Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

PPE from the co-founder of Granite Gear: Jeff Knight has designed a new tool to help prolong the life of N95 masks.

#CurbYourTurns: SIA has launched a new campaign to promote the idea that flattening the curve “has to take priority over everything, even riding fresh pow.”

This just in from the American Alpine Club: “While we all adjust to a new normal, the AAC is creating a new way to connect: Clubhouse Live, a virtual weekly gathering hosted by members of the AAC community.”

Cleaner air amid the pandemic: Quarantining and social distancing have led to improved air quality in national parks and elsewhere. [Backpacker]

Calling all female mountaineers: Applications for the 2020 Summit Scholarship Program are now open. $20,000 in stipends will help four women participate in an all-female climb of Kilimanjaro.

How coronavirus works: This short video provides the best explanation we’ve seen of how coronavirus invades the body and causes illness. [The Wow Report]

New ways to measure social distancing: How many YETI coolers should you keep between yourself and others to maintain a safe distance? This handy guide from GearJunkie has the answer. [GearJunkie]

A playlist to calm the nerves: The folks at Campfire Collective have released a playlist, Campfire Collective Quarantunes, to help people relax and center themselves as the pandemic unfolds. 

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GOA Connect is off: The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance show, scheduled for June 12-15, has been cancelled.

Outdoor Research commits to PPE production: The company is currently equipping its manufacturing facility in Seattle to produce masks and plans to put out 200,000 per day.

Free online courses for your quarantine: Want to learn some yoga poses to reduce stress? How about brushing up on all the knots you might need on your next camping trip? Active Interest Media, SNEWS' parent company, is offering these courses (and more) online for free. 

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