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The Week in Review 275

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Red and ripe/ A white hat/ Gone with Autumn.

Rowan under Snow

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Not only the Trump Administration likes to show that it is corrupt and doesn’t care about the outdoors, also the Bavarian CSU Government shows that it’s a corrupt bunch and yesterday weakend a 45 year old law which protected the Alps from over-development. Read the take of the DAV on this issue and then head over to Robert’s article Alpenplan vs. German Angst. [German]

Nine-Year old Lulu fixes the Urban Car Bicycle Dilemma.

Peak Design is on Kickstarter with the Capture v3 which is lighter, smaller and thinner - but hurry, the campaign ends tonight!

The North Face’s parent company, VF Corporation, bought Icebreaker.

Gadd’s Truth: Why I Hate Hammocks.

A last refuge for Europe’s Orcas.

Instagram is loving Nature to Death.

I’m sick of the slew of crappy “Chrismas Gifts for Outdoor People” articles which hit the blogs and websites this time of the year, but I really do like Paulina’s Six Gifts for the Outdoor Advocate in Your Life article. And yes, here’s my widly popular Gift Guide.

The changing Faces of the Outdoors.

4 Bikepacking Trends for 2018.

Planning to climb in California? Take a look at these Planning Sites for California Alpine & Mountaineering Climbs.

Klymit launched a puncture-resistant sleeping pad, the Armored V.

Rei wants you to #OptOutside again this Black Friday and helps you pick an outside adventure.

Take 20% Off One Full-Price Item at Backcountry.com!

Stay warm in winter - wear Merino wool!

Trip Reports

Man, woman, mountain.

Read about Jotaro’s JMT Section Hike. [Japanese]

Grand Canyon of the Elwha.

Avon is calling David.

Peter’s Bushcraft Adventure is a great read and shows that you don’t need much when going outside.

Amateur Mountaineer.



Gear Reviews

Is a DIY Packraft a real alternative to a bought one? [German]

A visit at Bedrock Bags in Durango.

Kurtka Montane Women’s Minimus Jacket Review. [Polish]

Drew reviews the Salming Trail 5.

Do you clip your gates in or gates out?

Andrew Skurka shows how to protect Down Insulation from Moisture.

11 Tips to get into Winter Mountaineering.

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