The Best History Podcasts for Learning About Everything From Pirates to Presidents It has been brutal winter, but thankfully the season is over and spring is underway. Now that the calendar has turned to April, it’s time to start getting outdoors again. For a lot of us at The Manual, that means planning hiking day trips and overnight camping journeys. And we have the perfect addition to any wilderness excursion you might undertake in the coming months: The Wood & Faulk Official Camp Stool.Wood & Faulk is the design moniker of Matt Pierce a long-time, self-described, “builder, designer and tinkerer.” Established in 2010 and based in Portland, Oregon, Pierce makes a variety of well-crafted products that range from leather dog leashes to half-pint jar sleeves, canvas carpenter bags and denim work aprons.The Camp Stool is a tripod stool with ash hardwood legs and an English bridle leather saddle. It also features a leather loop for wall storage and a leather carrying strap that makes it easy for travel. (You can easily attach it to your camping pack.) At 14 inches wide, 14 inches deep and 20 inches tall, the stool is lightweight and small to haul.The leather saddle currently comes in tan, chestnut (our personal favorite), brown and black. Even those of us in the best shape tend to get winded on that first long hike of the season. The Wood & Faulk Camp Stool is great for taking those much-needed breathers along your trail or for sitting around the campfire with friends and sipping on a little post-hike bourbon.Just because you are in the great outdoors, doesn’t mean that you can’t carry a little comfort and style with you along the way. With Wood & Falk’s Camp Stool, no matter where you travel, you’ll always have a great seat. And, even if you’re not climbing through the Catskills next weekend, the stool looks equally appealing in your loft as it does creekside.You can buy the stool via the Wood & Faulk website or in person at the Home of the Brave, a pop-up shop located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Editors’ Recommendations Fall Foliage Forecast: Where and When to See the Leaves Change in 2019 Professional Climber Adrian Ballinger on the Savage Mountain, No-Oxygen Climbing, and YouTube Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat
A Tamils for Clinton spokesman said that at the 34th session of the UNHRC in March 2017 they will ask the new US administration to pass a resolution to ask the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Sri Lanka to the ICC, to ensure accountability for the serious abuses committed by Sri Lanka in the 2009 conflict. A US based Tamil diaspora group says it will urge US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to bring alleged Sri Lankan war criminals to the International Criminal Court (ICC).Tamils for Clinton, which is supporting Clinton at the Presidential elections next month, noted that so far Tamils have not seen substantial results in Sri Lanka after the latest UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution. Tamils for Clinton is a political activist group comprised of Americans with the majority being Tamil Americans. They believe that over 145,000 Tamil civilians living in Sri Lanka were massacred during the last weeks of the Sri Lankan ethnic war. (Colombo Gazette) “Currently, about half a million displaced Tamil people live in Northeast of Sri Lanka. There are fifty thousand orphans and ninety thousand war widows who are still waiting for accountability and justice seven years after the end of conflict. Transitional justice processes and mechanisms are a critical component of the United Nations framework for strengthening the rule of law; Tamils should not accept anything less than that,” Tamils for Clinton said.