Don't Forget the Duct Tape

Tips & Tricks for Repairing & Maintaining Outdoor & Travel Gear

Author: Kristin Hostetter

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 109

View: 975

Offers advice on what to include in a hiking or travel repair kits and duct tape do's and don'ts. This book includes sections on caring for technical wool garments and repairing softshell fabrics, single-wall tents, hydration systems, and more.

Kansas Curiosities

Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Author: Pam Grout

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: History

Page: 256

View: 629

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Sunflower State has to offer! Whether you’re a born-and-raised Kansan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Kansas Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Pam Grout takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Sunflower State. Visit the Museum of the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things—and get your own largest ball starter kit. Meet more chainsaw-wielding, glow-in-the-dark-scrap-metal-zoo-building, grapefruit-peel-sculpting, papier-mâché-mixing, porcelain-pig-painting grassroots artists than you can shake a stick at! Get a load of Big Brutus, a sixteen-story coal shovel that has become a popular tourist attraction; and discover the thrill of an indoor hurricane—it’ll blow you away.

The Power of Multisensory Preaching and Teaching

Increase Attention, Comprehension, and Retention

Author: Rick Blackwood

Publisher: Zondervan


Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 720

Most preaching and teaching in the church engages only one of the senses—hearing. In The Power of Multisensory Preaching and Teaching, Rick Blackwood shows how recognizing and engaging the multiple senses of the congregation can lead to greater impact. Blackwood presents both biblical evidence and scientific research showing that the more senses we stimulate in teaching and preaching, the greater the levels of learner attention, comprehension, and retention. Blackwood addresses both the “why” and the “how” of multisensory communication. Regardless of one’s current skill level, this practical book can help anyone add multi-sensory elements to messages in order to take communication to the next level—more compelling, clear, and memorable. As a result of reading this book readers can be more effective as a communicator and teacher. The book includes tools, examples, and worksheets.

Lean For Dummies

Author: Natalie J. Sayer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 768

Introduces the philosophy and tools of Lean, which is designed to help eliminate waste and maximize the effectiveness of resources, covering management theories, value-stream mapping, and pitfalls to avoid.

How to Rebuild Ford Engines

Author: Tom Monroe

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 471

Photographs illustrate how to disassemble, check for wear, repair or recondition, and reassemble and install Ford V8 engines

Short Stories That You Will Never Forget

Author: Christie Putman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 81

View: 408

In this book, there are three short stories about a woman named Marie and what happened to her and what she did to tell other people her story.

Adventure Journal

Author: Kristin Hostetter

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 255

Adventure Journal: With Outdoor Tips and AdviceBy Kristin Hostetter Record the experiences and impressions of your journey forever in this portable journal. Includes ruled spreads (for writing) and unlined pages (for sketching, doodling, photos, leaf collages, etc.). You'll find writing suggestions and artwork to help get you started. At the top of every page is an area for recording date, time, miles hiked, and location or route. Other features include tips for success and enjoyment in the wilderness, from the experts at Backpacker magazine. Adventure by adventure, create your own outdoor memoir. Sample journaling ideas:Hello bear! Write about an exciting wildlife encounter. Describe the where, what, and how, but also any feelings your encounter triggered. Leadership. Every trip has a leader, official or not. Think about your trip leader-maybe it's you-and what this person does that has a positive or negative effect on the rest of the crew. Kristin Hostetter, author of Don't Forget the Duct Tape: Tips and Tricks for Repairing Outdoor Gear, is a columnist for Backpackermagazine. She writes a bi-weekly column for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and lives in Milton, Massachusetts.

Walking for Fitness

The Beginner's Handbook

Author: Marnie Caron

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 288

Walking is the most popular physical activity in North America, and for good reason: it can be done by people of all ages and all levels of physical ability, the risk of injury is low, and it doesn’t require a carload of expensive equipment. Best of all, brisk walking for just 30 minutes four times a week reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and other health problems. This comprehensive guide helps readers make the most of their walking. It offers two step-by-step programs developed by fitness professionals; advice on shoes, clothing, nutrition, and routes; tips on staying motivated and avoiding injury; stories from real-life walkers; and ways to include friends and family. Whether the goal is to return to activity, reduce the risk of illness and injury, or to minimize one’s impact on the environment, this encouraging book helps readers put their best foot forward.

The Show I'll Never Forget

50 Writers Relive Their Most Memorable Concertgoing Experience

Author: Sean Manning

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 118

In The Show I'll Never Forget, writer Sean Manning has gathered an amazing array of unforgettable concert memories from a veritable A-list of acclaimed novelists, poets, biographers, cultural critics, and songwriters. Their candid, first-person recollections reveal as much about the writers' lives at the time as they do about the venues where the shows occurred or the artists onstage. Ishmael Reed on Miles Davis Luc Sante on Public Image Ltd. Heidi Julavits on Rush Daniel Handler and Andrew Sean Greer on Metric Diana Ossana on Led Zeppelin Maggie Estep on Einsturzende Neubauten Dani Shapiro on Bruce Springsteen Gary Giddins on Titans of the Tenor! Nick Flynn on Mink DeVille Susan Straight on The Funk Festival Rick Moody on the The Lounge Lizards Jennifer Egan on Patti Smith Harvey Pekar on Joe Maneri Thurston Moore on Glen Branca, Rudolph Grey, and Wharton Tiers Chuck Klosterman on Prince Sigrid Nunez on Woodstock Jerry Stahl on David Bowie Charles R. Cross on Nirvana Marc Nesbitt on The Beastie Boys And many more . . . No matter where your musical taste falls, these often funny, occasionally sad, always thought-provoking essays-all written especially for The Show I'll Never Forget-are sure to connect with anyone who loves, or has ever loved, live music.