The skeptic’s guide to everything you thought you knew about life outside.
Mysteries, misunderstandings, mistakes and unapologetic myths lurk in every corner of the great outdoors Is “earthquake weather” a real phenomenon? Just how dangerous are wild mushrooms? Can animals smell fear? And is moss even remotely useful for navigating through the wilderness? Mythbusting the Great Outdoors tackles a wide range of common misconceptions plaguing the world of outdoor adventure, using science to debunk beliefs even longtime nature lovers might erroneously take as fact.
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Jamie Siebrase is a Denver journalist and the author of Hiking with Kids Colorado: 52 Great Hikes for Families. When she’s not on an adventure, she’s writing about the outdoors and parenting for a variety of newspapers and magazines.
Olivia Wischmeyer is an Albuquerque New Mexico -based interdisciplinary artist. Find her work online at OliviaWischmeyer.myportfolio.com.
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