Forget what you’ve heard: moss does not only grow on the north side of a tree. It’s true that moss prefers the shade, and that sun rarely shines on the north-facing side. But there are definitely way too many variables to bet your life on this. In fact, the only accurate direction indicators to use in the outdoors are the sun, wind and stars. The sun should be your first choice. It’s no more accurate than using the stars, but it’s obviously much easier to travel during the daytime than the night.
Having a winter storm prior to your trip and dealing with poor road conditions on your way out there is a problem. Weathering the storm while you’re out there is just part of the adventure. However, it’s still crucial you know what’s coming your way so you can prepare for it. Winter has a complex list of weather possibilities formed by ever-changing patterns of warm and cold temperatures and wind directions.
Christmas holidays are here and it’s time to sip on egg nog and binge-watch your favourite outdoorsy YouTube channels. Here are a few I’ve put on my list to savour while wearing my new Christmas PJs and snacking on leftover turkey:Alex Traynor and Noah Booth are two young, enthusiastic outdoorsy guys who are taking on some major canoe trips in the far north. They got my attention a year ago when I watched their trip on the Steel River, north of Lake Superior. I’ve done this trip, and it’s not easy.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".