Friday, March 26, 2010

Around the Web, Some Reading For This Weekend

“Weather is a great metaphor for life - sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.” ~Terri Guillemets

Here in the North East it looks like it could be a rainy weekend.  So for those of you that may be stuck inside, I thought I’d point you to some excellent reading about the outside.

  1. The best iPhone hiking apps.  What if your iPhone could act as a compass, a map, a GPS tracker, bug repellent, a weather reporter and a survival guide?
  2. 8 Simple Tips To Grow Active, Healthy Kid Kids can’t stare at a screen and their hands aren’t available to text or play video games when they are building a snowman, splashing in a stream, scaling a rock wall, digging in a garden or climbing trees.
  3. Animated Knots by Grog Don’t know the difference between a Bowline, a Clove hitch and a Rolling hitch knot? This web site will show you how to tie knots with short animations.
  4. The Wild Backpacker looks at energy bars.  Good analysis of different types.
  5. A new blogger The Smokies Whisperer, writes of her experiences in the Smoky Mountains.  The actual feelings and emotions. Different them most hiking blogs, I’m liking it.
  6. And last but not least, a video from www.minibulldesign.com using a fanny pack for ultra light backpacking:


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for providing the fantastic references in this post.

    I've just spent half an hour reading some of the referenced sites and have to come back later for further indulgence.

    Gotta love the Internet.