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Going to be out in the field in a variety of overnight conditions and temperatures? If so, the new Optimus Multi-Temperature Sleep System from Slumberjack is designed to keep outdoor adventurers comfortable in fluctuating weather conditions. The all-in-one, transformable sleep system is uniquely designed to deliver high-end performance without adding unwanted bulk and weight to your backpack.
Saturday, 11 August 2007

Paddling in Electrical Storms

For those interested, there is a really interesting conversation going on over at playak.com related to paddling in electrical storms and the science behind it. Check it out here.
Kayaking instructors, I have a challenge for you. When we teach forward stroke, we emphasize using torso rotation for greater endurance and strength rather then just using our arms. I have absolutely no problem with it. It makes sense to me as an advanced paddler and I believe strongly in it.
Looking to increase your knowledge of the starts above you? You need to download the free open-source software, Stellarium. Here is the description from the website: Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. I recently downloaded it and gave it for a spin. Wow, what a fantastic piece of software. You can quickly zoom in on any star in the sky then get information on the star or nebula by clicking on it. You can view planets and shooting stars in real time. It's free, check it out.
The new personal locator beacon (PLB) company, TracMe, announced today that the company will have a loan pool of Search-and-Rescue (SAR) Field Kits available to agencies for use and return to train them in the new radio-signal personal locator beacon technology.

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