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What Survival Experts Say About Quarantine Baking

It’s all about competence, confidence, and control

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In 2017, right before I embarked on my career as a freelance writer, I traveled to Yosemite National Park for a four-day solo trip along the John Muir Trail. While I was a frequent hiker and camper, I had been backpacking only once before in my life, and I had certainly never done it by myself.




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Dana G Smith

Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental

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