Friday Faves

Friday Faves 2/10/2017

Wahoo, TGIF! These are some of my favorite articles and links that I checked out this week.

Enjoy them.  Then GET OUTSIDE!

 If this isn’t your first Friday Faves, you may be looking for my latest trip reports here.  Starting this week, I have moved these to a newsletter that goes out to my blog subscribers.  You can still find them on the blog under Latest Trip Reports if you go there directly.  If you would like to receive that weekly newsletter, you can sign up HERE.

Outdoor Society

Do you think that blogs, companies, and organizations should “stick to nature” and leave politics off the table?  Is it possible to talk about issues having to do with protecting public lands and not bring up politics and the current administration?  Douglas makes a stand.

Hiking, Nature and Outdoor Recreation is Political, Period

The Hiking Tree

Are you planning a hike that will require resupply of food and other needs?  Are you confused by all the terms like “bounce box” and  ‘mail drops ‘?  This post lays it out in simple to understand terms and talks about how you need to be flexible when it comes to resupplying your trek.

The PCT For The Newbie: Resupply


I’m not sure I would actually use any of these for fear of retaliation but it sure is funny to imagine trying to sell camping in the cold and dark with some of these ideas.

How To Convince Your Friends To Go Snow Camping

The Trek

Even the most experienced hikers can start off a long hike with a mix of excitement and trepidation.  It can feel good to know that you are not the only one!

Has Anyone Ever? Talking About Pre-Hike Jitters


Can we really do anything we set our minds to? How powerful is “mind over matter”?  Erik shares a book about this very thing, pondering those people who seem to defy nature when it comes to physical accomplishments.  He talks about the connection between belief and placebos and their effect on things like disease and athletic achievement.

The Science Behind Miracles

Inspire, Eat, Run

Looking for a sweet treat that doesn’t use sugar? These little morsels start with a baked sweet potato and give you a yummy snack loaded with vitamin A and fiber.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies

Section Hiker

Philip gives a run down of the navigation gear he takes while out and about in the wilderness.  I think the last one on his list is probably the most important!

Hiking Navigation Gear List


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