Issue 203 - The One With The Last Woman Standing

This is my first Friday outdoor movie recommendation so it has to be a classic (classic in the outdoor adventure sense anyway 😉 ).

Friday, November 27, 2020

Issue 203


Today will be a shorter issue, as 75% of our readers are on Thanksgiving Week break and the news volume seems much smaller. We will be back in full force on Monday.

- Kirsten

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Outdoor Movie To Watch On The Weekend:

This is my first Friday outdoor movie recommendation so it has to be a classic (classic in the outdoor adventure sense anyway 😉 ).

Into The Wild (IMDB)

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (Trailer - 2 min watch)

Available on Amazon for Rent or Free with Amazon Prime

Start a Free Trial at Starz and watch it for Free

Also available on NetflixGoogle PlayItunesHulu, and Vudu


Rad Gear: Rocky Talkie

(no pun, that's the name)

Do you ever lose your children? Maybe when you're skiing? They dive into the trees and then you don't hear from them again for 20 minutes? Is there no phone service but, even if there were, your hands are too cold to tap on the screen? Doesn't sound familar? Hmmmm, maybe it's just me! Walkie talkies that have range around mountains are a great idea for keeping communication levels high on your adventures! I can see many applications including camping, hiking and exploring remote areas.

I featured this product in the Gear Reviews a week or so ago because it was called Rocky Talkie..like Rocky Mountains or maybe just rocks. It's now been field tested by Expedition Portal and the results sound promising, as long as you don't want to use them in the City...but really, with a name like Rocky Talkie, this ain't no urban product. (2 min read)

Source: Expedition Portal


Outdoor News

Last Woman Standing: Jan Morris, the last living person from the epic 1953 first successful summit of Everest, passed away at the age of 94 after leading a life that included adventurer, journalist, soldier and novelist. Born James Morris, Jan underwent gender reassignment surgery in 1972—one of the first in the world at the time—and became a woman. Amazing story. (4 min read and 2 min watch)

Source: Adventure Blog

VIMFF: I've been really pushing relaxation lately...maybe I'm just tired of the global pandemic, as I'm sure you guys are too. Well, it's a good time to chill out and watch some new films. The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is online and streaming from Nov 20 - 29. They're featuring new films about climbing, snowsports, the environment and mountain culture... about sums up what TDT stands for!! When you love something, you accept responsibility for part of it. (Check it out on their site and watch the trailer)

Source: VIMFF.org

How To Guide: Get Started In Overlanding: Overlanding describes self-reliant adventure travel to remote destinations, where the journey is the primary goal. Typically, but not exclusively, accommodated by mechanized off-highway capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping. (4 min read)

Source: XOverland

Outdoor Politics: The Biggest Dam Removal Project in American History is Back On Track (4 min read)

Source: Adventure Journal

Daily Greens: Researchers Take Important Step Towards Bee Conservation by Creating a Global Bee Diversity Map. (2 min read)

Source: One Green Planet


Gear

Gift Guide for Polar Explorers - Explorer Web

Maximum Performance in Minimal Form: Matador Beast Series Backpack - Outdoor Sports Wire

Shotgun launches MTB Tow Rope to give young riders a boost, kid’s hip pack to store it - Bike Rumor


Deals From The Wild

The North Face Thermoball Eco Insulated Jacket - Women's / Men's - Backcountry - (50% off)

Columbia Peak District Mid Down Jacket — Men’s - (50% Off)


Lunch Break Videos

Turn On Your Subtitles: Ice & Palms Full Movie - Bikepacking across the alps and skiing iconic mountains along the way - no motor allowed! (30 min watch)

#cliffdropping: Snowboard cliff jump (10 sec watch)


Live From The Wild

200 ft of terror, @mingyau8

Mt Nimbus, British Columbia


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