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Describe Your Location Anywhere With ‘What3Words’

If you’re at a house or business, it’s easy enough to communicate where you are: just give an address or a google-able name. But if you’re trying to meet someone at their blanket on the beach, or telling a friend where in the woods you’re lost, that’s a harder problem. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Step Away From the Bison

At least two young people have been injured by bison in national parks in the past week. It’s mating season, so the bulls are more aggressive right now, but there’s one thing you need to know if you see a herd of bison: Stay the heck away. Read more… Continue Reading at

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Know the Symptoms of These Tick-Borne Diseases

Ticks are becoming more common in many parts of the US, and it’s good to know the ticks in your area since there are different kinds. It’s also good to know the symptoms of common tick-borne diseases, just in case you get bitten and start to feel under the weather. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What’s the Best Outdoor Event in Your City?

In New York we’ve got Shakespeare in the Park, the Mermaid Parade, the weekly Smorgasburg food court, the Socrates Annual, Summer Streets, Rooftop Films, and my favorite, the annual Brooklyn Book Festival at Borough Hall. Albuquerque has a hot air balloon festival. Pittsburgh has the Three Rivers Regatta. Rochester,…Read more… Continue Reading at

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How Technology and Climate Change Are Transforming America’s Wildest Dog Sled Race

The Iditarod is at a crossroads. The thousand-mile sled dog race through Alaska is bound as much by tradition as by the rigging between dog-sledders, or mushers, and their dog teams, who must lead each other through some of North America’s wildest land. It’s the sort of tradition one would expect to fade into legend,…Read […]

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How to Survive Extreme Heat In the Great Outdoors

There are a lot of intense dangers in nature, but perhaps the scariest of all is a hot, silent killer. According to the CDC, high temperatures kill more people in the U.S. than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods combined. Here’s how to survive a heat wave when you’re going to be outside all day.Read […]

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