The skeptic's guide to everything you thought you knew about life outside, this guide focuses on outdoor adventurers in North America. 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?
Jamie Siebrase is a longtime Denver journalist who has covered the outdoors and the outdoor industry for a variety of publications, including Elevation Outdoors, Trail Runner, ColoradoBiz, and Westword. She was a guest columnist for The Denver Post, and is the author of Hiking with Kids Colorado: 52 Great Hikes for Families (Falcon, 2021). In addition to writing about the outdoors, Jamie also likes to explore it with her husband and their three children.