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  1. ProducerKevin Faber

    Kevin Faber

    Top 4 Things to Remember Before Your Next Trip
    Top 4 Things to Remember Before Your Next TripWhether you're traveling for business or pleasure, there's always a bit of excitement before you leave the house. Going to a far off place, or even just a few states over, can be a fun adventure or a tiresome hassle. There are a few tricks you can...
  2. ProducerSarah Elkins

    Sarah Elkins

    Mindfulness is Not Blank. Mindfulness is Clarity.
    Mindfulness is Not Blank. Mindfulness is Clarity.I stood at the edge of the trail, my face in the sun and my eyes closed behind my sunglasses.My phone buzzed. A new text. I reached into my pocket and was about to pull the phone out, when I stopped myself. It can wait.I turned my face back into...


    Sarah Elkins
    08/06/2017 #19 Sarah Elkins
    #17 Practice, @Nicole Chardenet! Even a moment of mindfulness is a good start.
    Sarah Elkins
    08/06/2017 #18 Sarah Elkins
    #16 Love that description, @Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen, and love that you have a new word for those moments. I'll have to look up the Natal phrase, thank you!
    Nicole Chardenet
    06/06/2017 #17 Nicole Chardenet
    #15 Um, how long does it have to count as mindfulness? Does, "Hey Nicole, get back to being mindful," count for that half-second it takes to think it before your mind wanders off again count? :)
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    05/06/2017 #16 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #15 For just a little bit @Sarah Elkins. I helped my Brother and his family move over the weekend. They moved from a small acreage to a larger one about 20 minutes west, almost dead center on the top of the Buffalo Ridge here in SW MN (you can throw a softball into SD). Anyway, they are surrounded by section upon section of CRP. Wild grasslands in all directions, from the oasis of wetlands, cottonwood, oak, poplar and blue spruce that shelter the homestead. After the final round of "heavy lifting" yesterday, I sat down, beer in hand.

    I heard nothing but bird song, and the wind flowing through a HUGE Cottonwood on the northeast corner of the property. I lost myself in the wind sweeping up a ridge line to the southeast. The grasses performing natures ballet, dancing up the ridge in sweeping viridescent shades. The wind and the grass reminded of two lovers holding hands as they journeyed the road less traveled, basking and joyful in the moment. At some point I lost sense of the birdsong, the rustling of the cottonwood, my own breath, my heartbeat, and, yes, even the cold beer in my hand. I'm not sure how long I was there, yet a phrase came back to me when I started to feel my heart beat again, "He-nay-nee" said my mind. In those moments, I felt complete peace.

    Thanks for that phrase Sarah!

    It is much like another from the Natal region of South Africa. There the phrase is โ€œSawu bonaโ€, which translated means โ€œI see you.โ€
    Sarah Elkins
    05/06/2017 #15 Sarah Elkins
    Did anyone here experience mindfulness this weekend? I didn't, so I'll make an effort to get outside this week and lose myself again. My hamster brain won't give me a moment's rest!
    Nicole Chardenet
    12/05/2017 #14 Nicole Chardenet
    "The hamster wheel" - what some call the "monkey mind". It never stops, it's always going, you're always thinking...mindfulness helps to give it a rest. Your mind doesn't go willingly, rather like a Type-A CEO who needs to be tied down in an airplane seat for a much-needed vacation. That buzzing little hoozit in your pocket? It can wait.
    Ian Weinberg
    12/05/2017 #13 Ian Weinberg
    Great post @Sarah Elkins The challenge is to be able to carry the magic of these moments into the tedium of daily life.
    David B. Grinberg
    12/05/2017 #12 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you for this beautifully written buzz, Sarah.
    As a nature lover myself, I concur with -- and echo -- your strong sentiments. There's nothing that compares to the beauty and wonder of nature to set one's mind at ease, to help find solace, peace and tranquility in today's hyper-paced and fluid high-tech world. Thus, let's all raise a glass to Mother Nature and treat her with the respect and admiration she deserves. Keep buzzing...
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    12/05/2017 #10 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    Love this post by @Sarah Elkins!
    Cyndi wilkins
    12/05/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    "He-nay-nee" @Sarah Elkins...Never gets old;-)
    Sarah Elkins
    12/05/2017 #8 Sarah Elkins
    #1 Your yogi is very wise, @Christine Stevens, thanks for the comment.
    Sarah Elkins
    12/05/2017 #7 Sarah Elkins
    #2 Thank you for sharing again, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich, I appreciate it!
    Sarah Elkins
    12/05/2017 #6 Sarah Elkins
    #4 Thanks, @Deb McCarthy.
    Sarah Elkins
    12/05/2017 #5 Sarah Elkins
    #3 Your comment just made my day, @Joanne Gardocki. Combining those elements makes a story so much more relevant, don't you think? Thank you for taking the time to respond.
    Joanne Gardocki
    11/05/2017 #3 Joanne Gardocki
    Thank you for the virtual mindfulness exercise, @Sarah Elkins, and the beautiful picture. I can feel the sun even though it is cloudy here. Thank you for the extra dimension of he-nay-nee; sharing language, culture, history and personal experience with one word. I love language and what you have shared resonates deeply.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    11/05/2017 #2 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    A tremendously worthwhile read by @Sarah Elkins. One of the most accessible stories ever about how we experience mindfulness.
    Christine Stevens
    11/05/2017 #1 Christine Stevens
    My yogi always says that mindfulness isn't an empty mind or not thinking. It's acknowledging the distracting thoughts, then putting them aside until the proper time to deal with them, and then returning to the present and your focus. It is much like the "It can wait" with your text messages.
  3. ProducerMichael Colman

