.)
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    10,000 Birds

  • Birding the outskirts of Athens, Greece

    Dragan Simic
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I love birds. I like to travel. And – I hate flying! Does that make sense? If you do not see packing as the part of travel itself, than the trip starts with landing. And customs. The sky over a new city. Although I visit Greece every year, this is my first time in Athens. What am I doing there? Visiting stone ruins? Nope. I am a birder in search of the feathery attractions of Greece. And April is the spring migration season; hence, instead of waiting for them at home, I went south to greet the returning flocks. Half an hour after landing, I was in the Vravronas bay. Sardinian Warbler (c)…
  • The Birds of Mt Kinabalu

    Duncan
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Mt Kinabalu is the one of destinations that birders visiting Borneo shouldn’t miss. It may not be the easiest place to bird (although it certainly isn’t the worst), and doesn’t have anything like the luxurious lodge found in Danum Valley, but there isn’t anywhere better to get the range of montane endemics of this fabulous island. This doesn’t mean that it is particularly easy to find them, mind, so you may want to give the place a few days. And prepare yourself for certain disappointment, because you will not see all the possible species that you read about in…
  • Seeking Out Unwelcome Guests

    Nate
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    There’s something very matter-of-fact about seeking out non-native target species. There’s very little thrill of the hunt, very little excitement. It feels almost cheap. And when the bird is finally spotted and added to whatever list you care about at that time, it’s almost as if you feel resigned to this milestone. If birding is supposed to offer the opportunity to break free of your workaday life and really connect with nature in that precious free time, then ticking non-natives comes as close as birding gets to feeling like work. Punch the clock. Get your bird. Punch out.
  • Birds Taking Over TV Screens

    Meredith Mann
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    After watching the three-eyed ravens on Game of Thrones, it seems some other members of the bird kingdom want a piece of the small-screen action. To wit: A lingering Snowy Owl plopped down right outside a television news station in Vermont. The BBC’s Winged Planet and Earthflight programs are now available on DVD. And last but not least, a Norwegian TV channel has created what just might be the first bird reality show, complete with a squirrel as the annoying neighbor. It’s apparently airing online all day, every day, so you can get your Scandinavian bird fix anytime. (Euro readers, can…
  • Bird Butts and Other Matters

    Greg
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’ve been down with an odd illness for a few weeks, and then I flew to Mexico and back (boy, are my arms tired!) so I’m a bit behind in my intense pursuit of scientific findings related to birds. But I do have a few items. First, the bird butts. Over the least couple of weeks the best view I’ve had of Minnesota has been out my northward facing window. It is interesting to note that the vast majority of birds flying by out there are going the other way. All I see are their buts. I’ve seen some interesting terns, and it is possible that I saw a small flock of migrating Bonaparte’s…
 
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  • Birding the outskirts of Athens, Greece

    Dragan Simic
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I love birds. I like to travel. And – I hate flying! Does that make sense? If you do not see packing as the part of travel itself, than the trip starts with landing. And customs. The sky over a new city. Although I visit Greece every year, this is my first time in Athens. What am I doing there? Visiting stone ruins? Nope. I am a birder in search of the feathery attractions of Greece. And April is the spring migration season; hence, instead of waiting for them at home, I went south to greet the returning flocks. Half an hour after landing, I was in the Vravronas bay. Sardinian Warbler (c)…
  • The Birds of Mt Kinabalu

    Duncan
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Mt Kinabalu is the one of destinations that birders visiting Borneo shouldn’t miss. It may not be the easiest place to bird (although it certainly isn’t the worst), and doesn’t have anything like the luxurious lodge found in Danum Valley, but there isn’t anywhere better to get the range of montane endemics of this fabulous island. This doesn’t mean that it is particularly easy to find them, mind, so you may want to give the place a few days. And prepare yourself for certain disappointment, because you will not see all the possible species that you read about in…
  • Seeking Out Unwelcome Guests

    Nate
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    There’s something very matter-of-fact about seeking out non-native target species. There’s very little thrill of the hunt, very little excitement. It feels almost cheap. And when the bird is finally spotted and added to whatever list you care about at that time, it’s almost as if you feel resigned to this milestone. If birding is supposed to offer the opportunity to break free of your workaday life and really connect with nature in that precious free time, then ticking non-natives comes as close as birding gets to feeling like work. Punch the clock. Get your bird. Punch out.
  • Birds Taking Over TV Screens

    Meredith Mann
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    After watching the three-eyed ravens on Game of Thrones, it seems some other members of the bird kingdom want a piece of the small-screen action. To wit: A lingering Snowy Owl plopped down right outside a television news station in Vermont. The BBC’s Winged Planet and Earthflight programs are now available on DVD. And last but not least, a Norwegian TV channel has created what just might be the first bird reality show, complete with a squirrel as the annoying neighbor. It’s apparently airing online all day, every day, so you can get your Scandinavian bird fix anytime. (Euro readers, can…
  • Bird Butts and Other Matters

    Greg
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’ve been down with an odd illness for a few weeks, and then I flew to Mexico and back (boy, are my arms tired!) so I’m a bit behind in my intense pursuit of scientific findings related to birds. But I do have a few items. First, the bird butts. Over the least couple of weeks the best view I’ve had of Minnesota has been out my northward facing window. It is interesting to note that the vast majority of birds flying by out there are going the other way. All I see are their buts. I’ve seen some interesting terns, and it is possible that I saw a small flock of migrating Bonaparte’s…
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    The Everything About RVing RVers Blog

  • How To Make Your RV Shine

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    I just bought a 1995 Leisure Travel Van Wide body. I really like the van but the fiberglass needs a good cleaning and I would like to be able to make it
  • The Whale RV

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    This story was submitted on our Why Do You Love RVing Page One of the reasons we love RVing is because of some of the interesting things we discover when
  • Dutch Oven Orange Chicken Breasts

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    Editors Note: This recipe was submitted on our Favorite Camping Recipes Page Orange Chicken Breasts - a slightly non-conformist, yet delicious Dutch
  • The Benefits of Traveling Light

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Trying to get out of town in a hurry in your RV? Learn how traveling light will help you accomplish this goal.
  • Diesel Versus Gas - RV's

    12 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    Diesel or Gas RV? This article discusses this age old question. You will get the answers you need to make a decision.
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    Outdoors With Othmar Vohringer

  • B.C. Government Allows Hunters To Shoot Feral Pigs Anywhere At Anytime

    27 Mar 2014 | 6:27 pm
    © By Othmar Vohringer Wild and feral pigs have been spotted in the Kamloops, Okanagan, Peace, Kootenay and Lower Mainland regions, and the government doesn’t want any of it. In a media release the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations announced that the swine are now listed as a “schedule C” animal and hunters with a valid hunting license could shoot them anywhere and
  • Will the BC mountain caribou be extinct in our lifetime?

    20 Mar 2014 | 5:53 am
    © By Othmar Vohringer That might very well be the case if drastic conservation measures are not enacted quickly. The emphasis here is on “quickly”, which is a bit of an oxymoron in politics. The southern mountain caribou populations are in rapid decline despite an extensive provincial recovery plan. Why? The caribou recovery plan is complex and contains important short and long term measures
  • Are We Destroying Our Wildlife And Nature?

    18 Mar 2014 | 5:14 am
    © Othmar Vohringer How many of you can remember the time during the 1960’s when news from around the world of eagles and other birds of prey falling dead from the sky terrified us? After much research it was found that the then commonly used insecticide DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) was the culprit. The highly toxic insecticide was not only deadly to the insects but every other animal
  • Boots That Are Made For Mucky Weather

    16 Mar 2014 | 2:38 pm
    © By Othmar Vohringer Turkey hunting season, especially the early part, is notorious for constantly changing weather conditions, rain, snow and cold temperatures mixed with warm and sunny days are not uncommon. Quit often weather conditions can change during a single day from nice spring to cold winter conditions. Because of that the avid turkey hunter has to be prepared for everything mother
  • Wolf Population Booming In The Nicola Valley

    18 Nov 2013 | 5:51 am
    The following column has been previously published in the Merritt Herald in response to the wolf attack on a forestry worker near Merritt. © Othmar Vohringer Merritt has been in the international headlines again. This time it had nothing to do with feral cats or bobcats roaming in our city. This time it was much more serious. The headlines read: “Aggressive wolf pack attack near Merritt
 
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    PaddlingLight.com

  • Northstar Canoes: Bell is Back in Black-Lite

    Bryan Hansel
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:11 am
    Tweet Back in the good ole’ days when I used to work retail, we carried Bell Canoes. They were made in Minnesota and were the perfect canoes for traveling the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which was where our customers were heading. If you don’t know that Boundary Waters, you should. It’s a 1 million acre wilderness area that is only one of two wilderness areas in the U.S. designated specifically for canoes. It’s also America’s most used wilderness area. In the BWCA, you travel from lake to lake using portages that you carry your gear over. Bell Canoes…
  • Wilderness in America Under Attack (Still)

