Issue 191 - The One With The Search Engine That Plants Trees

The beverage poll results are out. TDTers like to participate in the polls; you can have your say again tomorrow. If you have an outdoor poll topic you would like to share, hit reply and let me know.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Issue 191

The beverage poll results are out. TDTers like to participate in the polls; you can have your say again tomorrow. If you have an outdoor poll topic you would like to share, hit reply and let me know.

- Kirsten

Outdoor tip of the day: For camping, glue sandpaper inside the top of your waterproof match holder for easy lighting... no more worn outstrike pad just when you need it most.

The Search Engine That Plants Trees

There's a strange Google theme going the last few days. How many Google searches do you do a day? Me? I am an obsessive Googler (is that a word?) because I always need to know the answer immediately, so maybe 100? That would plant two trees per day if I switched my search engine to Ecosia. They use ad revenue from searches to plant trees. (2 min Read)

Souce: The Outbound

Source: Unsplash

From Stale Life To Adventurer

I'm sure lots of the TDT community can relate to this inspirational post as we continue to struggle through the COVID days. Alex was unfulfilled, lost and watching from the sidelines as her life passed her by. Until one day she took that first epic adventure and, when it was over, realized that she couldn't go back to the person that she was. Now she's a world adventurer. She just had to take that first step on her first hike. We can all do that. Just take that first chair lift ride, get on that bike or put on those hiking boots and #getoutside! (7 min Read)

Source: Adventure Journal

Outdoor News And Info

Lifetime Passes Granted To U.S. National Parks

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced U.S. military veterans and Gold Star families will be granted a lifetime of free access to national parks, wildlife refuges and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior (1 min Read)

Source: NPR

Net-zero Companies, Can We trust them?

So many companies are going green and announcing they will soon be Net-Zero. Is it greenwashing marketing, or is it real? How can the average consumer tell? Check out this video with 4 ways to tell whether a company’s climate pledge is legit. (3 min Watch)

Source: Grist

Trouble on Mount Rainier

MT Rainier is the "real deal" when it comes to adventuring. A snowshoer who became separated from a friend spent a cold night in the backcountry of Mount Rainier National Park before being spotted by searchers in a helicopter who guided his rescue. Stay safe in the backcountry with these tips (they are Canadian tips but adventure and safety don't care about political boundaries).(2 min Read)

Souce: National Parks Traveller

The Bottom Of The News

Parent's Guide To Hiking with a Chatterbox

While marathon conversations can be as exhausting as a slog up a mountain, they can also be a learning experience.

Ireland’s Hard-Charging Surf Culture

Strange for me to see Ireland and surfing in the same sentence. Ireland and beer yes, that's more like it.

Gear Reviews

Technical MTB Bikepacking Bags

Rapha Pro Team Gore-Tex jacket

Ultralight Backpacking Gift Guide

The Best Hardshell Jackets Of 2020

Deals From The Wild

Moosejaw Anniversary Sale (up to 30% off)

I had to share this one because, little known fact, I was actually born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Or, as my mother says, "6 feet from the moose's ass" 😂.

Lunch Break Videos

Woman and Her Puppy Survive Terrifying Mountain Jeep Crash (2 min Watch)

Why Do I Hike? - Award Winning Documentary 2020

(23 min Watch)

FACETS - Trailer - Snowboarding Movie coming Nov 24

(2 min Watch)

Live From The Wild

Underwater root or route? @discoverinteresting

Cenotes, Yucatan, Mexico

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