Roundup 2 August 2020


Practical Travel Gear reviews the Oboz Sawtooth II boots: lightweight but less durable than leather boots. They also cover the hemp Rackle Shoes.

Carryology checks out the Incase Bionic backpack, laptop sleeve and organizer. Highly sustainable, it’s made from plastic waste retrieved from the ocean.

Packing Less posts on the Explorer Rescue Swag portable first aid kit.


Travel in your own way visits Ubud in Bali: rice, temples, coffee, and civets.


The Cleanest Line posts a story about cleaning up Wyoming North Platte River, once one of the most polluted rivers in the US.

The German all-electric airplane (“flying taxi”) is … here? Almost here? Here for demonstrations but not yet taking passengers?


A short guide to composting, which requires no work at all and in fact is very difficult to prevent. Composting efficiently without too much mess takes a little time and consideration. However, it can be done cleanly and properly even if you live in an apartment and are limited to house and balcony plants.