The allurement of living amongst nature has increased the building of homes, businesses, and recreation infrastructures in close proximity to wildlands. The coexistence of urban populations and communities with the forest increases the threat of wildfire to property and human life. The US Forest Service initiates steps to mitigate the threat of forest fires to at-risk communities through fuel mitigation. The goal is to promote forest health and restoration projects,
Three Tents and a Big Storm: A real-life case study. Besides serving as your cozy, warm, and comforting homestead in the wilderness, your tent’s main purpose is to shield you from the elements. While regular waterproofing treatments to your rainfly, seam-sealed constructions, and seasonal ratings are important aspects of your shelter durability and structural integrity are the key components of a reliable tent. Your tent should be able to withstand
Stay-at-home orders and social distancing caused by the Covid 19 pandemic has thrown personal recreation for a loop. But isolated individuals and families have sought refuge in the outdoors, as social distancing is much easier to accomplish in wide-open spaces with fresh air. Camping, specifically out of a camper, is an ideal way to enjoy the outdoors in a safe, responsible environment as the pandemic stretches into Summer 2020. Thor
America’s National Parks are among the most stunning examples of natural wonders in the world. However, the pristine beauty afforded by theSE parks also draws huge crowds, especially during the summer months. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, for example, saw 12,547,743 visitors in 2019, the number one most visited park in the country. Luckily for outdoor enthusiasts, there are innumerable uncrowded nature preserves located near the popular National Parks.