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Monthly Archives: August 2008

A few days ago, I woke to find my pipes frozen. The outdoor temperature was in the single digits, and the house temperature hovered in the 50s all day. The next day was warmer, but an ice storm soon followed. I made myself feel better by looking up the coldest places in the world.

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The total of interesting old vehicles found parked on the streets of Alameda, California, reached the 300 mark yesterday. Newcomers to this series might want to check out the Down On The Street FAQ before making the jump and viewing the smorgasbord of old iron that thrives outdoors on the Island That Rust Forgot.

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Photos taken by great outdoors-explorer photog, George Steinmetz. Gallery contains some nudity [but nothing prurient, etc.] Really an awesome look into largely unknown culture & people who, when pics were shot, had basically never had contact with “civilization” before. Some of the pics are truly fantastic.

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Large gallery — eclectic mix of landscape, animals, people. Photographer: Jim Zuckerman. Focus is mainly on outdoors, nature, habitat; but other elements featured as well. Some genuinely great shots.

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As The Hill noted last week, 133 plaintiffs filed a civil suit against Romney
?s Utah finance co-chair, Robert Lichfield, and his various business entities involved in residential treatment programs for adolescents.The suit alleges that teens were locked in outdoor dog cages, exercised to exhaustion, deprived of food and sleep…

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Wired Magazine picks this summer?s must-have gear from Grills to outdoor computers.

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Air pollution is on the minds of many athletes this summer, especially those who exercise outdoors.

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Some guys in India used live ants to draw images on outdoor advertisements. Watch the video linked in the comments too.

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Want to scout out some hikes before your next trip? Google Earth’s new layer has hundreds of them. Specifically, the Trimble Outdoors Trips layer features GPS-marked trails for activities including hiking, biking, backpacking and running. The info includes directions to trailheads, a difficulty ranking, and notes on interesting sights to see along

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Tank Chair is a Custom off-road wheelchair that can go anywhere outdoors. Conquers Streams, Mud, Snow, Sand, and Gravel, allowing you to get back to nature, and can also climb up and down stairs.

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