Want to Shoot on Super 8? Here Are a Few Things You Should Know First

Who doesn’t love the nostalgic look of Super 8 footage? It’s romantic. It’s cool. It’s imperfect in the most perfect way. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at shooting a film, whether it be experimental, a short,  or a set piece for your feature, Simon Cade of DSLRguide provides a quick 4-minute video…

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How To Make A Fire In The Great Outdoors And Leave No Trace

A campfire is one sure fire way to transform a great night under the stars to an epic night under the stars. But, I’m sure you’ve heard the stats: most forest fires are caused by humans, many of them a direct result of poorly managed or illegal campfires. So, the question remains: How do we…

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Reduce and Reuse – DIY utensil kit

The folks over at the Freepeople.com Blog made a rad little DIY utinsil kit. We thought this was another clever idea of another way to keep reducing your impact, simply by reducing wasteful mindless consumption. Small habits, big impact. Check it out: So often it’s convenience that drives us to make non-eco-friendly decisions. I believe…

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How to Afford Healthy Food


We all pretty much know that we should be eating organic produce, cutting down on dairy and meat consumption, and only buying as much food as we’re going to eat. But all of those things can be a lot easier said than done. Wikihow recently produced a nice checklist of ways to  eat healthy and…

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DIY Self-Watering Planter Bed

diy gardening

Here in California, we’re thirstier than ever. Our reservoirs are drying up and rainfall has his catastrophic lows. We’re doing our part to take shorter showers and wash dishes more consciously, but most of what drinks up the precious water that we have in our fine state is agriculture. This is a huge, possibly the…

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How to Camp in Eastern Sierra

How to Camp

For those of us who don’t make camping an everyday thing, annual trips are eagerly anticipated as a much-needed respite from hectic lives and crowded city streets. Every year for the last six years, Sean Collier and a rotating cast of buddies do just that. For a week in the summer, they skip town and…

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How to Make an Air Conditioner

diy air conditioner

As I write this, the creases behind my knee caps are dripping in sweat. My hair is pulled back high off my neck. The motor on my ceiling fans sounds exhausted. And this is only the beginning of the hottest months of the year here in San Diego. Like many of you, I don’t have…

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Backpacking Gear

backpacking gear

Camping is one thing, but backpacking is a whole other story. With only the gear that will fit on your back, and comfortable shoes, you’ll see some of the most isolated and serene places in the country. But you’ll need the right stuff. Gizmodo breaks it down perfectly, from sleeping bag to stove, boots, hat…

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