Every explorer needs a map, right? So here’s a map to Tamia Nelson’s Outside, or TNO for short. The Table of Contents just below allows you to jump right to indexes to main divisions at TNO.
- Good Works
- Others’ Perspectives
- References and Resources
- Tamia Nelson’s Outside RSS feed
- Home Think of our main page as the staging area for the rest of our site. A welcome message greets you at the top of the left-side column. If there’s an important message, you’ll find it highlighted there. Moving down the left-side column, you’ll find excerpts of the latest articles from several departments. Simply click through the “Continue reading” links in these excerpts for the whole article. The right column is headed by a search bar and RSS subscription link. Underneath these you’ll find a trio of weekly photos, images, or artwork, each one a hotlink to something of interest. Finally, This Week’s Potluck collage at the bottom of the right column links to a surprise destination at Tamia Nelson’s Outside.
- Practical Cycling Want to know how to outfit yourself and your bike for lazy rides, touring, or for routine chores? Need advice on maintenance? Are you uncertain what kind of bike YOU need? On this page you’ll find a table of contents that will take you to indexes for articles on many aspects of the wide world of bicycling.
- Maintaining, Modifying, Outfitting, Storing & Riding Your Bike Answers to common questions and concerns about maintenance, modifications, outfitting, and storing your bike. As a bonus, there are plenty of articles on riding, too.
- Bicycles and Bicycling: Types, Trivia, and Truths Index to a mix of articles for bicyclists of all levels of experience and for every interest group
- Cycling Safety & Well-Being Cycling is a lot of fun, but it can be risky, too. Hedge your bets against getting hurt by taking some precautions. The articles indexed on this page will help.
- Hauling the Load and Shopping By Bike Can you grocery shop with a bike? Sure you can! The articles indexed on this page will get you going.
- Cold-Weather Bicycling Can you ride a bike in cold weather? Sure, you can. But you’ll enjoy it more and be safer if you’re prepared. These indexed articles offer tips on doing just that.
- What Am I to Wear? The key to enjoying bicycling is to be comfortable in the saddle. The articles linked on this page offer tips.
- Surly Long Haul Trucker—There are Many Like it but This One’s MINE How Tamia outfitted her stock LHT.
- Small Talk About the 42cm Surly Long Haul Trucker Answers for commonly asked questions about this little workhorse.
- Tamia Nelson’s Rules of the Rural Road A set of guidelines Tamia follows when riding alone on rural roads.
- Cyclotouring Trips: From Overnighters to Long Jaunts An indek to articles that should give you a start answering questions every cyclotourist has.
- Let’s Eat! Indexed articles that help guide you toward eating and drinking to build energy, help beat the bonk, and keep you healthy and hydrated.
- In the Same Boat An introduction to our sibling site devoted to canoeing, kayaking, and associated activities.
- Inquiring Eye Index to our archive of articles for photographers and artists who enjoy doing their thing outside. You’ll find evaluations of gear we’ve used, suggestions for outfitting and carrying your tools, tips on improving your technique, plus more.
- Outside Afoot Whether you enjoy strolling through the woods, brisk marches along windy beaches, scrambling up rocky crags, snowshoeing through deep powder snow, or wildlife watching, you’ll find something of interest in our Outside Afoot index.
- Turtle Taxi It’s Turtle Time throughout the temperate months, and this page describes how to give them a helping hand.
- Contact Everything you need to get in touch with us.
- Links An annotated list of links to
- About Us Who we are, including:
- Sitemap That’s where you are now, the Tamia Nelson’s Outside site index of Departments (ie, Pages), Pigeonholes (Categories), links to useful sites of interest, and our RSS Feed. So where are the individual article’s indexed? Look in the Departments listed above. Enjoy!
Think of these are repositories of themed articles. Clicking on a Pigeonhole link will take you to articles presented with the latest one first. Links at the bottom of each page take you to the previous and later articles. Be sure to check the comprehensive indexes above in TNO’s Departments.
- Bike Maintenance & Repair Maintaining and repairing your steeds. Yes, you CAN do it!
- Bikes & Cycling Everything to do with bikes and cycling.
- Bikes & Infrastructure Accommodations—or not—for cyclists.
- Evaluations: Bicycling & Touring Gear Just as the title states.
- Evaluations: Canoeing & Kayaking Gear Of interest to paddlers everywhere.
- Evaluations: Hiking & Camping Gear The hiker’s and camper’s companion.
- Eye & Hand: Draw. Photograph, Paint, Write Indulging the creative spirit.
- In the Same Boat: Canoeing, Kayaking, & Paddle-Camping Everything about paddling and paddlecraft.
- It’s Alimentary: Provisioning, Food, and Cooking Food and eating for active folks.
- It’s Only Natural! Geology, Environment, Wildlife & More Adventures with the natural world.
