I bought the SOL Origin Survival Kit, but my friends told me this was a rip-off. Do you think it was worth it?
— Concerned Kenya, Sunnyvale, California
A. Hi Kenya. Thanks for the question. Nobody likes to feel like they got ripped off, so I understand your concern. I’ve checked out the SOL Origin Survival Kit first-hand, and I have a couple of things to mention.
You’ve seen the YouTube videos — guys in flying squirrel suits slipping through cracks in a cliff, surfers braving mammoth waves, downhill mountain bikers biting the dust and so much more. Most videos like these are captured with small, durable, hands-free action-sports cameras that can be strapped to a helmet, surfboard, bike, etc.
These cams have become smaller and more powerful than ever and…
Use magnets to make your own lock and key for your footlocker or other storage box.
How it works: Unlike magnetic poles attract. Like magnetic poles repel. Compression springs push the magnets into the locked position. The magnets in the key push the compression spring magnets downward into the unlocked position.
Lawnmowers and weed whackers are super-effective at cutting grass and chopping down weeds. They’re also noisy and they smell bad.
Another alternative? Goats.
Gavin Burseth, a 16-year-old Boy Scout from Illinois, recently brought in 38 goats to remove invasive species from the Blackwell Forest Preserve Family Campground. The goats even ate up the poison ivy with no problem.
FIFA 15 and I got off to a rough start. When I first put the disc into my PS4, I was thrown into a match between Liverpool and Manchester City.
Gameplay: 8.8 Graphics: 9.3 Sound: 9.7 Replay Value: 9.4 Overall Score: 9.3Pros: Great online mode, more real stadiums, improved goalkeepers.Cons: No vanishing spray, makes you start as Liverpool, crowd graphics could look better.Available now for…
Jackson Hobbs, a 16-year-old Eagle Scout from Franklin, Idaho, was vacationing this summer in Alaska when, on a whim, he purchased a $10 ticket to enter the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, a fishing contest held every year in Homer, Alaska.
All Jackson did was catch a 335-pound halibut to win the derby’s $10,000 grand prize.
Camp Eagle, a Mid-America Council Boy Scout camp located near Cedar Bluffs., Neb., got a new statue earlier this summer to mark its entrance.
Thanks to a donation from Mutual of Omaha and Mutual of Omaha Bank, visitors to Camp Eagle are greeted by this impressive statue: a bald eagle in flight with wings spread wide. The 20-foot-wide statue is made…