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Backcountry Electric Bear Fencing

Making stuff sacks for transporting and storing electric fencing for bear safety.

They seem pretty compact if a bit long.

Here is how it works.


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Stumpf Fiddle

Stumpf from the hood.

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Wilderness As Therapy from High Country News

A growing number of veterans and researchers are racing to understand nature’s power to heal.”

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Classic book -The Arctic year by Peter Freuchen

Before snow machines, the internet and global warming. One chapter for each month of the year,from Peter  Freuchen  Danish explorer, author, journalist and anthropologist. A remarkable man, he wrote several books.

“A famous Arctic explorer and an eminent Danish ornithologist have collaborated to produce a most unusual month-by-month account of how life goes on in the Far North. By tracing the exquisitely adjusted, intergrated relationships that hold climate and currents and living creatures, permafrost and plants, in balance, the authors have documented the great design of arctic ecology and shown how profoundly it is tied to the rest of the world.”

“In 1910, Knud Rasmussen and Peter Freuchen established the Thule Trading Station at Cape York (Uummannaq), Greenland, as a trading base. The name Thule was chosen because it was the most northerly trading post in the world, literally the “Ultima Thule“.[6] Thule Trading Station became the home base for a series of seven expeditions, known as the Thule Expeditions, between 1912 and 1933.

The First Thule Expedition (1912, Rasmussen and Freuchen) aimed to test Robert Peary‘s claim that a channel divided Peary Land from Greenland. They proved this was not the case in a remarkable 1,000 km (620 mi) journey across the inland ice that almost killed them.[7] Clements Markham, president of the Royal Geographical Society, called the journey the “finest ever performed by dogs.”[8] Freuchen wrote personal accounts of this journey (and others) in ‘Vagrant Viking’ (1953) and ‘I Sailed with Rasmussen’ (1958). He states in ‘Vagrant Viking’ that only one other dogsled trip across Greenland was ever successful.”



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Dinkey Dome top rope wall topo

Found these climbs with Robert A. on an early season Outward Bound Course. Fun short top rope climbs for Dinkin around.,-122.295848&sspn=0.141642,0.258865&oq=Dinkey+Dome&hnear=Dinkey+Dome&t=h&z=14

dinkey dome wall

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Canyonland ruins


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Reference-Tarp Article at Backpacking Light

For those who have a Backpacking Light subscription, they just posted an article
“Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions”

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Tarp Shelter Set Up Options

From our friends at Extensive article on using tarps to make shelters.

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Sterling Coleman’s 2012 Eastern Continental Trail Journal

Customer journals about his through hike.

“Well after a very short initial research period I’ve committed to doing the Eastern Continental Trail. Let me break that trail name down for those that haven’t read the much better written and more informative journals (or online encyclopedia entries) concerning this trail. The trail is ‘Eastern’, as in occurring in the Eastern portion of the United States, ‘Continental’ as in located on a continent as opposed to the ocean, and ‘Trail’ as in a path, or in this case a loose confederation of latitudinal and longitudinal coordinate points which have agreed to be linked in linear fashion, but strongly oppose being bound by the traditional ‘trail’ notions of not being within spitting distance of a United States Highway or above permanent standing water.”

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Oral Re-hydration solution

Oral rehydration solution

Tho this solution was developed primarily to treat dehydration
due to disease, it works well for quickly getting fluid into the
blood, faster than plain water when you are depleted by sweating. A home made sports drink.

“Basic solution

Where ORS sachets are not available, home-prepared solutions are typically used. While many different recipes exist to increase palatability (e.g. adding flavor, citrus, savory, etc.), all are based on a standard ratio of water, sugar, and salt.

A basic oral rehydration therapy solution is composed of:[20][21]

30 ml (6 level tsp) of sugar
2.5 ml (1/2 level tsp) of salt, dissolved into
1 litre (4.25 Cups) of clean water

Note that these expedient rehydration mixtures do not replenish potassium, and usage over long term may result in hypokalemia. To obtain some potassium, 125 ml (4 fl oz) of orange juice or some mashed banana can be added to the mixture.[22]

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