Real Time Satellite Imagery

Real-time satellite imagery isn’t available yet, but nearly real or close enough to suffice can be found. Whether clouds or not will obscure the landscape remains for you to discover. Its not surprising that not all satellites have cameras for imagery, but considering how many satellites orbit the earth it’s…

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Made in Taiwan

Why do we assume ‘Made in China’ or ‘Made in Taiwan’ means shitty? Because that is indeed often the case, but not always, as “Made in America” can mean products just as shitty or on the road to obsolescence just as fast. The sentiment above is also a result of…

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Roof Rack Reminders for Phones

Sure, I’d like to help you and save your gear from destruction by selling you my line-of-sight roof reminders, BUT you could do this for “free” with your own phone. Cross your fingers your phone works every time, and the volume is up or not silenced for some reason. Also,…

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Aerogel Gear

Hopefully aerogel doesn’t prove to be as bad for the environment as GoreTex and other PFCs. Being that it is silica based, silicosis is a problem. Aerogels are a much better alternative to staying warm when compared to down. Aerogels are also “open source,” not propriety, so the benefits should…

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Avoid Gore-Tex

Nature recycles, Gore-Tex will not. Detox-Outdoors! outdoor-clothing-ethical-living greener-rain-gear detox-outdoor.org What also bugs me, beyond the eco-fail, is it seems Gore-Tex likes monopolies, not “freed” markets. Nice to see that their reign is in decline as Gore Tex is being phased out, and enviros and new products are helping its demise.…

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