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2010-01-07 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- GORP.com (www.gorp.com), the leading online resource for outdoor travel and recreation throughout the world, today unveiled its newly enhanced Web site that includes fresh trip-planning tools, enriched weekend guides, new destination photo galleries and improved navigation. "Known by everyone from serious hikers and trekkers to casual campground adventurers, GORP has for many years provided consumers a wide array of easy-to-find online information about...

2009-07-08 13:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has developed guidelines and a demonstration campsite that can help campers reduce their impact on the environment, Bureau of State Parks Director John Norbeck said today. "Normally we think of tent camping as a fairly natural activity, but there are things that campers can do differently to limit the impact they have on their outdoor surroundings," Norbeck said. "Using a 'green' approach...

2008-08-03 00:00:12

By Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 2--Burning restrictions are in place in much of Eastern Washington because of increased fire danger, officials say. The Forest Service has banned all campfires in the Naches Ranger District outside of wilderness areas, citing increased fire hazard. The ban, which took effect Friday, means building, maintaining or using a fire, campfire or briquette fire are prohibited. Pressurized liquid gas stoves are allowed. Campfires are permitted in the...

2008-07-28 06:00:45

Tread Lightly, a non-profit organization striving to enhance the outdoors experience for everyone, suggests 10 ways outdoors-types can be more environmentally sensitive, especially when camping on public land. This is, perhaps, more applicable to backpacking, but it is always useful. Use existing campsites, camp on durable surfaces and erect tents on a non-vegetated area. NO trenches around tents. Camp at least 200 feet from water, trails, and other campsites. If you carry it in, carry...

2008-07-01 21:00:14

By Sarah Nail, The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Mo. Jul. 1--Campers often abandon the comforts of home to embrace nature. But, that doesn't mean they have to give up good meals in lieu of something on a bun. Easy, tasty meals can be cooked in the campfire using Dutch ovens, foil packets or a variety of other methods. Nikki Freeman, an outdoor education director at Heit's Point Lutheran Camp, teaches campfire cooking and practices the technique on her own camp outs. "The nice thing...

2008-02-05 09:35:00

Researchers say the public trend toward spending more time in front of computers and television is causing people to spend less time outdoors interacting with nature, and eventually, less interest in conservation and parks.In Monday's online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers report that per capita visits to parks, as well as camping and fishing trips are experiencing a noticeable decline.According to The Nature Conservancy's Web site, the study examined...

2007-10-07 06:00:13

By Dan Tierney, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Oct. 7--Jerry Barrows consistently sees the remnants of past illegal visitors to the various islands on Lake Norman. Fire pits. Hacked-down trees. Fireworks. Bags of trash. "Some of the islands have been terribly abused," said Barrows, coordinator of the N.C. Wildlife Federation's Island Habitat Program. "It's been a major problem." On Saturday, volunteers were scheduled to gather trash as part of the annual N.C. Big Sweep. For Lake Norman...

2007-06-18 21:00:00

By PAUL FOY AMERICAN FORK, Utah - An 11-year-old boy was dragged screaming from his family's tent and killed by a black bear during a Father's Day outing in the Utah wilderness. The boy, his mother, stepfather and a 6-year-old brother were sleeping in a large tent Sunday night in American Fork Canyon, about 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, when the stepfather heard the boy scream "something's dragging me." The boy and his sleeping bag were gone. The cut in the nylon tent was so clean,...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.