Christopher Ward

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12 Sandbag Exercises That Work Twice As Many Muscles in Half the Time

One of the most versatile tools you’re probably not using, a sandbag is great for when you want to work out but also don't want to spend all <i>day</i> …

This Company Will Design Your House For Less Than The Price Of Your Phone

Cover, a technology startup in Los Angeles, is bringing the design, engineering, and manufacturing of prefabs into the 21st century.<p>When Alexis Rivas was working for a high-end residential architecture firm in Toronto, he marveled at what big budgets–think between $40 and $100 million per …

Prefab Homes

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

Gardening

2 Single-Leg Exercises That Build Seriously Strong (and Better Looking) Glutes

You already do Squats, Deadlifts and Hip Thrusts, but if you are a serious athlete—or just want a nice-looking butt—you need to do single-leg …

Health

Carry your Gym with you

This seemingly unsuspecting boomerang-ish piece of wood and metal is in fact a full fledged gym in itself! The Yoak (wonder why it’s named so) is an …

First prefab passive house from Ecocor goes into production

The entire process will take 6 to 8 months<p>The last time we checked in with Maine housing startup Ecocor, the company just launched a partnership with Richard Pedranti Architects (RPA) to offer a series of prefab homes built to rigorous Passive House standards for energy efficiency. A few months …

How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

This month, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary. One of Wonkblog's favorite data scientists, a guy named Randal Olson who's a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to mark the occasion by creating a map of the shortest possible road trip through all 47 national …

National Parks

Bright Built Barn is Net-Zero Energy

"The next generation of sustainable building practices will not be about material performance or building imprint on local environments. The next …

Honey, They Shrunk the AC Unit

We're losing our cool over Noria, the answer to our summer woes<p>Summertime is already in full swing in New York, and with that comes the dreaded air …

Engineering

North America’s first fully prefabricated passive houses could revolutionize the housing market

A brilliant new partnership announced today could revolutionize the way Americans build their homes. Ecocor has teamed up with sustainability-minded …

The Only Three Kinds of Sandpaper You Need

There are an overwhelming number of sandpaper choices, but only three of them will be used for most of your woodworking projects.<p>Sanding is a necessary evil that accompanies every woodworking project, and one of the more annoying parts of the task is choosing which type of sandpaper to use. This …

Lift like a first-rounder

According to top NFL combine trainer Ryan Flaherty, founder and CEO of Prolific Athletes, the hex-bar deadlift (aka the “trap-bar deadlift”), is the …

These $150,000 Prefab Houses Don’t Need Any Energy From The Grid

Deltec’s factory-built houses get their power from solar panels—and incredible gains in efficiency.<p>When a home-building company called Deltec Homes first launched in 1968, they focused on designing houses that could survive a hurricane. Now one of their main focuses is a different challenge—how to …

Prefab Homes

It House

The IT HOUSE is a precision building system custom tailored to each client and site. The customizable house is made of high quality sustainable …

Can't Afford New Outdoor Gear? Why Not Rent Instead?

Let’s face it, buying outdoor gear is not cheap, particularly if you want something that is going to last for awhile. Getting fully equipped for all …

Ultralight Backpacking Gift Guide

Buying ultralight backpacking gifts is difficult if you’re not an ultralight backpacker yourself. So I’ve assembled this list of recommended UL gifts …

Backpacking

How a Remote Peak in Myanmar Nearly Broke an Elite Team of Climbers

On one of mountaineering’s most dangerous journeys, a group was pushed to the limit by physical and mental challenges.<p>This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p><b>The wind slams into me,</b> and I desperately grip my ice axes to keep from being ripped off the mountain …

These electric powered surfboards can surf on flat water

The latest entry into this burgeoning category comes from Onean Electric Jet Surfboards. The company has recently unveiled a pair of boards equipped with powerful electric engines — effectively allowing you to surf without waves.<p>The Carver and the Manta, as they're called, both sport onboard …

Aquatic Sports

Off-Grid Stealth Cabin Plans

Introduction: Off-Grid Stealth Cabin Plans<p>Have you dreamed of having your own little off-grid cabin, retreat or maybe a guest house?<p>Well now you can …

The ArchiBlox Carbon Positive House

Carbon

Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world

Is your dream to live off-grid in any place of your choosing? The tiny egg-shaped Ecocapsule could be the low-energy home you’re looking for. …

Solar Panels

Top 10: Best Survival Knives (June.2017) - Buyer's Guide & Reviews

<b>Top Survival Knives</b> | Add to Flipboard Magazine.<p>Survival Knives help us to survive our lives in wilderness environment or emergency situation. …

For Earth Day: 22 Shades of Green

There are many options available for those who want to build a "green" house. The number of sustainable and energy-efficient options used in the construction is dependent on budget, taste and the level of desire to be independent of the grid and utilize sustainable practices.<p>Here is a checklist of …

Home Improvement

The Dinky Dub Camper

With the nostalgic good looks of a VW bus, the Dinky Dub Camper is a retro way to make a road trip more enjoyable. Complete with hot/cold water, a …

Camping

The 5 Best Road Bikes

Looking for a great way to explore the roads in your area without having to find a walking buddy? Looking into a sturdy, affordable road bike is what …