    Michael Colman

    When We Feel The Best Time To Buy Furniture?
    When We Feel The Best Time To Buy Furniture?Whether you are buying a king size bed or a tiny wall hanger, your ultimate goal is always getting the best deal for your furniture. And this best deal entirely depends on two major points, one is the perfect timing and another one is the perfect...
  4. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    Telescopic Camper Van "Road trips will never be the same again"
    Telescopic Camper Van "Road trips will never be the same again" Telescopic Camper Van Road trips will never be the same again Credit: Viral...
  5. Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Keep it light .. Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
  6. ProducerKevin Faber

    Kevin Faber

    Finding the Right Trail for Me
    Finding the Right Trail for MeA lot of people like to go backpacking. Few people know how to do it safely. Finding an interesting and good location can also be challenging if you do not know where to look. The first place to go to is Google. Google regularly collects information...
  7. ProducerKenneth Overton

    Kenneth Overton

    How Mountain Biking Can Benefit Your Health
    How Mountain Biking Can Benefit Your HealthMountain biking has always been a popular form of exercise, but it has recently increased in popularity. As people are more concerned about their health due to the obesity epidemic, diabetes, and heart disease, physical activity, especially outside...
  8. ProducerNeil Smith

    Neil Smith

    Waterproof and Breathable Outdoor Clothing.
    Waterproof and Breathable Outdoor Clothing.A few years ago I wrote an article on waterproof outdoor clothing for the website of an outdoor retailer that was to be used as an online consumer guide and internally as a staff training document....
  9. ProducerJames Weisz

    James Weisz

    10 Most Effective Tips For Pool Cleaning
    10 Most Effective Tips For Pool CleaningFore more details:1.ย How to brush a swimming pool to remove algae and smooth the plaster 2.ย How to add chlorine to your swimming pool - YouTube 3.ย How to Brush Your Inground Pool Walls - YouTube 4.ย How to Clean Pool Filter Cartridge - The...
  10. ProducerElise Morgan

    Elise Morgan

    Overnight Camping Gear Must-Haves
    Overnight Camping Gear Must-HavesGoing out into the wilderness in order to rekindle oneโ€™s connection to the nature is a great idea. Unfortunately, a lot of people take this notion only half way through. Going to the park is still not good enough and neither is going on a two hours...
  11. Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Smart Outdoor Watch
    grendz.com Casio Computer Co in late March will release the WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch, an Android Wear wrist device with water resistance to 50 meters and built to military standard specifications. The new WSD-F10 wrist device is optimal for the outdoors,...
  12. Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
  13. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    If you need to get off grid but still need some power - without building a power station of your own. Great for camping, boating, RVing - or living in a van down by the river.
    My New Zamp 40 Watt Portable Solar Charging System Model ZS 40 P
    My New Zamp 40 Watt Portable Solar Charging System Model ZS 40 P This is a brief video to show you the new solar power system I will be using for my portable ham radio videos starting in 2015. This is the Zamp 40 Watt...
  14. Jorge Rubio

