Monday, September 29, 2008

Bathing Hazards

I once went about 18 days without a shower. I was young and didn't give a crap, hell we were out on the river.

Nowadays, an occasional shave and a bit of soap while out in the bush is a good thing, but you do need to be careful-- Check out this post from Mountain Culture.
Little did I know the combination of Dr Bronner’s Peppermint soap and Gold bond extra medicated powder creates a HIGHLY EXOTHERMIC CHEMICAL REACTION.
Who woulda known?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Merely Piles of Rice

Check out this exhibit, how 112 tons of rice represent humankind.

Each grain of rice = one person and you are invited to compare the one grain that is you to the millions that are not.
Over a period of days a team of performers carefully weigh out quantities of rice to represent a host of human statistics.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wild Tracks

Kurt Repanshek writes about a trip to Yellowstone.

I think everyone takes the same picture the first time they come across a real live grizzly track. I did the same thing on the shores of Becharof Lake in Alaska once when we came across Brown Bear tracks. You stand there and shake your head in awe and then grab your camera.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008


We've commented on this in the past. The Times has a new article on Glamping.

Quite a spectacle.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Polar Bears

Photographer Scott Dickerson flies out over the Chukchi Sea and finds some bears.
Slowly I learned the details of the assignment as I packed my bags. Nine polar bears had been sighted swimming in the Chukchi Sea many miles off Alaska’s Arctic coast. Now there was a rare opportunity to fly with the Coast Guard and polar bear biologists on a survey to see firsthand the polar bears plight as the sea ice they depend on melts away beneath them.

Video Games, Yeeaahh

A new Pew Internet and American Life Project study is released. Story here.
In fact, 97 percent of youngsters who took part in the survey said they play video games - and that includes 99 percent of boys and 94 percent of girls.

OK, we know how pervasive they are. How do we get kids outside despite them? My daughter, who used to play The Sims all the time, has completely stopped playing video games. It can happen.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Crazy Cool

Yeah, I know, this is just nuts, but it beats the hell out of some virtual ride down an canyon road, and seeing this short gets kids away from the XBox, and into the outdoors, great. Not that kids should be trying this, mind you:

Adam Kimmel presents: Claremont HD from adam kimmel on Vimeo.

Amazing. They are passing the camera back and forth, going upwards of 40 mph.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


After almost 500 posts, the past month had left little time for blogging, too much going on. Time for a blogging sabbatical.

Talk to you soon.