Camping and Backpacking
Camping News from NewsTrove.com:
Christmas gift ideas for the outdoorsman
"Ask the spouse of most any hunter or fisherman about gift-giving problems, and they will likely throw their hands up in abject dismay. Certainly that's the case with my wife. More than once I've heard her mutter words to the effect of "you're impossible" when it came to frustrations connected with getting me some gadget or piece of gear to be used afield, astream or while camping.
One big problem is that non-participants in outdoor activities lack the needed knowledge to get the right items, and sadly, the same holds true in virtually every big-box store."
Staff Editorial: Ghost of Tom Joad
"Providing assistance to Isla Vista's homeless may not be a solution to homelessness, if there is such a solution, and it may not be cheap, but it is the decent thing to do.
Right now, about a dozen homeless people are camping in Anisq' Oyo' Park at night. They're protesting a county ordinance that bans sleeping in public places between sunset and 6 a.m. The homeless in Anisq' Oyo' know they're being watched by the police and have kept out troublemakers and drunks. Their protest has been orderly, clean and quiet.
The I.V. Foot Patrol has issued only one ticket, even though everyone camping in the park is breaking the law."
Memories of Camping
"When I first got married, my husband was constantly after me to go camping. And let me tell you right now...camping was at the BOTTOM of my list of things I wanted to do. It was right down there with cleaning the oven and defrosting the refrigerator. (Remember that those were the days before self-cleaning ovens and frost-free refrigerators.) As a matter of fact, I probably used those things as an excuse to keep from having to go camping...nooooooo, I don't think anyone will believe that; I never got THAT desperate! But I definitely wasn't an outside person. My idea of fun was to snuggle up with a good book on a nice rainy day."
Weekly Trust - Eagles under spotlight: A forgotten star making hay
"When Coach Chukwu's 41-man list for the Super Eagles'
camp was released recently, midfielder Wilson Oruma was 'unsurprisingly'
missing. Though, there was little comment from Nigerians about the omission,
it was not because the Delta born star did not merit a call-up or could not
make the final 23-man Nation Cup list, rather it was due to the player's
luck or lack of it.
The in-form former U-17 national team captain has always
been overlooked when players are being picked for camping or called-up for
"PACIFIC ISLAND ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER - ID# 22142. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center's Kilauea Field Station. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position, located in Hawaii Volcanoes National park on the island of Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds. Minimum Monthly Salary: $3,277.00. Duties: Incumbent assists Project Leader with guiding and managing complex restoration research project."
Hiking News from RocketNews:
Maine focus: Appalachian Trail
We drove across the Appalachian Trail three or four times. We first stopped to see the trail where it crosses the Kennebec River and walked to the river to learn how hikers cross. A sign indicated there is ferry service every morning and afternoon. As we read the sign hikers emerged from the woods across the river to wait for the boatman due an hour later."
Put it on a vocabulary card and commit to memory but don't expect these words to do for you in Germany what they d do in the States. In English the word walk is reserved for a walk around the block or a walk to a friend's house. But while the verb spazieren gehen is the official translation of to walk you d never see it used in these contexts."
Mobile Phone Points To Mecca
By setting the compass to the North and inputting the information of their location the indicator will automatically point to the direction of Mecca the Qubla which Muslims pray to. The phone locator which is already available in some markets can be used from anywhere in the world and also functions in the absence of GSM services the network used in the Middle East."
National Parks News from RocketNews.com:
deseretnews.com | Cathedral Valley Capitol Reef's spectacular northern badlands
CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK Just under 200 years ago trappers and other trailblazers pushing into the American West began traversing bleak torturous landscapes mostly barren of vegetation and browse. They called these places badlands. Nowadays often as not we call them national parks. The Temple of the Sun center dwarfs the Temple of the Moon left back."
Alabama: MLK home now open to tourists - Nov. 24, 2003
MONTGOMERY Alabama AP The home where Martin Luther King changed from Montgomery pastor to national civil rights leader has been restored to its 1950s appearance providing another tourist site in a city that describes itself as the Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement. The white woodframe house near downtown was the parsonage for Dexter Avenue Baptist Church for nearly 80 years but King was its most famous resident rising to national prominence after black seamstress Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man."
National Parks News from AllTheWeb.com:
Thanksgiving Travel Up for Both Auto and Air AAA Urges Travelers To Allow Extra Time
"Traditionally, Thanksgiving marks the start of winter holiday travel and this year shows a strong beginning to the season. AAA projects that 36 million Americans will take a trip of 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving weekend holiday."