    Bryan Hansel
    21 Mar 2014 | 6:19 am
    Tweet One of PaddlingLight’s missions is to increase awareness about wilderness in a way to try and increase wilderness protection. One way that PLight does this is by calling attention to attacks on America’s laws that govern Wilderness Areas and National Parks. These attacks on American wilderness hurt all Americans by making it so there is less space protected for the enjoyment of all Americans instead of just the few. I wrote about the problem of extremists before the 2012 elections and how they want to take away our wilderness. The extremist attack on U.S. National Parks and…
  • Initial Big Agnes Wind Lip Review: a Sleeping Bag with Pinneco Core® Insulation

    Bryan Hansel
    8 Mar 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Tweet This spring (if spring ever comes to the polar vortex), I’ll be testing out Big Agnes’ Wind Lip sleeping bag on kayaking and canoe trips, but I had a chance to test it out over the last week while in the Badlands National Park. I was out there photographing the park and scouting locations for a potential photography workshop that I’d run in December (if you’re interested, email me). I used to be a geek about sleeping bags and sleeping bag insulation when I worked as a buyer/line leader for a major sporting good retailer, but since then I’m fallen out of…
  • Adventurer Savant

    Bryan Hansel
    27 Feb 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Tweet Adventurer Savant? The Savant Syndrome is when a person with mental disabilities, such as autism, shows above normal capacity in some specific area, such as music or math. We could apply this to adventurers with a little tweaking. Adventurer Savant: Someone who completes an expedition despite a serious ineptitude in both the physical and mental skills required to succeed at the sport and an inability to properly judge risk thus putting himself or herself into serious danger.   The post Adventurer Savant appeared first on PaddlingLight.com. You can leave a comment by clicking here:…
  • The Death of Sea Kayaking?

    Bryan Hansel
    4 Feb 2014 | 9:24 am
    Tweet Every year about this time, when the Internets are abuzz with northern canoeist and kayakers jonesing for open water, we hear about how sea kayaking is dying as a sport. We hear that the numbers are dropping, only graybeards kayak anymore, symposiums (which according to the arguments tell you how many people sea kayak) are on the decline and with a Sea Kayaker Magazine going under, it’s only a matter of time before the world of sea kayaking proverbably evaporates and we all lose our favorite pastimes. We hear this: Every. Single. Year. Except that it’s not true. Sea kayaking…
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  • Sweet Spot Skirts

    Amy Jurries
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Athletic skirts are nothing new, but Sweet Spot Skirts has the trend absolutely dialed. Designed so that one size can grow with you even after you have eaten too much carrot cake that week, the skirts are not only stylish but super functional as well. Whether you are running, cycling, paddle boarding, or on your way home from yoga, the Sweet Spot Skirts have you covered. Made to fit on your hips rather than your waist, two rows of 16 snaps across the top hem mean one size can accommodate both your good and your bad days, or account for the number of layers beneath. For example, the Sport…
  • Fyxation Leather Beer And Wine Caddies

    Amy Jurries
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the most popular booths at Sea Otter last weekend was that of Wisconsin based Fyxation. In addition to selling a line of stylish urban bikes and bike parts, the company designed a set of leather bike carriers for easy transport of your favorite alcoholic beverage.  Leave it to a Milwaukee company to figure out the best way to transport your beer by bike. Made from full grain leather by local craftsmen in Wisconsin, the Fyxation Tannery Collection ensures you can make it safely home from the liquor store or your favorite craft brewery with your precious cargo in tow. The Leather Six…
  • Cotopaxi - Gear For Good

    Amy Jurries
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Cotopaxi is the new outdoor company in town and along with selling cool gear directly online, they are looking to make a difference in the developing world. Set up similar to Patagonia as a Benefit Corporation, this venture capital backed e-commerce startup plans to hit the ground running and do some social good in the process.  Cotopaxi was started by serial e-commerce entrepreneur Davis Smith. Prior to starting Cotopaxi, he was the Co-CEO of Baby.com.br, Brazil's leading e-commerce company focused on the baby care space. Davis recently walked away from Baby.com.br to move back to the US…
  • RockShox Bluto Fatbike Suspension Fork

    Amy Jurries
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Fatbikes were originally built to float over sand and snow, but more and more, riders are taking them on the trail. Pounding over rocks on a fatbike is not exactly fun, even with those super wide tires. In response, RockShox created the Bluto fatbike suspension fork that promises to make fatbikes much more trail worthy.  The RockShox Bluto got the fat treatment by re-engineering the chassis to meet the unique needs of fat tires and wheels. Everything from crown, to arch, to axle has been optimized to tackle the increased torsional loads of its wide stance. The suspension fork delivers more…
  • Ten Spring/Summer Travel Essentials

    Amy Jurries
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    As another spring and summer travel season arrives, my bags remain perpetually packed. You may notice plenty of of dark colors in the ten essentials above- when traveling for extended periods of time (especially to Europe), I tend to mix and match along one color scheme. This seems to make packing so much easier, where you can later add pops of color in your scarf, watch, or other accessories. I also ensure the majority of my gear can serve double duty for more active pursuits such as hiking or biking.  The following ten essentials either currently do or will form the base of my packing list…
 
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    DMOutdoors

  • New England 4000-Footers: Solo in a Single Winter Season (2013-2014)

    6 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    This winter has come to an end, but the memories from this adventure will never be forgotten.  This winter, I looked forward to venturing right into the Maine & Vermont 4000-footers to complete the 67 New England 4000-footer winter list.  Last winter, I finished my winter 48 on West Bond, also finishing a single-season winter 48 (SSW48).  This winter, I'd start by seeing what the other 19 of New England's 4000-footers could throw at me in winter.  Anything else I climbed would be just for fun.  My version of fun would be a plan to come back to the White Mountains,…
  • Mt. Katahdin Baxter & Hamlin Peak: Solo in Winter - January 2014

    5 Apr 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Over the last couple of years, the Martin Luther King holiday has meant exciting outdoor adventures for me, and this year, my Mt. Katahdin winter trip was this year's plan for the long weekend.  While I was not initially planning to take on this magnitude of adventure by myself, due to the speed of life and some other factors, that is how it turned out.  Before I let the adventure get too close, however, I had to slow things down, and do a heck of a lot of thinking and planning to prepare myself physically and mentally for this endeavor. It was a quite a different experience this…
  • Inside The Moments - Winter Hiking: Sledding The 4000 Footers

    6 Mar 2014 | 11:36 am
    If you are out and about on the 4000-footers during a busy winter hiking weekend, you may have come across other hikers with plastic butt-sleds dangling from their pack.  Or...maybe it was me with my larger Wham-O Snow Boogie GT42 strapped to my back.  I saw it often last year, and after searching the web for help with this post, you'd be surprised of the age of some people still enjoying the thrill of a fast sled ride down a hill, but doing so from the tops of summits at elevations of 3,000-4,000 feet.  I too enjoy enjoy some mountain sledding on the trails, and have some…
  • Vermont 4000-Footers in Winter - January 2014

    19 Feb 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Originally, I had planned to climb the five VT 4000-footers in a day starting at the minute of the winter solstice, but rainy weather changed that plan, immediately throwing my winter hiking plans a curve ball.  Instead, the Vermont peaks waited until after the New Year.  They would be my first five 4000-footers in 2014, and they were all exciting for one reason or another.Killington - January 2After a few days at home for the New Year, I had two more vacation days at the end of a week, so it was a Thursday and I was headed to Vermont.  If you remember January 2nd this year, it…
  • Super Extended Pemi Loop in Winter - February 2014

    11 Feb 2014 | 9:46 am
    Last weekend, I completed an overnight “Super Extended” Pemi Loop in winter. As part of my goal to hike the NE67 in winter, I decided to give this thing a go with good weather, and knowledge of a couple of key trails most likely being broken out. To make this version of the Pemi Loop, the “Super Extended “ Pemi Loop, I descended North Twin, and then used the Fire Warden’s Trail to Hale to continue the circuit, getting 13 of 48 4000-footers (Flume, Liberty, Lincoln, Lafayette, Garfield, Galehead, South Twin, North Twin, Hale, Zealand, West Bond, Bond, and Bondcliff).The total…
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    GearGuide

  • Modular Urban Backpack from Ember Equipment

    Matt K.
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    We’ve written about a number of Kickstarter projects before – the HuMn Wallet, Hydrogen-1 shoes and most recently Modify Watches. If you’re not familiar with the website and the concept, here it is in a nutshell: a small company with an idea puts it out there on Kickstarter; if the idea – an art project, a movie, a product – has merit, then you can invest in it. Pretty cool idea. And it’s worked well for a number of companies including the ones mentioned above. It’s also working well for Ember Equipment. I received an email from one of the Ember crew back in March pointing me to…
  • Clif Mojo Gluten Free Bar Review

    Matt K.
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Quick Take Review One of the staples in the GearGuide snack pack has been the Clif Mojo bar. In particular, we liked the mountain mix variety and it occupied a place of honor on our weekly shipping lists. We’d often make special trips to a preferred store to pick up several boxes. Our love of the Mojo had us pretty excited when a sampler pack of new gluten free bars arrived in the mail. We received a number of different flavors in our sampler including those from both the sweet and salty, and fruit and nut families. On the sweet and salty end, there were dark chocolate almond and sea salt…
  • Compact System Camera Backpack Reviews

