11.02.2020 - Issue 184 - The One With The US Election Coverage

Ah ha...caught in a web of lies and possibly some Kickstarter fraud to the tune of $17,000! I think the whole family is in on it. Issue 184 - The One With The U.S. Election Coverage Give Us This Day Our Daily Thread... Monday, November 2, 2020 Issue #184

Hope you all had a great and chocolatey weekend! The newsletter might look a tad different today, as we are using some newer (faster and cheaper) technology. If there are any major malfunctions in the look, reply to this email and let me know.

We will have the name of the winner of the $30 Patagonia gift card for October referrals tomorrow. A new giveaway for November starts today and we have increased the gift card to $50.

My feeds are filled with U.S. "outdoor issue" election coverage these days and it's obviously very biased. Our stance is that saving and enhancing the outdoors and the environment should be a non-partisan issue.

- Kirsten

PS: We skied this weekend at Lake Louise... now we can say we skied in October... boom!

PPS: The links are on the article title now, not on the Read - x min

How To Vote For The Outdoors This Year Oh, to travel again...wouldn't that be nice. This covid lockdown has given us all time to update our travel lists and, for us here at TDT, many of these amazing places are in the U.S. We're hoping they'll still be amazing in 2022, when we can come to visit our friendly neighbors again. If you are someone who cares about being outside, like us, this year's election is crucial for the protection of recreational landscapes. (9 min read)

Source: Outside Magazine

Climate Change Is Motivating The Country’s Youngest Voters To Turn Out This is the part that's really exciting... more trees, protected places and funding for parks! For the bulk of the Generation Z cohort, this election will be the first time we hear their voices. They are issue-focused and experience-driven, which gets me excited about the future of the outdoors. "Young climate voters are turning out in large numbers, propelled by fears about the fate of the planet." (4 min read)

Source: The Washington Post

Photo: Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Outdoor News and Info

Lost Mom Part #6 - Police investigating Holly Courtier, the Zion hiker who was missing for 12 days Ah ha...caught in a web of lies and, possibly, some Kickstarter fraud to the tune of $17,000! I think the whole family is in on it. If I had time, I would hack into the Salt Lake bank and check this out. Anything for my TDT readers, but alas, no time, must write. (2 min read) Source: The Salt Lake Tribune The Old Farmer's Almanac is a Skier's Crystal Ball This is crazy: The Almanac has been making snow forecasts for 228 years and has a record of 80 percent accuracy. More importantly, they are saying that the 2020-2021 winter will be a good one, with above-normal snowfall in the Rockies... that's all I need to know. (3 min read) Source: POWDER Magazine Trump Strips Protections For Endangered Gray Wolves Wolves are an important part of the ecosystem and super cool to watch, especially when they are playing with bears (from TDT Issue 178). Hunters and ranchers celebrate while conservationists say wolves will be hunted to extinction. (2 min read) Source: The Washington Post

Quick Links

The Big Gear Show unveils plans for summer 2021

Columbia Sportswear dives 16% after disappointing quarter

Pet Owners Vote With Their Pet in Mind, Per New Study

Love this checklist on ⁦@MikaelaShiffrin‘s backpack— a checklist works to ensure you get where you’re going #stayorganizedandstayalive (Tweet)

Lunch Break Videos

Octopus Boys Octopus Boys is the 4th instalment in Wasted Youth's attempt to make a snowboard movie. (16 min video) Bomb of My Life The best footage from this week's massive XXL swells in Nazaré and epic rides from Lucas Chumbo, Kai Lenny and more. (A collection of Instagram surfing videos) Riding A Motorcycle Across The Andes Leaving Santiago Chile, to cross the Andes mountains by motorcycle gives way to breathtaking footage and dramatic scenery. (16 min video)

Gear Reviews

Best Socks Of Winter 2020 - Backpacker The Best Jackets of 2021 - Outside Online

Deals On Gear

Mountain Hardwear Exposure/2 Gore-Tex Paclite Plus (40% off) - Backpacker Danner Trail 2650 Hiking Shoe Giveaway - GearJunkie

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