When you go to the "About Us" section of our web page, you'll see Sam wearing a Subea Snorkel. We bought it at Decathlon in Nanning, China. I also bought 18 pairs of underwear at that store for $2.50/ea, but that's a different story for a different time. https://youtu.be/flOJSLdorE4 These Snorkels are fantastic. Really easy … Continue reading Only Buy One of These Snorkels, and the Kids Will Fight Over It. So Better Buy None or Enough for All Them.
In 1888, no one had radar or weather forecasts. Nothing told families spread out across the prairie that weather would be turning for the worse or if precipitation was incoming. On January 12, 1888, the northern plains of Minnesota, Dakotas and Nebraska experienced unseasonably warm weather. People flocked outside to work on outdoor projects after … Continue reading And You Thought it Snowed a Lot this Winter? Not as Much as 1888.
Walking through Europe in the summer can get quite sweaty. I've walked through Machu Pichu in March. I've had clinging clothes in China. I've had a lot of Swass in Spain. I know rank clothes. As I've gotten older, the B.O. seems to cling a little more. Anyone share the pain? https://youtu.be/rfw8NF6bhRc The Sonic Soak … Continue reading What Should You Take When You Travel Internationally? Maybe Try This Tool For Cleaning Clothes.
Luke and Sam both loved Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, a book of survival, ingenuity and solitude. A 13 year old boy survives a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, and begins a journey of survival and self discovery that everyone should read. If you'd like to buy our pick for the best camping and survival … Continue reading Camping Survival, Solitude and the Amazing Journey of a Young Man
Before automobiles, the telephone, electricity or any large earth moving construction equipment of any kind, the United States undertook one of the greatest engineering achievements in history. They connected the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the country of Panama. https://youtu.be/wJ_W9gIH3WA In the same way that setting out to put a man on the moon was … Continue reading How Do You Build a Canal Before Power Equipment?
In the annals of Professional Cycling, no one dominated the sport like Eddy Merckx. Before the controversies surrounding PED's, Eddy was crushing opponents, and doing it consistently, every week...until of course his insatiable appetite for success became his undoing. In professional baseball, Cy Young has what is considered an unbreakable record 511 career wins. Walter … Continue reading Summer Read Series: A Cyclist They Called “The Cannibal.”
Is it really possible that a book about a horse should warrant a Hollywood movie? Absolutely Yes! And not only that, Laura Hillenbrand's blockbuster book deserves a trilogy. https://youtu.be/Yv6RnFTlu4I Seabiscuit, An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand is a #1 New York Times Bestseller about the most popular race horse in American history. Yeah, that sounds … Continue reading This Book About a Horse Deserved a Trilogy of Movies, Not Just a Single Feature.
There is an ongoing debate on which to do first. Should you watch the movie or read the book? I think Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand might settle the debate. Louis Zamperini lived one of the most amazing lives you've never heard of. An Olympic runner noticed by Hitler himself, his athletic career is worthy of … Continue reading Read Which First? The Book or the Movie? This Summer Read Might Settle the Debate.
"We can put a man on the moon, but we can't spray butter evenly over our popcorn." Hasn't this been said, like, a billion times! No more people! It's real, it's here, and it works! Yes, this is what you've always wanted. All your dreams come true. https://youtu.be/ncjOWVDMz9w The Biem (pronounced beem) Real Butter Sprayer … Continue reading Real. Butter. Sprayer.
8 year old Hannah is just learning English. We adopted her from China only 8 months ago and she didn't speak a word of English this past summer. It's been amazing to watch her progress and growth in such a short time. Heading into this Spring, she's already beginning to read her first chapter books. … Continue reading Hannah’s All Over Junie B. Jones Books