Caleb Smithson

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Safari Tent

Just because you're sleeping outdoors doesn't mean you have to live like some kind of wild animal — step up your campground game and become king of …

6 Key Emergency Survival Tips From Wilderness Experts

Despite what you've seen in the movies, sucking venom out of a snakebite won't get you very far. Here's how to get through six extreme situations. For four harrowing survival stories and more advice from the experts, check out our "How I Survived" feature here.<p>• Hypothermia<p>Rule No. 1: Exercise if …

14 Winter Survival Tips

October 28, 2013 by Melanie Swick | 4 Comments<p>Winter brings the holidays, visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads, and awkward time with family …

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Bow Drill - Basic Bow-Drill

Basic Bow-Drill<p>by Peter Moc <br>(photos by Peter Moc except where otherwise indicated)<p><b>Introduction to Bow-Drill</b><p>When you are first learning bow-drill …

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The Week in Review: Surf's Up

The Week in Review: Surf’s Up<p>Inside Flipboard / October 4, 2013<p>If you ignore the fact that the government of the United States of America shut down …

Doctors Investigate Indian Baby for Spontaneous Combustion - ABC News

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Scientists are scouring the globe for mystery bacteria to help reduce our dependence on fertilizer

Researchers from Michigan State University and Imperial College London have just received $1.87 million in funding to conduct a treasure hunt. It will take them from Germany to Hawaii in the US and elsewhere, in search of the smallest needle—a particular type of bacteria—in a haystack the size of …

The first day of the Bo Xilai trial offers up a slew of surprises

Kyodo via AP Images<p>The first of the two-day trial of disgraced Chinese Communist party official Bo Xilai was closely followed on—where else?—China’s microblogging platform Sina Weibo, which also happened to be the main source of information about the trial, thanks to an official courtroom feed. …

Artist pranks LA Best Buy stores with 'useless' gadget

Consumers visiting five select Los Angeles-area Best Buy stores last Friday encountered a "useless" gadget unlike any other.<p>Intending to inspire people to think twice about having the latest and greatest piece of tech, street artist Plastic Jesus secretly placed empty black plastic boxes, complete …

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by shops to display product information. It could even be used for fun to play interactive active games.<p>Once just a prototype created by the startup Ubi with a Microsoft Kinect for …

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Here’s what connected cars will be doing by 2020

<i>Pavan Mathew is Global Head of Connected Car for Telefonica Digital.</i><p>Many of us dream of autonomous cars. Just imagine the relaxation of completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B. A recent …

Hey Apple: Regular People Have No Idea How To Manage Photos On Their iPhone

I’m serious, they don’t. They don’t know that they don’t, but they don’t. If you grab a co-workers iPhone and they have 2500 photos on the camera …

Circle September 10 on Your Calendar for Apple’s Big iPhone Event

Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone at a special event on Sept. 10, sources told <b>AllThingsD</b>.<p>D: All Things Digital<p>The launch comes at an …

Next iPhone tipped for September 10 unveiling

The summer might be winding down, but iPhone (s aapl) news continues to heat up. According to a report from AllThingsD, Apple is expected to take the …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …