A few years after the fall of the Berlin wall, Boris Yeltsin became president of an independent Russia. His administration pursued a policy of converting government owned enterprises into privately, yet publicly owned companies. Russia issued "privatization vouchers" to citizens as ownership in these converted state-owned businesses. Typical Russians, however, had no experience or knowledge … Continue reading The Rise of the Russian Oligarchy and an American’s Journey Throughout It All
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.
Theodore Roosevelt wanted to run for Presidential election. Agreeing previously to step aside to allow younger men to run, the former "Rough Rider" changed his mind and decided to seek a third term. Running as the candidate of the Progressive Party after losing the nomination to William Howard Taft in the Republican party, he felt … Continue reading This Actually Happened: A Former President Nearly Died on an Amazonian Expedition to Map an Undiscovered River.
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?
Average low temperatures in the mountains, even in the summer, can get below freezing. Since those low temps occur at night, when stars are insufficient for visibility, Panther Vision developed the POWERCAP 35/55 Compression LED Lighted Beanie. That's a really long name for a stocking cap that has a tiny flashlight attached. Whether you are … Continue reading It’s Still Cold in the Mountains: Camp with this LED Beanie Cap
There can be a lot of confusion and trepidation when it comes to traveling internationally, and rightly so. Running an American hair dryer in a European hotel with just a plug adapter will get quite exciting and likely get you a thorough scolding from hotel staff after tripping the breaker for the entire floor. We'll … Continue reading What Type of Power Adapters Do I Need for International Travel?