    Matt K.
    22 Mar 2014 | 6:51 pm
    What the heck is a compact system camera you may ask? Well, a few years back Olympus and Panasonic put their differences aside and created a series of cameras and lenses (known as Micro 4/3) that are far smaller than a typical DSLR but boasts much of the same control and picture quality. Nikon, Sony and others took similar approaches with propriety lens mounts. Because these cameras and lens kits are smaller, they require less to haul around. And here are three bags that fit the bill: LowePro Photo Hatchback 16L AW – This rear-entry model, offers a streamlined and compact profile. Carrying…
  • LowePro Photo Hatchback 16L AW Review

    Matt K.
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:30 pm
    First Impressions Whoa there LowePro, that’s one heck of a name Photo Hatchback 16L AW. The name is certainly descriptive. And the backpack itself is nicely turned out too. Our sample arrived alongside its cousin, the Flipside Sport 15L AW (another mouthful but equally descriptive name), and jumped out of its shipping container in bright pepper red (which actually looks a little more like orange than red to me). Features The Photo Hatchback 16L AW is the smallest of the products in this particular line from LowePro. The company offers a slightly larger 22 liter unit for those that need more…
  • Mindshift rotation180 Panorama Review

    Matt K.
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:24 pm
    First Impressions Mindshift Gear – which is part of the Think Tank family of brands – initially introduced a beast of a photo backpack called the rotation180 Professional. That nearly 40 liter monster is capable of handling a massive amount of gear including multiple DSLR bodies, lenses and everything else you need for shooting out-of-doors. It also introduced the line’s signature feature, the rotating belt pack. The Pro’s little brother is the Panorama. Our sample came with a bit more flourish than the Pro, boasting a bright two-tone blue and orange pallet. Features Despite its more…
 
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    Camp Out Colorado

  • Fishing Limits Lifted at Beaver Creek Reservoir

    Camper T
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Attention anglers, the fishing bag and possession limit has been lifted at Beaver Creek reservoir. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be finalizing draining Beaver Creek reservoir so they can make repairs to the dam and outlet. Now is the time to head over there and fish, fish, fish! Be careful in the area though, drained lakes can be dangerous. The water and new shoreline may expose hazards. Here is the press release for the Beaver Creek reservoir draining. Colorado Parks and Wildlife News on Beaver Creek Reservoir MONTE VISTA, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has started the last phase…
  • Camping Season Approaches

    Camper T
    21 Feb 2014 | 9:48 am
    With the recent stretch of unseasonably warm weather in Colorado, we are reminded that camping season is just around the corner. Though it may be a couple of months before most campers get out into the beautiful Colorado wilderness, it is not too early to start planning your camping season trips! In fact, many campgrounds are already taking camping reservations. If you already know where you want to go camping this season, you might want to check your favorite campground and make reservations for your favorite campsite now. The normal camping season in Colorado is Memorial Day through Labor…
  • Cherry Creek State Park 2nd Sunday Bird Walks

    Camper T
    9 Nov 2013 | 8:39 am
    Meet at Prairie Loop at 9:00 am for a bird walk through the wetlands. Come prepared for the weather with layers, and proper shoes. Bring water and a snack and binoculars are recommended. The Raptors are in the park in the winter so you should experience some wonderful birds. Date: 11/10/2013 Time: 9:00 am Location: Prairie Loop on west side of park This is a great opportunity to go out bird watching. In the winter the birds are easy to spot and follow with the leaves off of the trees. Make sure to bring a camera along with your binoculars! Related PostsTraditional Camping Smore Recipe…
  • US 36 to Estes Park is Re-Opening

    Camper T
    3 Nov 2013 | 1:53 pm
    US Highway 36 to Estes Park is set to reopen November 3. This is great news to all of us that love to head to that beautiful Colorado area. The flood hit this area extremely hard and they would love to have tourists back up visiting the area. So if you get the chance head up to the Estes Park area and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery. Not only will you be able to enjoy a very nice part of Colorado but your visit can help to revitalize the hard hit area. Just because the regular camping season is over, doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy the Colorado outdoors! Related PostsGlamping…
  • Arkansas Headwaters The Crater Hike

    Camper T
    31 Oct 2013 | 6:35 pm
    Join AHRA Volunteer Naturalist/Geologist Bob Hickey on an exciting hike to a real but small volcanic cone here in Chaffee County. This 9-mile round-trip day hike offers stunning views of the Sawatch Range and the Collegiate Peaks and allows hikers a glimpse into The Crater. Learn about the volcanic history of Chaffee County as you enjoy this moderate level hike. Please, call AHRA at 719-539-7289 for more information and/or to reserve a spot. Date: 11/2/2013 Time: 8AM Location: Forest Service Road #181 trailhead   Related PostsWhen to Fish in May in Colorado 2013 Colorado Fish Stocking…
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  • Sigg – Thermo Bottle

    Andy
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:19 am
    The 1L bottle is a tall, thin affair which is quite elegant and sits nicely inside a 25L backpack. It has a cup which it snugly nestles inside, and both the cup and the bottle have a rubber patch on the bottom so they don't slide off a car dashboard or move around on a boat. SIGG say that the cup can be attached to the top of bottom of the bottle, but on my sample the cup is a little loose to stay securely on the top. It is nice and secure on the bottom though. Read more...
  • Airbac – AirTech Backpack (32L)

    Andy
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:50 am
    The amount of padding in the AirTech Backpack is insane. They've turned up the padding dials to 11 and it's foam o'clock in the shoulderstraps. The bag oozes comfort from every pore. But it's that enormous air bladder which is the party piece. Its over 4 inches deep at the bottom of the bag, and you kinda just want to put your laptop in the thing and drop it to watch it bounce around the room. Read more...
  • Sprayway – Grendel Windstopper Jacket

    Andy
    21 Mar 2014 | 6:20 am
    It is sold as a windproof jacket, and uses mostly Gore Windstopper fabric, with panels of stretchy softshell in the sides and underarm to aid ventilation and movement. But the thing about Windstopper is that it's actually pretty much the same stuff as the original Gore-Tex membrane, so the Grendel does a very admirable job of keeping showers at bay. Read more...
  • Cyba-Lite – Vega lantern

    Andy
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Vega lantern is said to chuck out 300 lumen from its 3 LEDs, which in real-world terms is enough to light a tent or room bright enough to read by, but probably not to do open heart surgery. We're currently renovating an old house, and the Vega has been used to navigate our way to and from the bathroom on those (frequent) evenings where the lights have stopped working. Read more...
  • Edelrid – Make your own rope mat

    Andy
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:13 am
    Making your own rope mat is a great activity for wet weekends when bad weather stops you going to the crag, and it’s easy to get the kids involved as well. Though obviously we would recommend an adult deals with the nails and the hot knife or lighter required to cut the rope. Read more...
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    Gear Exposure

  • Arc’teryx: Fall Winter 14 highlights

    Marie
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:24 am
    Although Spring has finally arrived there is still a lot to talk about regarding Fall Winter collections for 2014/2015. If you like Arc’teryx stay with us and have a peek at was is coming for the next cold season. Winner of an ISPO Gold award and start of the show, if you had to remember one piece from Arc’teryx’s next collection it would have to be the Alpha Comp outfit with jacket and pants. The Alpha Comp set, selected in the Outer Layer 3 layers category is for climbers and alpinists. The Alpha Comp Jacket has GORE® Fabric Technology panels on the shoulders, arms and…
  • New Primus Eta Lite personal stove

    Joe
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Swedish stove manufacturer Primus steps it up with the brand new LPG stove Eta Lite. With the Laminar Flow Burner (LFB) technology (patent pending), Primus was able to lower the burner’s height significantly, which results in a lower centre of gravity and therefore improved stability. Personal stoves are getting more and more popular: they are fast and easy to handle, are extremely packable and work in windy conditions. Swedish stove pioneer Primus has put all its 120 years of expertise finding the perfect solution. With its new Laminar Flow Burner (LFB) technology Primus once again sets…
  • New Creon jacket from Mammut for summer walking

    Ben
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Mammut’s new Creon Jacket for men is a hard shell for summer hill walking. Made from DRYtech™ two layer – which is proprietary to Mammut, the Creon is water and windproof and offers great protection from the elements. The Creon has a fixed, adjustable hood to keep out the rain and pre-shaped arms for ease of movement. Should temperatures rise there are underarm vents with two-way zips for ventilation. The jacket has two hand warmer  pockets and a chest pocket with a small hole for your headphones. The young design and colours make it a stylish option for fashion conscious on the hills.
  • Inov-8 Race Elite 260 Thermoshell review

    Matt
    5 Mar 2014 | 12:09 pm
    So for the last three months I’ve been trialling the Inov-8 Race Elite 260 Thermoshell, a reversible pullover jacket designed for keeping you warm when out running on a frigid hillside. Aside from being a good option for chilly trail runs I could instantly see its potential as a mid-layer to combine with an outer shell for any other winter outing. To date it’s been on a variety of runs in cold, freezing, damp and drizzly, windy, ridiculously windy, calm and crisp and most combinations in between. It’s also been hiked up a couple of mountains in the Lake District at -1°C with just a…
  • Gear Review: Edelrid Satellite 20 UL climbing rucksack

