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Find a ride to rent | Spinlister

Find a ride to rent | Spinlister | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Spinlister is the world leader in peer-to-peer bike, surf, and snow rentals with users from over 100 countries.
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Marseille Loaves: An alternative machine washing detergent?

Marseille Loaves: An alternative machine washing detergent? | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Marseille Loaves
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This brand markets the use of 75% vegetable oils in their soaps. I note and quote from their very ambiguous literature that they use: "tallow, provided that it conforms to European regulations (EC 1774/2002) that limit the use of additives and particularly prohibit the use of synthetic surfactants." So not 100% animal free. Still they seem a better alternative to flushing detergent into our rivers.
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Pure and Natural Soap - How to Find It

Pure and Natural Soap - How to Find It | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Pure and natural soap can be hard to find. Here's how to find the best and healthiest soap for you and your family.
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Whats the problem with Commercial Soap?

Whats the problem with Commercial Soap? | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
We purchase numerous products, such as anti-bacterial hand soap, on a regular basis. Why?
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Top Reasons to Avoid Hand Sanitizers

Top Reasons to Avoid Hand Sanitizers | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Toxic ingredients in hand sanitizers may be causing other health problems while they kill germs.
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Hand Sanitizer Doesn’t Expire, So Why Do They Have Expiration Dates? | The Geeky Disciple

During the H1N1 pandemic at the end of 2009, the Province of Ontario was distributing kits of supplies to healthcare professionals in the field. Many of the...
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I dug out an old bottle of hand sanitiser thinking I might use it on a walking trip from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela in Spain ... it has an expiration mark of 2012. Safe to use or not?
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Workaway.info the site for free work exchange. Gap year volunteer for food and accommodation whilst travelling abroad.

Workaway.info the site for free work exchange. Gap year volunteer for food and accommodation whilst travelling abroad. | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
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Seasonal Ski & Summer Jobs | TEFL | Gap Year abroad

Seasonal Ski & Summer Jobs | TEFL | Gap Year abroad | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Season Workers.com - The award winning Season Workers website makes finding seasonal and temp jobs, outdoor sports courses and work, TEFL opportunities and holiday work easy and fun.
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X1.1 Brian the 3leggedthing

X1.1 Brian the 3leggedthing | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it

 

 

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Reminder to self: go three legged on your next epic photo trip. There's nothing to stop me with this super lightweight gear which packs the punch of a pro system.

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The 25 Most Dangerous Cities On Earth

The 25 Most Dangerous Cities On Earth | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Every country has its cities and every city has its slums but as we will see in a moment, not all cities are created equal.
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Photographing the Life of Orphaned Burmese Refugees

Photographing the Life of Orphaned Burmese Refugees | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
The country of Burma (currently known as Myanmar) has been going through a civil war that has lasted over 60 years.
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The 45 Places to Go in 2012

The 45 Places to Go in 2012 | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
London, Havana, Lhasa and, yes, even the final frontier. A year’s worth of reasons to pack your bags and take off. (The 45 Places to Go in 2012.

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Reserve a Boat Rental, Fishing Charter or Yacht Charter with Boatsetter

Reserve a Boat Rental, Fishing Charter or Yacht Charter with Boatsetter | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Find a boat rental, fishing charter or yacht charter near you via Boatsetter. 24-hour free cancellation. Book bareboat or with a captain.
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Oliva Pure Olive Oil Soap | Holland & Barrett

Oliva Pure Olive Oil Soap  |  Holland & Barrett | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Visit our website to see real user reviews, get great deals and buy Oliva Pure Olive Oil Soap online today.
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How to be soap-smart and still not burn a hole in your pocket? I'm going to try out Holland and Barretts Olive Oil Soap and see how it goes. It's 100% unrefined olive oil, 100% biodegradable and 100% great value compared to the expensive all-natural options out there. Their buy one and get second half price makes it just under a £1 per 125g bar - I'm sold!
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All Natural Soap Co - Award Winning Handmade Soaps

All Natural Soap Co - Award Winning Handmade Soaps | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Multi award-winning, artisan producer of 100% natural soaps. Traditionally handmade in small batches without Palm Oil. Options for extra sensitive skin.
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Found this cold-pressed 100% natural vegetable based soap. Chemical free, environmentally friendly packaging and soap that's 100% biodegradable. If only they could also make it affordable.
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A Brief History of Soap

A Brief History of Soap | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Impact of Antimicrobial Soaps and Detergents on the Environment
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4 things you should know about hand sanitizers

4 things you should know about hand sanitizers | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Curious about the hand-sanitizing products that are popping up in public places across the country? Here's what you should know about hand sanitizers and your health
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Why You Should Stop Using Hand Sanitizer!

Hand sanitizer can kill a lot of the good bacteria on your hands, but new research shows it can actually increase the amount of BPA entering your body! Tara ...
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Decided - no hand sanitiser for me, Alcohol-based, Triclosan based or otherwise!
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World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms - WWOOF

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms - WWOOF | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
WWOOF | Volunteer help exchange on organic farms in 100+ countries | Official global hub | Federation of WWOOF Organisations (FoWO)
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WWOOF – World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms has a database of organic farms that span 50 countries. You get to learn about farming, gardening and sustainable living and get hands-on experience. This is straight-up barter with no currency exchange: your time, energy and enthusiasm for room, board and plenty of learning. You can bet on great meals, fresh air, good conversation and a new perspective on life.

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Help Exchange: free volunteer work exchange abroad Australia New Zealand Canada Europe

Help Exchange: free volunteer work exchange abroad Australia New Zealand Canada Europe | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
volunteer work in exchange for free accommodation and food on farms, backpacker hostels, lodges, horse stables and even sailing boats
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Want to really integrate with local culture while you travel? Workaway and HelpX connects travelers with locals all over the world. Locals open their homes and lives to you in exchange for your help with their gardens, children, educational programs or even help running their surf shops or paragliding businesses!

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Transfer Money Online | Send Money Abroad with TransferWise

Transfer Money Online | Send Money Abroad with TransferWise | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Banks charge a lot for overseas transfers. We don't. Transfer money abroad easily and quickly with our low cost money transfers.
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The Bold Art of the European Tour Bus

The Bold Art of the European Tour Bus | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it

Remember your trip on one of these European tour buses? Perhaps rolling through Paris without a care in the world? Well photographer Taylor Holland has captured the bits outside the bus while you were sitting inside.

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25 Awesome Castles You Should See

25 Awesome Castles You Should See | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Anyone who has done even a little bit of traveling knows the drill – if the place you are visiting has a castle, taking an overpriced tour that ends...
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Best Travel Pictures of 2011 Named

Best Travel Pictures of 2011 Named | Practical Nomads | Scoop.it
Playful wolves, an iceberg climber, and a curious beluga are highlights of the 2011 Travel Photographer of the Year competition.

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Tom George's comment, January 8, 2012 2:07 PM
Nice one Andy.