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EPA Report Shows (Yet Again) Fracking's Negligible Impact On Drinking Water Is Well Worth The Risks

The long awaited EPA Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources has been released in draft form. There will undoubtedly be a river of ink spilled on analysis of the Assessment in the coming days, weeks and years, but from my chair, the …

Nut trees: are they all they're cracked up to be?

As well as yielding tasty treats, nut trees provide sweet-smelling wood and make a fine focal point in any garden<p>Nut trees are a productive bunch. Most provide a rich source of protein, fibre and minerals; some, such as the almond, produce fragrant blossom and cosmetic oils; others, such as the …

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New Study: Tree Nuts Cut Diabetes Risk

We already know that nuts are a healthy addition to a diet: They contain protein, fiber, a variety of vitamins and minerals, and cholesterol lowering …

Growing trees from seeds: which seeds work, and which won't

If there are any trees in your area, you may have noticed that a couple of major changes come over them at the end of summer and the beginning of …

Plants

From seed to farm shop: how your tomatoes are grown

They're the staple of every kitchen - but how do they get there? Carolyn Hart meets a tomato farmer in the Cotwolds to find out<p>Where would you be in a kitchen if there were no tomatoes? It is hard to imagine culinary life without them, but the now ubiquitous fruit first appeared in Europe less than …

Hydroponic Farming in Bahrain

Locally grown vegetables and salad greens are becoming increasingly common in the market places of Bahrain, thanks to alternative agricultural …

Can I Use a Lock Knife for Bushcraft?

“Can I use a lock-knife for bushcraft?” is a question I’ve been asked many times.<p>The answer is “it depends”.<p>It depends on the peculiarities of the …

Bushcraft Wilderness Survival

We’re living in troubling times. Between the Ebola scare, ISIS, climate change, and everything else, sometimes it seems like it might be easier to live off the grid. My book, <i>Bushcraft 101,</i> goes over the basics of self-reliance in the wilderness, but if you’re going to leave the comforts of the city …

Bushcraft

Boost Your Bushcraft With Urban Botany

<b>Urban Bushcraft</b> is a phrase which appears to be gaining popularity.<p>Certainly, I see and hear it more frequently now than a couple of years ago.<p>In the …

Best Bushcraft Knife Review - Top 5 Bushcraft Knives

Before I give you my detailed pick of the 5 best bushcraft knives, I think it’s only fair to the newcomers out there to fully understand the meaning …

Bushcraft 101

All the survival gear in the world isn't going to help you if you don't know how to use it. Penned by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, <i>Bushcraft</i> …

Life Abroad: The 10 Best Bushcraft Knives

Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore<p><b>Pro:</b> 5/32 inch Scandinavian ground blade<b><br>Con:</b> Drags during wood cutting<p><b>Bushcraft Bargain:</b> It’s easy to expect very …

Bushcraft

What’s In Your Backpack? 5 Less Obvious Gear Necessities for a Hiking Trip

What’s in your backpack?<p>As I pack for my trip to Zion and Bryce National Parks coming up in less than 24 hours, I’m noticing the littler things, the …

A Better Bivouac: The 7 Best Backpacking Tents

Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5<p><b>Pro:</b> 37 square feet when setup<b><br>Con:</b> Velcro fasteners make opening and closing the door annoying<p><b>Rookie Refuge:</b> Beware of the …

Backpacking

Jetboil MiniMo Backpacking Stove Review

The Jetboil MiniMo Personal Cooking System includes a cook pot, measuring cup, stove stand, lid with strainer, canister fuel stand, and a burner that …

8 Things You Should Know Before Your First Backpacking Trip

I was not sure what to expect the first time I went backpacking. I’ve been imagining it for years, but always been just a day-hiker. It’s not a good …

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The Great Outdoors July edition: Continental Divide Trail & Backpacking Tents

Rest stop on the Continental Divide Trail in Montana, 1985 The July issue of The Great Outdoors is in the shops now. My backpacking column is about …

7 Advantages of Alcohol Backpacking Stoves

Alcohol backpacking stoves are popular with long distance hikers and with good reason. Here are the 7 reasons why they’re a good option for …

What’s in a John Muir Trail Guide’s Pack?

<b>The 212-mile John Muir Trail is quickly becoming</b> one of the most popular long-distance backpacking trips in the West: In the past 15 years, requests …

Backpacking

Optimus Svea: Prime Swedish Camp Stoves That Won't Quit

Still Badass After All These Years<p>In outdoor gear the meaning of "good design" depends heavily on the needs of the user. However, when a tool has …

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Gap year: in defence of the backpacker

I can understand why backpackers aren’t much liked. It’s the self-congratulation and the implied superiority. It’s the suspicion that, for many, a backpacking trip is little more than a prolonged jolly masquerading as a deep life-altering journey. Garnished as it so often is by the banal vocabulary …

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Protein Skimmer Review: Innovative Marine Ghost full size

Protein skimmers, are in my opinion, the heartbeat of a reef aquarium’s filtration system. Some would disagree, and beautiful, skimmer-less reefs …

Pacific Sun's Kore 5th Magnetic Stirrer

Last year, Pacific Sun debuted the smartest, fanciest dosing pump system on the planet in the Kore 5th, so it only makes sense that they develop …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

<i>The following article is a contribution from Mike Paletta to bring attention to an unspoken yet very important rule of reefing and sharing corals</i> …