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12 Backpacking Hacks for Your Next Trip! [Infographic]

Whether you’re backpacking down the Grand Canyon or braving the cold in Yosemite, some of these backpacking hacks can help make your trip easier – or …

Camping

Tequila lollipops are now a thing and, even better, you can make them at home

Okay, the next time you want a margarita, think again. Tequila lollipops are now a thing, reported Cosmopolitan.com, and, even better, you can make …

Republicans move to sell off 3.3m acres of national land, sparking rallies

Land totaling the size of Connecticut has been targeted in a new bill in the Republican House, uniting hunters and conservationists in opposition<p>Update: Republicans back off public land bill after outcry<p>Now that Republicans have quietly drawn a path to give away much of Americans’ public land, US …

Forests

Geological Explorers Discover a Passage to Earth’s Dark Age

In August, the geologist Matt Jackson left California with his wife and 4-year-old daughter for the fjords of northwest Iceland, where they camped as …

Congress just made it easier to sell off federal land, including national parks

In a single line of changes to the rules for the House of Representatives, Republicans have overwritten the value of federal lands, easing the path to disposing of federal property even if doing so loses money for the government and provides no demonstrable compensation to American citizens.<p>At …

The CIA Has Released 13 Million Declassified Documents on UFOs and Psychic Experiments

Spooky stuff.<p>The truth is out there—and by there, we mean Google.<p>The CIA has released 13 million pages of declassified documents online due to a lawsuit and a long-term campaign from freedom of information advocates.<p>The full archive, containing almost 800,000 files according to the <i>BBC</i>, spans many …

Paranormal

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes Put a Twist on a Breakfast Classic

Relationship-ending "are you a pancake or waffle person" debates notwithstanding, it's fair to say people love a good pancake. In fact, this guy …

Breakfast

Hiking Trails In The Beartooth Mountains

Hikes in the Beartooth Mountains, and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. This page lists the latest hikes added, or you can use the map on the main …

Hiking

A Massive Poster of Earth’s Spacecraft and Missions, So Far

By our count, there are 113 spacecraft in this image. It’s a catalogue of all of the vehicles launched into space so far, from the U.S.S.R’s Luna 2 …

The Beauty and Timelessness of Rural Colorado

When photographer Trent Davis Bailey came back to the North Fork Valley, he realized he had found his home.<p>Roundabout, Hotchkiss, Colorado, 2013<p>Trent Davis Bailey was seven years old when his father took him to visit his aunt and uncle in the North Fork Valley of Colorado for the first time. He …

How climate change triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes

Global warming may not only be causing more destructive hurricanes, it could also be shaking the ground beneath our feet<p>Devastating hurricane? More than 1,000 lives lost? It must be climate change! Almost inevitably, Hurricane Matthew’s recent rampage across the Caribbean and south-eastern US has …

Climate Change

Build an Ultralight Camping Shelter for $35

You probably don’t camp under a tarp. Modern tents have gotten so light, affordable, and easy to set up that they really are the best option for most of us. But there’s a contingent of experienced backpackers who prefer the old-school, military-style structures for their portability and versatility.<p>…

Backpacking

What the ‘sixth extinction’ will look like in the oceans: The largest species die off first

We mostly can’t see it around us, and too few of us seem to care — but nonetheless, scientists are increasingly convinced that the world is barreling towards what has been called a “sixth mass extinction” event. Simply put, species are going extinct at a rate that far exceeds what you would expect …

Biodiversity

Bird populations in steep decline in North America, study finds

North America has more than a billion fewer birds than it did 40 years ago, with the snowy owl and the chimney swift just two of the better-known species in dramatic decline across the continent, a recent survey has found.<p>The Partners In Flight report concludes that urbanization, growth in …

40 Pictures That Will Convince You To Explore The Eastern Sierras

The Eastern Sierras is a magical place. They are fundamental to what it is to be Californian, to be a Westerner. From abandoned remnants of a ghost …

NASA Just Made All Its Research Free Online

Well that takes care of our Sunday plans.<p>Yesterday, NASA announced a massive new public project that will make all of its publicly funded research available online for free. A new portal, Pubspace, will host thousands of NASA research articles on topics like the toxicity of lunar dust or the make …

How I Repaired, Remodeled, and Restored an Old RV Camper

How I Repaired, Remodeled, and Restored an Old RV Camper<p>Updated on December 12, 2017<p>Older RVs: Classics and Bargains<p>Many of us cannot afford those …

TaxaOutdoors Cricket Camping Trailer

Using a unique liftable roof, TaxaOutdoors’ Cricket camping trailer delivers a more ample living space, and internal configuration lets you live …

LED Lighting

The most spectacular meteor shower of the year is going to be extra special tonight — here's how to watch

As our planet spins through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet, tiny grain-of-rice-size bits of debris smack into our atmosphere and burn up, sizzling through the sky like shooting stars.<p>The meteor shower runs from July 17 until August 24 this year and will reach its peak in the evening hours of …

Outdoor Photographers: Nat Geo Made a Website to Easily Print Detailed Maps for Free

For outdoor and adventure photographers, knowing your terrain and location is essential for a safe journey. With that in mind, National Geographic …

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These are the best arguments from the 3% of climate scientist 'skeptics.' Really.

Contrarian climate scientist Roy Spencer summed up the contrarian case for a fossil fuel and tobacco-funded think tank<p>When I give a presentation and mention the 97% expert consensus on human-caused global warming, I’m often asked, “what’s the deal with the other 3%?”. These are the publishing …

Climate Change

Best French Toast: The Only Baked French Toast Recipe You Need

Baked French toast | iStock.com<p><i>Stop wasting time in the kitchen. We’ve found the best recipes for your favorite foods, from burgers to breakfast</i> …

Breakfast

This Man Repopulated a Butterfly Species in His Backyard — and You Can, Too

He's singlehandedly brought the California pipevine swallowtail to his city.<p>Tim Wong was first inspired to raise caterpillars in elementary school, when his class raised painted lady butterflies. "I was amazed at the complete metamorphosis from caterpillar to adult," Wong told Vox in a recent …

Kalispell: Way Out In The Middle Of Somewhere

As I drove down Highway 93 from Canada to my photography assignment for the Chamber of Commerce in a city I’d visited once or twice as a child, I had no idea how many awesome things to do in Kalispell I was about to discover.<p>If you look at a map, Kalispell, MT, is a dot just south of the Canadian …

This Silicon Valley Actor Made One of the Strangest and Most Beautiful Films of the Summer

Matt Ross steps behind the camera to helm the hilarious and poignant Captain Fantastic.<p>This year is shaping up to be one of the best movie years in quite some time, with smart, idiosyncratic offerings like <i>Swiss Army Man</i>, <i>The Lobster</i>, and <i>Green Room</i> making a strong argument that, in this great age of …

Silicon Valley

Antarctic sea ice is actually growing — and scientists may have figured out why

Even as sea ice was disappearing globally at an average rate of 13,500 square miles, or about an area the size of Maryland, every year, Antarctic sea ice went on a record streak beginning in 2012, expanding annually until reaching a new record high extent of 7.78 million square miles in fall of …

A Guide to All the Famous MILFs in Fergie's Epic New Music Video

In which Kim Kardashian takes a milk shower.<p>Yes, your fave Fergie just dropped the video of the summer (Kanye's "Famous" had a good run and all, but it's got nothing on this). Following the leak of her new single "M.I.L.F. $," the accompanying music video features Fergie and ~all of the MILFs~ — …

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …