With Labor Day around the corner, people are trying to get their last licks of summer in before the days get shorter and the temperatures get cooler. The San Juan Islands, in Washington, provide a destination close to a
Ryan Lingard Design
Ryan Lingard designed and built this lovely litte cabin near Joseph, Oregon in a couple of weeks for under $10,000. Preston at Jetson Green tells us that it has a wood stove, metal roof, cedar rainscreen, reused windows, portable
There's nothing like a week or two at sleep-away camp to get your kids off the couch, away from the Wi-Fi, and detached from their cell phones in favor of hiking, swimming, and exploring the great outdoors.
Let me get this straight. You want me to leave my house, go outside and run around like a bunch of Barenaked Ladies? And you'll give me $1,000 toward a cool camping trip if you like the picture I take? In so many words, this
You can take advantage of the great outdoors in any season, but summer camping and hiking have gear requirements all their own, from lightweight sleeping bags and waterproofing spray to short-sleeved shirts and sustainable
You can take advantage of the great outdoors in any season, but the warm weather of summer has its perks. Here's a round-up of some of the best green summer camping and hiking gear, from lightweight sleeping bags and waterproofing spray to short-sleeved s
Ethical Consumer is a British not-for-profit co-operative, who are, in their own words, "dedicated to the promotion of universal human rights, environmental sustainability and animal welfare. We produce independent research
Getting some outdoor time is not only good for the soul, it's probably good for the mind. Research from The Sage Colleges in Troy, New York, suggests that exposure to a natural soil bacterium called Mycobacterium vaccae can increase learning behavior.
Like Jack Wolfskin, whom we mentioned recently, Houdini is another European outdoor clothing brand who have been doing the green thing, largely unnoticed by the English speaking world. Although in this case they do have
Snow Peak makes camping equipment. But as our lifestyles become more mobile and our homes become smaller, furniture that is light, minimal and can be folded up when it isn't needed makes some sense. The stuff is beautifully made and looked as good as
The US Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has a program they call "More Kids in the Woods." We first mentioned it back in 2007. This year they'll contribute $500,000 USD to 21
Nikwax is an outdoor company who understand it would be silly to soil their own nest. Nikwax make cleaning and proofing products for outdoor clothing and equipment, but who would buy them if the mountains, moors and meadows were degraded
When you go camping, you're supposed to get away from it all. Put away the cell phone and laptop. Hang out by the campfire. Take a long walk or bike ride. Use more wind and solar power.That last one is a new routine at a
Before we launch into a review of the latest issue of Wend Magazine, we should allude to two events they are covering for the month of April. The first is Arbor Day on 30 April 2010. To promote this event