September 21, 2004

Cycle in Alaska

Sockeye Cycle organise cycle trips around Southeast Alaska and Northern Canada. They provide bike and camping equipment, or indoor lodging facilities if you prefer.

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Cycling routes and maps

Adventure Cycling Association make cycling routes and maps.


Their researchers link together rural roads to create cyclist-friendly routes through North America. You can buy their maps online they also sell cycling equipment and have a cyclist’s yellow pages. They have a couple of educational projects, to inspire adults and children to travel by bicycle, and also organise bike tours.

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Clever child carriers

Baby carriers that turn into chairs; backpacks that turn into child carriers… having children is not a reason to stop hiking anymore, and here’s why:

Chil carrier

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Solar heating systems

Solar Water and Space Heating Systems Course on 16th Oct at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.
Learn how to use the sun’s energy for domestic uses (showers, sinks, clothes washer) and for home heating. These systems are easy to install, and often pay for themselves in energy savings in just a few years. This class provides an overview of a variety of systems.

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survival is war in this city

I am the very model of a modern hunter-gatherer.

Its 7 on a Monday evening. My head’s hanging over a supermarket skip. Behind me, unawares, a stream of shoppers head home. By the time they’ve heaved their carrier bags into their SUVs , I’ll have probably enough food for a week. It’s the ultimate special offer: everything you need, free, any time you want it. Running at all stores, including the one near you, all year round.

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