    Ben
    3 Mar 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Edelrid have been creating gear for climbers since 1863 from their German office and are part of the Vaude group. We’ve been given the chance to review one of their latest rucksack, the Satellite 20 UL. This is a climbing specific pack with an focus on lightness. How it was tested The backpack was created for climbing so it would not have made sense to test it in other conditions. We took the Satellite 20 UL to Siurana, in the Tarragona area, south of Barcelona. Out of the many great places in Catalonia to go climbing this is one of the most famous, for its number of routes as well as…
 
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    Hiking The Trail

  • A look back – 2006 Cross Country Road Trip Day 1

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:49 pm
    This is the first day of a cross country road trip from Arizona to Missouri that my brother and I took in 2006. I flew out to Arizona where he was going to school and we hiked. camped, and toured the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nite Ize GearLine Organization System – Gear Review

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The Nite Ize Gear Line Organization System is a light weight creative way to keep things organized.  I have found them useful for keeping things organized in my tent hanging it from the loops at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Adventure Monday – April 14 2014

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Here are this weeks Adventure Monday Submissions. If you would like your photo featured simply tag your photos on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with #hikeingthetrail. You may also submit photos by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Introducing the Golden Boots Blogger Award

    admin
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    I spend quite a bit of time each week looking for awesome new content to read. I read blogs to learn about new adventures, new products, and even just to keep up with my adventure friends. The Golden... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cool Projects to Fund, Follow and Check Out – April 10 2014

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Buddy Backpacker on the PCT The RBH Pack   The WorkingStick Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hike Documentary 2014  BundeZe!-keep it together. An Indispensable Bundling tool!   Do you have a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Appalachia & Beyond

  • Which Bike is Right For Your Chosen Trail?

    Tim Bird
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:48 am
    Spring is here! And with spring comes warmer weather that is perfect for biking! There are many different trails to take advantage of this spring. However, in order to ensure smooth navigation and riding, you should consider what your trail is like, the climate of the area, and which bike would... This is a content summary only. Please visit Appalachia & Beyond for the full post, pictures and links.
  • Must-Have Gadgets For Outdoor Fans

    Tim Bird
    15 Jan 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Image Source The great outdoors plays host to a number of activities, hobbies and sports. People from across the world both work and play outdoors, enjoying nature and the elements as part of their chosen pastime. Whether it is fishing, running, gardening, or sailing, spending time outdoors can... This is a content summary only. Please visit Appalachia & Beyond for the full post, pictures and links.
  • Choose The Right Outerwear For You - Top 5 Hiking Jackets of 2013

    Tim Bird
    25 Nov 2013 | 4:35 am
    It’s that time of year when lists are drawn up for the best performances from products to help give everyone a decent idea of what is best suited to them and with the Blackleaf list of Top 5 Hiking Jackets for 2013 it aims to do the same so come rain or shine you’ll know which is better suited to... This is a content summary only. Please visit Appalachia & Beyond for the full post, pictures and links.
  • Ready for any trail – the Top 5 Hiking Boots of 2013

    Tim Bird
    21 Nov 2013 | 9:31 pm
    You may be looking for the best possible hiking boots as either due to needing a new pair after your favorite old pair has finally worn out or maybe this year the call of exploring the outdoors has led you to buying a first pair but aren’t sure exactly where to start.  It can be tricky navigating... This is a content summary only. Please visit Appalachia & Beyond for the full post, pictures and links.
  • Gear Review: Dorcy Headlamp

    Tim Bird
    15 Nov 2013 | 5:22 am
    A while back I was contact by Dorcy to review their L.E.D. Headlamp. Of course being an outdoorsy sort and avid trail runner, I said, "sure, I'd love to give the headlamp a test spin, I'm always looking for a good solution to running trails in the dark". A few weeks later a small pack arrived in... This is a content summary only. Please visit Appalachia & Beyond for the full post, pictures and links.
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    Hiking With Impunity

  • The Logic Behind Buying Instagram Followers

    27 Mar 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Today I am going to talk about the very popular topic of buying instagram followers. It is being talking about all over the place, so I am going to give my opinion today. First of all, let me say that buying any type of social media followers, likes, tweets, or anything like that probably is not morally the best thing to do. However, if your doing it just to plant a seed, then it can be overlooked just a little bit. So if it were me, and I needed a large social media following to help my business, I would probably do this. I would initially start my social media following by buying a small…
  • Is There A Good Locksmith In Santa Monica

    7 Mar 2014 | 11:42 am
    This is a pretty good question I think, as the locksmith industry has taken on a shaky name in the past. The thing is that you need to actually search and then inquire before just hiring any old locksmith. Recently we were in California, Santa Monica to be exact, and we needed to find a locksmith out there, now since we were on vacation we didn’t know of any at the time, so I went online and searched for locksmith santa monica and that gave me a bunch of numbers to start with. Then I just compared the prices, the amount of time it would take for an employee to arrive, and if they were…
  • What’s The Deal With High PR Backinks

    17 Feb 2014 | 11:49 am
    So what is the deal with these links, and why are we hearing so much about them these days. Well for one, as pretty much everyone knows, or should know, links are what drive rankings. So the better the links, the better the rank. That is why so many people are talking about these high pr backlinks today and probably for the near future. Anyone who thinks links are useless are or a thing of the past, doesn’t know much about how to rank a site. Now, you can’t just magically get these links, you have to go about it very carefully. You have to know the right people, or the right…
  • Finding The Best Moving Company In NYC

    14 Feb 2014 | 11:24 am
    Hey guys, today I am going to give you some really good advice on finding a good moving company in your area. First, you are going to want to search around, this means in search engines, and review sites, for moving companies that are local to you. In our example, we searched for moving companies nyc and found about a thousand to choose from. Now we had to slim down the list obviously, because a list of a thousand local movers does not really help us. So next on the agenda was to send them emails asking about pricing, licensing, hidden fees, procedure, and a few other things. out of all the…
  • Welcome Back Guys & Gals

    11 Sep 2013 | 8:12 am
    Hey everyone, so sorry for being away for so long. It has been hectic and crazy over here. My apologies for not posting anything in a long time. Now everything is ok and we are back in full effect. Stay tuned for a lot of new information and pictures. I should have the site updated within a day or two. Again, sorry for leaving everyone hanging, and thanks to everyone who has sent emails and supported me. The post Welcome Back Guys & Gals appeared first on Hiking With Impunity.
 
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    Brian's Backpacking Blog

  • The Ultralight Hummingbird Hammock (7oz)

    Brian Green
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    The Hummingbird single person hammock weighs just 7oz, is rated to hold 275 pounds, and is made in USA by an FAA certified parachute rigger. I’ve been carrying the Hummingbird hammock with me on weekend hikes and day hikes for several weeks now and have to say that for someone who wasn’t really into relaxing in a hammock I’ve been totally converted. The Hummingbird hammock was recently successfully funded via Kickstarter and is in the process of going into full production – good news for those of you that missed the Kickstarter project or who didn’t originally…
  • How do You Pass the Time on Long Nights?

    Brian Green
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    Here is the first of what I hope will be an ongoing series of reader questions. Jan-Willem Bol (@janwillembol) of the Netherlands writes: “Ok, so the thing about hiking in winter is that there is always a fair chance of bad weather, the low temperatures and the long nights. That last one got me thinking. I don’t have a lot of camp experience – let alone in winter. I’m from the Netherlands and in the winter the sun sets at 4.30pm and doesn’t rise until 8.30am. That’s about 16 hours of darkness. I was wondering; what other people who go on hikes or…
  • BundeZe – Helping you Keep it Together

    Brian Green
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:28 am
    Miles Smith recently sent me some very cool little gear ties to try out called BundeZe. These small elastic ties have a built in ball stopper, adjustable slide lock, and pull tab that makes them incredibly versatile and super easy to use. They are perfect for keeping small items and gear organized. Finger Friendly BundeZe measure approximately 6 inches in length and weigh 0.21 oz (6g) each. The solid plastic ball stopper, adjustable slide lock, and pull tab are what set BundeZe apart from any old short length of shock cord. The round ball stopper makes it easy to quickly wrap the BundeZe…
  • Helle Alden Knife Giveaway ::Winner Announced::

    Brian Green
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:56 pm
    I’m giving away a beautiful Helle Alden bushcraft knife worth $100 to one lucky reader. The Alden has a razor sharp non-laminated blade made from Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel and gorgeous curly birch handle with stainless steel fittings. It comes with a genuine leather pouch style sheath. This is a straight forward giveaway (the first of many hopefully) to say thanks for your continued support. To be entered into the drawing for this giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment below describing which knife you currently carry with you when hiking and why. It’s that easy! On…
  • Choosing Shoes for GORUCK Challenge

    Brian Green
    28 Feb 2014 | 1:28 pm
    I get asked at least once a week for advice on the best shoes to wear for doing a GORUCK Challenge. I’ve worn and tested a lot of different shoes and boots for trail running and backpacking over the years and have discovered what works for my feet and my way of hiking, running, and walking. I may not be the authority on footwear or on doing the GORUCK Challenge, but I can tell you what worked for me and why I chose the shoes I wore. My hope is that by sharing this information it will help others to make the most informed footwear choices for their individual needs. Just know that there…
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    Roamancing

  • Our Switzerland Inspired Travel Happy Dance!

