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Oct 20

SOL Origin Survival Kit: Worth the Price?

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Q. Hey Gear Guy,

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.

First off, it’s…

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Stuff We Like: Riviera Select 8’ Stoft Top Standup Paddleboard

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By now, you’ve probably heard about—or even tried—standup paddleboarding (SUP). If not, the basics are you stand on an oversized surfboard and stroke with a long canoe-like paddle.

You can do it on lakes, oceans and slow-moving rivers and there’s even a new BSA Stand Up Paddleboarding Award (http://scouting.org/OutdoorProgram/Aquatics.aspx).

If you want to get your own SUP, consider the Riviera…

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Oct 19

boyslifemagazine:

We get the most considerate letters to the editor here at Boys’ Life.

boyslifemagazine:

We get the most considerate letters to the editor here at Boys’ Life.

Oct 17

Action Camera buying guide

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…

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Oct 16

kqedscience:

NASA Captures Spooky ‘Jack-O-Lantern’ Image Of The Sun
"With Halloween looming just around the corner, NASA has captured a spooky image of our sun sporting what looks like the creepy grin of a jack-o’-lantern.
The photo is actually composite of images captured in two different wavelengths by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on Oct. 8. The photo combines images of the sun in two different ultraviolet wavelengths — 171 and 193 angstroms — typically colored yellow and gold, giving the appearance of a jack-o’-lantern.”
Learn more from pennyfornasa.

kqedscience:

NASA Captures Spooky ‘Jack-O-Lantern’ Image Of The Sun

"With Halloween looming just around the corner, NASA has captured a spooky image of our sun sporting what looks like the creepy grin of a jack-o’-lantern.

The photo is actually composite of images captured in two different wavelengths by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on Oct. 8. The photo combines images of the sun in two different ultraviolet wavelengths — 171 and 193 angstroms — typically colored yellow and gold, giving the appearance of a jack-o’-lantern.”

Learn more from pennyfornasa.

firstbook:

Fill your head!
harpercollinschildrens:

Illustration by Booki Vivat

firstbook:

Fill your head!

harpercollinschildrens:

Illustration by Booki Vivat

We get the most considerate letters to the editor here at Boys’ Life.

We get the most considerate letters to the editor here at Boys’ Life.

Build a magnetic lock and key for a storage box

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.

What You’ll Need:

Wood:

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Write a funny caption for this photo

Write a funny caption for this photo! We’ll print the funniest in Boys’ Life

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What’s going on in this picture? What is that bird doing and what is it thinking?

If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in the comment form at the bottom of this page. After we approve it, your funny caption will be on this page for everyone to read.

Have you taken a funny photo? Send it to us.

Click here to write captions for more funny photos.

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Oct 15

This patch should have been a clue that something wasn’t quite right at the Monster Jamboree … read the short story at http://bookzone.boyslife.org/brandon-mull/

This patch should have been a clue that something wasn’t quite right at the Monster Jamboree … read the short story at http://bookzone.boyslife.org/brandon-mull/