    Jorge Rubio

    Una Herramienta Escencial para Viajeros...
    This portable grill is powered by the sun
    This portable grill is powered by the sun This is the GoSun Grill. http://www.gosunstove.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/sunwindworker https://www.facebook.com/gosunstove...
  15. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    A quick cabin that is collapsible and portable; currently used for Renaissance Fairs and outdoor festivals in the UK, PodPads are a great alternative to tents. They are modular, set up quickly, are wired and plugged to run the accessories you need - and have an off-grid solar collection system disguised as a funky 'SunFlower'. These could also be used as a backyard alternative to an artists studio - or rent them out for your own B-n-B ala the growing share economy. Caution - there is a low roof line, and they are not self contained; there is not a toilet, sink, shower, stove top in them. But an enterprising and crafty person could well fab something together from existing accessory or camp providers. If you wanted a semi-permanent cabin alternative for the back woods - this folds down and is easily transported by a small car with a little cargo trailer. Water proof, and secure with a locking door - it is safer than a tent, more flexible than a tiny home trailer, and distinctly affordable.
    Brian McKenzie
    Podpads - the luxury camping brand | Podpads
    podpads.com Boutique, Alternative, Posh, Fancy Camping or simply Glamping. Call it what you like โ€“ but, staying with Podpads will give you that unforgettable smug, snug experience of camping...
  16. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    Are you a Digital Nomad, a Remote Office Worker, or a busy student that actually takes classes and academics seriously? Then LifePack could be the answer you need to stay organized, connected, well supplied and even secured.

    This techno-pack has completed it's crowdfunding and will be available at the $149 price-point, with a few optional upgrades (like a waterproof bag cover - an essential for the daily grind in Seattle or those foggy rainy London assignments).

    Keeping your Work / Life Balance in mind, the pack is divided into 2 smart compartments. The 'Work' side houses pockets & organizers for your laptop, cell phone, tablet, business cards, receipts and actual paper documents (remember those?!!?). Padded compartments keep your devices insulated from drops & bumps. And coupling it all together to keep your work side powered, is an integrated Solar Bank that provides up to 6 complete charges for your iPhone device. Additionally the Solar bank houses two speakers to get your music fix while you are 'working'. While walking about - an outer solar panel will help top off the charge on the Solar Bank. The 'Life' side of the bag will keep your traveling essentials; underwear, socks, glasses, t-shirts, a fresh dress shirt, board-shorts & suntan lotion. All the gear you truly need to successfully be a genuine Digital Nomad.

    Lifepack has some other great & ingenious features worth mentioning. It is of course weather resistant. An integrated cable lock keeps the zippers shut and your bag tethered - all deterrents against theft. There are four integrated hidden pockets that allow you to keep your ATM Cars, Passport, and Phone always within easy reach - never dig and dig again for the stuff you NEED when traveling. The Passport Pocket even has a mesh lining to keep your RFID info safe. It is available in Grey or Black - but for my money and preference; make it BLACK. But the all important feature....the bottle opener.

    Enjoy the video - look for it soon.
    Smart Solar Powered & Anti-Theft Backpack - Lifepack
    Smart Solar Powered & Anti-Theft Backpack - Lifepack The Company re-invented the mobile office. Solar powered USB charger, Bluetooth speakers, integrated lock, and an organized storage system. cool gadget.......


    Louise Smith
    19/06/2016 #3 Louise Smith
    Once I nearly missed my plane flying El Al from Jerusalem to London. They totally emptied and took my backpack apart then xrayed it. It was small with 7kg of stuff and they couldn't pack it back in quick enough. I had a system and had to convince them to let me do it . Then they ran with me across the tarmac to get me on the plane with seconds to spare ! Making this back pack air travel friendly may be an important consideration !
    Louise Smith
    19/06/2016 #2 Louise Smith
    luv the pink undies !
    Louise Smith
    19/06/2016 #1 Louise Smith
    I WANT one of these !
  17. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    Do you have a weekend get away - want some moto fun but don't want to carry or ride a full size bike ? Do you have miles of bicycle trails that you want to enjoy but hate the up hills ? Do you live on a boat - or a van down by the river and need a way to get around town quickly ? This could be your solution!

    Say hello to the Super 73

    The Super 73 has the look of an old lawn mower mini bike from the 70's - that boxy frame is welded into my child hood memories, and I have suffered many a rash from a 5 hp mower motor. Ah, youth before the interwebz.

    Powered by a Lithium battery, and of course its' pedals, the bike is capable of speed rushes up to 25 mph. Running on fat beach tires with a 4.25 foot print and 20 inch wheels stopped by disk brakes at each end. This hummer is ready for the sand or the dirty back woods. The 1000 watts of umph is at the touch of your thumb - though I would have preferred a conventional wrist twist throttle.

    The battery is removable, so you can charge it in your office while you grind away at work. A charge will last a claimed 20 miles. But the best feature of all?... the integrated bottle holder and opener - admit it, you know you gotta have those. Add a set of lights, and run it as a commuter? No campus will safe again. Sure - why not.
    Early adopter price is 1799 - get it quick
    The Super 73, 1000 Watt Electric Bike
    The Super 73, 1000 Watt Electric Bike Lithium Cycles has this week taken to Kickstarter to raise the $25,000 they require to take their new Super 73 electric bike into production. The Super 73...


