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Joannie Oconnell

outdoor adventurer who spends most of my time camping, hiking and to be with nature. loves to cook healthy meals for my family.

11 ideas for stylish living in the outdoors. Begin Slideshow 19.

11 ideas for stylish living in the outdoors

Camping: a changing Wisconsin tradition. MERRILL, Wis (WSAW) Wisconsin state park camping grounds are booked up this Memorial Day weekend.

Camping: a changing Wisconsin tradition

Last year, Wisconsin saw 393,630 campers in state parks, a rise in popularity. According to the Department of Natural Resources, from 2014-2015 there were an additional 25,000 campers in state parks and that number has remained consistent. The Keeffe family is just one family that loves camping at state parks every summer. "I think it's important to have kids spend time outdoors. A walk in the woods is an awesome thing for a kid to grow up with," said the Wausau father Kevin Keeffe. On Parenting: Meghan Leahy takes your questions about parenting - The Washington Post. Sounds like night is pretty awful.

On Parenting: Meghan Leahy takes your questions about parenting - The Washington Post

I am sorry. I am going to ask you a couple of questions: Seven Terrifying Ways to Die while Hiking and Camping - KIVITV.com Boise, ID. Mother nature is beautiful!

Seven Terrifying Ways to Die while Hiking and Camping - KIVITV.com Boise, ID

No matter where you live across the United States there are plenty of incredible places to discover and explore. Unfortunately, beauty does not always mean safety, and nature can have a cruel sense of humor. There are literally hundreds of ways to die in the outdoors. Below is our list of the top seven ways Mother Nature can kill you. PARENTING: How can you say 'yes'? - News - Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota, FL.

An appreciation for nature. KINGSTON - Spring is nearing and the weather is warming up, which means more time outdoors — at least for our family.

An appreciation for nature

Early spring? Nature takes it in stride - News - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH. Research shows nature can beat back scientific tinkering with genes of entire species. Rest easy, folks.

Research shows nature can beat back scientific tinkering with genes of entire species

Armies of genetically modified super-species are unlikely to conquer Earth anytime soon. In a paper recently appearing in the journal Genetics, a University of Kansas researcher and colleagues from Cornell University have revealed daunting challenges to changing the DNA of entire populations of species via the most promising techniques available today to produce "gene drive. " For decades, scientists have proposed various methods of genetically altering natural populations to solve problems that plague human beings. Human migration. Illustration by Alberto Seveso In today’s hyperpolarized environment, public discussion about refugees and migrants often swerves away from fact.

Human migration

Numbers swell or shrink, depending on the political context, and evidence can get lost amid distortions. Scientists have an important role to play here: many are seeking to improve how nations track and deal with people forced from their homes, and they are some of the most mobile members of society themselves. This week, Nature takes a close look at the intersection of science and migration. OUTDOORS: Natick man is winner in Trustees hiking challenge - Entertainment - Natick Bulletin and Tab - Natick, MA. By Brian BensonDaily News Staff.

OUTDOORS: Natick man is winner in Trustees hiking challenge - Entertainment - Natick Bulletin and Tab - Natick, MA

Reset your sleep cycle with a weekend camping trip full of natural light and true darkness. A pair of recently published studies suggest that our circadian rhythm can be quickly recalibrated, which may improve sleep cycles, energy levels, and seasonal depression.

Reset your sleep cycle with a weekend camping trip full of natural light and true darkness

Joys and challenges of winter camping. The clarity of a winter sky filled with stars.

Joys and challenges of winter camping

No reservations needed. These are the joys of winter camping. Sure, it might snow or rain, and temperatures could drop below zero, but some people say the pluses outweigh the negatives. Interest in winter camping and outdoor training appears to be growing. While it's less crowded, getting back to nature during the coldest months of the year comes with challenges: unpredictable weather, wildlife and fewer daylight hours. Brett Stoffel, who teaches wilderness skills through his company OutdoorSafe Inc. in Washington near North Cascades National Park, sees the increased demand.

Mammoth just might be the best in winter RV camping - Entertainment & Life - DesertDispatch.com - Barstow, CA. By Russ and Lori TiceFor the Desert Dispatch Last time we chatted, lower elevation winter camping saw some pretty nice places to continue your RV adventures in the cold months. Well, Russ and Lori got some unexpected yet welcomed comments from readers who want the complete opposite. We were asked where folks could take their RV to snow country in the winter.

Winter RV driving can be especially hazardous, so please understand that operating an RV on slick winter roads takes experience and training. You pretty much have to travel between snow storms when the roads are groomed. From the High Desert, your winter drive is pretty clean going north on U.S. Mammoth Mountain RV Park is open all year round. When winter camping, Mammoth Mountain RV Park makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons. Snow play can be anywhere from mild to wild. Afghan Female Skier Fights Taboos. Masooma Hasani would be pelted with rocks whenever she went skiing, a sport considered unbecoming for girls in conservative Afghan society, but an unlikely ally helped change local attitudes: mullahs advocating women's rights. Skidding down the snow-blanketed slopes of Bamiyan, in central Afghanistan, 18-year-old Hasani for years suffered hostility and abuse from passing men unaccustomed to unveiled women dressed in figure-hugging ski suits. "'Girls don't have the right to do sports.

Girls are born to learn household chores such as cooking and cleaning.'