Author: Rob

How to Fly a Kayak

This little stunt made me think of my kids.  Not sure you should try this at home.  From the video it looks like at least the cameraman survived unscathed…

Inexpensive Indoor Treehouse

This YouTuber (GNDxdro) built a great indoor treehouse for his girls.  It looks completely reasonable budget-wise and it makes better use of the floor space.  The top of the dresser becomes part of the bed frame.  The treehouse includes a…

Digital Logic for Kids

If your son is interested in how computers work, you should consider this great thinking toy:  Logic Blocks from Sparkfun.  Your kid can experiment with the building blocks of logic in a real way with this kit.   No previous electronics…

“I Love Helmets”

There is a reason why Formula 1 drivers, football players, motocross racers, hockey players, pro cyclists, jockeys, and construction workers wear helmets. I could go into all the reasons trying to argue the benefits of helmets, but this video says…

How to Safely Remove a Tick

Ticks are a part of being outdoors.  These blood sucking arachnids carry disease and should be removed as soon as possible.  The sooner an attached tick is removed, the less likely it is to transmit disease.  The video below shows…

Recognize Poison Ivy – Video

Poison Ivy

If you and your kids are going to be spending any time out in the woods, it is essential that you know how to recognize poison ivy.  A bout with poison ivy can turn a fun camping trip into a…