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V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
The Sandia Mountains in winter
courtesy USDA

New Mexico News

Playing With Fire

Forest closures, fireworks bans and a very hot planet

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The increased heat and decreased rainfall that we've caused is starting to put an end to summertime enjoyment of New Mexico’s forests and grasslands, as well as fireworks, but are we unhappy enough yet to vote against it?

V.27 No.17 | 4/26/2018
Robin Babb

Food for Thought

How Not to Starve in the Wild

Pack light but nutritionally dense food while camping

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Whether you’re car camping or backpacking, there are three different kinds of food you should bring on your trip: food for cooking over a campfire, food for cooking on a camp stove and food that’s ready-to-eat.

V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016

Event Horizon

Folk Yeah!

Friday, Jun 3: Albuquerque Folk Festival

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Learn about folk activities that include old American, New Mexican, Middle Eastern and other international traditions. Music, dance, jam sessions, storytelling and more.

V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014

Summer Dining

Camping With Cans

Imbibing your way through New Mexico’s outdoor beauty

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Hosho McCreesh heads to the outback with a canned selection of New Mexico brewed beer.

V.22 No.32 | 8/8/2013
Andréia via Flickr

Science

Ruled by Sun and Moon

¡Viva la Science!

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Has science proven that we’re all just pawns of celestial balls of light?

http://stoneandrose.com/tag/rock-wall/

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #306: A dream about large rocks in wheelbarrows.

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G and I are car camping on a mesa. It is dusk. I watch a large, protractor-shaped spaceship descend and land behind some trees. Soon, a swarm of geology students dressed in white jumpsuits mill around our campsite, gathering large rocks into wheelbarrows. Some of them spill their loads, comically. I pull our canvas curtains closed and hope for some peace and quiet so we can sleep.


V.19 No.30 |
South Park

History

Fat Man and Little Boy go camping in Chimayo

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This Friday marks the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, with the anniversary of Nagasaki's bombing on Monday. To protest the continued procurement of nuclear weapons, Think Outside the Bomb are camping near Los Alamos. Their website, thinkoutsidethebomb.org has directions to the camp if anyone out there is looking to make their weekend in the woods more politically active.

If you're not real outdoorsy, check out John Hersey's Hiroshima. It's an amazing book, which appeared as an article in the New Yorker's August 31, 1946 issue. In fact, it was such a powerful story, editors dedicated the entire issue to it, forgoing their cartoons or any other articles.

Another of my faves about the aftermath of World War II is John W. Dower's Embracing Defeat. It's not an uplifting book but it creates a vivid post-war world in your mind.

Of course, 65 is often cited as retirement age (though that's not exactly true these days), which gives Think Outside the Bomb's protest a little more of a "Happy Retirement Fat Man and Little Boy" feel.


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