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A Series of Videos By Jamie Yuhasz

One of the neat things about having a daughter going to art school is the experimental videos she shares with us. Enjoy.
The First one is a video portrait. Look quick and you can see all of us:

A cute animation:

And an experimental short:

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Real Quick Father's Day Gifts From ThinkGeek:

So ThinkGeek isn’t a real outdoorsy type place. But it does have a few cool gifts for Dad:

  1. Hot Hot Hot Pepper Flakes:

    Ghost Pepper Chili Flakes Ghost Pepper Chili Flakes

    You know that punk that always sprinkles hot pepper on his pizza? The one that always thinks he’s awesome because they are “hot” peppers? Well, time to shut his stupid mouth forever. Because you don’t use boring old, store-bought hot peppers. You carry your own tin, full of flakes of the Bhut Jolokia pepper, one of the hottest peppers on the planet. You have one of these tins of Ghost Pepper Chili Flakes, and a stomach of iron. Ghost Pepper Chili Flakes really are hot; we’re not foolin’. Pepper heat is measured in SHU (Scoville Heat Units), which measures the amount of capsaicin in said pepper, and Ghost Peppers (aka: Bhut Jolokia – aka: stomach ache) have clock in at over 1,000,000 SHU. That’s not just hot, that’s insane hot. And now you can add these flakes to any recipe, meal, or dessert you want. So, get a few tins of Ghost Pepper Chili Flakes and add some insanity to your food! Please Note: These really are hellishly hot. Be careful with your consumption. Ghost Pepper Chili Flakes Flakes of the Bhut Jolokia – one of the world’s hottest peppers. Sometimes known as the ghost pepper, because it’s so hot you’ll wish you were dead. Comes in a handy travel tin. For oral use only. Scoville Heat Rating: 1,001,304 SHU. Net Wt.: 10g of freshly crushed, dried chillies. Tin Dimensions: 2.5″ x 2″ x 0.5″






  2. Multi tool with Firestarter

    Tool Logic Survival Card with Firestarter Tool Logic Survival Card with Firestarter

    A brand new shiny credit card: good. A brand new shiny credit card with an extremely high credit limit: better. A credit card survival tool that can start a fire: priceless (especially in emergency situations). If you’re venturing into the wilderness or just your own backyard, it’s nice to be well prepared. Being able to quickly and reliably start a fire is an important survival requirement. This new Tool Logic Survival Card is packed with lifesaving features. A fixed blade serrated knife of tough AUS 8A type stainless steel, a magnesium alloy fire starter, a loud signal whistle, plus a brilliant red LED flashlight. There’s also a tweezer and toothpick and a hole for lanyard attachment. Credit card size and less than two ounces, this essential tool kit deserves a place in your car, backpack and even your home. Keep the Survival Card with you and you’ll always be prepared for life’s unforeseen emergencies.






  3. Tactical Attache

    Timmy's Tactical Attaché Timmy’s Tactical Attaché

    It’s not well known, but before the 90’s made Timmy into a dotcom superstar icon for ThinkGeek, he worked for the Los Angeles Police Department, SWAT division. He doesn’t like to brag, so he kinda keeps it hush-hush. Ok, truth is he was IT for the SWAT department, but don’t tell him I told you. One of the percs of the job, though, was to wear that armored black uniform, and carry around the ballistic nylon bag like a certified badass. He misses the automatically dismissed traffic tickets, blowing through stop signs with his lights on… Timmy looks back on those heady days and just grins. Sniff. Good days. He’s not allowed to wear the uniform any more, but Timmy did find a source for actual police-issue satchels, made from ballistic nylon and covered in little pockets – originally designed to carry guns, ammunition, tear-gas grenades and other weaponry, now repurposed to hold your netbook, manuals, cables and drives. Sling this bad boy over your shoulder and you’ll look like you just got off of a hostage negotiation, or popped a suspect with your Remington .308, or tactically rewrote routing tables to shunt a denial-of-service attack to /dev/null. This bag has one big chamber capable of holding a small notebook computer, or netbook, as well as a pile of gadgets, cables, tools, phone, or even a stuffed monkey should the need arise. There are velcro strips along the back to attach additional tactical pouches, or even your name or unit patch. Because it is ballistic nylon, it’s extremely durable. In the field, this bag may very well outlast you.






  4. Survival Kit Water Bottle

  5. Ultimate Survival Kit in a Water Bottle Ultimate Survival Kit in a Water Bottle

    According to the folks who build those awesome rovers that drive around on Mars, water is a pretty essential element for the existence of life. Liquid water is an especially important form necessary to support life, and fortunately for us, we have plenty of that here on Earth. Most other places in our solar system the water is all locked up as ice. The Ultimate Survival Kit in a Water Bottle doesn’t contain any liquid water (but of course you can easily add your own) but that doesn’t mean it cannot help support life. What is does contain could help with your survival while you roam around the surface of our planet in search of outdoor adventures. Comes packaged as a 32 oz (1 liter) water bottle containing the following supplies.






