The Cleanest Line

Month: April 2007

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Introduction to Greasel Conversion

Introduction to Greasel Conversion

Apr 16, 2007 April 16, 2007

Ever since Bend to Baja took the Interwebs by storm in late 2005, we’ve received a pretty steady flow of inquiries from friends and customers about how they can convert their own diesel rigs to run on straight vegetable oil. A recent article from the Santa Barbara Independent serves… Read More

To Helga and Back

To Helga and Back

Apr 14, 2007 April 14, 2007

The latest episode of The Dirtbag Diaries went live on Thursday for your podcasting pleasure. From the site: Many of us associate our vehicles with freedom,independence and youth. Even as we come to terms with the fact thatautomobiles may be an unnecessary evil, it’s hard not to think… Read More

I See London, I See France . . .

I See London, I See France . . .

Apr 13, 2007 April 13, 2007

Joern Zeller of Patagonia’s Pro Sales Dept. in Europe shows off a true French ski bum during arecent visit to the High Sierra. Joern’s part of a unique international community of skiers who call themselves Telemarkzone. They’ve made it their mission to travel the globe demonstrating skiing as… Read More

Step It Up This Saturday

Step It Up This Saturday

Apr 11, 2007 April 11, 2007

Thanks to the organizers at Step It Up 2007, this Saturday, April 14, is shaping up to be a huge day of action for climate change. The message is simple: "Step it up, Congress! Cut Carbon 80% by 2050." Please join us for one of the… Read More

What’s Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday

Apr 11, 2007 April 11, 2007

A few noteworthy links to get you over the hump: Undersea Mining – Bringing the joys of resource extraction to an ocean near you. Damming Patagonia – The effort to block several hydroelectric dams in Patagonia is gaining momentum. Alpinists on Global Warming –… Read More

Hearing Simple

Hearing Simple

Apr 9, 2007 April 9, 2007

Fifteen year-olds scare me to death. I’ve never been cool, and 15 was when my nerdiness fleshedout in all its glorious fullness. And now, the great karmic card dealer has dealt me this hand: I’ll be living with a whole posse of them in the Tetons for the next three… Read More

Greenie & the Man Truck

Greenie & the Man Truck

Apr 6, 2007 April 6, 2007

Today’s post comes from Matt O’Conner of Boulder, Colorado. Matt’s currently running Franklin Handholds and sells climbing walls for the Eldorado Wall Company. He also keeps his own blog. His letter isn’t the first of its kind – we’ve received many similar stories from… Read More

Action Alert: Help Save Yellowstone Grizzlies

Action Alert: Help Save Yellowstone Grizzlies

Apr 4, 2007 April 4, 2007

Following up on his recent talk at Patagonia HQ, Doug Peacock just sent us the following letter on behalf of Yellowstone Grizzlies. Make sure and click the "Continue reading" link for details on how you can help. Your support is greatly encouraged and appreciated. Dear Friends:… Read More

The Flip Side of Ethanol

The Flip Side of Ethanol

Apr 3, 2007 April 3, 2007

Check out this recent article in the LA Times – Ethanol Market, USDA Policies Shrink Conservation Reserve by Tim Reiterman – about how the government’s plan to boost corn production to meet rising ethanol demands could adversely affect our conservation areas.It’s a great article because it shows how switching to… Read More

Chouinard Receives AAC Brower Award

Chouinard Receives AAC Brower Award

Apr 2, 2007 April 2, 2007

Bend, Oregon – The American Alpine Club presented its prestigious David R. Brower Award for conservation to Yvon Chouinard this Saturday, March 31.  A quote from the American Alpine Club’s announcement: The Brower Award, created in 1991, recognizes leadership and commitmentto preserving mountain regions worldwide. The awardee, whose activepersonal… Read More

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