• Campsite Selection

    April 29, 2021 Comments (0) Field Craft

    “Location, location, location.” It’s the expression commonly used in real estate. Where and how your new home is situated is paramount. Location, and all the factors associated with it, really is everything. Location matters not only the realm of real estate but also in campsite selection. When you venture

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  • Clonal Trees

    April 22, 2021 Comments (0) Flora

    One of the world’s oldest living organisms has survived drought, wildfires and lived past the extinction of woolly mammoths, saber-tooth cats, and the rise and fall of several human civilizations. Yet, in the end, cattle and mule deer may be its demise.  This organism, nicknamed Pando (Latin for “I

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  • The Water Bear

    April 12, 2021 Comments (0) Fauna

    The Water Bear (phylum Tardigrada), also affectionately known as a moss piglet, is a tiny animal that looks like it belongs in a science fiction movie.  Actually, the Water Bear should be the star of any space movie. These near-microscopic-sized creatures are nearly indestructible and can survive the extreme cold

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  • The Wolverine

    April 8, 2021 Comments (0) Fauna

    As the largest member of the weasel family, the wolverine(Gulo gulo)is an adept apex predator. Despite its “glutton” nickname, this solitary and reclusive animal is a wiley strategist and fierce hunter. Resembling a small, squat bear, the wolverine is closely related to other Mustelids, including weasels,

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  • Finding The Yeti

    April 1, 2021 Comments (0) Field Facts

    Depending on your sources, the Yeti (Dinanthropoides nivalis) is a mysterious, wild creature that lives in the steep, uninhabited mountainous regions of Russia, Nepal, Tibet and China. With only one confirmed sighting on record, the Yeti has been described to have a relatively wide range of physical characteristics.

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  • Western Poison Oak

    March 25, 2021 Comments (0) Flora

    “Leaves of three, leave it be…”, is a commonly recited rhyme to warn campers and hikers of the genus of perennial flowering plants in the sumac family, commonly known as “Poison Oak”, and in particular on the West Coast of the United States, known as Pacific Poison Oak or Western Poison Oak. This woody shrub

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  • DRB Adventure Mobiles:Ducati Scrambler

    March 18, 2021 Comments (0) Adventure Mobiles

    Make:  Ducati  Model: Scrambler Urban Enduro Year: 2016 Mileage: 15,000-ish How long have you had your adventure-mobile? Since September 30th, 2017 Owner’s name: Bobby What do you do? Park Ranger!  Hobbies? Camping, trail running, hiking, anything outdoors Does your bike have a name? Had her for three years and

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  • The Wild Burro

    March 11, 2021 Comments (1) Fauna

    The wild burro (Equus asinus asinus) is a resilient member of the horse family that has evolved to thrive in hot, arid climates. While some biologists assert the burro is an invasive species, this stout and intelligent creature has survived in harsh desert conditions for more than 400 years. The term

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  • Maintaining Your Equipment

    March 4, 2021 Comments (2) Do's & Don'ts

    “Take care of your gear, and your gear will take care of you” is one of Danger Ranger Bear’s basic rules for the outdoors. The proper care, use and maintenance of your outdoor equipment will not only extend its life and provide you with more use and enjoyment, it also means your gear will be …

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  • Rosemary

    February 25, 2021 Comments (0) Flora

    Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis) is one of the oldest known medicinal herbs. This fragrant plant has been used over the centuries to improve memory, support digestive health, and add a killer flavor to roast lamb (and practically everything else). Rosemary is a perennial evergreen found across the world in warmer

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