Posts Tagged ‘Coast articles’
Coast published a new article this month called “Mud Season Hiking: How to Stay Safe” by Ben Nystrom. The article offers practical advice on hiking trails in late winter and early spring when mud is prevalent on trails, making them potentially hazardous to both hikers and the surrounding environment.
Nystrom opens by briefly explaining that mud season is simply melting snow and rain that saturate the ground, creating massive amounts of mud. As he continues, he makes a number of crucial observations about hiking trails during this particular season that will help keep you safe as well as content along the way.
When the Haiti earthquake struck in January, the incident was a wake-up call to the rest of the world, and we encouraged readers to prepare an earthquake emergency kit. Last week, a devastatingly large earthquake hit Chile — an 8.8 magnitude that has left near 1,000 dead. Today, we’re asking you the same question we did less than two months ago:
Are you ready yet?
Coast recently published a new article called Innovations in LED Lighting. The article explores the recent popularity of the LED, briefly examining the technology’s historic roots and speculating where it may lead us in the future.
As I read through the article, I was struck by the extremely long incubation period for LEDs. The technology sat virtually disregarded for close to 50 years before it was given due attention. After that, it still took another 50 years to develop the technology to be used in the way we see it today, when LEDs practically exploded onto the scene not even ten years ago.
I love hiking in the winter: the crunch-crunch of ice beneath your boots, the cold brisk air on your face, and the white sheet of snow that covers the scene around you. For the outdoor enthusiast, winter can be a perfect season to enjoy nature’s beauty, provided he or she takes the right precautions.
Cold temperatures, inclement weather, and short days are only a few of the things that make winter potentially hazardous. At the same time, these things also contribute to the unique beauty the season has to offer. So how do you reconcile the potential enjoyment and potential risks of winter hiking?
With Christmas less than a month away, it’s time to start shopping for friends and family. While I enjoy finding the perfect gift for those on my list, for me, shopping for my father is always the most difficult. Thankfully, Coast has an immensely helpful article on finding the perfect gift for your dad, no matter what type of man he is. It’s called “Holiday Gift Ideas for D-A-D” and provides a number of gift options for dads of all kinds.
For instance, there are gifts for the “If-It-Ain’t-Broke-Don’t-Fix-It Dad,” the “If-It-Ain’t-Broke-Fix-It-Anyway Dad,” the “Real Man,” the “Sportsman,” and the “Strong, Silent Type.” I’m sure your father fits into at least one of these categories because, well, my dad fits into more than one.
Coast recently published a new article detailing some valuable hunting tips. What makes this particular article unique from others like it, however, is that it’s written from the perspective of a Midwest hunter whose particular geographical location poses a number of interesting challenges, namely that of incredibly short hunting seasons. Make no mistake, though, the article’s tips will help improve any hunter’s experience, no matter his location.
“Having the right hunting gear is essential for a successful trip, any hunter knows that,” reads the article. “And when your season lasts only a handful of days, it’s particularly imperative — especially since one piece of shoddy or forgotten equipment can ruin an entire trip.”
Some of you just read that headline and thought: What?! Camping in the fall? Are you kidding me? Well, you’re probably from the Pacific Northwest, like me. And it’s true: “camping” and “the fall” are not two terms often associated with one another here in the rain capitol of the United States. I’d submit, however, that fall camping can be just as enjoyable as in the summer – where ever you are. Don’t believe me? Keep reading.
Fortunately, Coast published an article last October detailing the fundamentals of fall camping. Among the advantages of camping during the fall season the article mentions increased campsite availability, limited numbers of families, kids, and teens, and, of course, the beautiful colors.