    Emme Rogers
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:47 pm
    For those of you that follow along on my personal site, you may be aware that I have been on the mend for the past few months, which has meant a number of months of me being unable to do some of the things that make me the happiest – dancing and travel. And if there was one thing I learned during that time of abstinence, it was how much I missed dancing and travel, and in returning to them, how great they both make me feel.  In fact they were both exactly what I needed to push my healing forward.  And really, when you think of healing in terms of travel, it is hard to find a better…
  • Dining: As Seen On TV at The Brats Brothers in San Fernando Valley

    Brie Mason
    22 Feb 2014 | 8:22 am
    I am someone who enjoys salivating over food related television shows, occasionally getting inspired to try and up the level of my own cooking.  Some of the more spirited shows have even encouraged a few friendly competitive challenges between Emme Rogers and myself. ( I totally beat her in an onion peeling contest inspired by Bob Blumer’s Gluten For Punishment!) I also quite often find myself pining away for travel when I watch shows that showcase different establishments around the world.  Knowing this, you can imagine my excitement when one day while watching Diners Drive-ins and…
  • Roamancing the Prose

    Lori Yearwood
    14 Feb 2014 | 1:44 pm
    A loving moment in Hurghada!   We (Janis Stammler) and myself created some romantic prose for all of you from our Roamancing crew. Here they are:   By sea or by air To travel is always a grand affair The adventures await So pick your date   A romantic moment in Wadi el Gemal!   Paris, Brazil, Jamaica or Rome No matter where you’re led to from home It will be nothing but great fascination To reach your destination   New cultures and history; True love’s mystery Awaits your eager mind   New memories unfold Through adventures most bold See what you will…
  • Falling in Love with Hostels, Thanks to Freehand Miami!

    Erica Hargreave
    22 Jan 2014 | 4:38 pm
    After one terrible hostel experience in Banff during the Banff Television Festival, I made a judgement call on hostels … thinking they were all thin walled, with less than comfortable beds, intended for immature party obsessed late teen and early 20-somethings (I think I was a late 20-something at the time).  Now don’t shoot me for this judgement … in my first night at the hostel in question, my roommate and I did not sleep a wink, as we had people start partying outside our room at 2 am, got to listen to teen relationship drama outside our door half the night, followed by…
  • Happiness

    Brie Mason
    20 Dec 2013 | 6:09 pm
    The concept of happiness is a universal thing, yet the idea of what makes each person happy is different.  For each of us, regardless of age, physicality, or socionomical background, there are obstacles that sometimes get in the way, yet ultimately happiness generally wins thanks to our creative human spirit! To demonstrate this common thread we all have, we’re sharing a collection of short interviews where people answer the two simple questions of: ‘What makes you happy?’, and ‘Is there an obstacle to that happiness?’ This idea was spawned from the ever so…
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    Seattle Backpackers Magazine

  • Quinault’s Wolf Bar – Where the Wild Things Are

    Theresa Jump
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Wild and majestic, the North Fork trail of the Quinault River to Wolf Bar Camp is perfect for getting the kids out, impressing a date or indulging in some personal quiet time.  Old-growth cedar and spruce stand command while the sandy-turn-rocky trail winds through an intimate river valley. This five-mile out-and-back adventure is under-utilized compared to popular hikes on the canal side of the peninsula.   Autonomy, space and a slower pace are easily attainable. Adding to the allure and romance of the trail is the fact this path was blazed by the 1889 Press Exhibition.  This hardy and…
  • Flag Point Lookout

    Mauri Fabio
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Sometimes you have to disconnect to reconnect, and what better to get away from society than staying at a forest fire outlook.  With various locations deep in the wilderness along the Northwest and parts of the Midwest, these forest fire outlook stations are available for rent during the off seasons.  In January 2014 my friend Christina and I did just that.  We made our reservations for Flag Point Lookout less than a week in advance, grabbed our bulging packs and jumped into the car heading towards Mount Hood, Oregon. Flag Point LookoutImage source: http://1.usa.gov/1dSpHgb Christina, my…
  • Tempting the Throne Room Book Review

    Ryon Ownbey
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    At times witty and humorous through the storytelling, John Quillen’s Tempting the Throne Room also illustrates the tragedy that the great mountains of the world may bestow on the overambitious adventurer. Quillen becomes the central character on his journey to Broad Peak, a place far from civilization and the sister mountain to the notorious K2.  Only Everest is taller and more sought after than K2.  Broad Peak, as the reader learns, is also not to be taken for granted.  Not that it ever has been, only Quillen makes it clear that the mountain is no more forgiving than any other…
  • Bring the Camera

    Jason Gebauer
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The number one question I get: “You bring the camera out in stuff like this?” Well, yes! If you want to get the shot, you’re not going to get it with the camera sitting at home. I’ve had my camera smack off rocks, in a pack that fell 30 feet and have been caught in down pours where even I was surprised the camera survived. Here’s a look at whats in my pack every time I go out to shoot. Whether it’s rock climbing, hiking or traveling, I always have these items. Of course, camera and activity-specific gear is dependent on what you’re doing. But bring…
  • Hiking and Camping Crater Lake National Park

    Mauri Fabio
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Hikes along the rim of Crater Lake National Park in Oregon are filled with many alluring beauties.  Once you trek far enough to get away from the camera-happy tourists near the Rim Village, you can really embrace the true beauty that is offered at Crater Lake.  Once an active volcano (Mount Mazama), this now-clear deep blue crater lake is 6 miles across and nearly 600 meters deep at its maximum depth (it’s the deepest lake in the U.S. and 9th deepest in the world).  With 100 miles of hiking trails offered in Crater Lake National Park there is plenty to explore and discover. Me…
 
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    ModernSurvivalOnline.com

  • Infographic: The Art of War

    Rourke
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Source: OnlineMilitaryEducation.org © 2014, Rourke. All rights reserved.
  • Why Are Dozens Of High Ranking Officers Being Purged From The U.S. Military?

    Rourke
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    The post was originally published over at The American Dream. It can be seen in its original format HERE. Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented.  Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the “purge” of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place.  As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years.  So why is this happening? …
  • Have a Kindle? One Second After only $2.99

    Rourke
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:02 pm
    At the time of this publishing the classic prepper fiction book “One Second After” is available on Amazon for only $2.99 (Kindle Edition). If you have a Kindle and have not read One Second After – I highly recommend it. Here is a summary from Amazon.com: In this entertaining apocalyptic thriller from Forstchen (We Look Like Men of War), a high-altitude nuclear bomb of uncertain origin explodes, unleashing a deadly electromagnetic pulse that instantly disables almost every electrical device in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. Airplanes, most cars, cellphones,…
  • Guest Post: Why You Need To Garden Now

    Rourke
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    This post was originally posted back in 211 and its contents still hold true. It can be seen in its original format HERE. by J.Burk It’s easy to find excuses not to garden: I’m too busy, I don’t want to ruin the lawn, I don’t have enough space, I’ll start when I move to the country. There might even be a few who bought a container of heirloom seeds, tossed it into the freezer and checked gardening off their to-do list. The main fallacy in all these excuses is that you need all the experience you can get in growing your own food now, before your life depends on it. Of course, there…
  • The Panhandle Rancher speaks…..Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please

    Rourke
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:16 pm
      Essentials of Prepping:   Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please That great social democrat FDR once proclaimed, “All we have to fear is fear itself,” and that sentence galvanized the nation into action. Nowadays many of us have come to fear our blighted but powerful rich Uncle. I have walked boldly through life sure in the knowledge that one day I shall die and after that, the judgment. God does not look at death the way man does. I repeat, God does not look at death the way man does. Recognition and acceptance of one’s own mortality has set many on the…
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    trailsnet.com

  • America’s Best Bikepacking Trails

    trailsnet
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Top Trails in USA for Bikepacking             Spring is here and with the arrival of spring many people are already beginning to look forward to summer and all of the vacations, adventures, and travels that will take place. If you’re an outdoors person, chances are you’ve already begun planning outdoor trips. My favorite activity is … Continue reading » The post America’s Best Bikepacking Trails appeared first on trailsnet.com.
  • Best U.S. Trails in the Spring

    trailsnet
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Southern Trails Are Warm Trails Winter’s over, but dependably warm weather is still a month or so away. If you’re looking for good bike trails for spring travel opportunities, you’re in luck. The following United States trails are good choices for April bike touring: Withlacoochee Trail in Florida Florida’s Withlacoochee State Trail is the best … Continue reading » The post Best U.S. Trails in the Spring appeared first on trailsnet.com.
  • Trailsnet Website & Social Media Statistics

    trailsnet
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Trailsnet Website Information 2013 was a great year for Trailsnet.com with July 2013 being the busiest month since our 2009 introduction. Our subscriber numbers are looking great, website visits remained steady and our social media is on a slow but steady path. This past month has been a great one for blog subscribers, and we … Continue reading » The post Trailsnet Website & Social Media Statistics appeared first on trailsnet.com.
  • C & O Canal Trail Bike Trips

    trailsnet
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:02 am
    C & O Canal Trust The C & O Canal Trust is an official non-profit partner of the C & O Canal Historic Park in Maryland. A group of nine towns located along the C & O Canal Towpath Trail have collaborated to offer bike tours and fund-raisers to promote biking along the famous Cumberland … Continue reading » The post C & O Canal Trail Bike Trips appeared first on trailsnet.com.
  • Arthur Frommer Would Love Trailsnet

    trailsnet
    21 Mar 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Arthur Frommer Promotes Inexpensive Travel Since the mid-1950s, Arthur Frommer has been the champion of inexpensive travel and, for that, he’s my hero. His original travel guides touted Europe on $5 per day. He had to raise the daily rate over the years, but he has always introduced us to inexpensive vacations and affordable travel. … Continue reading » The post Arthur Frommer Would Love Trailsnet appeared first on trailsnet.com.
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  • Blog…

