Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Ipad Apps for cool cats...

During this festive season, we feel at liberty to share the odd highly entertaining snippet of rubbish with you... enjoy! :0)

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Electric Eel powers Christmas tree...

...do we need to say anything else?!!  Should you happen to have an electric eel to spare (& a death-wish) you could try this in your own home :0)

Monday, 13 December 2010

Crafty Christmas for fishing folk...

Too cold to fancy fishing?  Then stay at home & get crafty!

Crafts are all about creativity, and finding a new use for everyday objects is a big part of the fun. Fishing bobbers are an excellent material for Christmas decorations (& if you recycle enough, you might be lucky enough to have an excuse for some new gadgets for Christmas)!!

Christmas ornaments are a popular craft using fishing bobbers. A Santa or a snowman can easily be made with these red and white fishing trinkets.

For a snowman, use three different sized bobbers, with the smallest for the head, then the medium size below and the largest on the bottom. connect the bobbers together using their hooks and then give your snowman eyes and a hat. Feed thin ribbon or string through the top to hang the ornament with.

For a Santa ornament, just use one large bobber. Glue or paint on some eyes and add a small cotton ball on top (the red half) for a hat and a bit of stretched out cotton to the bottom to make a beard.

Bobber Wreaths

•A Christmas wreath made out of bobbers is a fun decoration for a country Christmas. The wreath is made by wrapping white Christmas lights around a wire wreath form, and then wiring on various sized white and red bobbers to cover the wreath form. For a nice touch, add a large bow of festive ribbon to the top.

Bobber Light Pull

•For homes with a rustic decor, fishing bobbers make excellent light pulls. Simply use the hook on the top to attach them to the existing light pull. If the bright colors don't mesh well, try painting the bobber or shopping antique stores for vintage bobbers made from wood or cork.

Bobber Floating Keychain

Heading out on the boat? Attach a bobber to your key ring using some ribbon, twine, or a number of other materials to keep your keys from sinking if they fall overboard. To personalize the bobber or just make it pretty you can paint it or even add rub-on transfers or rhinestones. Just don't forget to remove any other heavy key rings before leaving land. The bobber won't keep more than a couple of keys from heading to the bottom of the lake

Thursday, 9 December 2010

123 RC - an RC site for all model enthusiasts...

RC Forum site with lots of interesting chit-chat, reviews, tips, manuals to download & lots more!  Give it a try at http://www.123rc.net/ . Whether you're into RC boats, planes, helis or cars, this site is likely to be a great resource.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Monday, 6 December 2010

Schaeffer Mclean, 6 year old skater - new video

More awesome moves from 6 year old Schaeffer, well done mate! This includes his very first attempt at the dropping an 11 foot vert ramp and ollieing the 3rd step at the famous Lloyds skate spot in Bristol.

Watch out for my favourite bit, someone simultaneously skating & zorbing - a new extreme sport is born... :0)

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Cold weather, hot tip!

Whether it be for cycling, fishing, skating or any kind of outdoor adventure, there is one smashing bit of kit that we recommend this winter (especially as our thermometre keeps dipping below zero...). 

Merino wool has been known to outdoor adventurers for a long time, for it's amazing thermal properties & now someone has very thoughtfully made a neck gaiter in merino wool.  You can get them pretty much anywhere (Amazon, Rock & Rescue, Trekmates, Snow & Rock, Action Outdoors to name but a few) from as little as £13 & we would heartily recommend adding one to your Christmas list.  Of course, if you have been too naughty to get one from Santa, then at least you know where to buy yourself one from now :0)

For those of you unsure as to why Merino is so spiffy, read on...!

Merino wool is common in high-end, performance athletic wear. Typically meant for use running, hiking, skiing, mountain climbing, cycling, and in other types of outdoor aerobic exercise, these clothes command a premium over synthetic fabrics.
Merino is excellent at regulating body temperature, especially when worn against the skin. The wool provides some warmth, without overheating the wearer. It draws moisture (sweat) away from the skin, the fabric is slightly moisture repellent allowing the user to avoid the feeling of wetness.  Merino wool retains warmth when wet helping wearers avoid hypothermia after strenuous workouts (climbs) or weather events.

Like most wools, merino contains lanolin which has antibacterial properties.  Merino is one of the softest types of wool available, due to finer fibers and smaller scales.  Merino has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio compared to other wools, in part because the smaller fibers have microscopic cortices of dead air, trapping body heat similar to the way a sleeping bag warms its occupant.  Amazing stuff eh?!