By Peter Nichols
Already a vintage between sailors, Nichols inform the genuine tale of the inaugural 1968 Golden Globe crusing race: the 1st single-handed continuous circumnavigation of the realm. "One of the main gripping sea tales i've got ever read." (Sebastian Junger). It lay like a gauntlet thrown down; to sail all over the world by myself and continuous. nobody had ever performed it, not anyone knew if it can be performed. In 1968, 9 males - six Englishmen, Frenchmen and an Italian - got down to attempt, a race born of accident in their timing. One didn't even know the way to sail. that they had extra in universal with Captain cook dinner or Ferdinand Magellan than with the high-tech, severe sailors of this day, a trifling 40 years later. It used to be no longer the ocean or the elements that made up our minds the character in their voyages however the males they have been, they usually have been as various from each other as Scott from Amundsen. just one of the 9 crossed the completing line after ten months at sea. the remaining encountered depression, sublimity, insanity or even demise.
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They are illegal in many wilderness situations, especially at the higher elevations where many of us backpack. Wood fires damage the wilderness by (at best) scarring rocks and stripping the landscape of wood, and (at worst) starting wildfires—like Mark Twain’s—that can destroy thousands of acres of forest. Wood fires pollute the air and make campers and all of their equipment reek of smoke. They attract unwelcome wildlife, such as marauding people-wise bears, and frighten the wildlife you’d like to see.
If you have dried four servings and will be backpacking in a party of two people, split the meals and store two servings per bag. If a dried meal remains high in volume after dehydration, compact it. Crush the dried meal with your hands as you pour it into the storage bag. Squeeze as much air as possible from the bag, then seal it. Double-bag the meal in a second bag; in between the two bags, place a tiny label made from a small scrap of paper with the name of the recipe, the date it was dried, how many people it will serve, and directions for rehydrating the meal.
Portable bear-resistant food storage containers (also known as bear canisters or “bear cans”) are available for sale or rent from some camping stores, forestry stations, and national parks, and offer secure storage. org). Check their approved listings before you buy. Bear-resistant food storage container. In the field, keep all of your odiferous items—food, trash, vitamins, soap, sunscreen, toothpaste—inside the bear can. Stow the canister on its side, wedged between logs or rocks, well away from cliffs or lakes.