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LATEST PROJECT - Truck Drawers/Sleeping Platform As a thank you to all of those EXPO members that have posted their ideas in the past - I give you the following in hopes that others will be able to gain as much from me....My wife and I are heading to Alaska for three weeks this season. An incredible road-trip to say the least with some biking, paddling, climbing and some serious relaxing thrown in to keep it all interesting. We are both very experienced backcountry (hiking) travelers, but we wanted something faster and more convenient this time around. Hence, I turned to EXPO to see what you are all up to.Wow! So many options. Continued ...Regards, -=Doug

Find Travel Partners for Group Trips Red Rock Nevada climbing guidebook. Detailed route topo of sport climbing, trad climbing and aid climbing. The definitive climbing guidebook for The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The best winter climbing is located at Red Rocks Las Vegas, Ne SHTF Medical: How to make an Ozone Generator for Purifying Water | The Rebel Prepper Network Water is a God given right and making it clean and safe to drink is a human necessity. While boiling is always the go to today we are examining a method of purifying water without the use of heat. There are several reasons to know how and what you can use to make water safe to drink from the inability to have a fire at your current location to not having a vessel to boil in. First we should talk a bit about what ozone is and how it is capable of purifying water. If you are bugging in and have a method for maintaining electricity after the grid falls then you may want to consider using ozone to purify large amounts of water. *image courtesy of bing images via (if this is your image please leave a comment below so I can give you credit or promptly remove it) **Supporting article via How to Make a Homemade Ozone Generator How to Build an Ozone Water Injector

How to Enjoy 5-Star Resorts on a 3-Star Budget | The Roaming Boomers Posted by David Porter on Monday, January 24, 2011 · 6 Comments My wife Carol and I have greatly enjoyed quite a number of spectacular resorts in the course of the last year. This is a photograph that I captured of Carol enjoying our in-room infinity pool as we luxuriated on a rainy August afternoon at the Jade Mountain Resort on the island of St. Lucia. Back in August, as I was enthusiastically sharing our Jade Mountain experience with our Facebook fans, someone made a comment that evoked quite a number of emotions. Her comment was simple, and direct: “It must be nice to be rich!” I didn’t respond to her comment as I wasn’t sure if she was being sarcastic, showing a sigh of exasperation, or perhaps even jealously. This comment has haunted me a little over the past months as the last thing we are striving to do is flaunt ourselves as somehow being above, or better than someone else. Shoulder and Off-Season Travel There are financial cycles in the travel industry. Here’s your homework: Ready.

Epsom Salt Formula for Stump Removal Removing a tree stump can be a difficult task. ... How to Kill Tree Stumps With Salt. Unwanted tree stumps are unsightly... Epsom Salt Solution for Stump Removal. In small amounts, Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate heptahydrate) ... Tools for Tree Stump Removal. A Perilous Hobby: Vertical Camping 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. The first portaledges were used in Yosemite National Park and were non-collapsible cots or hammocks.

Kayak Car Topping Helper (because They Can Be Heavy) The materials are basic, but some of it had to be found online. This is for EACH device you build. Double Suction Cup: The type used for safely handling glass panels, sheet steel and smooth laminates. Two suction cups provide lateral stability, and the handle between the two makes for a convenient bar to attach the frame to. PVC Pipes: These make up the structure: 1" PVC Tee with Threaded Branch (2): The straight part was smooth but the branch is threaded so you can reduce.1" to 3/4" Threaded Male Adapter (2): To reduce from 1" Tee to the 3/4" the rest of the device will be.3/4" PVC Tee Smooth (2): Will need priming and PVC cement.3/4" to 1/2" PVC Male Adapter (2): This will narrow the channel as the axle comes out.3/4" PVC Pipe: After buying a 10' length, I only needed about a foot for each device.PVC Cement: To hold all of the pipes together. 3/4" to 1 3/4" Stainless Steel (Hose) Clamps: To attach the device to the double suction cups. 6" Plastic Wheel: A lawn mower wheel.

The Skinth Trail Blazer - Skinth Solutions The Trail Blazer was original designed to organize fire starting and small survival kits. The TB has evolved and been repurposed as gear bundle that is adaptable to almost any situation. The Trail Blazer is constructed from 1000D CORDURA® nylon, V70 nylon thread and features slide release buckles (SRB) on all of the flaps. The main compartment of the TrailBlazer is 3″ wide, 1.5″ deep and 4″ long with a divider to slide a regular sized Altoids tin against the back. Each side tube pocket is 1.25″ in diameter, lots of room for items and even 4″ multitools. SRB’s on all flapsInternal Divider Flat bottom, side pockets fitted for 4″ long multitools and flashlightsPentaPocket small item organization system (one behind each side tube, one 2.5″x3″ flat pocket and two 1″x3″ in front)Pen straps on front flap2″ wide belt loop Trail Blazer Upgrade Options: Stainless Steel belt clipMOLLE attachment webbingHorizontal Straps for bag strap carry Got Questions?

She's the one: The complete Wind River High Route A scan of my topo maps from the 2009 trip, during which we hiked the length of the range. Wind River Peak was a climatic finish for the group, as it will be for a southbounder on the Wind River High Route; for a northbounder, it’s an inspiring start. My guide to the complete Wind River High Route is finally live. This project was first inspired in 2009 while guiding a two-week trip through the range, and this winter it has been my biggest obsession, the focus of 100+ hours of time and the cause for several sleepless nights when it’s been more difficult to shut down my mind than my computer. BTW, has anyone else ever dreamt in contour lines? The route’s specs: 97 miles, with 63 miles (65 percent) of off-trail travelTwo 13’ers plus a 12,259-foot mid-route summitNine alpine passes; the highest, Blaurock Pass, is at 12,750 feet620 vertical feet of change per mile, and a total of 30,000 feet of climbingLowest elevation, besides the trailheads: 9,690 feet at Big Sandy Lake More information:

O SIX HUNDRED KAYAK Those of you who have experienced the benefits of setting out on open waters in a kayak and felt the liberty of moving across a large body of water will recognize the value of the O Six Hundred Kayak, designed to immerse yourself even more in the design and functionality of a kayak. Designed by Andrew Simpson of the Balmain Boat Company, this kayak utilizes a traditional shape and will require of you to assemble it yourself, but worry not, it isn’t an extremely challenging task and it will make taking it out on the water all the more pleasant. Traditional Design of the O Six Hundred The traditional Inuit kayaks offers an excellent and silent performance on water The O Six Hundred Kayak utilizes the design of the basic Inuit kayak for several important reasons. Assembling the O Six Hundred Kayak These are the parts which you will use to assemble the O Six Hundred The carbon fiber skin comes in last, but without it you won’t get far