Tag: Camping - Page 9

  • Boing Boing Blogger Tests Solar Gadgets in the Woods

    April 23, 11:55 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Solar Technology

    Well this is a nifty idea -- even if it isn't quite going as expected. Joel Johnson of Boing Boing Gadgets has packed his bags (and they are heavy, he says) full of solar powered gear and gone native. The blogger is currently somewhere in Harriman State

  • Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

    April 16, 8:26 AM by Sami Grover in Natural Sciences

    We mentioned them briefly in our guide on How to Green Your Outdoor Sports, but unless our search function is very much mistaken, it looks like we’ve yet to feature a dedicated post on the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Yet these guys are an

  • Marmot Upcycle: Once More with Feeling

    March 17, 8:39 AM by Warren McLaren in Culture

    Marmot have long been an innovator in the outdoor market. They were one of the first to embrace Gore-tex waterproof/breathable fabric back in the mid 70's, using it in sleeping bags, apparel and tents. Many years on, they are in the midst of

  • Backpacker Magazine Lightens Its Ecological Rucksack

    March 4, 5:36 PM by Warren McLaren in Culture

    Outdoors sports magazines are falling over themselves to establish green credentials, and, we suspect, mostly for all the right reasons. Afterall their readership spend the free time out there in the very natural environment which is under threat.

  • Fair Trade Man Becomes Low Carbon Man - Moves Into a Car Park

    February 11, 8:34 AM by Sami Grover in Corporate Responsibility

    Fair Trade Man, aka Ben Clowney, hit the headlines last year by eating nothing but fair trade products for two weeks. Such efforts should not be confused with Mr Clowney's fellow Brit Ethical Man and his explorations of composting his own corpse, nor

  • Snow Cave Saves Tahoe Skiers

    February 5, 5:55 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    Two skiers who disappeared near Lake Tahoe during a storm were found yesterday after two days in the cold. Patrick Frost, 35, and Christopher Gerwig, 32, both of San Francisco, created a snow cave shelter that saved their lives. Of course, you might not

  • Spring Into the Outdoors With Patagonia, Nau & REI

    January 31, 6:05 PM by Warren McLaren in Culture

    The scent of spring is in the Northern Hemisphere air and outdoors company want their customers out there enjoying it. So they've begun rolling out new tempters. Patagonia have their spring line happening and it includes pieces like these Women's

  • Ham(Radio)ing it Up with Solar Power

    November 26, 6:32 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Clean Technology

    Although the Canadian engineer behind this solar-powered ham-radio setup uses it for camping and search-and-rescue missions, we can also see this being adopted for broader emergency use, especially in the aftermath of natural disasters that may damage

  • Solar Powered Headlamp from Everlite

    September 12, 8:47 AM by Lloyd Alter in Solar Technology

    I always look forward to getting the new Mountain Equipment Co-op catalogue; they are a remarkable member-run organization, believing in ethical sourcing, product sustainability, offering PVC free alternatives and recycling polyester clothing into

  • Eugene Kates 1914-2007

    August 23, 11:29 AM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    For 73 years, generations of kids have had learned to love the environment through their summers at Camp Arowhon in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Founded by his mom and now run by his daughter, Eugene Kates ran it with an iron hand from the time he

  • Windup LED Camping Light

    July 11, 9:48 AM by Lloyd Alter in Interior Design

    These things are getting so efficient, why use them just for camping? One minute of winding gives 30 minutes of light. A full wind gives four hours of 5 LED bright light or 48 hours of nightlight feature with only 2 Amber LED's. It also has a recessed

  • How to Go Green: Outdoor Sports

    June 12, 4:44 PM by Warren McLaren in HTGG

    We love our wild, outdoor places. The problem is, we're loving them to death. Flying to visit the distant ones is contributing carbon dioxide to the ever-growing greenhouse gas overload; all the clobber we take with us demands greater extraction of

  • Preparing for the DST Crisis: Heading for the HIlls

    March 6, 8:04 AM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    Whenever Humankind tampers with the natural order of things, stuff happens. In spite of the risk, the American government has decided to move the start of Daylight Savings Time three weeks forward to March 11 to save energy, and Canada and Bermuda have