Wednesday, April 1, 2009

An Outdoorsy Carnival, April 1st 2009

Welcome to the April 1, 2009 edition of an outdoorsy carnival. Thanks to all the participants, I think a record number!

Advice Column

VikramKir presents How Create and Make a Garden! Tips to build your own garden! posted at Thoughtfully Vikram....

Jack Clifton presents Do It Yourself Deck Construction posted at How to Build a Deck, saying, "The second problem with having a planter in the middle of a deck is that it completely chopped up the space and made the deck far less useful than it otherwise might have been. A six foot by six foot planter almost in the center of an otherwise flat wood deck that was about 20 feet by 28 feet in overall dimensions was little short of idiotic, but I guess that everything is in the eye of the beholder."

Tony Clifton presents How To Build A Shed - How To Build A Shed Door posted at How To Build A Shed, saying, "A visual guide!"

Aquatic Life

Jenny Smith presents Used Scuba Gear posted at Diving Scuba Vacation, saying, "Buying new or used scuba gear can be a daunting task for beginners because you need to be well aware of all the insand outs of the game, and this is something you can acquire through experience."

Jenny Smith presents Used Scuba Equipment posted at Scuba Diving Vacation, saying, "A scuba divers equipment is used to ensure safety. With that in make sure that you follow all the instructions properly.Most of the risks associated with scuba diving are likely only when the divers do not take proper care. Mentioned below are some safety guidelines following which you can avoid most of the risks."

Jenny Smith presents Scuba Diver Training posted at Diving Scuba Vacation, saying, "Scuba diving is a game that requires you to be very much skilled, and this is where scuba certification plays a very important role. In fact, in most scuba diving centers, it has been made mandatory to acquire certification. This is just to make sure you know the basics of the game and will not face difficulty diving deep into the water. In the past few years, lots of scuba diving centers have emerged that provide various kinds of certification. Take a look at a few of those."

Jenny Smith presents Scuba Diving Caribbean posted at Scuba Diving Vacation, saying, "scuba diving caribbean style"

Erika Collin presents 100 Excellent Websites for Exploring the Ocean Online posted at

Nancy Miller presents Water, Water Everywhere, And All The Reasons to Drink It posted at EKG Classes.

Charles presents Choosing the Right Fly Fishing Combo posted at Loop Fly Fishing.

Charles presents Fly Fishing Basics posted at Loop Fly Fishing.

Lou presents Ohio Spring Trout Releases posted at Steel Valley Outdoors.

GrrlScientist presents The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "a review of the true outdoor adventure story by Susan Casey. This book is the personal chronicle of the author's determination to learn about Great White Sharks -- however, the author's selfishness and immaturity ultimately destroyed two scientific careers and valuable research."

Wayne Cross presents My First Scuba Diving Vacation posted at First Scuba Diving Vacation, saying, "Everybody who dives has to have a first diving experience. Mine was about twenty years ago of the Big Island of Hawaii with a group of my friends. None of us were certified. How could we be, since it was our first time? If we had been certified, at least we could have said we had previously dived to the bottom of some community pool back on the mainland."

Mudslide Mama presents A Beach Vacation in La Jolla, California posted at Traveling Mamas, saying, "I've never submitted to this carnival before, and I hopeI chose the right subsection."

Green Thumb

Sandy Wong presents Gardening on Cloud 9 · How to Make Garden Container Using Soda Can posted at Gardening on Cloud 9, saying, "Almost anything can be used as a container in our garden. And here, I would like to show you how to make a garden container with a soda can."

Damian presents Cheap Garden Sheds posted at Garden Sheds Online.

Damian presents Garden Sheds and Outdoor Storage posted at Garden Sheds Online.

Damian presents Funny Garden Shed Story posted at Garden Sheds Online.

Tiffany Washko presents Are You in Danger of Becoming Free? posted at Natural Family Living Blog.

Miss Thrifty presents FRIDAY BARGAINS: darned fine garden tools posted at Miss Thrifty.

Chris presents The Great Sunflower Project - free seeds! posted at Smith Family Garden, saying, "Free Sunflower seeds for your garden! The Great Sunflower Project wants to determine areas where bee numbers are critically low. You can help and get free seeds in the process."