  6. Disaster Science Book

  7. The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science

    If it’s anything that gets geeks excited about science, it’s catastrophes. Definitely explains why we love the Mythbusters so much. We’ve learned more math and science from Adam and Jamie than we ever did in school. Even humanities geeks go crazy for Mythbusters. This book is for the wee mythbuster in your life, the one that’s around middle school aged. Starting with Stone Age tools and ending with the Large Hadron Collider, each chapter of the book describes a leap in our scientific understanding and all the gruesome, horrible consequences (or potential consequences, in the case of our friend the LHC). The related experiments for each chapter are rated using the following catastrophic scale: LOW: No risk of catastrophe. GUARDED: Slight risk of mess, paper cuts, stained clothes. ELEVATED: Involves use of heavy or sharp objects. Adult supervision recommended. HIGH: Involves use of fire, hot liquids, or hazardous substances. Adult supervision required. Start your little mythbuster off right with real hard science and fun, messy experiments.






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100 Days of Summer

It’s time once again for Steel Valle yOutdoors’s 100 Days of Summer: 100 things to do and places to go for outdoor recreation in NE Ohio.

Last year, I got 44 posts done. However, since a lot of them were date dependent, We’re going to be updating and reusing them. We’ll be posting events in advance for those that require registration. And, I I get them done in time, we might release an E-book. So Stay Tuned.

To lead up to the unofficial start of summer on Memorial Day, We’ll be posting the Outdoor Recreation pages as Overview posts. Then we’ll feature events and parks daily up until Labor Day.

Tune in tomorrow for the first of the 100 days of summer post, and now might be a good time to start following the feed or to follow us on Facebook.

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Steelers Endzone Parka

Pittsburgh Steelers Endzone Rush Full-Zip Hooded Parka Pittsburgh Steelers Endzone Rush Full-Zip Hooded Parka

You wouldn’t let a little thing like heavy blizzards stop you from supporting the Steelers…would you? Didn’t think so. So slip on this Pittsburgh Steelers Endzone Rush Full-Zip Hooded Parka and show weather who’s boss. Features tackle twill appliqué team name on front and logo on back. External quilting pattern for unique style Elastic cuffs, handwarmer pockets and detachable hood provide warmth and versatility NFL moniker rubber zipper pull Easy to care 100% nylon micro ripstop Officially licensed by the NFL







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Happy Halloween!

OK, So Halloween isn’t the most “Outdoorsy” holiday. It’s cold and dreary and spooky. The perfect day to sit by a fire and take in a classic book. Again, not so many scary outdoor books, except maybe “Alive,” so here’s a classic from Patrick McManus. Enjoy.


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Airsoft Bestsellers from Amazon

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One More Before the Weekend: Zombie Trekkies


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100 Days of Summer- Day 30: One Month or So Recap

Regatta and Hot Air Balloon Festival at Morain...
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So, Starting on June 20th, I managed to get 30 days in in 40 Days. Less than two months behind.  Here’s the Recap:

Day One- Bike West Branch

Day Two- Nelson-Kennedy Ledges

Day Three- Canoe Mahoning River

Day Four- Geocaching

Day Five- Kayak Mill Creek

Day Six-Windsurfing

Day Seven-Fishing

Day Eight- Grill

Day Nine- Train Rides

Day Ten- State Lodges

Day 11-Boating Resources

Day 12- Public Shooting Ranges

Day 13- July 4th

Day 14-Conneaut and Pymatuning

Day 15-McConnells Mill

Day 16-Stavich Trail

Day 17- Ghosts

Day 18- YSU

Day 19- Shopping

Day 20- Medieval Faire

Day 21- Local Beaches

Day 22- Moraine State Park

DAy 23-Whipps Ledges

Day 24-Hearts Content

Day 25-Minister Creek

Day 26-The Blue Streak

Day 27- Lake Erie Islands

Day 28- Bike Brady Run

Day 29- The Drive-In

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100 Days of Summer: Day 29- Elm Road Drive-in

After a day at Lake Milton or Mosquito Creek or West Branch, just visit the Elm Road Triple Drive-in. 3 double features every night. A fully stocked concession stand serving Pizza, hot dogs and fried stuff. FM stereo sound. One of the last and greatest Drive-ins in the country. Right here. Check out the Elm Road Drive-in Site for More information on special features.

See you there.


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100 Days of Summer: Day 26-Refresh the Blue Streak

Conneaut Lake Park
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Conneaut Lake Park needs your help to save the Blue Streak. They’re Number 16 at the Pepsi refresh challenge. To get $50,000 to help restore the classic rollercoaster, they need to get to at least number 10.

We’ve done it before, and we’ll do it again. Nobody, but nobody seems to be able to mobilize our bloggers like this area. Conneaut has been struggling the last few years, and as someone who remembers the last, sad, final year of Idora, I don’t want that to happen again. Help save the Blue streak. Don’t let it go the way of Idora’s Wildcat.

Visit the Pepsi Refresh Challenge and vote today

Oh Yeah, visit the Carp and nature center at Pymatuning State Park while you’re at it.

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