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Angela Maxwell Is Walking Around the World for Women

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On May 2, 2014, with $12,000 saved, Angela Maxwell left her best friend’s home in Bend, Oregon, to start a five-year walk around the world. There’s no pre-approved path for the small ranks of pedestrian circumnavigators, the dozen or so people who’ve claimed they’ve walked around the world—so Maxwell devised her own route. She traveled the 175 miles to Portland, and then across western Australia. She next headed to Vietnam, where she hiked 60 miles from Da Nang to Hue and then spent three weeks recovering from dengue fever. A year into her circumnavigation, she arrived in Mongolia. One night, a two weeks’ hike from Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, in a valley surrounded by mountains, a stranger entered her tent and raped her. “It was the moment that every woman is afraid of before they go out into the world,” the 37-year-old former business consultant says.After the attack—“it was over in minutes,” Maxwell says—her assailant left. Maxwell packed her gear, hiked a few miles to p…

5 Surprising Tools Needed for a Van Build

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In this episode of the 101, Bryan Rogala talks with Outside content marketing manager Brian Smith, who outlines the five most surprising yet essential tools he discovered he needed while building out his van. Check out the full tour of his 2015 Ram ProMaster.

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Outdoor News Radio – Oct. 26, 2019 https://ift.tt/2pXNDLn

https://images.outdoornews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Oct-26-long-show.mp3Lots of topics for listeners of this week’s Outdoor News Radio, starting with a recap and debate over the new statewide youth deer hunt that occurred in Minnesota last weekend. Ellen Candler checks in with an update on her University of Minnesota deer gutpile research and information on how deer hunters can help her study in autumn 2019. “Tackle” Terry Tuma then drops in for his monthly segment with a focus on fall fishing, open-water gear storage, and looking ahead to the ice fishing season. Finally, Tim Lesmeister visits to recap his open-water season and chat about record fish programs around the region. Categories:From The Pages Of ODN Tags: The post Outdoor News Radio – Oct. 26, 2019 appeared first on Outdoornews.

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The Best Bikepacking Bags of 2019 https://ift.tt/2WgA8ms

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From single-day rides between hotels to month-long singletrack assaults, these five strapping bags will help launch you into bikepacking.Bikepacking is a rewarding way to tackle big miles on a short budget of time. And the sport has come a long way in the last 15 years.Once doable only through the help of monstrous, gear-eating panniers, today’s bike bags spread the load over a half-dozen bags that strap inside the empty spaces of the bike frame. Gear Up for Long Miles: 10 Essentials for a Bikepacking EpicA former Tour Divide champion told GearJunkie what's in his kit on race day, and we want to share it with you. It's all the gear you need to finish a bikepacking epic. Read more… From tarmac to trail, we’ve spent the year pedaling bags around the world. These five bike bags rose to the top.But first, a little primer on bags.Bikepacking Bags ExplainedInstead of a big bag swinging off the side of a rack, the current era of bikepacking bags is lashed to the bike’s frame, taking ad…

Participate in ruffed grouse research this fall by testing for West Nile virus https://ift.tt/32NRTff

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has asked ruffed grouse hunters in northern Minnesota to voluntarily submit samples for a West Nile virus research project that the agency is conducting. Hunters simply pick up a kit at their local DNR office, then submit some feather and tissue samples for testing. In this video, Mike Hehner demonstrates how to use the kit and submit the proper sample.Categories:Minnesota Videos The post Participate in ruffed grouse research this fall by testing for West Nile virus appeared first on Outdoornews.