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Hey everyone as you can see the blog is starting to become more a part of the page. This has been great and the Page is going to continue to be updated. If you have already been checking my site I hope you will continue fallowing as everything continues to come together. Soon I will be beginning to add hiking locations to the site along with gear and much more. Please just hang in there changes will be frequent and will be coming much sooner now. Thanks,DHughes
  • NEW BLOG!!!

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    Hey everyone, So far the new blog is starting to come around I have much more work to do on it in the near future but wanted to make the site start to have some useful information on it for you and a place for you to discuss and become active with the site. As time goes on the blog is going to become more one with the website but until then please just bare with me and stop back soon to find the first post that will start sharing some great information with you. Thanks, DHughes
 
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    Focusing On Wildlife

  • Scottish bird of prey colony hit by mass poisonings

    Supertrooper
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Bird experts believe that one of the UK’s most valued bird of prey colonies is being targeted after 16 raptors were found dead from poisoning in a small area of the Highlands. The bodies of 12 red kites and four buzzards have been recovered over the past two weeks within a two-square-mile area on the [...]
  • Daily dose of cute: Fluff monsters

    Jill
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Fluff it out, guys! Tufted titmouse, pine warbler, mourning dove, blue jay.
  • WIN the “Best Photo of the Week Competition”

    Supertrooper
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Calling all wildlife photographers at all skill levels to take part in the next “Best Photo of the Week Competition”. Check out the entries which have already been submitted below. If you think you have a better photo in your portfolio, don’t delay! Submit your photo now and WIN the next contest. 1) Members Area Please [...]
  • Court partially stops Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling, but Pacific harvests to continue

    Supertrooper
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Japan has harvested thousands of whales in North Pacific and Antarctic waters since the implementation of a global ban on whaling, eliciting harsh criticism from the international community. Now, in a landmark decision, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Japan must cease its whaling activities in the Antarctic. The advent of factory [...]
  • It only gets better

    Itai
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    As the season progress more and more migrants are found on a daily basis. In fact it is so hectic that I cant find the time to sit and write all the updates, so below is a very quick review of what was seen in the past 10 days: On 13th while guiding a happy [...]
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    Man Makes Fire

  • Do You Need a Waterproof Camera in the Age of the Smartphone?

    Chris Maxcer
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:36 pm
    The article Do You Need a Waterproof Camera in the Age of the Smartphone? first appeared on Man Makes Fire. Not a bad shot, but it would have been better from the water. AS THE CAMERA on my iPhone gets better and better, I suddenly find myself taking more pictures with it than with my big Canon DSLR. At the same time, I find myself getting cool photos I might not otherwise have gotten at all because I almost always have my iPhone. But it’s a catch-22: I also take lousy photos, trusting important moments to my iPhone’s tiny little lens rather than to a camera more suited to the…
  • Top 8 Waterproof Cameras for Wet and Rugged Adventure

    Chris Maxcer
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    The article Top 8 Waterproof Cameras for Wet and Rugged Adventure first appeared on Man Makes Fire. HERE’S WHY YOU need a waterproof camera — to capture your best adventures in rugged, wild, and watery places. The way to do it is with a waterproof camera, plain and simple. With today’s outdoor camera options, there’s no need to agonize over the tech specs, either: All of these underwater-ready, shockproof and dust-proof point-and-shoot digital cameras are better than good — they’re fantastic marvels of engineering. Of course, they will not take photos as…
  • Remember How to Recharge

    Chris Maxcer
    9 Mar 2014 | 6:18 pm
    The article Remember How to Recharge first appeared on Man Makes Fire. Chris Maxcer recharges by fly fishing at a high mountain lake. (Photo Credit: Matt Hitterdal.) One of the toughest life lessons isn’t so much learning the lesson, it’s living it. Case in point? Learning how to recharge. It seems like I forget this lesson time and time again. I just now stumbled upon a photo a buddy took of me fly fishing in the Seven Devils one summer, and I almost overlooked it until I noticed the file name: recharge.jpg. In today’s hectic world of never-ending work, business travel, and…
  • How to Choose a Backpacking Tent

    Chris Maxcer
    17 Feb 2014 | 4:22 pm
    The article How to Choose a Backpacking Tent first appeared on Man Makes Fire. Finding the best backpacking tent isn’t so hard once you know what to look for. The excellent-value Marmot Ajax tent (orange) is discontinued but still available at Sierra Trading Post. Picking the best backpacking tent seems easy — right up until you struggle to set up your tent in middle of a rainstorm on the side of a mountain. The decisions you make now will affect you later. If you’re like many new backpackers, if you buy the wrong tent, you’ll have to suffer through it a few years…
  • New Remington R51 Pistol Reinvents the Subcompact

    Erik Miller
    15 Feb 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The article New Remington R51 Pistol Reinvents the Subcompact first appeared on Man Makes Fire. ONE OF THE more interesting new subcompact conceal carry pistols to hit the market this year is coming from Remington — yes, Remington. The new handgun is the R51, a 9mm +P that is designed with an easy point-and-shoot grip with low muzzle rise. Remington says they designed the R51 to excel in situations where you’re under stress, billing the R51 as a reinvention of the subcompact with a “point instinctively, recover instantly” message. The aluminum frame is smooth and curvy…
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    Outdoor Minded Mag

  • Gear Review: BungyPump Training Poles

    Lauren Rains
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:01 am
    Today we’re going to take a look at the BungyPump training poles – a resistance training tool to help intensify your hikes and speed up your strength training. First Impressions: To be honest with you, when I first received this I was a little skeptical. Standing still, the resistance of the bungee poles up and down sliding motion didn’t seem very strenuous, and I thought it simply going to be more of an inconvenience. WRONG! My opinion soon changed after I took these guys out on a hike around San Francisco’s parks. Let’s Look At The Basics of How These Work:…
  • Gear Review: The Collapsible Ohyo Water Bottle

    Lauren Rains
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:25 am
    Today we’re going to take a look at the Ohyo Collapsible Water Bottle, which is an incredibly useful, collapsible water bottle. If you’re like me and you nerd out a bit on any travel and outdoor gear that you can make smaller, lighter, and more compact, then you’ll love this! Let me start of by first saying that I do have a deep bond wit my Nalgene. We’ve been through a lot together from all the hikes in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to my 30 mile skate trek microadventure from Boulder to Denver. And while it will always have a special place in my heart and latched…
  • 50 Mile Walk Along the Atlantic (DJW Project)

    Lauren Rains
    31 Jan 2014 | 7:00 pm
  • Boulder to Denver Skate Trek

    Lauren Rains
    31 Jan 2014 | 6:46 pm
    The Microadventure: To longboard from my front door in Boulder, Colorado in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, out to the lovely city of Denver. Sponsors: OZ Longboards based in Evergreen, Colorado who provided the skatebord. SolePack, who provided packing accessories. Both wonderful and innovative companies doing big things and with great people behind them. Behind The Scenes: This was quite the trip! A roller coaster to say the least. I actually mentioned this particular microadventure on my about page as one of the most defining moments in my life. I think I felt compelled to put this…
  • How To Stay Hydrated when out on the Stand Up Paddleboard: Orange Mud HydraQuiver SUP-SIP

    Lauren Rains
    24 Oct 2013 | 2:02 pm
    With my upcoming plans to SUP across Lake Tahoe in 2014, I’ve been doing research as to how I am to stay hydrated on this 20+ mile full-day microadventure. And that’s when I came across the HydraQuiver SUP-SIP by Orange Mud. My problems are solved! Today, I’m going to tell you a little bit about this essential piece of gear for all SUPers and how I’ll be it using for the Tahoe microadventure, as well as on any regular hour sunrise or sunset session. I’ve Been Very Thirsty When Out on the SUP Last time I took the SUP out for a few hours I was in the land of 10,000…
 
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    Appalachian Trials

  • Brushing Your Teeth While Hiking

    Jeff Vreeland
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:50 pm
    While out on the trail for an overnight trip, weekend adventure, section hike, or a thru hike you are going to have bad breath. It is inevitable. Some will choose to ignore the need to brush their teeth while at on the trail and wait until they get back into town. If this is you, please think of others. If it has been three, four, or (gasp!) five days since you have brushed your teeth your breath is going to be horrible! Do us all a favor and keep reading on a simple and easy way to keep your teeth clean and breath smelling better with a simple and light weight option.  Enter Archtek…
  • Ole’ Zachsquatch’s Top 5 Weirdest Moments on the AT

