Mythbusting the Great Outdoors?

Jamie Siebrase
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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.

Do you know…

  • why they say people lose half their body heat through their heads?
  • how to build and extinguish a campfire according to Leave No Trace guidelines?
  • what tools will you need to successfully navigate at night with the North Star?