What if you were told that you can get the most stylish and efficient state of the art personal water filtration duo and give a family of five water for life at the same time? Well that’s exactly what the Alter Ego project is about: A highly functional piece of design that empowers you to create change in the world by helping reduce the inequity of clean water access.
Conceived by designer and water enthusiast Manuel Desrochers, the Alter Ego is a personal water filtration and hydration duo made of two components: Alter, the bottle and Ego, the water filter assembly. It was designed to accommodate the Urban Traveler and the Outdoor Enthusiast on a day expedition, as well as the Globetrotter and the Restless Backcountry Trekker for which access to clean water is a matter of survival. Continue reading →
If you live in a place with a relatively mild climate like Sydney, Australia, you’ll naturally wish to engage in several activities taking advantage of the great outdoors. Whether you’re planning to spend time in the city or head out into the wilderness, there’s a great amount of things to do in Sydney—one of these activities includes the sport of rock climbing.
Rock climbing is simply an activity where the participants climb onto a natural or artificial rock formation. The main objective of most rock climbing endeavors is reaching the summit portion of a rocky formation or the projected endpoint of a predetermined route without falling. Many rock climbing competitions have taken advantage of this activity, upping the stakes by requiring players to complete their routes in the fastest amount of time possible or reaching the furthest point in a difficult climbing route. Continue reading →
If, like many Americans, you’re struggling to pay down crushing debt, you’re probably looking for viable options for cutting expenses. So the question then becomes: How far would you go to become debt-free? For some people, the answer has taken them away from the comforts of modern living and into the minimalist lifestyle that comes with living out of a tent.
Tent living isn’t exactly taking the world by storm, but there are plenty of individuals who have scrapped apartments and/or home living and have decided to Continue reading →
Krabi, located at the west coast of southern Thailand, is well-known for its iconic limestone cliffs and stunning beaches. Tourists of all kinds flock to Krabi, ranging from backpackers to luxury vacationers to rock climbing enthusiasts.
Krabi town itself isn’t very exciting (although there’s a great food market at night) and serves primarily as a gateway to Railay.
Railay (also known as Rai Leh / อ่าวไร่เล) is known as a rock-climbing spot, but is also popular with non-climbers because of its beautiful beaches and laid-back lifestyle.
The two most popular tourist areas in Railay are Railay West and Ton Sai.
Railay West is a stunning beach of fine white sand that is great for swimming. Railay features plenty of mid to high-range hotels and accommodates mostly tourists that are on short vacation. Continue reading →
Sheffield England is still home to skilled artisans making knives using traditional methods. Largely handmade, working in small factories traditional quality products are being created preserving the highly skilled techniques which have always been the hallmark of Sheffield made knives.
Sheffield knives are not only fine utilitarian objects they are collector’s items in their own right and can be valued for many years. These are not mass produced items these are the products of craftsmen with decades of experience. We have knives with a variety of traditional blades made by Trevor Ablett. Continue reading →
If you’re thinking of starting a new hobby and you like fun, excitement and you enjoy building your skills, then you should consider off roading.
Off roading has been around for several decades as a leisure activity. It all started after the Second World War when GI’s began buying the same types of Jeep they had used during the war and driving them around America’s countryside.
Since then off roading has grown into a massive industry with millions of people all over the world taking part in off roading holidays or even investing in their own off road vehicle to drive whenever they like. Continue reading →
Many people in this modern day own guns for security reasons, and they keep them in their homes where their children also reside. It is therefore the gunowner’s responsibility to keep the guns in safe places where children have no access to. Although it is almost impossible to keep certain things from your own children, it can be done.
It is also important to keep in mind that hiding your guns from your children only increases their curiosity. You have to remember that children have a higher sense of curiosity. Continue reading →
It’s safe to say that summer is finally here, and with the weather being so charming it’s high time to get out there and make the most of it. As the kids’ summer holidays are coming up it’s also a great time to start planning how they could spend it with an emphasis on getting them out more. Often if left to their own devices, the kids will focus on the easy entertainment such as video games or watching movies. While this is great fun, there’s a whole world to explore, so here are some ideas on how to get the kids outside more:
1. Nature Walk
A family walk in the woods isn’t as common as it used to be. This is a shame as there’s lots of fun to be had, so be sure to plan in at least one walk in the forest together. When you are outside be sure to make the walk more interesting by getting the kids involved in their surroundings. For instance, set a task like counting how many oak trees, ladybirds, small birds like sparrows or finches you see. If the kids are still young you could always simplify this and look out for yellow flowers such as buttercups instead and slowly introduce the kids to the official names of their surroundings. This will build their outdoor knowledge and make future nature walks more challenging. Continue reading →