Kieran Cunningham, Author at TakeOutdoors

Author: Kieran Cunningham

Best Tents for Stargazing

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.Stephen Hawking
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.Vincent Van Gogh
When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.John Muir

Since the very dawn of human beings’ time on this planet, one phenomenon has attracted their attention quite unlike any other: stars.

They’ve provided the theme to countless metaphors, featured in just as many lines of poetry, and been the object of attention of many a brooder on the wonders of our universe and very existence.

For many of us — and particularly those stuck in the big city — sightings of nature’s own, ever-present light show are a rarity, and something we only ever get the chance to enjoy thoroughly when we remove ourselves from the false constellations comprised in the fluorescent glow flooding out of our high-rises and street lighting to where the real, authentic magic happens: nature.

Looking for stars through telescope

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Kieran James Cunningham is a climber, mountaineer, camper, and all-round lover of all things wild and wonderful. He’s climbed a handful of 6,000-meter peaks in the Himalaya, 4,000ers in the Alps, and 14,000-footers in the Rockies and currently lives in the Italian Alps.

All about Lantern Mantles

These days, the outdoor world is replete with new-fangled, cutting-edge gadgets and goods designed to maximize our time in the outdoors. From pinpoint accurate GPS devices to ultralight, high-performing threads, the R&D departments of the big brands have just about covered it all.

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Kieran James Cunningham is a climber, mountaineer, camper, and all-round lover of all things wild and wonderful. He’s climbed a handful of 6,000-meter peaks in the Himalaya, 4,000ers in the Alps, and 14,000-footers in the Rockies and currently lives in the Italian Alps.

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