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How to Tie Climbing Knots

How to Tie Climbing Knots
Climbing Knots Welcome to Climbing Knots These animated knots are for climbers, rescue workers, arborists, tower-climbers, and others who use rope in man-carrying applications. Selection This selection is based on consultation with, and feedback from, many experienced climbers. Omissions The Overhand Knot and the Figure 8 Knot, which both underlie other Climbing Knots, are included in the Basics Section. Deaths Climbing, caving, etc., are challenging and dangerous. Climbing Ropes A climbing rope is typically about 60 meters, or 200 feet, long. Static ropes are more durable, more resistant to abrasion, and lack elasticity. Links To read more about climbing/caving ropes and their care go to the Outdoor Adventure Network Article on Climbing Rope; Indoor Climbing's Article on Rock Climbing Ropes; Rock Climbing's article on Climbing Ropes Explained; or Storage & Ganter's article Physics for Cavers: Ropes, Loads, and Energy. Modern Alternatives Learn Your Knots: The Life They Save May Be Your Own

A visit to the electronics markets of Shenzhen I’ve just returned from a week long trip to Shenzhen, China in a “geek tour” trip organized by Bunnie Huang, with some assistance from the fine folks at PCH International. More than just a tour, this was also a tiny conference of open source and physical computing hardware hackers. The participants were (from left to right above): Jeevan Kalanithi, Eric Schweikardt, Bunnie Huang, Nathan Seidle, Leah Buechley, myself (Windell Oskay), Tom Igoe, and David Merrill. (Thanks to Tom Igoe for the photo. Shenzhen is a vibrant, bustling, young, and modern city of 8 million in southern China. For me personally, one of the most interesting parts of this trip was spending some time in the vast electronic markets of downtown Shenzhen. Here’s what the 2nd floor of the SEG market looks like a little while after opening– before it gets crowded. A typical vendor’s booth looks like this. The booth size seems to depends on the particular building and the foot-traffic level of the location.

Medicinal Uses of Plantain Plantain has a long history in herbal medicine, and many of its remarkable medicinal qualities have been confirmed by modern science. Externally, it is effective on any kind of skin disorder when the leaves are bruised and simply rubbed on the skin. Alternatively it can be made into an oil or ointment and stored for convenient external use. This is an amazing plant, folks, and it will help with a long list of skin complaints, including rashes, wounds, ulcerations, cuts, swelling, sprains, bruises, burns, eczema, cracked lips, poison ivy, mosquito bites, diaper rash, boils, hemorrhoids, and blisters. If that's not enough, internally the list is even longer for this amazing "weed." Though I don't usually recommend pointing out herbs to children for fear that they will start sampling plants inappropriately, this is one that they should know of and that will provide instant relief from stinging insects and minor wounds and irritations that they routinely encounter in the yard.

Z.E.R.O Zombie Kit by OpticsPlanet - ZERO Zombie Kit - Zombie Extermination, Research & Operations Kit Imagine: You half-hear a low, guttural sound from outside as you lay sleeping. You figure it's just your stomach after too much delicious Mexican food... but a sudden thud on the outside wall of the house shakes you from a peaceful slumber. Deep within the primal centers of your brain, you realize the dead have risen to claim our once-peaceful realm. What do you do? What do you need? The dead have risen, and they've returned as something different. There is no room for error when dealing with the undead. Always be prepared. Life Post Zombie Apocalypse is Harsh...Survive it! First, as in any disaster, whether it is a hurricane, blizzard, alien invasion or giant lizard attack, you need basic survival gear. Stanley First Aid treats bite wounds, scratches & more. You're sure to get a few cuts and bruises along the way so you need good first aid. Punching zombies is the most fun you can have, but only with BlackHawk SOLAG Gloves. Don't Lose Your Head, Don't Miss Your Shot, and Don't Get Lost.

OA Guide to Water Purification part of The Backpacker's Field Manual by Rick Curtis first edition published by Random House March, 1998 Buy it now at This material is taken from Chapter 4 - Hygiene & Water Purification from The Backpackers Field Manual by Rick Curtis. This material is provided by the author for educational use only and is not a substitute for specific training or experience. Water Purification Dipping your head into a cold mountain stream and taking a long refreshing drink is an experience that has basically vanished from the wilderness areas of America. In order to drink the water, you should be prepared to treat it. Biologically Contaminated vs. Biologically contaminated water is water that contains microorganisms such as Giardia (a common microorganism that, if not killed, leads to intestinal disorders), bacteria, or viruses that can lead to infections (see Gastrointestinal Infections, page 316). Boiling Boiling is the most certain way of killing all microorganisms. Chemical Purification

Bio fuel Circuit Simulator Applet This is an electronic circuit simulator. When the applet starts up you will see an animated schematic of a simple LRC circuit. The green color indicates positive voltage. The gray color indicates ground. A red color indicates negative voltage. To turn a switch on or off, just click on it. The "Circuits" menu contains a lot of sample circuits for you to try. Full Screen version. Directions. Standalone (offline) versions. Index of Circuit Examples. Top 40 Blogs for Survivalists » Homeland Security Degree By admin on The Internet has given survivalists a chance to interact and share tips on a self-sustainable lifestyle. Whether you’re stockpiling canned food for a natural disaster or going all the way and attempting to live off the grid, these blogs will give you tips on self-defense, skinning animals, navigating a route and coming out alive after a long duration of time away from standard civilizations. Top Survivalist Blogs These blogs show you how to become a survivalist and also discuss ideas on how to handle questions or inquiries from family or loved ones who see the survivalist lifestyle as extreme. The Suvivalist Tribe At this messageboard you’ll find tips on keeping in shape during the winter months and whether stockpiling guns is true to survivalist form. Self-Sustainable Blogs Most survivalists look to be self-sustainable in everything they need to survive. Survivalist and Self-Sustainable Forums

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