Thursday, November 5, 2020

Issue #187

The results of the poll on newsletter styling are at the bottom. More than 70% liked the new styling or didn't notice a difference. Half of the remaining 30% "rage" unsubscribed. Lots of people commented that it's much easier to read. As always, reply and let me know your thoughts. 

- Kirsten

PS: Not in a quirky mood today :(
Photo by Emma Paillex on Unsplash

How To Train For Ski Season

Snow is starting to fly everywhere...well, maybe not everywhere, but nevertheless, the ski/ride season is coming fast. How are your quads doing? Is your Cardio good? The most important part of training is the frequency. Carve those 20-30 minutes out of your busy day to get a workout in. Once you have a routine that works for you, then add duration. Some good sound advice and weekly routine in this one.
(7 min read)
Source: Gear Junkie
Photo by Kirsten Mills

The Ultimate One-Box Camp Kitchen

If you're in your covid office, cover your kid's eyes, more organizational porn coming your way. The camping methodology shown in this article is a miniature version of my technique. For the first time on TDT, I am giving you access to my very own complete 5-box camping organization checklist and guide. You can see all its organizational glory in the photo above (and no, we are not sponsored by DeWalt). Dropbox link to it here.  (2 min read)
Source: Outdoor Online

Outdoor News and Info:

Death In The Parks

Bad things usually happen in 3's, so hopefully, this is it. A woman scuba diving in Lake McDonald at Glacier National Park died recently, while two men appear to have been suicide victims at Mount Rainier National Park. (2 min read)
Source: National Parks Traveller

How To Buy Used Ski Gear

Many of the large gear companies have been running trade-in programs (Arc'teryx and North Face, for example). One of the most impactful ways to lower a product's (and your) environmental footprint is to maximize the number of times it can be used. Also, saving money is fun. (5 min read)
Source: Wild Snow

Surfing Banned at Nazaré After ‘Century Swell’

In the last few issues, we've posted some outrageous surfing videos from the 100-year waves in Nazaré, basically a tsunami in my books. Well, like everything good in this Covid world, it came to an end due to 1000's of spectators and probably very few masks. (5 min read)
Source: The Inertia

New York City Marathon Lives On

Originally cancelled in June, the marathon lived on virtually as with everything else in this world. Anyone who participated in the virtual event, which had a $50 entry fee for New York Road Runners members and $60 for everyone else, needed to run 26.2 miles at some point between October 17 and November 1 to earn a finisher’s medal. Some chose to take the more traditional route and ran it on race day in very small and socially distanced groups. (2 min read)
Source: ABC News

Gear Reviews

SPOT Gen4: Better Maps, More Messages, and Auto-Send
Best Ski/Snowboard Helmets For 2021
Best Packs For 2021

Deals From The Wild

The Turtle's Neck Fleece Neck Gaiter (31% off)
Men's Merrell Whisper Rain Jacket (60% off)
Women's MEC Tobo Softshell Pants (52% off)

Lunch Break Videos

Start your day with an extreme skiing crash, but you can turn down the sound unless you're fluent in Spanish. (37 sec)

Surfing big wave

Kayakers swallowed by a humpback whale... yes, you read that right. (48 sec)

Live From The Wild

Mountain view
Fire And Ice  @argentina.salvaje
El Chaltén, Argentina
Results Of "The New Styling Poll":
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November's giveaway is a $50 USD gift e-card from Patagonia.

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