I'm looking for shortcuts, mnemonics, hacks or cheats to become an expert at identifying trees. What helped you? Despite having a passion for the woods, owning several great books on tree identification and even carrying an ID chart, the business of saying "Ah! An elm! Hey! A lime!" or indeed "No. 1: The Larch. The Larch" still eludes me. Please note - I'm in the UK.
MeTat Filter: What suggestions do you have for a tattoo that evokes the woods? Perhaps the woods around Walden Pond? Details inside! [more inside]
Is it possible/practical to get from downtown San Francisco (near the corner of 2nd and Howard street) to Muir Woods on public transportation? Details inside. [more inside]
What are some great yoga classes/retreats where you practice outside in a pretty natural setting? [more inside]
Looking for a pretty, small, old, and inexpensive hotel within a short drive (up to 4 hours) of Seattle. [more inside]
We live in a rural New England house on a wooded lot and we don't actually know a whole lot about taking care of trees. Other than 'you should call someone and learn about taking care of trees' what will be useful for us to know? [more inside]
I saw this film on television in the 70s when I was young; it was broadcast sometime before 1979. Some people are stranded after a snow storm. At one point they discover a car in the snow, and when they look inside the car they see the people in it were frozen to death. I think someone cried out, "Oh, no, it's the professor!" (or something like that). At another point in the film they come across a cabin in the woods and try to open a can of something they find, but they have no can opener. The film was in color, so please don't suggest something in black & white. It may have been made for TV or it may have been an actual film; I remember there being a lot of commercials for it because we had just had the great "Blizzard of 1978" in Boston. Any help finding this film would be great! One person suggested to me it might be "The Untamed" directed by Archainbaud, but it is not that. PLEASE HELP!
What are the best candles out there for making my home smell like a forest? [more inside]
What would Cinderella eat? [more inside]
I am trying to find the name of a movie I watched on TV when I was a young kid back in the 1970s. The film was about a group of people lost in a forest after a blizzard. At one point they find a car and start shouting, "It's the professor!" But when they get to the car the people inside it are frozen to death. I'm pretty sure it was a film for adults that was being broadcast on TV or it could have been made for TV.
I'm going to be in a cabin in the wilderness for three days with one of my best friends. We will each be bringing flip cameras with us. We want to make a viral video and we're looking for ideas of what to shoot/make. Any ideas? Go wild! We're open to just about anything. If we end up using your idea, we promise to mention your name in the credits.
What outdoorsy movie has the song "God's Gonna Cut You Down"? [more inside]
I've always wanted to cut my own Christmas tree....on public land. Legally. How do I find out whether and where I can do this? [more inside]
Going' To A Cabin In Maine For A Week -Filter: So it looks like I'm spending a week in Palermo, ME at a friend's cabin by the lake. What did you wish you did during your rustic cabin adventure? What did you wish you brought? Tips for surviving or enjoying? Fun stuff to see in the area or places or food that can't be missed? Fun things to do with your SO along? We'll have a bike, a car, running water and some limited internet access. [more inside]
Camping and general outdoor sports filter. Inspired by the camping stove question below, and a recent near disaster of canoe camping, how do vet potential sport companions? [more inside]
What might one see hiking in the woods at night that looks like glowing eyes? [more inside]
Ideas for backyard garden on heavily wooded lot? [more inside]
I'd like to encourage my dad to build a cabin on land he's owned for years, what cabin/outdoorsy house design book should I get him for Christmas? [more inside]
Do you know of any nice trails very close to Milton, NH? Or a good way to find them without great web access? [more inside]
Less obvious things to bring when going to live in the woods for a month or two? [more inside]
[Philly filter] Where's the fair part of Fairmont Park? [more inside]
How to deal with trespassing hunters. [more inside]
Several years ago I saw a documentary on PBS about a guy who moved to the woods (Alaska, I think) and built a log cabin. He also built all of his furnishings right down to cups and dishes. The film showed him designing and constructing all of this. He lived there for most of the rest of his life. Does anyone know the name of this piece?
Did Bill Bryson and/or Stephen Katz take any photos during their Walk in the Woods? Are they online anywhere? I'd love to see them.
Please help me identify a deep-woods mystery novel. [more inside]
Looking for unique furniture in the Pacific NW. [more inside]
Earl Woods filter: Does anyone have a link to that really strange quote by Earl Woods all about how Tiger was the chosen one and would change mankind? Google failing me.
What do we need to know before trying to have sex in the woods? [more inside]
Porn in the woods. Did you, as a kid, find porn in the woods? I did, and I have noticed this is a worldwide phenomena. Why the porn in the woods? Where does the porn in the woods come from? [more inside]