Mark Conger

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Ikea’s sleek new bike is now available for $500

Perfectly low-key<p>Are bikes made by furniture companies the next big thing? Seeing how there’s a turning tide toward more and safer biking in cities around the world, it certainly would make sense.<p>Yesterday, we learned that minimalist furniture brand Blu Dot has started selling an equally …

Newest EcoReco electric scooter is a big step up in personal transport

<b>The new EcoReco Model R offers a redesigned and "ridiculously feature-rich" option for urban commutes and last-mile transportation.</b><p>Although the full …

Tesla increases its lead on the US luxury sedan market, beating Mercedes, BMW and Audi

Tesla shocked the industry earlier this year when it confirmed having delivered 25,202 Model S sedans in the U.S. in 2015, which gave the company a 25% market share in the premium sedan market. For the first time, Tesla had surpassed market leaders like BMW and Mercedes. Furthermore, every single …

26 Gorgeous NorCal Camping Spots Within 100 Miles of SF

The Big Sur River runs adjacent to the campground(Photo by Aron Bosworth)<p><b>PFEIFFER BIG SUR STATE PARK CAMPGROUND</b><p>If Big Sur redwoods, riverside …

Why Tesla Will Destroy the Automobile Industry

Traditional car manufacturers are clueless when it comes to the effective use of digital technology.<p>If there's an example of a company about to disruptively innovate an entire industry, it's Tesla.<p>Partly, this is because of raw technology--Tesla's is clearly superior to that of its …

Atlas, The Next Generation

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How to Make a Swedish Torch - All-Night Campfire with Only One Log | Homestead Guru

Low on wood at your local camp-site? Tired of hauling logs from one end of the property to the other? Is your BBQ pit rusting through or on it’s last …

Post-EMP Survival: What If You Can’t Get Home?

One of the most haunting emails I’ve received this year is from Mallory:I recently started reading your blog (love it!) and have your EMP First 15 …

50 Survival Tips and Tricks for the Outdoors (PASSION)

Best Survival Tips and Tricks: Ultimate Guide List<p>How to create a thick fire signal<p>1. Create a thick fire signal.<p>A combination of fresh pine and …

MSR Guardian Water Purifier

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>On longer outdoor adventures where the drinking water supply becomes an issue, you need a purifier. MSR’s Guardian system …

Facebook Co-Founder Giving Millions Directly To The Poor, No Strings Attached

GiveDirectly has a straightforward approach to helping the world's poorest people: just give them cash, no strings attached.<p>The New York-based nonprofit has distributed about $1,000—roughly a year's income—to thousands of ultra-poor households in Kenya and Uganda. Recipients don't need to pay back …

World Food Program

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

37 RV Hacks That Will Make You A Happy Camper

Put the WIN in Winnebago.<p>Thumbnail photo via Oh So Lovely Vintage.

Natural Insect Repellents

I was in my early twenties the last time I used manmade insect repellent. I hated what DEET did to my gear, especially plastic. And one can’t help …

This Library On A Chip Gives People Without Internet Access All The Information They Need

This digital divide creates a bifurcated world, where some people have the information and knowledge to get ahead, while others are left behind. But …

How to Taste (and Fall in Love With) Raw Honey

Good raw honey is practically a different product from the "Grade A Amber" plastic bears that line supermarket shelves. The latter is accumulated from thousands of colonies, then boiled down until all its dynamic flavors are distilled to one word: sweet. But the raw stuff, harvested at peak season …

A Tip from Illumiseen: How to Prevent Running Shoe Blisters With a “Heel Lock” or “Lace Lock”

Running Shoes

I am a pilot that was on the first American C-17 aid flight into Nepal. This is what we brought.

When Giants Fan Met Dodgers Fan (Episode 1)

More Great real-world Survival Lessons from Ukraine

OK, some more great real-world lessons from Ukraine and thoughts being translated from Russian speaking forums. I think some folks here will get an …

Armed Forces

How To Wire 12 volt Batteries in Series and Parallel [Video]

This video by Solar Burrito, shows how to wire 12 volt Batteries in Parallel (to get one large battery) and also Series (to increase the ...

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Fired Flight Attendants Fight Back Against United Airlines

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The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Mental Disorders

Best Flashlights of 2014

Now that 2014 is behind us the advent of the New Year provides an opportunity to reflect upon the year that was. Over the past 12 months I’ve been …

Self Defense