February 17, 2021 Edition
THE MOTORCYCLE QUEEN
She was a Black woman. She loved riding motorcycles. She rode one solo across the country. Eight times. Starting in 1930. Let that sink in and then read Bessie Stringfield's story.
LET IT RIDE
When the going gets tough, the tough get riding. In a year like we've had, we could all use a chance to hit the trail and experience the wonder of the outdoors. Let it ride.
We're spending more time at home, but we don't have to stay stagnant. Small excursions outside paired with opportunities to explore and learn from the comfort of our own homes make a world of difference in mindset. Check on this useful #StayHome resource guide each week for updated ideas and activities for keeping the outdoor excitement and knowledge growing.
BILLIONAIRE V. CLIMATE CHANGE
As Jeff Bezos steps away from Amazon to focus his energy on initiatives like his Earth Fund, it warrants a look at how much (or how little) a billionaire can effectively make a positive impact in the climate change fight.
QUICK & DIRTY
Essential Skill: How to build a fire (it's ok to admit you don't know how).
Essential Fun: DIY outdoor photo scavenger hunt
Essential Knowledge: How to use tire chains (and how not to)
Essential Laughs: 20 minutes of outdoor jokes by an "indoorsy" comedian
"Everyone needs one of these, everyone. Most are cheap and single-use at best, this is the tough guy on the block and can be used multiple times."
- Nathan in Texas, review of SOL Emergency Blanket XL
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