    Zachsquatch
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Greetings all, If you are considering thru-hiking the AT you should be made aware of potential weird things that could happen to you when you are out here.  Ole’ Zachsquatch has been on the AT for about a month and a half and I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing a few strange things already!  Here are the stories of my 5 STRANGEST moments on the trail thus far.  Enjoy. 5.  The Grouse Walking through the woods is usually a pretty dull activity.  Even if you are surrounded by beautiful views, staring at the ground in front of your feet is a MUST or else you risk tripping over…
  • Springer to Enota – Trail Names and Triumphs

    Kayla Carter
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir From preparations to participation, the Appalachian Trail has tested every fiber of my being — emotional, physical, spiritual and ethical. Currently, we are almost completely through Georgia. But, that skips through all the memories we’ve collected so far. Immediately I realized that I wasn’t venturing off into solitude with Noah. There was no lack of new faces the first day on the AT. Some of those faces actually became very familliar by the four shelter to which we hiked. But, then we started…
  • Strolling thru the Smokies

    Steve Gallagher
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:41 pm
    After crossing Fontana Dam, we entered the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for over 80 miles of challenging hiking. The Smokies are more regulated than other sections of the trail. Hikers are required to purchase permits before entering the park, they must sleep in shelters (not tents), and must pass through the park in no more than eight days. On our second morning, we were stopped by an armed park ranger checking permits. A tense moment followed as Carsoni had trouble finding his permit. After a few seconds, the ranger’s right hand slowly worked its way to his hip. Luckily,…
  • Kayla’s Appalachian Trail Gear List

    Kayla Carter
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    This is a comprehensive list of gear that I am currently carrying with me on the Appalachian Trail. I am reassessing a few of my choices though. Therefore, this list is subject to change. Keep checking back to see how I mold my backpacking gear to my own hike. Gear List: Vintage Kelty Backpack – Size 2 (external frame) EDIT: Osprey 50 Liter Atmos (Thanks Sarah!) Sea to Summit Pack Cover Kelty Ignite Down 20 F Sleeping Bag Sea to Summit Compression Sack Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Sawyer Water Filtration System GoalZero Solar Charger Rite in the Rain Outdoor Journal Outdoor…
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    Paracord Blog

  • Using Microcord as Trim on a Paracord Bracelet

    Steve
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:09 am
    Two great examples submitted by a customer using microcord as a trim element on a paracord bracelet. The micro cord used here is white, but comes in all sorts of different colors. Our Microcord is made by the same manufacturers who produce our 550 cord. As with all the other cord we offer, it is made in the USA by military contractors. For more information: http://www.paracordstore.com/125-Foot-Micro-Cord-Spools_c_31.html Related Posts:Knot of the Week – Micro Paracord BraceletCenter Stitched Paracord Bracelet550 paracord Tips and Using a Cord lock Safety Lanyard.Some clever tips for…
  • How to Make the Wind Temple Bar (Paracord) Bracelet by TIAT

    stacyk
    23 Feb 2014 | 9:03 am
    TIAT never ceases to amaze us with new and unique knots with which to make our paracord projects with.  This is another great turotial that is clear and easy to follow. Related Posts:How to Tie the T-Virus Sinnet Bracelet by TIATHow to Make a “Caterpillar Footed” Solomon Bar…How to Make the Tumbling Hearts Bar (Paracord) Bracelet by…How to Make an Aztec Sun Bar Bracelet by TIATHow To Make a Five Colored Paracord Bracelet Part 1
  • How To Carry Bug Out Paracord

    stacyk
    21 Feb 2014 | 7:51 am
    We have seen many ways to carry paracord, this video shows us one more ways to carry paracord that utilizes not only the paracord but carabiners and ranger bands.  All these items have multiple uses when you find yourself in a survival situation. Related Posts:How to Carry and Use ParacordParacord Baldric for Easy Neck Knife CarryHow To Tie a Bottle Sling Using ParacordHow To Carry an Izula RAT Knife HorizontallyParacordists MiBSAR ranger beads – how to the tie…
  • How to Make a Paracord Survival Bracelet – Solomans Daughter

    stacyk
    19 Feb 2014 | 7:43 am
    BoredParacord has put out another good tutorial  this time on how to make the Solomon’s Daughter with nice clear instructions.  This video is nice and easy to follow and gives you time when making your own bracelet. Related Posts:How To Make a Paracord Sling Part 1Easy Paracord Bracelet Jig InstructionsParacord Heart Bracelet – Video HowtoHow to Make “The Cabbie” Paracord Survival…How To Make a Five Colored Paracord Bracelet Part 1
  • How to Make the Solomon Rock Wrap (Paracord) Necklace by TIAT

    stacyk
    17 Feb 2014 | 8:50 am
    Getting tired of making bracelets and slings? Why not try this Solomon Rock Wrap as shown here by TIAT? This is definatley a different look and seems fairly easy to do. Related Posts:Celtic Crossed Solomon Bar Bracelet HowTo By TIATHow to Make a “Caterpillar Footed” Solomon Bar…Paracord Handle Wrap How ToHow To Tie a Twist-Stitched Solomon Bar (TIAT)Another Paracord Knife Wrap Technique
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    Loughborough Inn

  • Bringing Your Pet to the Cottage

    David Harnden
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Your pets are part of your family, so it’s totally understandable that you’d want to bring your pets on your family vacation. We, for one, are all about family vacations that include the whole family, which is why the Loughborough Inn is happy to provide pet-friendly units to make bringing your pets to the cottage easy. It’s probably no surprise that dogs are our most frequent guests, but we have played host to an array of pets, including cats and even birds. Aside from companionship, there are many reasons for bringing your pets to the cottage. The most common include: Necessity…
  • Best Bass Fishing Secrets

    David Harnden
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The best bass fishing secrets don’t really have to do with having fancy equipment or undergoing intense ritualistic bathing routines before heading out on the water or even wearing your lucky hat (though luck does have a lot to do with bass fishing!). After years on the water, the best bass fishing secrets all come down to tried and true basic fishing principles. Bass fishing is a popular pastime and it can be hard not to get lost in the hype – that’s precisely why we’re here to bring you back to basics and refresh your memory on the real best bass fishing secrets. When it all boils…
  • Cottage Activity Ideas

    David Harnden
    26 Feb 2014 | 8:12 am
    Cottage life is something everyone has to experience. There’s nothing quite as refreshing, rejuvenating and reinvigorating as spending some time nestled in nature. Taking time out from the noise of everyday life helps us focus on what really matters, and most importantly what doesn’t. To truly enjoy cottage life it is important to know about the best cottage activities. You don’t want to show up with a swim suit and a smile and nothing else. This combo may be good for a day of entertainment, but it can wear thin – especially if you are at the cottage for a long time. Having a list…
  • Spring Cottage Rentals

    David Harnden
    19 Feb 2014 | 11:32 am
    The Loughborough Inn is opening its doors on May 11th for spring cottage rentals and we couldn’t be more excited. Spring is truly one of the most remarkable seasons to enjoy the outdoors – especially in Canada. Don’t get us wrong: Winter, summer and autumn are great times to be outside too and they definitely have their own beauties and virtues, but there is absolutely nothing as invigorating as the colour and renewal of spring after a few monochromatic months. Spring is a veritable buffet for the senses, with new things to see, touch, hear, smell and yes, even taste. This makes…
  • Unique Outdoor Valentine’s Day Ideas She’ll Love

    David Harnden
    11 Feb 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, is a day dedicated to all things love. While the exact origins of the day remain muddled, it is generally agreed that the day was named after a Christian saint named Valentinus who was imprisoned and executed for marrying those who were not permitted to marry under law due to religious beliefs or socio-economic standing. Today, while not many people pay heed to the day’s namesake, Valentine’s Day is a notorious day in most countries around the world. Love it or hate it, February 14th has become synonymous with…
 
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    Detecting365

  • How To Dig A Plug – Detecting Tips

    Rob Williams
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:45 am
    It’s common knowledge that the fastest way to get our hobby banned is to leave unfilled holes all over the place. No matter where you live, or what type of metal detector you swing, the first thing that you need to know about metal detecting is how to dig a proper plug. One of the first places that new metal detectorists learn how to dig a plug is in their own yard. It is important to learn how to dig and fill a hole before venturing out to public places. The goal is to learn how to retrieve a target without leaving holes all over the place in an effort to leave the area in the same…
  • Maps Software for Detecting Research

    Rob Williams
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    As detectorists, we’re always trying to find an edge in doing research for new spots to metal detect. One fun way to find new spots is to use aerial maps. Most detectorists know about Bing Maps, Google Earth, Google Maps, and Historic Aerials, but here’s a list of a few Maps Software for Detecting Research that you may or may not know about. David Rumsey Map Collection The historical map collection has over 48,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Flash Earth Explore…
  • A Few Useful Research Links