Jason Logsdon presents What to Grow in Your Vegetable Garden posted at Vegetable Garden Planner, saying, "Thought this might be helpful to people looking to get out there and start gardening. Thanks!"

Thursday Bram presents Gardening in a Group: 6 Tips posted at Wise Bread.

run4change presents Sod removal and planting bed design. posted at My Angle, saying, "This is a post with before and after pictures that demonstrate how much of a difference removing sod and designing a planting bed can make."

Nancy Muller presents Gardeners: What To Plant Now -- Very Comprehensive posted at Recession Depression Therapy, saying, "Oh, just look at the wonderful resource I found! Am I the only one that struggles over when to plant what for optimum production?"

In the Woods

Y Niz presents How to Pack an Emergency Case for a Camping Trip (Outdoor Camping Equipment) posted at Outdoor Camping Equipment, saying, "Have you ever wondered if you needed to bring an emergency case? You need to bring one just in case. What if you get splinters? What if you get cuts? That is why you need to bring an emergency case."

steven germain presents Bill and The Earth Room... posted at Rough Fractals, saying, "The most outdoor place in NYC..."

Cheryl St.John presents World?s Biggest Something or Other posted at Petticoats & Pistols, saying, "Antler Collector"

Camp Trainer presents Camping Meals: Easy 3 Meal Ideas To Follow posted at Adventure Camping: Hiking Gear Reviews and Backcountry Camping Tips, saying, "The following is an example of what I usually eat on backpacking trips, long and short, summer and winter. I’m not proclaiming this is an ideal diet, but the food is lightweight and easy to prepare."

travelcat4 presents Reduce Your Impact Tips - Eco Holiday Toiletries posted at Eco Holidays.

GrrlScientist presents 56 New Animal Species Discovered on Remote Lost World: Papua New Guinea posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "This photoessay details the recent news that scientists discovered 56 new species of jumping spider, amphibians, and reptiles in a previously unexplored region of the "lost world" of Papua New Guinea. Lots of pictures!"

Dana presents Homeschooling and learning things more deeply posted at Principled Discovery.

Open Air

GrrlScientist presents Pohjolan kivimäkehen posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "Pohjolan kivimäkehen. Photographed at Suomenlinna on Kalevalapaäivä (Kalevala Day). This is one of my favorite places to visit in Helsinki, Finland. This entry includes an image and part of the epic poem, the Kalevala."

Jeff Sullivan presents Top Budget Friendly Vacation Destination posted at Branson Travel Attractions - Budget Friendly Vacations.

Ryan Floyd presents How to do a Vision Quest posted at Creative Substances. presents Amarnath Yatra: Part 2: Sheshnag mountain and Panchtarni posted at

GrrlScientist presents Iäkäs Kivittää posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "[not sure if this is appropriate, but thought i'd send it to you nyway] Iäkäs kivittää. A close look at the old stones that comprise the fortress at Suomenlinna. Photographed at Suomenlinna on Kalevalapaäivä (Kalevala Day). This is one of my favorite places to visit in Helsinki, Finland."

DownTheTrail presents Hiking to Havasu Falls | Grand Canyon posted at Down The Trail.

GrrlScientist presents Genetic Compatibility Drives Mate Choice in Gouldian Finches posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "Color-coded Gouldian finches show that some bird species have long been choosing the sex of their chicks -- based on the plumage color of the father's head. Not only that, but this study shows that biologists have underestimated the role of female choice in determining the sex of their offspring."

Outdoor Olympians

Y Niz presents Balance MTR posted at Magnetic Tennis Elbow Brace, saying, "Tennis elbow is one of several repetitive injuries that can affect your elbow. The technical name for it is lateral epicondylitis.The pain stems primarily from the point where the tendon of the forearm muscle attaches to the outside (lateral epicondyal) of the elbow. It can also spread down your forearm and into wrist wrist."

Peter Jones presents Why We Love Upslopes: Colorado Telemark Video posted at Rocky Mountain Raider: Telemark Skiing, Bouldering, and Trail Running in Colorado.

Chris presents Extreme “Marathon Monk” Runs 50,000 Miles to Sainthood posted at Martial Development.

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1 comment:

storybeader said...

you've got quite a following here! Great job!