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Health and Fitness information for long distance backpackers. Physical and psychological effects of hiking and nature.

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Mental & Physical Health & Fitness News: "Spending time outdoors is a direct line to happiness"

 

 

Mental Health & Fitness News

"Spending time outdoors is a direct line to happiness"

Science confirms you should stop and smell the roses,
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA OKANAGAN CAMPUS, November 3, 2017.

 

Forest Life Makes you Less Crazy

Camping Out Chills Us Out

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Fight Against the Superbugs: Defeating Ignorance? A Way to Defeat Resistant Superbugs?

 

 

Health & Fitness News

Fight Against the Superbugs

Defeating Ignorance?

A Way to Defeat Resistant Superbugs?

CSIC tightens the noose around superbugs,
SPANISH NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (CSIC), November 2, 2017.

No "evolutionary response?" What about mutation changing the lipid raft? The lipid raft probably drifts slowly on the mutation rate...


Superbugs 

Recent News, Information & Research

New Superbug, & how the Plasmid-Sharing Party works

Grim Superbug Future

 

Threat from Within
How every new antibiotic is rapidly defeated
,
& a Short Essay about how our greed is the "threat within" causing this resistance problem.

 

Approaching A Post Antibiotic World

 

 

Some More Good News
Killer antibiotic now 25,000× more potent—and resistant to drug resistance

 

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Health & Fitness News: Balanced Training is the Key

 

 

Health & Fitness News

Balanced Training is the Key

Strength exercise as vital as aerobic new research finds,
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, October 31, 2017.

 

 

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BPA: Our Corporate Overlords have poisoned us, yet again

 

 

Health & Safety News

BPA: Our Corporate Overlords have poisoned us, yet again

Prenatal exposure to BPA at low levels can affect gene expression in developing rat brain,
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, October 31, 2017.

How to create "sexually confused" rats and people: raise them in an enviornment full of BPA.

The above research shows how BPA affects sexual development at levels below those considered “safe” for humans.


How the Plastic Threat Operates


"Because these endocrine disruptors are ubiquitous in the environment, a large portion of the population may be affected by developmental reprogramming."

You understand what, "BPA is ubiquitous in the environment," means, don't you? That is a direct quote from a legit scientist about how a most powerful endocrine disruptor, one that seriously disrupts children's sexual development, is "everywhere" in our environment.

This is a huge poisioning of our nation's children that the corporate media is completely ignoring.

 

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Mountain Safety News: Wild Animal Bites Surgeons Gather Diverse, Obscure Resources-Information

 

 

High Sierra Mountain Health & Safety 

Wild Animal Bites

Surgeons Gather Diverse, Obscure Resources-Information

Hand surgeons provide update on wild animal bites,
WOLTERS KLUWER HEALTH, October 27, 2017.

Let's approach this from the "other" direction. That of how to first avoid gettin' bit.


How Not to Git Bit

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PGE PARASITES: Drain them of Irresponsible Profits then Convert them into a Public Utility

 

 

PGE PARASITES
Drain them of Irresponsible Profits
then
Convert them into a Public Utility


After a $6 billion wipeout, Sonoma, Napa county fires still imperil PG&E
,
Press Democrat, October 27, 2017.


Full Napa-Santa Rosa Fire Coverage
(WITH SUBSEQUENT UPDATES)

October 9 inception to October 19 Containment of the worse of it.


The “wipeout” mentioned in the Press Democrat article above was in the stock market, a direct product of PGE’s high likelyhood of being held responsible for causing the Napa & Santa Rosa wildfires. These fires wiped out the most structures and did the most property damage in California history.

PGE has been defering required maintience and improvements to pocket the “savings” as "profits."  "Blood Profits" supercharge executive bonuses, provided they don't "bacfire," and lay waste to those they are supposed to serve.

That’s “typical” behavior of the corporate elite that runs our utilities, domestic telecommunications, chemical, pharmacutical, and nuclear industries.

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Toxins in widespread use excluded from EPA chemical review

 

 

End All Corporate Bribery or Be Poisoned

Standing Toxic Threats

Toxins in widespread use excluded from EPA chemical review,
AP, October 25, 2017.


Re-add Asbestos to our list of "hidden" threats?


We are being poisioned...

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Neanderthal Social Bonds Stronger than Modern American

 

 

Neanderthal Society

Did they Cheat Each Other, too?
No, old corpse reveals amazing social cohesion

Older Neandertal survived with a little help from his friends,
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, October 23, 2017.

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Skeeter Tech: The Original Stealth Flyer?

