The word Stink immediately came to mind when I saw this. Plenty of people travel light, but two California vacationers are trekking the world with just the shirts on their backs. Jennifer Lau, 21, and Marcus Fernandez, 23, are in the middle of a 90-day trip that will bring them to 12 countries on six continents. And the only things they’ve packed are in their pockets. “People tend to overpack for travel, so we have realized how little you actually need to bring with you,” Lau and Fernandez said in an e-mail from the first leg of their trip in South America. “With bags, people pack things for every scenario they could be in, a lot of ‘just in case’ items.” Read more
The mist was swirling eerily over the lake. In the half light of morning the visibility was patchy, and the air had an unusual chill. Nothing stirred. All around was silence.Oh, what a perfect day for the Bowness Monster to go for a swim! From deep beneath the surface of Windermere, he must have seen Tom Pickles and his companion Sarah Harrington kayaking across the water. Why, they even had a camera-phone on board. Read more
Russia has stopped receiving tourists in the Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, a popular ski resort, in North Caucasus region after a supposed terrorist attack on a tourist mini bus claimed lives of atleast three people on Saturday”We must stop receiving tourists,” Alexander Khloponin, Presidential Envoy to Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District, was quoted as saying by local media He urged tour operators to not bring travelers to the Mt. Elbrus during the counter-terrorism operations in the region. “Explain to them this is in the name of security,” he said. Read more
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Dozens of cow elk and two wolves have been equipped with GPS collars as part of a study that could provide important information on the big-game animal and its interaction with predators. Biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the University of Montana attached the collars to 44 elk captured with net guns and tranquilizer darts fired from a helicopter this month. Read more
At the close of trading yesterday, Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. reported net sales of $255.2 million and earnings of $1.48 per share for 2010, compared with sales of $271.0 million and earnings of $1.44 per share in 2009. New products in 2010 included the SR9c compact pistol, the LCR-357 revolver and the SR40 striker-fired pistol. American Chronicle.
Pine Island, MN landowners have shot nearly 400 deer within a ten-mile area of where a doe was killed last fall that tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the first wild deer in the state found with CWD. So far, all deer have tested negative. Post-Bulletin.
According to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Bureau web site, Yogi Bear, 60, was detained earlier this week on a variety of charges, including fishing without a license and wrongful appropriation (of a picnic basket, we assume.) Actually, the posting on the sheriff’s web site was part of a training exercise, according to the Smoking Gun. Mr. Bear, who reportedly weighs 490 pounds, remains free on bond.
Minutes after Custer (SD) State Park researchers aboard a helicopter darted an elk they intended to use in a research project, the groggy animal fell—within feet of a hungry mountain lion. ”It was a nice sunny day, and I guess that lion was sitting out there sunning itself when an elk staggers up and tips over,” said park resource manager Gary Brundige. “Well, what’s any top-of-the-line predator going to do in a situation like that?” Rapid City Journal.
When you think of animal hoarders, you normally might think of crazy little old ladies with dozens of dogs or cats. An elderly Brookhaven, NY woman has definitely taken animal hoarding to a new dimension, after her home was found with 65 animals, including a cow, pig, goats, rabbits, chinchillas, birds and assorted mice, dogs and cats. NY Daily News.
A bill creating a free saltwater fishing registry that is expected to eventually save anglers from having to pay a $15 fee implemented by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was signed into law Tuesday by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Calling the NOAA fee “an unfunded federal mandate,” the governor said fishing from New Jersey shores “should remain free to our residents.” Press of Atlantic City.
With the state of Utah poised to likely to proclaim John Browning’s 1911 pistol as its official state firearm, Arizona is in play to become the second state in the country to name a state gun. State Sen. Ron Gould (R-Lake Havasu) has introduced a measure that would make the Colt single action Army revolver as the Arizona state firearm, and 42 senators and representatives have signed on as co-sponsors. East Valley Tribune.
Based on a report appearing in Mississippi Sportsman Magazine today, the massive, 327-pound alligator gar landed by Kenny Williams from Chotard Lake in Issaquena County, MS on Feb. 14 was caught in a net used for commercial fishing and will not be eligible for state or IGFA records. It was initally reported by multiple sources that the gar was caught using a traditional fishing rod.
My question is do they get to use the abuser as the target? A measure being considered in the Iowa House of Representatives would provide free self-defense and firearms training to domestic abuse victims and would be funded by assessing a $500 fine to those convicted of domestic assault. The Des Moines Register reports the family of the measure’s sponsor, Rep. Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley, owns a gun shop.
The Arizona Republic reports today that desert bighorn sheep have been photographed using the three wildlife bypasses (costing $2 million each), which offer safe passage over U.S. 93 with the opening of the new Hoover Dam bypass bridge. The bypasses are part of an effort by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
The Twinsburg (OH) True Value Hardware store doesn’t have any modern security cameras, so when a regular customer was suspected of shoplifting, owner Dennis Mulhern installed one of the trail cameras he uses to scout deer. ”It captured him coming into this aisle and looking around. You can see him looking back and forth and getting a tool off the shelf…” said Mulhern. The culrpit was arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft. WEWS News.
The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed a mountain lion sighting in southern Linn County based on trail camera photos taken by a landowner on Dec. 29. The sighting marks the fifth confirmed report of a mountain lion in Missouri since November and 15 confirmed reports in the past 16 years.
There’s no arguing that few, if any, would consider the Guardian as an ultimate choice for an all around gun. But for some it’s the right choice. The Guardian is safe, reliable and accurate once you get used to shooting it. I have a bit of trouble based on the size of my hands. But as you can see in the video my shots are still all in the black. It met all of the criteria in our test, and will do what it needs to if pressed into service. It is 4.4 inches long, 3.2 inches high, .86 inch wide, and it weighs in at 13 ounces empty or 15 ounces fully loaded. It fits in a pocket, a belt or pocket holster or it can be placed in a tackle box or kit bag with no real increase in weight. Selecting the flat bottomed magazine will reduce the pistol’s profile even further. Read more
I do not see what the big deal is they can just study my producer he basically does the same, except he wakes up every few hours to eat. Five to seven months without eating, drinking, urinating or defecating. It’s not a punishment, it’s hibernation, and bears do it every winter. Until now, however, little was known about the physiological changes that allow a bear to survive hibernation. Read more
OK, we confess an event named “Whiskies for Wildlife” was enough to immediately attract our attention. On further investigation, we discovered that the West Sound Wildlife Shelter, located on Puget Sound’s Bainbridge Island, is promoting a single malt Scotch tasting and fundraising event in coming weeks, though we regrettably will unable to partake in any of the exquisite imported offerings. Kitsap Business Journal.
he Golden-based Colorado Mountain Club is introducing a conference focused on the lessons learned from backcountry trips gone bad. The first statewide Backcountry Incident Review Conference is April 23 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden. Registration is open to anyone who leads trips or spends time in the backcountry. Read more