A Place Beyond (APB), a wilderness campus for students taking remote classes. It provides academic support, professional mentorship, and optional workshops that cultivate social, emotional, and real-life skills. Living in a bubble with forty other students in the woods was not how I imagined my college experience, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
A celebration of Black History in the Outdoors Outdoor Afro, the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature, has highlighted notable Black historical figures, places and recent achievements of Black people related to outdoor recreation. We encourage you to follow @outdoorafro on Instagram and read through the entire series. Matthew Henson Matthew Henson was born in Maryland in 1866, the son of free sharecroppers. He was orphaned at the age of 7 or 8. Henson found work as a cabin boy and seaman and did so for several years before being hired as a valet on one of Peary’s survey expeditions. This began a decades-long working relationship with Peary. Henson’s skills were unmatched, and he made a total of seven voyages to the Arctic with Peary. On April 6, 1909, Henson became the first person to set foot on the North Pole. Four Inuit (Indigenous people of northern Canada), whose names were Egingwah, Ootah, Ooqueah, and Seegloo, assisted Peary and Henson. Charles M. Crenchaw In 1964, Charles Madison Crenchaw became the first Black man to reach the summit of Mount McKinley, also known as Denali, the highest peak in North America. During...
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You're thinking about purchasing a hammock? While there are plenty of options available, this guide will break down the many different types of hammocks and help you find the perfect one that will fit your hammocking needs.
With more people getting out and enjoying our wild places, there is increased impact on the places we travel. As good steward of our public lands we need to take steps to reduce our impact and take care of the places we play. Hammocks are a prime examples of minimum impact shelters.
The amazing Sub Series hammocks (the Sub6 and SuperSub) use an aluminum toggle system to connect seamlessly with the Helios Series straps! Our ultralight hammocks use these toggles in the place of carabiners, to minimize pack weight while maximizing security.