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By Craig Mackenzie UPDATED: 16:17 GMT, 9 December 2011 He is known the world over as the Iceman, but now Wim Hof has run a marathon in baking heat - without drinking a drop of water. The Dutch daredevil who holds 18 world records for withstanding extreme cold, completed 26 miles in temperatures up to 40 Celsius atop Namibia's Sossusvle. He didn't touch a drop as he lost 5.2 litres of water and almost 14 pounds in weight, during the scorching run. Scorching run: Wim Hof completed a 26-mile marathon in the Namibian desert without drinking a drop of water
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The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is at Portrack House, near Dumfries in South West Scotland . It is a private garden created by Charles Jencks . The garden is inspired by science and mathematics, with sculptures and landscaping on these themes, such as Black Holes and Fractals . The garden is not abundant with plants, but sets mathematical formulae and scientific phenomenae in a setting which elegantly combines natural features and artificial symmetry and curves. It is probably unique among gardens, and contrasts nicely with the historical and philosophical themes of the less spectacular but equally thoughtful Little Sparta . The garden is private, however it is often open on one day each year through Scotland's Gardens Scheme and raises money for the Maggie's Centres , a cancer care charity named for Maggie Keswick Jencks , the late wife of Charles Jencks.
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File this under I had no idea this existed . During the early 20th century residents of Fort Bragg, California chose to dispose of their waste by hurling it off the cliffs above a beach. No object was too toxic or too large as household appliances, automobiles, and all matter of trash were tossed into the crashing waves below, eventually earning it the name The Dumps . In 1967 the North Coast Water Quality Board closed the area completely and initiated a series of cleanups to slowly reverse decades of pollution and environmental damage. But there was one thing too costly (or perhaps impossible) to tackle: the millions of tiny glass shards churning in the surf. Over time the unrelenting ocean waves have, in a sense, cleansed the beach, turning the sand into a sparkling, multicolored bed of smooth glass stones now known as Glass Beach .
Next time you’re passing by a cliff and happen to see a precariously hanging tent with campers inside, don’t be alarmed, it’s just a portable ledge (portaledge): Portaledges — or deployable hanging tents — might seem like a thrill-seeking activity (and it can be), but the idea has actually been around since the 1950s. During this time, rock climbers began to stay overnight on the mountains they were scaling and started looking for convenient niches in the mountain side to make their bed.
September 14, 2011 at 1:25 PM by Leslie Land | As far as I'm concerned, garlic gets the blue ribbon for growing your own. It's absurdly easy to plant and care for; it tastes great; it looks beautiful and it takes up so little ground that even those with very small gardens can raise enough to be self-sufficient in garlic for a good part of the year. All you have to do is choose the right varieties; plant at the right time, in the right soil; then harvest when just right and store correctly. Related: 8 Perennial Vegetables Anyone can Grow 1.
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Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor. The term ‘Bugging Out’ refers to the decision to abandon your home due to an unexpected emergency situation–whether a natural disaster or one caused by man. A ‘Bug Out Bag’ is a pre-prepared survival kit designed to sustain you through the journey to your destination once you’ve decided to ‘Bug Out’ in the event of an emergency evacuation. Typically, the Bug Out Bag (BOB) is a self-contained kit designed to get you through at least 72 hours.
It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest. As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields . Inspired in part by Masanobu Fukuoka’s book, One Straw Revolution , my family experimented with gardening methods which could increase yields with less effort. Fukuoka spent over three decades perfecting his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort.