To Clean, or Not To Clean – Water in the Backcountry

A few months ago, an article published by Slate started to get a lot of attention, for suggesting that the practice of treating backcountry water sources against possible pathogens was built on myth.  No doubt it got the buzz Slate was looking for, but I pretty much ignored it at the time.  Recently though, I was pointed…Read more To Clean, or Not To Clean – Water in the Backcountry

One Year in the Blogosphere – Lessons, Trials, and Tribulations of a Social Media Noob

A year ago, I stumbled eagerly (and ignorantly) into this whole existence I call "Flying Squirrel Outdoors". My mission had nothing to do with blogging, or a social media presence - it was (and is) really about the observation that we are increasingly turning inwards toward things of our own creation.  These things are, themselves,…Read more One Year in the Blogosphere – Lessons, Trials, and Tribulations of a Social Media Noob