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Trailtopia

<b>Simply Great Food in convenient packaging</b><p><b>for Backpacking, Camping, Canoeing, Climbing or Cycling</b><p>Trailtopia is a team of family, friends and fellow …

38 New Movies and TV Shows You Can Binge on Netflix in June

If your idea of a great Summer includes less lounging on the beach and more lounging on the couch, Netflix has you covered. The streaming service has plenty of incredible movies and TV shows on hand already, but June's arrival also means the addition of some brand spankin' new titles. From watching …

Got 15 minutes? You can learn to play the ukulele

"Heads up, this is highly addictive," ukulele teacher Cathy Whalen warns me.<p>Whalen teaches the ukulele at Take Note Music School in Mount Pearl.<p>She …

How to build a travel ukulele from scratch

Dremel commissioned Mark to make something interesting that used their tools and document the process online. So he made this cool soprano ukulele …

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop to help friends and family with new devices

If you’re anything like me, you spend basically all of your time on “holiday” not with family enjoying a nice cup of cocoa, but rather fixing and setting up all their devices. This can be annoying itself, but when you go back home, it can be even more of a pain helping out remotely without being …

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10 Must-have apps that every hiker shouldn’t live without

Share103<p>Tweet<p>Share24<p>+11<p>Shares 128<p>When we start planning long hikes, we always think of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan saying, “To live will be an awfully …

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Hank Williams And The Curse Of the ‘Live Fast, Die Young’ Music Star

He was unlucky in love, not much to look at, an alcoholic and a pill popper. But as soon as the music started, the king of country music could break …

Dutch Oven Camp Cooking, What's Cooking America

Additionally the lid can be used as a griddle or skillet. It’s placed upside down on the coals and works great for bacon, eggs, pancakes, etc. The …

Brad’s Campsite Jambalaya

8 Servings<p>If you decide to make this best jambalaya recipe out in the wild, pack the perishables in a cooler.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1” pieces<p>1 pound andouille sausage, sliced<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

6 Instant Meals for Backpacking: Just Add Boiling Water

If you are very busy at work and your job requires you to stay in the office until the evening, you probably don’t have a lot of time to cook …

Unexpected Gear Of Mountain Pro Andrew Skurka

During an overnight trip last month in the Colorado Rockies with Andrew Skurka, it was quickly evident to me that he’s not your average backpacker.<p>A …

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

How an antenna can complement your Roku experience [guest post]

<i>We chat with different types of Roku customers every day – some cord cutters who strictly stream, others who have cable, and many cord shavers who</i> …

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Upgrade Your Camping Experience with Polarmond Sub-Zero Sleeping-Bag/Tent Hybrid | Homestead Guru

The Polarmond tent sleeping bag hybrid is designed to keep your body warm at subzero sleeping temperatures. Pitching a tent made easy!

How the pop song got its groove back

Fifty years ago, the pioneering music writer <i>Nik Cohn</i> declared the pop song a dying form. Here he asks, has the internet helped put it back on track?<p>Fifty years ago this week, I was a month short of turning 20 and just beginning to think that my best days were behind me. The music I loved – and …

Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music (4th ed.)

<b>Title :Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music (4th ed.)</b> <b><br>Author : Jonathan Harnum</b> <b><br>Price : $0.00</b>

Review: New iRig Acoustic

Just last weekI wrote a review about the new iRig Pro DUO; and now on the heels of the first dual-channel iRig comes another first: the iRig Acoustic ($49.99). The iRig lineup provides electric guitar players what they could previously only get by shelling out serious cash for guitar gear or …

Music Theory: Adding Richness To Your Chord Progressions

In most commercial genres of contemporary music since the advent of the Rock era, the most common way to play chords is with the root note of the …

Why Progressives Cannot Do Tax Reform

Commentators on both sides of the ideological spectrum concur that the federal tax code is too complex, too burdensome, inherently unfair, harms economic growth and reduces U.S. global competitiveness. The solution is broad-based (that is individual and corporation) income tax reform; generally …

Camping Survival Kit: The Most Essential Items for Your Backpack Inventory

Any backpack while camping or hiking is considered a variation of a survival kit. Hikers and campers tend to pack only the most essential items, …

How to Make a Wood Gas Stove

A portable stove in your bug out bag will ensure that you can prepare food to get you through the first critical 72 hours. You don’t even need to buy …

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Stephen King praises J.K. Rowling’s Robert Galbraith novels

J.K. Rowling may be best known for her books set in the wizarding world, but she’s also got a number of popular crime novels under her belt, written …

Bob Dylan’s ‘Desire’: An ‘Exotic’ Masterpiece Turns 40

Country singer Emmylou Harris had no idea what she was in for the day she arrived at Columbia Studios to sing backup on her first Bob Dylan session. …

Getting Started with Virtual Reality: Building for Google Cardboard

<i>This is part 2 of our series introducing Makers to Virtual reality. If you haven’t already seen it, you should go check out:</i> An Introduction To Unity.<p>The Google Cardboard headset is the perfect and inexpensive way to get started with virtual reality for anyone who owns a smartphone. Mainstream …

Virtual Reality

The top virtual reality apps for Android devices

From Google Daydream to Gear VR, 2018 looks like it could be the year that virtual reality on Android goes mainstream. Cheap headsets like Cardboard …

Getting started with Google Cardboard

It sounds made up: Your smartphone, a couple of plastic lenses, and some strategically cut cardboard come together to form a virtual reality headset.<p>Yet that's the, er, reality of Google Cardboard, which made its debut at last year's Google I/O conference and received a 2.0 update at this year's. …

POP! CARDBOARD 2.5 review: a superb Google Cardboard variant

Virtual reality (VR) has taken the mobile market by storm as soon as Google introduced a ingenious way to achieve it – by simply strapping a phone to …

16 of the coolest apps for Cardboard, Google's DIY virtual reality headset

Google Cardboard is one of the search giant's coolest projects in a long time.<p>Sure, it's not as immediately useful as Google Maps, and you won't find yourself checking it as often as Search — but it's virtual reality! Using your smartphone!<p>With just a piece of cardboard and a compatible smartphone, …

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Darlingside On Mountain Stage

Darlingside makes its first visit to <i>Mountain Stage</i>, recorded live on the campus of Ohio University in Athens. An acoustic band that takes its cues from '60s folk, bluegrass, classical and indie rock, Darlingside is known for its lush harmonies and cinematic lyrical turns.<p>When the band formed in …