    Jackson Tenรณrio Salomรฃo
    16/06/2016 #4 Jackson Tenรณrio Salomรฃo
    Gostei muito bom economia nรฃo agride o meio ambiente e praticidade
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/06/2016 #3 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #2 I had a feeling the price was extremely high! Eventually it will drop as prices do if the market for these becomes large.
    Brian McKenzie
    16/06/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    #1 The Electric bike market is growing - unfortunately - it has some ridiculous prices to it too. Once they get to the cost of a traditional moto-cycle - I am buying a real moto. This would be great for around campus or the camp ground.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/06/2016 #1 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Thats SO cool @Brian McKenzie. I would love the Electric bike. Get tired going up a hill, use the throttle! And how much further a person could travel on their bike. I want one!
  18. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    I was pretty excited when this hit the Start Up venue and maxed it out with the Record in funding. The Coolest Cooler features a rechargeable blender, LED lights for night time, a bottle opener, concealed plates and a Blue Tooth speaker that can Sync up to your smart phone for playing the tunes. It will also charge your device with a USB plug. Perfect for tailgating parties, BBQs, Boat outings or Living off grid in a van down by the River.
    Coolest Cooler: A Portable Party
    Coolest Cooler: A Portable Party http://coolest.com/ You know that sexy growl that a sports car makes? The Coolest Coolerโ€™s built-in blender doesnโ€™t sound anything like that. But itโ€™s got...


  19. Donald ๐Ÿ Grandy
    Donald ๐Ÿ Grandy
    Beware of Bee and Wasp Stings with Increased Activity
  20. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    Classic automobiles got their start with many cross over parts from the bicycle world at the turn of the last century. They Ford Quadracycle being one of the most notable. Modern car makers are looking to transition offerings back into the bicycle realm to offset their carbon foot-print. This offering is from Audi - it is a couple of years old, and still not in production yet.

    The prototype concept of the Worthersee bike is aimed at the BMX stunting crowd rather than the mountain biking or commuting crowd. I don't know that this makes smart sense as most mt bikers are not looking to spend nearly 10K (projected price) on a bike to thrash. It has a stunt and wheelie mode, and allows you to synch your smart phone right to the bike. With the down loaded app - it will track your ride and 'award points' to your social media cred for stunts and tricks. I am not the target market for that vein anymore.

    However as a commuter, with a more comfortable seat, it has potential. A top speed of 50 mph, with a range of 30-44 miles and a charge time of 2.5 hours to it's lithium ion battery; this could be a viable commuter for the Seattle bike trail maze. The handle bar houses an LED light bar and taillights are integrated into the thin seat. A full suspension bike with 26 inch tires, weighing in at under 50 pounds, it would be perfect for apartment dwellers in the urban sprawl. All throughout the bike, technology reigns supreme. A carbon fiber frame, CF wheels, 9 speed gear drive, disk brakes fore & aft, and integrated charging cradle for your smart phone - all speak to today's techno geek.

    It's been 4 years since its' debut, still no production. I hate when auto manufactures tease a product (this one even has its' own facebook page) and then never produce it. *Jeep is one of the worst offenders at that.
    Until it hits the market - enjoy the video
    Audi e-bike Official - A bicycle that runs at 80 kmph HD
    Audi e-bike Official - A bicycle that runs at 80 kmph HD ~ Audi e Bike - A bicycle that runs at 80 kmph .. .. .. !! Audi unveiled an extremely emotion-inspiring sports machine, the Audi e-bike Wรถrthersee at...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/05/2016 #1 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I will pass on this since it's 10K. Would be great to have a bike that does have a very comfortable seat and goes at the speed this Audi BMX bike does. I'm surprised they didn't work on manufacturing a bike which would attract triathletes and/or those who do bike racing. Audi would possibly do quite well in that arena as long as they kept their price below 5k. Interesting @Brian McKenzie, thanks for sharing!
  21. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    Camp .... The Summer Adventure
    These are the excursions of the Starship Tent
    Your 3 season mission:
    To dominate at new trailheads
    To geek out, camp life; red shirt paradise
    To boldly spend a full night under the stars

    While still just a concept, and likely not to get off the ground due to licensing issues - Dave Delisle has crafted the perfect escape pod for your weekend get away, or run away from civilization camp module. A great design with a nod to the beloved TV Series, I would definitely buy it. I could make the perfect B-n-B solution for back yard camping geek-outs when the ComiCon is in town and everything is sold out. Just don't show up in the Red Shirt Sleep Jammies - they don't bode well for survivability; unless you are a Scot and an Engineer.
    Brian McKenzie