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Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Nov. 1, 2019 https://ift.tt/2N9RzRk

Get Early Access to the Outdoor News Fishing Report!Be the first to know where they’re biting! The Outdoor News Fishing Report is available now.To receive this early access, simply create a free account below, and you can read the latest fishing reports days earlier than everyone else. Again, the cost is free, all you have to do is register.* PLEASE NOTE: After you have registered, please return to this page and click the login link below. Once logged in, you will have early access to the Outdoor News Fishing Report.Log in to view this content or renew your subscription. Lost your password? Register New AccountUsernameEmailFirst NameLast NamePasswordPassword Again
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The Best Fly Fishing Gear Now: 2019 IFTD Awards https://ift.tt/341ACPH

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Simms came out as a dominant force in fly fishing at the International Fly Tackle Dealer trade show last week in Denver. The brand took home 10 top awards from the show, from waders to outerwear to accessories.The leaders in the world of fly fishing can brush their shoulders off after last week. A few brands dominated top spots in their categories.Simms took home 10 awards with a clean sweep of the apparel category. Abel Reels and Ross Reels took home the saltwater and freshwater reel categories, respectively. Sage took two out of three of the rod category.Scientific Angler locked down for line and tippet. And Fishpond took home three awards for thoughtful and fresh gear in three different categories. But it was Scott that took home Best of Show with its Sector Series for fishing the salt.Here, we lead with the Sector, break down 10 top items from the show, and list the rest of the awards. Top Awards From IFTD 2019Overall Best of Show — Fly Rod (Saltwater): Scott Fly Rods, Sector Serie…

Your Daily Minnesota Outdoor News Update – Oct. 25, 2019 https://ift.tt/2BKqUW0

https://images.outdoornews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/MNN-WI-Friday-1025-DeerDecoys.mp3Deer hunters, are you using this aid for hunting the rut?Categories:From The Pages of ODN – WI The post Your Daily Minnesota Outdoor News Update – Oct. 25, 2019 appeared first on Outdoornews.

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The case of the missing Niagara River salmon https://ift.tt/366sejM

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It is a case for Sherlock Holmes.As the month of November nears, anglers in the Niagara River are still wondering what happened to all the salmon that were supposed to be returning for the final run of their lives. During a normal year the local charter fishing fleet, as well as the legion of shore fishermen, will start to pursue the mighty king by the second or third week of September. The salmon action concludes by the end of October. This year the fishing started on time, but the catching didn’t. It was one of the toughest salmon years anglers have ever seen. In fact, some charter captains cancelled their seasons while others opted to fish for bass and walleye.Imagine a charter boat loaded with good sticks going four days without a bite? That can be frustrating. Imagine a dozen boats fishing Devil’s Hole and only six fish being caught for the entire day? If a boat caught two fish, they were the heroes on the river by the first week of October. After a banner year on the lake (again…

Northern Zone benefits from popular early muzzleloader offering https://ift.tt/32TAlys

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Opening day in New York’s Northern Zone is just as big as it is in the Southern Tier. In fact, we have two of them! A week prior to the regular big game season opener, there is a week-long early muzzleloading season in the Northern Zone that always opens the Saturday following Columbus Day.Since the state began allowing additional tags for both archery and especially muzzleloading hunters, the popularity of hunting with a smokepole has increased immensely. It’s no secret that the timing of that change coincided with technological advancements such as in-line and breach-loading muzzleloaders, as well as new and improved projectiles and propellants. It was very similar then to what is transpiring with the crossbow now, minus the expanded hunting opportunities.Deer camps in the Adirondacks swelled during the muzzleloading opener, and will do so again when the regular big game season opens on October 26. Many relish the opportunity to take any deer, as most (but not all) Wildlife Manageme…

50% Off: Crazy Deal on ‘Best Winter Running Shoe’ https://ift.tt/2NcOAaH

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We’re not sure how long this deal will last, but you can score a pair of Columbia Mountain Masochist IV OutDry men’s trail-running shoes for half off.Dipping temps and swirling flurries are just now beginning to signal the inevitable onslaught of winter snow. But for many runners, there is no offseason. And that means it’s time to score a reliable, sure-footed pair of winter running shoes.And right now, one of our favorite snow-capable running shoes is on sale. Usually $160, the Columbia/Montrail Mountain Masochist IV OutDry Extreme trail runners (for men) are just $80.See the men’s Mountain Masochist IV OutDry ExtremeCovered by Columbia’s permanent waterproof OutDry membrane that zips over a speed-lace system, the Mountain Masochist made our best winter running shoes list last year for its dependable moisture management and comfortable, soft sock liner.This deal may not last long — especially if you’ve got a popular shoe size — so check it out if you plan to log some snowy miles. Wint…