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Backpacker Magazine - Your Backpacking, Hiking, Camping, Outdoor Gear, Adventure Travel, and Skills Magazine

Backpacker Magazine - Your Backpacking, Hiking, Camping, Outdoor Gear, Adventure Travel, and Skills Magazine
7 Aspirational Outdoor Jobs Working in the great outdoors is (mostly) a dream come true. Here are seven wilderness-driven careers that'll make any cubicle-dweller green with envy. Text by Shey Kiester. Gear Pro: Pack Some Power Don’t get stuck with a dead smartphone or headlamp on your next weekend trip.

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Wolf and the Owl There once was a wolf that lived in a great valley known by many animals. One night on an evening hunt, the wolf heard from a distance, mysterious but beautiful songs. He had never heard them before. He was so enchanted by these strange yet wonderful songs that he went to investigate where they were coming from. 10 Outdoor Gear Essentials Every man has a different idea of what constitutes a “necessity” when venturing out into the wilderness. For one man, a fire source and a good blade may be all that is required, while for the next, GPS and a full outdoor kitchen setup might be considered indispensable. While experienced hikers, climbers, and other adventurous sorts most likely have their packing list down to a science, those who are just beginning to branch out into the wilderness can certainly benefit from a standard, universal checklist. Cue the Ten Essentials. The Ten Essentials and the Ten Essentials (Systems Approach) Originally published by The Mountaineers (a Seattle-based outdoor recreation group) in the 1930s, the Ten Essentials is a list of necessities that every hiker, climber, camper, and adventurer should have on hand while in the wilds.

Camping News 1 hr ago | Somerset County Gazette Manager Laura Humphreys, centre, with staff. GO Outdoors, which sells outdoor equipment and clothing, has opened a A 1.2million store in Taunton , creating 37 jobs and boosting the local economy. Trending on the Topix Network GORP Beach hiking is beautiful all times of the year: the shoulder seasons of spring and fall can be pleasant temperature-wise, with fewer bugs and crowds, while winter has its own allure. In summer, however, a long backcountry hike can be no day at the beach if you're unprepared. There's no shade and at most of the areas mentioned in this article, no fresh water. Be sure to take: -One gallon of water per person per day;-Appropriate footwear, which might not mean heavy-duty hiking boots. Consider sport sandals for shorter hikes, lightweight hiking shoes for longer ones;-Hat and sunscreen;-Insect repellent;-Foot-long tent stakes made for sand.

How to Make Fireworks There are many types of fireworks, where one of the most common in firework displays is the aerial shell. The aerial shell is used in fireworks displays, and can be either a round or a cylindrical shape. These aerial shells are loaded into tubes, called "mortars." Once lit, the aerial shell will fly into the air and once the aerial shell is at the higest point (apogee), it will explode and shoot pyrotechnic stars in all directions. In this instructable I will be talking about the procedure of assembling a round aerial shell.

Glossary 09 October 2007 Glossary Absentee voting Absentee voting allows voters who cannot come to polling places a means to cast a ballot. A variety of circumstances, including residency abroad, illness, travel or military service, could prevent voters from coming to the polls on Election Day. Your Adventures OLD This is a place where we get to see how YOU adventure. In doing so, we have a chance to see what adventure means to people from all over the globe, from all different cultures. Don’t forget, it doesn’t have to be an epic journey, just so long as it was an adventure for you. Some of our adventures at 52-weeks are big, some are small- we want to see them all! There are two ways you can get your adventures posted on 52-weeks:

Simple Longboard Last year my 13-year-old daughter asked for a skateboard, so I gave her my 20-year-old board (which wasn’t seeing much use). She liked to ride it along the bank of the Los Angeles River, and I would ride with her on a Razor scooter. But after a while, I started to miss having a skateboard, and I thought it would be fun to make one. The Official Epic Rap Battles of History Website Albert Einstein Hello there. I’m a theoretical physicist from Germany. I created the the theory of general relativity that unifies the ideas of gravity. I also created the idea of “spacetime,” which combines space and time and might actually prove time travel is possible . I know, I know, science can get a little boring, which is why I’m also crazy eccentric.

Henry Shires' Tarptent The following document has appeared in print since 1999 and details plans for making your own tarptent. While neither as easy to set up, nor as storm and wind resistant as the next generation Tarptents, these tents are excellent do-it-yourself projects for even the first-time sewer. We will be happy to offer tips and suggestions should you decide to make one. How to Build a Go-Kart in One Day - DIY Go Cart Plans Builder: Larry Erd, Pompano Beach, Fla.Plans: spidercarts.com "Black Widow" Cost: $689.15 1.) Plans and Parts Erd and his 7-year-old son, Harrison, used $14.99 plans for the "Black Widow" go-kart from spidercarts.com. Plans like these, whether they are free or require a fee, often give frame dimensions but leave steering, axle, throttle and cable connections up to the builder. Browse parts suppliers' websites to find additional advice on materials and methods.

Complex Stuff Explained in Simple Animations Mechanisms are used to convert between one type of motion and another. Any machine can be looked on as a group of interconnected mechanisms which convert one type of motion to a variety of other motions. These changes may be to convert rotary motion to straight line motion or to convert reciprocal (back and forth) motion to intermittent motion. They may also transform a fixed type of motion, for example by magnifying a linear motion or by slowing down a rotary motion.

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