Roundtable

G.O. 074 – Human Impact

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G.O. 074 - Roundtable: Human Impact

All actions have consequences. Our actions outdoors always leave an impact. It is our responsibility to mitigate the negative and foster the positive. Jason met with two writers for Nevada’s Desert Companion Magazine, Heidi Kyser and Alan Gegax, to discuss how we affect our environment, the realities of the challenges we all face, and how to lead by example in the outdoors.

 

LINKS:

Leave No Trace
Desert Companion Magazine
Issue mentioned in this episode

Heidi:
knpr.org
State of Nevada
facebook.com/heidi.kyser
twitter.com/HeidiKyser
heidikyser.com

Alan:
facebook.com/alan.gegax
facebook.com/VegasHikers
meetup.com/vegashikers
facebook.com/NevadaScenicWeddings
G.O. eps 37 & 68

Get Involved and/or donate:
Nature Conservancy
Access Fund
Coalition of American Canyoneers
Sierra Club
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Friends of Red Rock Canyon

G.O. 070 – Community Science

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G.O. 070 - Roundtable: Community Science

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has brought crowdsourcing into the realm of science. Their Community Science Program allows the public to contribute to research projects and become active participants in the study of nature. Three program managers—Lila Higgins, Richard Smart, and Miguel Ordeñana—met with Jason to discuss the history of the program and its positive impacts on the community and scientific research.

 

LINKS:

NHM Community Science Program:
nhm.org/nature
nhm.org/nature/blog
twitter.com/natureinla
facebook.com/natureinla
youtube.com/user/NHMLA
instagram.com/natureinla/
Wild LA Book (Available March 19th)

Get involved:
iNaturalist app
email [email protected]
Tag #natureinLA
text images to 213-663-6632

Lila Higgins:
twitter.com/lilamayhiggins
instagram.com/colilaoptera
facebook.com/lilamayhiggins

Richard Smart:
twitter.com/smartrf
instagram.com/smartrf/
inaturalist.org/people/smartrf/

Miguel Ordeñana:
instagram.com/ordenana4/

G.O. 062 – Bikepacking & Touring

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G.O. 062 - Roundtable: Bikepacking & Touring

Traveling multiple days on a bicycle opens up a realm of adventures not possible by car or foot. Jason grills four bicycle enthusiasts: Nate, Nils, Lauren, and Megan about the realm of bikepacking and touring. They cover the various technical aspects, the draw of two wheels, the importance of sturdy chairs, and the dangers of hitting Nate with a car.


LINKS:

She Wolf Attack Team (SWAT)
Echo Park Bike Posse (EPBP)
Rogue Panda Designs
Revelate Designs
Swift Industries
Adventure Cycling Association
Tom Harrison Maps
Google Earth
Safety Pizza
Crazy Guy on a Bike
Rails to Trails
Katy Trail

bikepacking.com
theradavist.com
strava.com
boyzonthehoods.com
bajadivide.com

instagram.com/lauren_grababrewski/
instagram.com/meganrosedonuts/
instagram.com/c_baller/
instagram.com/frankwithoutbeans/

G.O. 040 – Lauren Grabowski

G.O. 055 – Caving

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G.O. 055 - Roundtable: Caving

Subterranean travel is an intriguing pursuit filled with its own rewards and challenges. Jason discusses the world of caving with four accomplished participants: Dav, Jen, Jerry, and Karl. They delve into how, why, responsibilities, dealing with the environment, managing human waste, finding unexplored caves, and a multitude of other questions.

LINKS:

G.O. 012 – Karl Domangue
G.O. 041 – David Angel
G.O. 065 – Jen Hopper

National Speleological Society
Cave Research Foundation
San Bernardino Search and Rescue
SoCal Cave Rescue Team

Jen Hopper:
instagram.com/globehopperjen/
facebook.com/jennifer.hopper.7731

G.O. 038 – Skydive Monroe

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G.O. 038 - Roundtable: Skydive Monroe

Some would rather jump from a plane than ride inside of one. Jason joined five employees of Skydive Monroe in Georgia to discuss the finer points of falling at the ground. They cover the how, why, misconceptions, costs, reserve chutes, tandem particulars, certification, and that no plane is “perfectly good.”

 

LINKS:

skydivemonroe.com
facebook.com/skydive.monroe.ga

US Parachute Association
Skydiver’s Information Manual
dropzone.com

UGA SkyDawgs weekend (7-8 October 2016)
Canopy Course (15-16 October 2016)
USPA Safety Day (11 March 2017)
ESP’s Jump Fly event (13 May 2017)

G.O. 031 – Solo Backpacking

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G.O. 031 - Roundtable: Solo Backpacking

Some choose to travel into the wilderness alone. Jason discusses the pros and cons of solitary backpacking with previous show guests: Shawnte, Pamela, and Alden in between sips of cocoa and bouts of laughter. They review the whys, the dangers, loneliness, planning, packing, navigation, hiker stink, 29 cat holes, and the rancid aroma of bear saliva.

LINKS:

Book: The Secret Knowledge of Water
Shawnte’s fear essay
Pamela’s Tips for Thru-hikers
Alden’s JMT Memories

Sawyer Mini Filter
Sawyer Inline Filter
Aquamira Water Treatment
Whisperlite Stove
Vargo Alcohol Stove
Jetboil Stoves
Pocket Rocket Stove
Snow Peak Stoves
Optimus Stove
InReach Explorer

caltopo.com

Lleah The Llama

G.O. 013 – Pamela Zoolalian
G.O. 016 – Alden Anderson
G.O. 027 – Shawnte Salabert

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