- REI Blog: Weblog for an active community of people who love the outdoors | Like the Backcountry? Here’s a Ski Gear Preview for Winter 2011/2012
It's only February, yet Iâ€™m already looking forward to next winter! That might sound crazy, but I just got back from a ski/snowboard demo at the Mission Ridge ski area in Washington state where I tried out a bunch of 2011/2012 backcountry gear.
- Google Translate for the iPhone arrives in the App store | Gadling.com
Google Translate voor de iPhone is nu beschikbaar in the App Store!
- The Best Travel Books of 2010 – Features – World Hum
Frank Bures surveys the year's most intriguing titles and offers a few gift ideas
- 12 iPod Alternatives
While the iPod in all its models and candy colors tends to dominate the portable media device world, there are tons of other equally kick-ass devices to choose from, depending on what youâ€™re looking for.
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- Use Your Phone While Wearing OR’s TouchTec Gloves – the GearCaster
Outdoor Research has teamed up with leather company Broleo to release a pair of touchscreen compatible gloves you can wear while you text, call, surf, post to Twitter or Facebook.
- Yak Wool Sweater | Gear Review | Gear Junkie
â€œYak wool from the heart of the Himalayas.â€ Thatâ€™s the promise, and a company tag line of sorts, for Khunu USA, a Glenwood Springs, Colo., company that sells menâ€™s and womenâ€™s sweaters made out of yak fur.
- How To Find Green Electronics | etÃ³n blog
Finding green electronics may take a little extra effort and information but by selecting electronics from companies that have the best practices, you will help reduce electronic waste and energy use.
- PolarMax Mountain Skins review
When the mercury is plunging, PolarMax's warmest, highest-performance base layer â€“ Mountain Skins â€“ provide immense insulation in a compact, sleek package that feels like a second skin.
- Backpacker Magazine – Prof. Hike: The Ex-Pyromaniac’s Guide to Fire
Backpacker.com is awash with excellent tips on lighting fires the old-fashioned way with kindling, a firestarter (a highly flammable trigger that burns long enough to ignite the rest of your fuel), and matches or a lighter.
- PETZL Quark Ice Tools: A Powerfully Versatile Ice Tool Â» Pemba Serves
Petzl recently overhauled the Quarks, bringing ice climbers and alpinisits a new and improved lean, mean fighting machine ice tool.