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  • Exotic Tick Species Arrives In Garden State [NJ]

    04/24/2018 8:36:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    CBS ^ | 04/24/2018 | Staff
    HUNTERDON COUNTY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) A tiny parasite could become a big problem this year in New Jersey. Its an exotic tick thats never been seen before in the United States. It was first spotted on a sheep in Hunterdon County, and efforts to wipe it out have failed. New Jersey has always been home to different species of ticks five to be exact. But a new variety of the bloodsucking bug is now in the mix. Its the East Asian tick, sometimes called a longhorned or bush tick. Originally found in Asia, thousands of them are now in...
  • The Camping Trip That Changed American History

    04/11/2018 12:25:39 PM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 38 replies
    This episode examines how a serious injury sustained by a factory worker in 1867 not only changed the course of that man's life, but also set in motion a chain of events that changed the course of American history in a way that countless people for generations have benefited from. USA!
  • The Night That God Came to the Camp Fire

    03/11/2018 10:43:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/11/18 | Dave Merrick
    One Of Many Miracles Jesus disciples were greatly impressed at the miracles He was performing as they went about their evangelical business. He was healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind, regularly dodging death in various attempts on His life, and He even restored life to people who had died. Miracles were certainly flowing from the merciful heart of a loving God. But the miracles were also intended to drive home the authenticity of Jesus divinity and to underscore His invitation for our salvation. Just as we are told throughout Scripture, Jesus Christ - whether you want to hear...
  • Couple launches completely clear 'bubble' tents in secret secluded locations

    11/19/2017 10:17:41 AM PST · by mairdie · 103 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 November 2017 | Laura House
    ...'There was a meteor shower as well and we had this profound experience. But after the tour we went home and couldn't sleep under the stars so we took blankets out to a pontoon on the lake in freezing weather so we could look at the sky. 'We were just thinking about how amazing it would be to stay under the stars but there wasn't anything like that available so when we came back to Australia we decided to try and replicate the experience we had for others.' The couple started looking up bubble tents - completely clear inflatable tents...
  • When mussels attack

    09/03/2017 8:11:31 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 39 replies
    Plumas News ^ | September 3, 2017 | Stacy Fisher, Staff Writer
    The United States has been invaded, not by a foreign army or extraterrestrials, but by two species of freshwater mollusks commonly called quagga and the lesser-known zebra mussels. Invasive species are of great concern to fishery biologists and to local officials, the Plumas County Sheriffs Office and to PG&E, owners of Lake Almanor, as well as Bucks Lake near Quincy and nearby Butt Lake near Humbug Valley. State and federal agencies have joined forces to avert further infestations of quagga mussels and are urging boaters to help stop the spread of the non-native mollusks in California. According to information from...
  • Camping teen awakens to 'crunching sound' as bear bites his head

    07/10/2017 4:21:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/10/17 | Euan McKirdy and Joe Sutton
    The attack happened at a Glacier View Ranch campsite. The teen woke up to a "crunching sound." (CNN)A camp staffer at a Christian summer camp in Colorado received medical care after he was made awake early Sunday by a bear chewing on his head. The 19-year-old said that he thought he was dreaming as he heard a "crunching sound," only to wake up in "immense pain" as the black bear attempted to drag him away from the Glacier View Ranch campsite, Colorado Parks & Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill told CNN. The victim -- who teaches wilderness survival at the camp...

    06/29/2017 5:25:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    JSTOR ^ | 6-24-17
    Fishing in Twitchell Creek, NY (1903) If youre going camping this summer, will you rough it on a wilderness hike, or relax in a yurt at a four-star resort? In the late nineteenth century, the tension between savoring the wilderness and recreating civilized life outdoors was very much on the minds of the first recreational campers, as Phoebe Kropp explains. After the Civil War, camping went from a necessity for soldiers and transient people to recreation for the upper-middle-class. Kropp argues that Victorian-era campers were playing around with the concept of comfort. For the upper-middle-class, keeping a comfortable homerather than...
  • California camping trip turns to horror when a group of men threaten to rape woman if she is....

    04/30/2017 3:21:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 30, 2017 | Hannah Parry For
    FULL TITLE: California camping trip turns to horror when a group of men threaten to rape woman if she is still in her tent by daybreak A local couple say their camping trip turned to horror after a gang of men threatened to rape a woman for staying on their 'territory'. The man and woman, who do not want to be named for fear of a reprisal attack, were staying at the Bear River Campground in Colfax, California, over Easter Weekend when they say they were approached by a group of campers. The men arrived in a rusted pickup truck,...
  • Afghan hostage couple decry 'Kafkaesque nightmare'(went a camping trip in Afghanistan)

    12/20/2016 9:49:03 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 70 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    An Afghan insurgent group has released video of a kidnapped North American couple, featuring two children apparently born to them in captivity. The footage from the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network shows Canadian Joshua Boyle and American Caitlan Coleman with two young boys, who appeared healthy. In the clip Ms Coleman begs for an end to their "Kafkaesque nightmare". The couple were abducted in Afghanistan in 2012 during a camping trip, while she was pregnant. The insurgent group is demanding the release of three of its prisoners in Afghanistan.
  • Blacks don't like camping, or visiting parks. Obama thinks white people are to blame

    04/29/2016 10:37:19 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 108 replies ^ | 7:27 PM - 29 Apr 2016 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Blacks don't like camping, or visiting parks. Obama thinks white people are to blame.— Milo Yiannopoulos ✘ (@Nero) April 29, 2016
  • Burning Man founder: 'Black folks don't like to camp as much as white folks'

    09/06/2015 7:35:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 118 replies ^ | 9/4/2015 | Steven W Thrasher
    Burning Man founder Larry Harvey has countered criticism of the lack of racial diversity at the festival by saying that part of the reason there are so few black attendees (known as burners) is that I dont think black folks like to camp as much as white folks. In an interview with the Guardian, Harvey vowed that were not going to set racial quotas, defended the presence of rich Silicon Valley executives at the festival, and said he will personally go undercover this week to investigate the luxurious camps of ultra-wealthy tech bosses said by the New York Times to...