 

 

Skeeter Tech

The Original Stealth Aircraft?

A mosquito's secret weapon: a light touch and strong wings,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - BERKELEY, October 18, 2017. 

 Interesting comparison between skeeters and fly's launching styles.

 

Skeeter & Tick News

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Forest Life Makes you Less Crazy

 

 

Forest Life Makes you Less Crazy

 

Life in the city: Living near a forest keeps your amygdala healthier,
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT, October 18, 2017.

"Life in a city can cause chronic stress. City dwellers are at a higher risk of psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia than country dwellers."

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Measuring the Human Machine: new simple method determines calorie burn rate

 

 

Measuring the Human Machine

Study: New simple method determines rate at which we burn calories walking up, down, flat,
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY, October 18, 2017.


Planning how much energy I am going to use against how much I am going to pack, then measuring how it works out in the field is always an intergral part of my backpacking trips. 

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Health, Fitness, & Environmental Disaster: Rivers of Plastic

 

 

Health, Fitness, & Environmental Disaster

Rivers of Plastic

Rivers carry plastic debris into the sea,
HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH - UFZ, October 17, 2017.

"It is still impossible to foresee the ecological consequences of this. One thing is certain, however: this situation cannot continue,"

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Tahoe 2018 MedWAR Challenge

 

 

SAR WARS?

Tahoe MedWAR Challenge creating real life wilderness survival skills,
Tahoe Daily Tribune, October 15, 2017.

Felling crushed by The Forces of Nature? Got to Get the SAR Folks into this.

 

 

Health & Fitness

 

 

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Diet & Health: A need for bananas?

 

 

Diet & Health

A need for bananas? Dietary potassium regulates calcification of arteries,
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM, October 5, 2017. 

 

 

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Field Conditions: First female Marine officer to lead assault amphibian vehicle platoon

 

 

Field Conditions

Camp Pendleton Marine becomes first female officer to lead assault amphibian vehicle platoon,
OC Register, October 4, 2017.

We’ve seen problems under sustained combat loads in Iraq and Afganastan.

Capt Lauren F. Serrano

Web Archive Address

Captain Serrano addresses the sustained strains of extended Marine Corps combat infantary deployments in the field.

The Hill

 

 

The Bottom Line

Constitution of the Democratic Republic and its Citizens

Our duty is clear.

Duty to Country
I am of the opinion that every citizen, be they man or woman, has the obligation to serve at their capacity. To serve at their capacity until they fail, or attempt to serve until they cannot make the required standards for the task, in which case we find another.

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Genetically-Modified (Plenish) soybean oil vs. conventional soybean oil and coconut oil

 

 

Compare Cooking Oils

Genetically-modified (Plenish) soybean oil vs. conventional soybean oil and coconut oil

GM soybean oil causes less obesity and insulin resistance but is harmful to liver function,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - RIVERSIDE, October 2, 2017. 

 

That cover Oil?

About Sugar and Subsitutes

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Speed & Direction Tracking One Aspect of our Complex Navigational Skills

 

 

Natural Wonders

Speed & Direction Tracking

One Aspect of our Complex Navigational Skills

UCI scientists identify important aspect of the brain's navigational system,
University of California - Irvine, September 22, 2017.

 

Introduction to Navigation

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West Nile in Bishop

 

West Nile in Bishop

Man recovers from West Nile virus illness,
Sierra Wave, September 7, 2017,


West Nile Reports

Kings County

First Ca Human Case of 2017

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Eat fat, live longer?

 Health & Fitness

 

Eat fat, live longer?
University of California - Davis, September 5, 2017.

Science as sequentially condemned, then approved of about every type and food group over the last fifty years or so.

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News Feb 2013: Bee Worried, Mosquitoes defy Deet, Frostbit Brit

Bug News: Big Things are Made Up of, and rely upon, Small Things.

 

Bee Worried:
Fewer bees in US a threat to world's almond supply, bee, 2-16-13

More Bad News: 

SKEETERS IGNORE DEET

Mosquitoes ignore repellent Deet after first exposure, BBC, 2-20-13

Mosquitoes exposed to DEET once are less repelled by it a few hours later, plos, 2-20-13

Also See:

Mosquito and Tick News

 

Frostbit Brit

Ranulph Fiennes pulls out of Antarctic challenge, BBC, 2-25-13

He's in for some pain.

 

Climate News

Caves point to thawing of Siberia, Science, U Oxford, 2-21-13

Research shows that coldness triggers northward flight in migrating monarch butterflies, Current Biology, U Mass,  2-21-13

Weather warning, Harvard, 2-20-13

 

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