    Oliver Moloney
    27/05/2016 #2 Oliver Moloney
    An example of genius?... I think so!
    Oliver Moloney
    27/05/2016 #1 Oliver Moloney
    Love it, want one!
  22. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    I had an ex-girlfriend that wouldn't go camping because there were not flush toilets. Needless to say - we did not survive the summer camping season. I like to camp. One summer between Sophomore and Junior year of college - I lived in a GP Medium Military tent; it was designed to sleep 12 without bunks...and it was bigger than my dorm room, I felt like I was nearly living in a castle. more on that later -

    Where do you do what you gotta do when you hafta go do? It's not something most people want to talk about - but it is a necessity of life. One of the things that bothered me about Walden - is that never once does he address hygiene, a critical element if you are living off grid and self sufficient - away from the civility of flush toilets.

    Introducing - the Royal thrown of camp toilets - as it is heavy, a bit of work to set up and drain and it is expensive. The Palm Springs camp toilet, yes - it even 'flushes'. Remember, a gallon of water is about 6 pounds - so when this unit is full - it will be close to 40 pounds - and not fun to move, plan accordingly.
    Palm Springs Outdoor 5 Gal Portable Outdoor Camping Recreation Toilet
    Palm Springs Outdoor 5 Gal Portable Outdoor Camping Recreation Toilet Palm Springs Outdoor 5 Gal Portable Outdoor Camping Recreation Toilet. Self-contained portable toilet for camp site, boat, RV, or other recreation Sturdy...
  23. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    It's time to pack up and hit the road, spend the weekends camping, out seeking the adventure of trails, lakes, beachs and what have you. Time to play hard and get dirty, squish the sand between your toes, make a viral face plant water skiing vid - it is all now at a moments notice, a full tank of gas away.
    But what of the clean up - the dirty, muddy, mucky, sandy, filthy awards that you earned while enjoying the great outdoors. (not to mention the smell of wet dog)
    Enter the RinseKit portable shower! The size of a standard ice chest cooler, filled with tap water right from the spicket, it gives a pressurized shower for about two full minutes. Not a 'Hollywood' shower - but enough to get the sand off your feet, the mud off your ankles and the big chunks off that dog.
    Enjoy the outdoors - just don't smell like you live there. Perfect for camping, tiny homes or that off grid yurt.
    The pressurized one is already on the market and around $100 - a heated unit is still in crowd funding; but until then, you can fill the current offering up with hot water if you do not want to wait.
    RinseKit : Pressurized Portable Shower
    RinseKit : Pressurized Portable Shower RinseKit is a pressurized, portable shower that's like having a hose to go. With no pumping and no batteries, RinseKit fills with two gallons of water from...


    Nancy Walker
    27/05/2016 #1 Nancy Walker
    How clever, those trips to the beach will not result in a sandy car ever again.
  24. ProducerLindsey Patterson
    8 Modern Gadgets and Items for Comfort Camping
    8 Modern Gadgets and Items for Comfort CampingFor some people, the idea of "camping" means being in a hotel with a slow wireless connection and no room service. Even if someone doesn't identify as being an "outdoors-y" type of person, there are definitely modern ways to keep comfort levels high...


    Brian McKenzie
    25/05/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    #2 Coffee is a camp essential ! The trick is to buy pre ground beans so you don't cause a stampede with your bean grinder ala City Slickers circa 1991
    John Williams
    25/05/2016 #2 John Williams
    I don't know if the whole point of being in nature and trying to separate yourself with your daily life in the city can be still achieved with these devices, maybe for certain type of campers not, but I would definitely take the espresso maker and an inflatable tent.
    Brian McKenzie
    25/05/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    I love Camping & Hiking, not so sure about the athleisure wear though. Not my bag,
  25. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    saw this and couldn't resist to say I am intrigued for handling, steering and of course the work out - I have always been fascinated by bicycles.
    Their origins brought the Wright Brothers to Flight and Henry Ford to the American rendition of the Car.
    The TwiCycle uses a hand crank steering set to drive the front wheel, while the rear is powered by traditional foot. Both look to have a derailer on them, so both ends are multi speed. I am looking forward to riding the off road version with knobbie tires through the woods and dirty uphills
    It is in crowd funding process right now - so no price or availability - but interesting to watch the developments.
    TwiCycle - Gym On Wheels
    TwiCycle - Gym On Wheels Twicycle Cycle With Your Arms, Legs or Both, teaser trailer Twicycle enables you to workout your upper body in addition to your lower body. Visit...
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