Sterling to host international show
"Sterling has outbid major cities like Fort Worth, Texas, and Indianapolis, and won the right to host a national"
National Parks News from News.Google.com:
Rhino project may be reviewed
"New Straits Times, Malaysia
"The ministry will get experts from the Wildlife (and National Parks) Department
to discuss the future of the rhino breeding programme should we decide to get ...
Saving Congo, One Woman at a Time
... The environment, including once-extraordinary national parks, and their wildlife
have been decimated by marauders, including sometimes the desperately hungry. ...
Japan and Russia Turn to Nature to Bridge Vast Chasm in the Sea
"New York Times
23 Cranes, eagles and puffins have no trouble crossing a 20-mile-wide finger of
the Sea of Okhotsk that separates two national parks, one Russian and one ...
National Forest News from NewsTrove.com:
Handling of forest under full attack
"November 24 2003Country News
The Victorian and NSW governments should immediately address the current mismanagement of the Barmah-Millewa Forest, according to the Victorian and NSW National Parks associations.
The associations said the forest had recently been described as an "icon site" by the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council and as one of the six Murray River icon sites in most need of urgent attention by Federal Environment Minister David Kemp."
"IT is a general phenomenon that subsidies and taxes are two key policy instruments that governments all over the world use to modify market outcomes. However, there is basic difference between taxes and subsidies. Taxes draw while subsidies inject money into expenditure stream. Though subsidies promote growth by increasing level of critical inputs like health, education and infrastructure, subsidies can also hinder growth by drawing away resources from more productive use and by causing allocation distortions."
"Editor's note: The following is the Thanksgiving proclamation President Kennedy made Nov. 5, 1963, which was read in many churches Thanksgiving Day on the urging of Kennedy's successor, Lyndon Johnson, two days after the nation buried its fallen leader.
Over three centuries ago our forefathers in Virginia and in Massachusetts far from home in a lonely wilderness set aside a time for thanksgiving. On the appointed day, they gave reverent thanks for their safety, for the health of their children, for the fertility of their fields, for the laws which bound them together and for the faith which united them under God."
Backpacking Alaska News from News.Google.com:
Ultralight stove is simple, hot, inexpensive
"Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, WI
... McGuire developed the Hike N' Light before backpacking 500 miles of the Appalachian
Trail ... some of his stoves used on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska ...
"Rifle Shooter Magazine - Nov 26, 2003
... I would also choose a .450 for prowling around the alder thickets of coastal Alaska. ... a
hunter might want a mountain rifle in a light caliber for backpacking ...
VW seeks all Bug lovers for photo shoot tomorrow
"Aspen Times, CO - Nov 18, 2003
... and Angela Gardner are the recipients of this particular adventure, after Essrog
wrote an essay about climbing glaciers in Switzerland, backpacking in Alaska, ...
Campground News from News.AlltheWeb.com:
Photo by Ralph Morang
"Hampton Beach winter Rick Doak, 45, and Wendy Tarsook, 35, outside their winter rental a one-room motor court cabin on Ocean Boulevard. They have no car and depend on others to get around."
Outdoors hot line
"Get tips on counting winter birds for the annual Christmas Bird Count at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Eagle River Nature Center. During this indoor program, a naturalist will teach you the basics of identifying winter birds common to Eagle River Valley."
Plane sinks; man spends night in cold
"EKLUTNA: He stayed in unheated cabin overnight, walked 8 miles."
"Aberdeen: Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Knights of Columbus building, 115 Third Ave. S.E. Tickets are $3.50 for adults and $2 for children."
Camping News from RocketNews:
Fraser Island 'is one big dunny'
Irate residents and tourist operators say campers are leaving toilet paper and waste at popular tourist attractions. Fraser Island Association member John Madill said the lack of toilets was creating a health hazard at Indian Head on the northern tip of the island. He said the camping ground near Champagne Pools on the east coast attracted as many as 120 campers a night."
Richard Allen Volland
He is survived by his loving wife Carol Marie Volland of 46 years two daughters Valerie Volland Burns and Linda Volland Campbell two sons in law John Vanderjack and Chris Campbell three brothers Noran Russell and Larry Volland two sisters Joanne Jensen and Sally Sorenson 6 grandchildren Cassidy and Landon Burns Benjamin and Nikki Vanderjack Taylor and Cruz Campbell and many loving brothers and sisters in-law nieces and nephews."
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