    08/30/2015 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 118 replies
    Aug 30, 2015
    I want to know what is best to use for a long hike, the I-Phone or the I-pad. I have NOT owned or used either. I want to be able to make and receive phone calls, access the internet, shoot video, edit video, and load video. I'd prefer the larger screen in the I-Pad Mini over the I-Phone, but I also need to be able to make and receive calls, and I'm not sure if the I-Pad Mini can receive calls. If you have experience with both, please let me know the advantages and disadvantages of each. I also...
  • As Hikers Celebrate on Appalachian Trail, Some Ask: Where Will It End?

    08/30/2015 10:07:05 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    The storied Appalachian Trail, which begins 2,190 miles away in Georgia, ends here, with a final scramble up Maines highest peak some of it nearly vertical, much of it blocked by boulders. For those who have trekked five or six months, Katahdins iconic summit is an exhausting challenge with a rewarding end.It takes your breath away, said Chuck Wood, 64, a hiker from Norristown, Pa. Just to be there, its like an audience with the Lord.But that experience is now in jeopardy. Faced with increasing crowds and partylike behavior by a few including an ultramarathon runner who celebrated...
  • Cocaine, sex charges filed against Calif. teachers who took 5 male students on camping trip

    03/04/2015 7:52:13 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 3, 2015 | Deborah Hastings
    Two California teachers who were already in hot water are now in worse trouble after authorities said the women plied male students with cocaine and had illegal sex with one boy during a supposed camping trip. Melody Lippert, 38, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30, have been charged with unlawful sexual intercourse and giving controlled substances to minors. The pair also gave alcohol to the minors during a two-day camping trip in December, according to a statement from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
  • Deadheads Denied Camping, Overnight Parking For Farewell Shows

    03/04/2015 3:39:20 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies
    stereogum ^ | March 3, 2015 | James Rettig
    The Grateful Dead’s three-night farewell shows don’t seem like they’re shaping up to be a great time for the band’s most dedicated followers. Over the weekend, we reported that tickets for the event were being scalped for as high at $10,000. And now, Chicago’s police and fire departments have decided not to let Deadheads camp out or park overnight on the land in front of Soldier Field. Earlier this year, a petition circulated around asking the venue to waive their usual policy. “We took this seriously and did not want to dismiss it,” Luca Serra, a spokesman for Soldier Field,...
  • Man Turns his Toyota Car into Micro RV for Stealthy Car Camping

    11/24/2014 10:47:55 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 75 replies
    tinyhousetalk ^ | May 6, 2014 | anonymous
    Have you ever thought of converting your car into a stealthy car camper so you can easily sleep in it while traveling without being noticed? This way you dont have to spend so much extra money and time getting in and out of hotels while you try to get somewhere. So I wanted to show you what Ive been working on for the last few days. Of course its considerably smaller than your average tiny house so Im not sure if youre still with me but even if youre not Isnt it fascinating what can be done to make an...
  • Saudi Man Finds Cobra in His Bed While Camping

    01/22/2014 11:47:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, January 19, 2014
    It seems the snake spent the night with him in bedA Saudi man who was camping with his family in a valley in the Gulf kingdom woke up in the morning to find a cobra in his bed. It is a desert cobra. It seems that it spent all the night with me in my bed but it did not make any move that could have alerted me, Ali Al Omari said. Thanks God that I was not bitten by this snake which is considered as the most dangerous and poisonous snake in Saudi Arabia, he told Sada newspaper. He...
  • Had a little Texas driveabout last week, pretty cool.

    11/05/2013 7:01:04 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 14 replies
    "Solo Mas Fina"
  • Something Different: Beauty Beneath the Dirt: Thru-Hiking 101

    06/22/2013 9:33:52 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 49 replies ^ | May 23, 2013 | athike2010
    Watch the 7 minute 17 second video Beauty Beneath the Dirt: Thru-Hiking 101. It's brief description : Everything you need to know about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 7 minutes. For the story beneath the surface... check out:
  • End of the world for Oakland's Family Radio?

    05/12/2013 6:59:25 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/12/13 | Matthias Gaffni
    Two days before the date his boss had predicted as the Apocalypse, Matt Tuter made an auspicious decision: He canceled the skywriters. Family Radio, the Oakland-based evangelical network run by Harold Camping, had already spent more than $5 million on 5,000 billboards announcing Judgment Day -- May 21, 2011 -- according to tax documents. Now, Tuter said, he feared that the airplanes, which were to inscribe the warnings in the skies above major U.S. cities, were one expense too many for a business operating as if there really would be no tomorrow. Two years later, Camping's predictive powers have been...