- Op-Ed: Opinion & Commentary As the title suggests.
- Others’ Outside: Columnists’ and Guests’ Contributions Contributions from our readers.
- Our Absent Friends In honor of those who lost the race to reach safety.
- Out Beyond the Beauty Strip Contrasts and contradictions.
- Reflections & Works of the Imagination reflections and fictional works to inspire, entertain, and provoke thought.
- Site Announcements Heads-up on site maintenance or major changes at TNO.
- Trekking Afoot: Stroll, Ski, Scramble, Snowshoe Getting around on two feet.
The websites listed here work hard to preserve or clean up their neighborhood while educating the general public.
- Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife Educational nonprofit that has been helping people learn about a species that builds the land’s best life support system, and about lasting, win-win solutions for beaver-human conflicts.
- Des Plaines River Stewardship Project Help to improve the health of the Des Plaines River along the entire length of Lake County, Illinois. Tasks involve removal of trash and log jams, creating safe passage for watercraft use.
- Friends of Camp Little Notch Provides support for the development of Camp Little Notch’s property, facilities, programming, campers, staff, alumni, and user groups by engaging organized efforts in fundraising and diversity.
- Friends of the Chicago River The mission of Friends of the Chicago River is to preserve, protect, and foster the vitality of the Chicago River for the human, plant, and animal communities within its watershed.
- Lake Jackson Ecopassage LJE works with Leon County, the Florida Department of Transportation, and other agencies to construct a permanent ecopassage to prevent future mortality of turtles and other wildlife.
- Martinez Beavers—Worth A Dam Dedicated to Maintaining the Martinez Beavers in Alhambra Creek through responsible stewardship, creative problem solving, community involvement, and education.
- New York Center for Turtle Rehabilitation and Conservation Provides care to injured turtles and promotes principles needed to assure the continued survival of native turtle species.
- NY Wildlife Rehabilitator Locater Found injured wildlife? You need a wildlife rehabber! Check here for one near you.
- Willamette Riverkeeper A non-profit organization whose sole mission is to protect and restore the Willamette River.
These links will take you to websites of others who share interests and goals in common with us. It’s always good to get others’ views, right?
- Car-Free America Promoting the benefits of the car-free lifestyle.
- Charliechadwick.org Devoted to the cyclist, artist, writer, and photographer Charlie Chadwick, founding member and first Chair of the UK’s Rough Stuff Fellowship.
- Insight “Insight is what you get when you sit still and pay attention.” Find insights into canoes and canoeing in Dave Birrren’s Canoeing pages.
- Leonardo Esch Travel Southern Brazil with photographer Leonardo Esch!
- Marcos Netto on Twitter Keep in touch with our Southern Hemisphere Correspondent.
- Old Fat Man Adventures Join Barney as he explores the south and beyond while having toooo much fun.
- Out of Sight, Out of Mind A trio of kayakers with a mission to promote the intrinsic and ecological importance of the world’s oceans, rivers, and waterways.
- Sea Kayaking With Seakayakingphoto.com Imagine you are at the edge of the sea on a day when it is difficult to say where the land ends and the sea begins and where the sea ends and the sky begins. Sea kayaking lets you explore these and your own boundaries and broadens your horizons.
- Stellaria: Where Light Meets the Ordinary Keep up with Dutch photographer Rense Haveman as he explores the world around him with his sharp lens and keen eye.
References and Resources
- Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute Helmet advice and evaluations for consumers.
- Coast Guard News One stop source for the latest news concerning current and recent operations of the US Coast Guard.
- Lightning Safety — NWS Learn how to be safe during lightning storms.
- Maine Sea Grant Maine Sea Grant supports marine and coastal scientific research and education.
- New York Center for Turtle Rehabilitation and Conservation Organization that provides care to injured turtles and promotes principles needed to assure the continued survival of native turtle species.
- NY Wildlife Rehabilitator Locater Need a rehabber? Check here for one near you.
- Pentax Forums The home of the friendly photography and gear discussion forum dedicated to the Pentax digital SLR and K-mount lens system.
- Rough Stuff Fellowship Founded in 1955, the RSF was formed by cyclists who wanted to get away from roads and cycle on tracks and byways.
- Streetsblog A daily news source, online community, and political mobilizer for the Livable Streets movement.
- The History of Gear Project Classic American outdoor gear pioneers and their innovations.
- USGS Map Locater & Downloader Find US topographic maps and download them for FREE! Get ’em while you can!
- Weather from the NWS Forecasts, radar, graphics, and more for weather junkies.
- Wildlife International’s Find a Rehabber Search for a wildlife rehabilitator anywhere in the world with this useful directory.
- WinterCampers.com A clearinghouse of vital information on how to do it safely while enjoying the cold-weather experience.
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