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Nora Heikkinen - Island Intern Contest

Nora Heikkinen - Island Intern Contest | Outdoor Activity | Scoop.it

I need your help! I am applying for a 4week internship exploring and documenting on an island in the Panama. I had to make a video to apply and need votes to make it into the final round. Voting is easy:

1. Go here to watch the video: http://www.amble.com/islapalenque/islandintern2012/applicants/2012/03/nora-heikkinen/

2. Click to vote! (it logs in through Facebook and is just one vote per person)

3. Share with your friends/family/everyone! :)

I would really appreciate any and all help!

Please & thank you!!
Nora

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Erin Smith's comment, April 5, 2012 3:27 PM
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Thank you, Ting!! :)
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"Night Mountain Biking" With Ben Stiller | Outside Magazine's Articles | OutsideOnline.com

Ever think of mountain biking with headlamps? I've contemplated it recently with the time change cutting out of my evening routine, but Stiller's experience may change your mind.

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Midget Parkour & Freerunning

Parkour: a sport in which you only need shoes.  And props to run and jump/on/off/over/through/down...

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Neature Walk - Episodes 1, 2 & 3 Combined

Nature is neat, that's why Neature Walk exists. How neat is that? Pretty neat.

 

Not many things better for you than a good chuckle...

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Outdoor Gear and Adventure Technology

Outdoor Gear and Adventure Technology | Outdoor Activity | Scoop.it
Lost in the outdoors? Confused? Can't find the right star? Not with these gadgets and gear along on the trail. New trends in outdoor adventure technology.
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Study Finds Snowboarding ‘Less Deadly’ Than Skiing

Study Finds Snowboarding ‘Less Deadly’ Than Skiing | Outdoor Activity | Scoop.it
The winter sport argument of skiing vs. snowboarding continues: which is better? You'll be more likely to live through snowboarding, but what about injuries?
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Sports Earbuds

Are you one who loves to exercise with music, or even more: can't run without it? Here is a review on new earbuds, specially designed to not only fit snugly in your ear COMFORTABLY, but stay there as well.
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2011 Festival Trailer: Adventure & Sports

A collection of clips featuring just about any outdoor activity you could imagine. These movies are to be shown at a film festival in Colorado, but the clips shown here are enough to get anyone's adrenaline going & pump them up to get outdoors.
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No More Barriers: Your Brain

No More Barriers: Your Brain | Outdoor Activity | Scoop.it
Motivation can be the biggest obstacle to reaching your fitness goals. It all lies in that thing between your ears, your brain. This article simply discusses what works, why, and how to do it.
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Climbing in Cuba

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This is a video of a young man who climbs in Cuba even though it's illegal in the country. It's interesting to see how this type of outdoor recreation fits into a different lifestyle.
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Gear Checklists

Gear Checklists | Outdoor Activity | Scoop.it
This website includes gear lists for any type of camping/backpacking/hiking you might find yourself up to. These comprehensive gear checklists for pretty much any trip occasion will ensure you will not forget a thing... Plus, learn how to pick the perfect piece of gear.
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Barefoot Running Essentials

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I'm sure you've seen the new Barefoot-inspired shoes. As with anything new, there are pros and cons, which this article lays out for you. Main tip: if you do decide to try them out, make sure you gradually make the switch.
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Nora Heikkinen - Island Intern Contest

Nora Heikkinen - Island Intern Contest | Outdoor Activity | Scoop.it

I need your help! I am applying for a 4week internship exploring and documenting on an island in the Panama. I had to make a video to apply and need votes to make it into the final round. Voting is easy:

1. Go here to watch the video: http://www.amble.com/islapalenque/islandintern2012/applicants/2012/03/nora-heikkinen/

2. Click to vote! (it logs in through Facebook and is just one vote per person)

3. Share with your friends/family/everyone! :)

I would really appreciate any and all help!

Please & thank you!!
Nora

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Erin Smith's comment, April 5, 2012 3:27 PM
Go, Nora!
Ting's comment, April 5, 2012 5:50 PM
Good Luck Nora! :)
Nora Heikkinen's comment, April 5, 2012 7:27 PM
Thank you, Ting!! :)
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Dirtbag Gourmet: Hey, Coffee, I Love You

Dirtbag Gourmet: Hey, Coffee, I Love You | Outdoor Activity | Scoop.it

"When you go on a climbing or backpacking trip and someone says, “I’ll bring the coffee,” do you secretly bring your own stash to supplement..."  Coffee drinkers explained.

 

 

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5 Ways to Have a Healthier Thanksgiving

5 Ways to Have a Healthier Thanksgiving | Outdoor Activity | Scoop.it

Though Thanksgiving seems to be the start of a long downhill slide through the holidays with both exercising and eating, this short article has 5 tips to help you keep your health in line.

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Te Araroa - The Long Pathway - Home

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Te Araroa Trust is establishing a New Zealand-long foot trail. Geoff Chapple's reports from the North Island trail are published on the site.

 

I can't wait to get over there and check it out!  New Zealand is one of the world's more premiere areas for outdoor recreation.  There's a place for every outdoor activity there, surrounded by the most gorgeous of scenary.

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New Record in Cave Diving: Nat Geo video

A river's source in New Zealand is under a mountain- down an underwater cave. The water is about 45 degrees Fahrenheit and the current runs against the divers, one who has recently broken the record at 636 feet, as they are still trying to find the source.
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Gear Review: Best Outdoor iPhone Apps

Gear Review: Best Outdoor iPhone Apps | Outdoor Activity | Scoop.it
After considering tens of thousands of iPhone apps and testing somewhere between 600 -700 of them over the last six months, we’ve learned a few things. One, there’s a lot of junk out there. Here are the recommended iPhone apps, organized by your favorite outdoor activity.
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Water Purification Products

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A review of an array of water sanitizing products, perfect for your next camping/backpacking trip. Prices, details on how they work, and recommendations make it easy to choose the right option for you.
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Slackline: March Madness in Moab

Have you seen those people balanced on tight ropes tied from tree to tree? Imagine that, but over a canyon: slacklining. This is footage from a slackline trip to the Moab desert, spring 2011.
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Overcoming common fitness challenges

Sticking to a regular exercise schedule isn't easy. Lazy, tired, self-conscious, bored, or out of time? Here are some tips to conquer these common challenges that keep you from staying active.
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Understanding nutritional labels on food

Although eating is not necessarily an outdoor activity, unless maybe you're roasting a hotdog, nutrition plays a big part in activity. Reading a nutrition label shouldn't deter you. Here are some explanations and tips to make deciphering a little easier.
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Avalanche survial using airbag backpack

Avalanche survial using airbag backpack | Outdoor Activity | Scoop.it
Although a bit long, the actual event footage shows a skier in Alaska that survived an avalanche using a Backcountry Access Float 30 avalanche airbag backpack.
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Backpacker Magazine - Right Place, Perfect Time

Backpacker Magazine - Right Place, Perfect Time | Outdoor Activity | Scoop.it
Looking for the perfect timing to see nature at its finest? Three trips coming up: ice breaking up in Yosemite's waterfalls, spring AZ spring bloom, and a June hike in the Olympic National Park. There are also links to several intriguing fall excursions as well.
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