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Slaying Blind Pigs

My low rated opponent opponent threatened a draw by repetition with his blind pigs. I was happy to find the antidote in this blitz game. White to move

Overview of My Trip to Vancouver

The only photo of Russ and me from the entire trip, from the ferry to Vancouver Island. This month, Russ attended a scientific meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, and I got to tag along as his plucky sidekick. I’ve never been toShow More Summary

Video: Muskrat Trapper Accidentally Launches Truck into River

A Michigan muskrat trapper was left without a ride after an incident on Tuesday in which he launched his truck, boat, and nearly himself into the freezing Muskegon River. According to MLive, Jack Kirkpatrick was attempting to bring his boat out of the...

Spey Fishing – The ‘Engaged Fly’

Ever wondered whether your fly is swinging at the right depth, at the right speed, or even in the right water for the quarry at hand? We receive comments all the time about how or where the fly should be traveling when swinging for anadramous species, and for good reason.. It’s tough! Thanks to long-time spey-guru […]

Get With Nature in Ireland

Ireland is a country where one can find the best spots for the city-slicker to be happy and feel at home in their own little havoc-wreaking hustle and bustle. However when you are in need of that serene, happy, quiet place, then Ireland is there to have your back. Show More Summary

Waterfowl at the Local Water Treatment Plant

As it turned out the month of October brings some of the common migratory waterfowl to our local water treatment...

5 Major Benefits of Attending Weight Loss Camps

Weight loss camps are those kinds of programs or camps which provide the users with the ultimate fitness package and promise to result in some weight loss. These camps turn you into more health conscious and diet conscious individuals and have several other benefits and advantages as well. Show More Summary

giant molasses cookies

Twelve big balls. Made twelve big cookies. That made my yarn very happy. So happy, in fact, that we ate cookies for dinner and scrambled eggs with toast for dessert. Some nights are just like that.

3 Easy and Quick Camping Recipes

Camping happens right in the midst of nature and that ought to limit the kinds of food an individual can cook on any sort of a camping trip. You know you don’t have a whole lot of cooking utensils, the extensive stove and other equipments. Show More Summary

Backpacking: Dos and Don’ts

Backpacking is a fun activity but it can go terribly wrong if you don’t follow the unwritten guide of backpackers. There are many things that you will need to be aware of before you head to your backpacking trip. Simply stating, there are many dos and don’ts related to backpacking which every new or seasoned backpacker must take seriously. Show More Summary

How To Select The Best Stove For Your Next Camping Trip

One of the things that you definitely need to carry on a camping trip to ensure that you don’t go too hungry is a stove. It is safe to say that a camping trip is almost incomplete without a proper stove. But is selecting one an easyShow More Summary

Quick Camping Tips: Tips to keep Tent Cool During Summers

Summer months are the best time of the years to go camping. Not only do they truly let you enjoy the outdoors but also have longer days and shorter nights to enjoy each bit of the fun and adventure. But the insides of the tent may get a little too warm for comfort and may need some cooling. Show More Summary

Useful List of Safety Tips for Camping with Toddlers

Camping is one of the most loved fun activities that people do on weekends, during the summers or during the holiday season. Be it with friends, family or relatives, there is so much to do on camping that no one can ever get bored of it. Show More Summary

The List of Dangers Associated with Climbing

We all know that climbing, mountaineering and similar climbing related tasks and sports are risky and pretty dangerous. Well even on knowing this, we fail to evaluate the level of the risk and are not aware of the various dangers which might be associated with this interesting and adventurous activity. Show More Summary

Tips on How to Make Most of your Next Biking Adventure

Biking adventure are an eco friendly individual’s way to enjoy the environment. If you are also one of those individuals then you must know what is like to be out there. You know that it is a lot of fun and excitement but it is also very physically demanding. Show More Summary

Laura's Top Ten List: Best things about being 63

1. The number 63 is ASCII for the question mark—the perfect symbol for how I go through life. 2. It's also the number of chromosomes found in the offspring of a donkey and a horse (both hinnies and mules). 3. Michael Jordan scored aShow More Summary

Iraqveteran8888 Tests Spartan’s ATC AR500 Plate

Eric Blandford of Iraqveteran8888 fame on Youtube has done another test, this time of the Spartan Armor Systems ATC AR500 Plate. Spartan’s ATC is specially milled to shape to the wearer’s body without using “crease bends.” Many other...Show More Summary

Swarthmore: One of the Most Beautiful Campuses in America by Susan Harris

I first visited and fell in love with the Scott Arboretum, covering the entire campus of Swarthmore College, back in 2008 when I visited for a talk on lawn alternatives.  I finally made a return visit last month when I attended its annual Perennial Plant Conference, where some of the top names in the plant world were […]

So, I’m Writing a Field Guide

Yeah, I’m kind of surprised too. After all, while I like to believe that I am a pretty good bird...

Welcome to Carlsen - Anand Sochi World Championship Game 9 LIVE Commentary

Welcome to Carlsen - Anand Sochi World Championship game 9 (LIVE commentary by me).Thanks for joining me. After 8 games, the score is 4.5 - 3.5 in favor of Magnus. We are down to just four games. It is pressure time for both players, especially Anand. Show More Summary

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