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Archive: April, 2008
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With a whole new wilderness walking adventure on the horizon I'm looking into really simple ultra-lightweight backpacking solutions. With a relatively petite build and the need to carry my own sleeping bag, mat and possibly a tent, with food for 5 days as well as the usual gear, its essential to pack the absolute essentials and to try to find items that are not only light but have multi uses.
I already have a huge sweet spot for useful gadgets and gear that morph into something else I need, and I will be bringing a Light My Fire Spork, but the Powerpac 2000 System takes first prize! Such an incredible invention. It's a pack that uses your ground pad and sleeping bag and converts onto a shelter. I am SO blown away...
This link shows pictures of everything you can pack into it and how it looks with your shelter erected, but perhaps the best way to understand how it works is to check out this link which is the more stripped down gearskin version.
Make camp or break camp in a minute. Your gear is bundled together -- no separate stuffing, rolling, or bagging your camp. Eliminates empty spots in pack and condenses your gear making it easier to carry.
Best of all, the whole system can weigh in at as little as 5lb if you opt for ultra-light bivy, closed-cell foam pad, and an ultra-light sleeping bag. Using standard backpacking gear, you'd probably be looking at 3lb for a pack, 5lb for a tent, 2lb for a sleeping bag, and 1lb for a pad â€” a whopping 11 pounds for those four items alone.
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There are so many innovative and easy ways to save the earth's fast dwindling fresh water supplies by reusing grey water in your home. Take this amazing contraption for example:
The AQUS System is an innovative water conservation device. Simple to install in almost any bathroom and requiring minimal maintenance, the AQUS is hardly noticeable. In a 2-person home the AQUS typically saves 10-20 gallons per day, or 5,000 gallons per year, of metered fresh water.
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Feeling the Spring Cleaning bug? For those of us who are growing more sensitive to household cleaning chemicals and others who are determined to keep those nasties and fumes away from their children and homes, there are eco cleaning services available:
Maid Brigade - green cleaning service with over 400 locations nationwide that use non-toxic cleaning chems and reusable microfiber pads instead of disposable ones (about $110, depending on area and house size), among other eco-friendly fixes.
Yelp - type in your location and "green cleaning" to find a local green maid service.
Want to do it yourself? Here is Ideal Bite's list of top eco-cleaning products. Our family has completely replaced all our crusty chemical ridden cleaning products with shiny new eco friendly ones. You'll be amazed how ridiculously delicious these products smell and how incredibly well they work! Bear in mind that every chemical you pour down your sink or flush down the toilet gets back into your water supply. Isn't it time to start trying the alternatives?
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