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Blisters

<b>Treatment Principles for Blisters</b><p>Clean the blister and surrounding skin to prevent infection and help the tape stick.<br>• If you're worried the blister …

The Next Energy Bar Revolution: Real Meat

It powered Shackleton, Mallory, and Amundsen, and now dehydrated meats are being pressed into energy bars. They’re just as easy to stash in a pack or pocket for a long run or hike, and they’re usually higher in protein. The only bone of con-tention: the taste. You’ll either love it or hate …

Nutrition

How Should I Learn To Be A Mountaineer?

<i>A:</i><p>Step one: Read the essential texts. Rock-star alpinist Conrad Anker, who leads The North Face’s dream team of globetrotting expeditionists, recommends <i>Mountaineering: The</i> <i>Freedom of the Hills</i>. First published 54 years ago by The Mountaineers climbing club in Seattle, the how-to guide is widely …

Mountaineering

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

Mortgages

Break a Sweat

Scientists have long known that happiness and stress are two sides of the same coin: the less stressed you are, the happier you’ll be. They’ve also known that exercise lifts mood by releasing feel-good chemicals like endorphins and dopamine into the brain. But last spring, researchers at Princeton …

Neuroscience

As kids, books like The Visual Dictionary and David Macaulay’s The Way Things Work were our most-prized possessions

As kids, books like <i>The Visual Dictionary</i> and David Macaulay’s <i>The Way Things Work</i> were our most-prized possessions. We’d spend hours pouring over insect classifications or a cutaway diagram of a combustion engine.<p><b>The Visual Handbook for Building and Remodeling ($23)</b> is like that, but for grown ups: 600 pages of detailed color illustrations covering everything from timber frame joints to span & load calculation tables to sun path charts for optimizing passive solar heating in your cabin.

Books we love:

<i>Books we love:</i><p><b>The Practice of the Wild</b> by Gary Snyder<p>Snyder (a mountaineer, zen buddhist, Pulitzer-prize winning poet, and inspiration for the main character in Kerouac’s <i>The Dharma Bums)</i> melds anthropology and lyricism in this short volume of essays contemplating the meaning and ethics of Nature.<p>From the opening essay:<p>“Wild and free.” …Both words, profoundly political and sensitive as they are, have become consumer baubles. I hope to investigate the meaning of <i>wild</i> and how it connects with <i>free</i> …

6 Smart Tips for Cooking and Entertaining in Tiny Apartments

1/8<p>Cooking in Small Apartments<p>Cooking and entertaining in a tiny apartment can be a daunting task - which is why many New Yorkers end up using their …

Apartments

Camper Kart is a Tiny Home That Pops Out of a Shopping Cart

We've all seen the men and women who live out of shopping carts in cities throughout the world, but imagine if they could add one of Kevin Cyr's …

HOW TO: Make Aloe Vera Toothpaste

Making your own toothpaste is much easier than it seems. All you need is a juicy Aloe Vera plant and two or three items from the store: baking soda …

Magical Dome House in Remote Thailand Constructed in Six Weeks for Just $8000!

Steve Areen is not your typical builder. After a long career as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines, he had an opportunity to build his own dome …

How to Start a Fire

While it isn't the sexiest fire, the one you are going to build the most exists somewhere between Tom Hanks' victorious first spark in <i>Castaway</i> and a lighter fuel-soaked stack of pallets. Learning how to start a fire without a match is a valuable survival skill, but it's not one that can be taught …

Tom Hanks

From File To Knife: Make a Bushcraft Knife Using Simple Tools - DIY

<i>This article was originally posted in</i> Instructables <i>and is reposted with permission from Cas van de Goor.</i><p>A good bushcraft knife is a must-have for …

Bushcraft

Sony HMZ-T3W wearable display is up for pre-order in the US, costs $999

US buyers who want to swap large displays for wearable screens might want to check out Sony's online store, where the HMZ-T3W is now available for pre-order for $999. Hirai and Co. claim this third iteration of the head-mounted display comes with dual OLED monitors that simulate sitting 65 feet …

Black Diamond CoEfficient Jacket

<b>Black Diamond CoEfficient Jacket <br>MSRP: $139<br>BlackDiamondEquipment.com</b><p>The Black Diamond CoEfficient Jacket. PHOTO: Black Diamond<p>I have a closet full of …

Beyond-Off-Grid Film Promotes Self-Reliant Lifestyle - Renewable Energy

Missouri filmmaker Sophek “Sean” Tounn is on the last leg of a three-year-long undertaking to help others think beyond preparing for a single-event …

Off-grid

Singulus tests 100GB, 4K-ready Blu-ray discs

The Blu-ray Disc Association has teased that a 4K-friendly disc format is coming, but Singulus isn't willing to wait to make some announcements of its own. The German company just finished production tests of a Blu-ray disc that squeezes 100GB into three layers, making it "ideal" for 4K movies. …