You know the book. A kid winds up in the forest with nothing but a small hand axe and figures out how to survive. A hatchet is one of the most versatile tools you can take with you in the outdoors, this is how you use one and how you'll manage to keep all your fingers and toes when you do.
The average American's daily hygiene ritual would seem unusual—nay, obsessive—to our forebears a hundred years ago. From mouthwash to deodorant, most of our hygiene products were invented in the past century. To sell them, the advertising industry had to create pseudoscientific maladies like "bad breath" and "body…
Staying hydrated is essential while camping, hiking or just spending time outside. Here's how to find the best water sources, then ensure their water is safe to drink.
I feel embarrassed right now. For the first time in ages, I actually paid attention to the keys on which I'm typing. And they're filthy. I am a bad person.
Hard drives get messy. You save files and forget them, download huge chunks of data that pile up, and change your naming schemes a hundred times. It's spring, though, so why not do a little tidying up?
Millions of people live without access to electricity or modern fuel for cooking and heating, but the problem can seem too daunting to tackle. How much would it cost to bring rural communities or countries with limited infrastructure onto the grid?
The US government holds vast tracts of public lands—more than a 654 million acres, in fact—for public use such as national parks as well as for military use like test ranges and proving grounds. But most of the time, much of that land is left to rot when it could be producing clean solar energy for our…
Your brain needs to clean itself. Not because it's cluttered with inane thoughts or clogged by your filthy sense of humor, but because—like every other organ—it creates waste products. Now, scientists have worked out how it keeps itself clean.
I don't know how old this Besom Holder organizer is or if you've seen it before. Don't care. There's something about the duality of this clean design that required posting today. I'll take two. [bookofjoe via Fancy It via Anthropologie]
When I think of sand I think of dirt, and when I think of dirt, I don't think of clean water. But sand is used to filter water in lots of places. This "coated sand" developed by Rice researchers? It's like a super filter.
OS X Lion's only available through the Mac App Store. But without a DeeVeeDee, how are obsessive nerds supposed to do a clean install? Reinstall Snow Leopaard [sic], says the latest purported Steve Jobs email. Potentially annoying, if true. [MacRumors]
Most of us are familiar with this fellow. He's a cute little robot vacuum who'll zip around your home to keep things tidy. He's got plenty of quirks and troubles though—something his competition is trying to avoid.
Fresh from this year's Outdoor Retailer expo comes SteriPEN's new Sidewinder portable water purifier. You can leave the batteries at home on your next trip, as the Sidewinder only needs a good cranking to power its germ-killing UV bulb.
Swedish gadget blog Fosfor got their hands on the svelte O2 Cocoon phone, and were gracious enough to produce an unboxing gallery. Not only is the phone simple and elegant, but so is its packaging. We're big fans of this newcomer, from its clean lines to the incorporation of a hidden LED display. Hopefully this will…