A quinzee is a giant pile of snow that you then hollow out to create a
shelter—essentially it's a build-it-yourself snow cave. Knowing how to
construct one is a useful winter survival skill, a fun activity to do
with kids, and a potential use for mountains of post-blizzard snow.
I hate ticks and their quest to find a blood meal from
my succulent flesh. If you're like me, you probably prefer to
keep your blood to yourself—and to avoid potential exposure to Lyme
disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Fortunately, there's one sure-fire way to kill any ticks that might have hitched a ride on your clothing.
National Geographic Adventure published a round-up of the world's best hikes,
based on the recommendations of 20 accomplished outdoor adventurers.
The globe-spanning collection includes trails in Iceland, Uganda,
Newfoundland, and New Zealand, among other places—as well as a classic
adventure right here in New Hampshire.
Most disposable hand warmers provide several hours of quality heat, but
what if you only need warmth for a limited time? Don't waste perfectly
good heat by throwing out a hand warmer after only a short use! Save it
for when you need it with this über-simple technique.
This latest creation from Leatherman is the Tread, a bracelet composed of interconnected steel links,
each one featuring a different set of tools, including multiple
screwdrivers, hex wrenches, a small cutting hook, and more. All told,
the Tread contains 25 individual tools and weighs in at 5.3 ounces.
And here are my personal three favorite posts from 2015.
He is an Australian Merino sheep who wandered from his flock and roamed
on his own for six years. When he was finally found and sheared, Chris
was toting nearly 90 pounds of wool--enough to knit an estimated 30
sweaters and set an unofficial world record.