- www.AmericanForests.org – A fantastic nonprofit organization that restores forests (vital to both wildlife and human communities) across America and around the world.
Existential Relief (Comedy)
- SEMI-RAD.com – A site that pokes fun of and deflates the gas bags of the outdoor industry. Here’s a classic example from SEMI-RAD, “Buy all new stuff. If your stuff is from last year, it’s very likely way heavier than this year’s stuff.” I’ll admit I like lighter weight, but I certainly discourage buying newer stuff just to have new stuff. That’s consumer culture at its worst.
- Buy Responsibly: American Made Climbing Gear by Climbing – A great article on American-made climbing gear with a shout out to American Gear Guide.
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – A book able to transform your life from one that’s stuck worrying about the past and future to one of contentment in the present.