    Rob Williams
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    The weekend is upon us, and if you’re like me, you’ll be grabbing your metal detector and heading out the door at some point this weekend. Here’s A Few Useful Research Links for your future metal detecting research purposes. Defunct Amusement Parks Defunct Amusement Parks Can help you locate some long forgotten amusement parks which can be a great metal detecting resource for some old coins! Drive In Theaters Drive In Theater allows you to search drive in theaters in your state. This can be useful in helping you find out where a few long gone drive-ins used to be.
  • Digging in the Pull Tab Danger Zone

    kansasdigger
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Yesterday I ventured out on our opening day of our monthly pull tab contest at BobsDigginIt.com. I was reluctant at first, I mean, what a waste of a beautiful day, just going out and digging a bunch of tabs. But, it is for charity, and since it was my idea and my baby, I headed for the Pull Tab Danger Zone at my local park. You know that spot you avoid like the plague, because you know that every thing you dig is going to be a tab. I got tuned in and before I could blink I was ten tabs in. The next signal was a solid 63, on my Teknetics Omega 8000. I sighed, depth 9 inches, I sighed again,…
  • Find More Targets Metal Detecting

    Rob Williams
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:13 am
    How can you increase your odds of finding more targets while metal detecting? Well, we all know that many things factor into the equation, but there are a few things that you can do to increase your odds. Research for Success This may seem like an obvious one, but, RESEARCH! I would argue that research is 80% of the key to success in metal detecting. Going to playgrounds and public places is fun, and we all do it, but if you really want to increase your percentage of good targets you are going to have to become a good researcher. Learning about where an old ghost town once stood is not only…
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    50 Campfires

  • Stay Dry Under The Huge Innate Carmanah Travel Umbrella

    50 Campfires
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    We have all had it rain when we are out camping or hiking and weren’t well prepared. We have had it happen more times than we want to admit. There’s an easy solution, just bring an umbrella. But we tend to forget or think it will be to bulky, and it just never makes it in the pack. Well we have been using the Innate Carmanah Travel Umbrella and have found that it works well for 2 people. What is not to like about an umbrella that is big. Really big. It can easily fit 2 people underneath it. That is really nice if you are out hiking and want to walk together still and not fight each…
  • Sleep Well On The Innate Respite Terra Firma Pillow

    50 Campfires
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    There are times when you just want to save space, whether that is when you are camping or on a long car trip. Spending hours packing and unpacking is just not fun. Pillows are always awkward, they don’t stack or pack well. So in those space saving situations we always go with a travel pillow. If you have used travel pillows before you know some are good, others are really bad. We have come to love the Innate Respite Terra Firma Pillow. There are 3 main reasons why we like the pillow. In the video below we explain each feature that we like from being inflatable and comfortable to…
  • The Innate Outdoor Travel Towel Dries Quickly Camping

    50 Campfires
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Personally we are always looking for small ways to save space when camping, even when car camping. No one likes to spend hours packing and unpacking the vehicle for what is supposed to be a relaxing weekend away camping. We do have a few tricks to save space when camping but we also look for products that will help save space. We came across the Innate Outdoor Travel Towel and had to try it out. We found it is awesome for many reason. The first thing we like about the Innate Outdoor Travel towel is the size. The medium towel that we used is 28″ x 34″. It rolls to a very compact…
  • Camping in Northeast Oklahoma: Elephant Rock Nature Park

    50 Campfires
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Camping Elephant Rock Nature Park Oklahoma Camp Oklahoma: I’m talking with Rod today. He’s going to tell us all about Elephant Rock Nature Park in Oklahoma. Rod, why don’t you get us started by giving us a little bit of background on Elephant Rock Nature Park? Rod: Great. We started in 1997, so we’ve been doing it for 16 or 17 years. We opened with the introduction of yurts in Oklahoma, which are unique lodging structures that go all the way around and have a domed ceiling with a five-foot glass dome in the center. Ours are a little bit more upscale. They have heating…
  • Darn Near Perfect Campfire Cornbread

    Sue Halpern
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    There isn’t a meal prepared over a campfire that isn’t enhanced by a slice of warm cornbread covered with a dab of sweet cream butter. Campfire Cornbread is a must when I make Campfire Chili. The smell of burning wood, simmering spicy chili and fresh cooked cornbread rising above the campfire, is about as close to perfection as a camp dinner dare aspires. Keep recipes simple when cooking over an open flame. Use a packaged cornbread for convenience. I like Trader Joe’s 15 oz cornbread mix best. It is packaged with bits of whole corn kernels that add to the texture and look of the…
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    Ridgeline Images

  • Mt. Odake 大岳山

    DR Lowe
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:39 am
    Mt. Odake 大岳山 – Nokogiriyama 鋸山 . One of the Three Famous Peaks of Okutama This hike introduces Mt. Odake 大岳山 another of the... The post Mt. Odake 大岳山 appeared first on Ridgeline Images.
  • Mt. Jinba 陣馬山

    DR Lowe
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    Mt. Jinba 陣馬山 – Meio-toge 明王峠 – Mt. Magoyama 孫山 . A White Concrete Horse and 360 Degree Views from Mt. Jinba Escaping the... The post Mt. Jinba 陣馬山 appeared first on Ridgeline Images.
  • Darn Tough socks review

    DR Lowe
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    A virtually indestructible sock with a lifetime guarantee Let’s talk socks for a minute. If there is one single item in your hiking arsenal... The post Darn Tough socks review appeared first on Ridgeline Images.
  • Mt. Oyama 大山

    DR Lowe
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Oyama Afuri Jinja 大山阿夫利神社 – Mt. Oyama 大山 . Spring Weather Delights on Mt. Oyama Mt. Oyama 大山 is a sacred mountain whose close... The post Mt. Oyama 大山 appeared first on Ridgeline Images.
  • The North Face Ultra Guide GTX review

    DR Lowe
    29 Mar 2014 | 8:04 pm
    A Performance Trail Running Shoe from The North Face Trail running shoes provide a nice contrast to the rugged and heavy leather boots which... The post The North Face Ultra Guide GTX review appeared first on Ridgeline Images.
 
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    Women's Gear Guide

  • Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60L Review

    Jordan Curet
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    The best question about the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel – 90L is where I haven’t taken it. So far the Black Hole has been on the river, camping in Utah, road trips to the city, overhead compartment in planes, huts trips in the mountains and more. So let’s start with the basics: durability. This duffel is […] The post Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60L Review appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
  • Anatomy of a Camera Backpack

    Jordan Curet
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Whether adventure or action sports photography is your hobby or profession a lot of planning goes into getting the perfect shot, especially packing your camera backpack. Here are some tricks of the trade for staying organized and protecting your precious camera gear in the great outdoors. The Canon 7D is a prosumer body that almost […] The post Anatomy of a Camera Backpack appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
  • TSL Symbioz Snowshoe Review

    Tracy Remelius
    21 Mar 2014 | 10:10 pm
    This winter I’ve had the opportunity to check out the new TSL Symbioz Snowshoe. I do a lot of snowshoeing for work, both as a hiking guide at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and for my Yoga Adventure programs: Frosty Snowshoe, Toasty Yoga. What I love about snowshoeing is that it’s a gateway into […] The post TSL Symbioz Snowshoe Review appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
  • Featured Recipe: Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

    Leah Fielding
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Words and recipe by: Jordie Karlinksi Craving peanut butter cups? These will do the trick! Everything about them is so satisfying! The rice chex mix cereal give them a nice airy-crunch, and of course the peanut butter-chocolate combo is a classic. I make these more than you should know…and as a matter of fact, I’m eating […] The post Featured Recipe: Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
  • Patagonia Women’s Capilene 4 One Piece Baselayer Review

    Leah Fielding
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:44 pm
    There’s a good reason why one pieces are slowly making a comeback. They are warmer, more windproof and keep out snow on deep days. With an influx in one-piece outerwear production, like Strafe Outerwear’s Sickbird Suit, it seemed only natural that a one-piece baselayer design would follow suit. Enter the Patagonia Women’s Capilene 4 One Piece. […] The post Patagonia Women’s Capilene 4 One Piece Baselayer Review appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
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    OutdoorBuzz

  • Beyond the Bike

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am
    DirtTV has shared with us the first of a new series charting the lives of the world's fastest racers and best freeriders. First in the series is professional downhill mountain biker Andrew Neethling who talks about his career, racing and plans for the future.
  • Low Waves, Big Passion

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    Maicol Testi shares some of his black and white photographic project looking at the surf scene on the North East of Italy, where shallow waters and low waves don't stop the surfers from taking to their boards in droves.
  • Wave Project goes National

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:33 am
    An innovative surf project for vulnerable children that started four years ago on a Cornish beach in England is set to go national. Projects in South Wales, London, the Isle of Wight and East Lothian, Scotland, are all in the process of being launched. Find out more....
  • Say no to Orca circuses

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    A campaign attempting to put pressure on the travel industry to end the captive whale and dolphin sectors has been launched. Find out how you can help.
  • Results and News in Brief

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    A quick round-up of what’s been happening across the globe in outdoor sports and travel. This week, marathons, ultra marathons, BMX, cycling and surfing
 
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