Sit. Rep. #93: Knots, Lids, & Permits

1- OK!  You have spent at least a month getting in physical shape for your first hike or backpacking trip.  You have learned how to mentally deal with physical exertion.  You now know how it feels and you can muster through it.  You have put up & struck your tent many times including several times … Read more

Sit. Rep. #88: Dancing Ghosts, Projections, & Pioneer Projects

Map Info: 1- Let me get 2 things out of the way first:    A- When is a map out-of-date?  The day it is published.  The world is constantly changing. B- Every map distorts something.  How much and how it distorts depends on the type of projection that the cartographer uses.  Any map that is … Read more

Sit. Rep. #81: Many layers, No cake

1-  We know that the lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere is called the Troposphere.  And the next layer up is called the Stratosphere.  Atop the stratosphere is Mesosphere.  The next layer up is called the Thermosphere.  And the last layer of Earth’s atmosphere is the Exosphere.  These layers are based on temperature.  Also, as you … Read more