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May 23

Vintage Canon Camera Question. Looking for specific case for Canon F1.

Canon produced two faux leather holster cases for the Canon F1 SLR (1971). I'm looking for the the case that fits the 50/55mm f. 1.2. Unfortunately I cannot find a resource that will tell me the model number for the case, and most of the online used retailers do not designate between the two. I've included a Ebay post, for reference, after the jump. Please help. [more inside]
posted by captainsohler at 12:06 PM - 3 answers

May 22

Camping trips for grownups?

Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by winterportage at 12:12 PM - 14 answers

Where to sell our board games?

Hi MeFites, we have an abundance of board games to sell. Like 3-4 bookcases worth of games. They are posted on Board Game Geek but many of those people want to trade and we need to actually sell them. Where should we do that? [more inside]
posted by crunchy potato at 8:33 AM - 13 answers

May 19

Outdoors Destination for multi-days trip in NE America/Canada

Looking for a destination that's relatively easy to get to from NYC (by car or short length one stop flight) and has 2-3 days worth of beginner friendly hiking/outdoors activities in late August. [more inside]
posted by Pantalaimon at 4:14 PM - 6 answers

What to do with summer fridays?

I'm lucky enough to get summer fridays but every year end up feeling like I've "wasted" them. Looking for themes or ideas that can help me feel like I've put my extra 60 hours to use! [more inside]
posted by neematoad at 8:56 AM - 7 answers

May 18

Tent Shopping, Or: Rokusan and Family Brave The Outside World

Camping Filter: Making the jump from all-day hiking to overnights, but clueless about modern tent technology. Help. [more inside]
posted by rokusan at 5:20 AM - 22 answers

May 17

Any way to artificially adjust presser foot pressure?

I'm trying to sew stretch fabrics, but have been having difficulties with the top layer of fabric bunching and getting shoved out of the way by the presser foot. I checked online and the answer seems to be to reduce the presser foot's pressure....however.... My machine - a Brother SQ9000 - doesn't have a presser foot pressure adjustment! Is there any other way to adjust the presser foot that doesn't include the machine's knob? Any way of "artificially" lifting the presser foot a little? [more inside]
posted by Lt. Bunny Wigglesworth at 1:46 PM - 12 answers

May 15

When have people in sports stood up for a cause? (lesser known edition)

Everyone knows the black power salute of the olympians. And Colin Kapernick. But are there some lesser known examples of people in sport taking a stand for something they believed in? Politics. Racial issues. Sexual Equality. That sort of thing. Or any other actually.
posted by rileyray3000 at 8:10 AM - 37 answers

May 14

What books has your book group liked?

Me: in a long-running book group, made up mostly of white, middle class, urban or suburban women who knit. You: in a long-running book group which is demographically not like mine. What are some of the books your group has enjoyed? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library at 11:42 AM - 17 answers

May 13

Help with planning an insanely great treasure hunt/adventure please!

I want to create an adventure/treasure hunt style day for my sister, her husband, her best friend and my 7 year old niece. And I want it to be epic. It will be based predominantly outdoors and fingers crossed the English summer will be kind enough to assume it will be a pleasant day weather wise . I am brainstorming at this stage, considering how to plan it, what to include and any ideas and suggestions would be very welcome....more details inside! [more inside]
posted by TheGarden at 10:23 PM - 4 answers

May 11

Looking for recommendations for a non .22 bolt action rifle.

A couple of friends want to make weekend shooting a more regular thing and I'm looking for an inexpensive bolt action rifle to go with them. [more inside]
posted by Socinus at 5:45 PM - 14 answers

May 10

The soft glow of the California coast

I'm having a small summer gathering on a primitive campsite. How can we make the space more welcoming/communal without a fire? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark at 2:56 PM - 14 answers

Glow stick alternatives

Hey! I work in the dive industry, and we use these lights for our divers on a nightly basis. They work pretty well! But they require a special kind of battery, which is annoying, and occasionally they flood and corrode. We're looking for a replacement that uses standard AA batteries, or anything similar enough to a glow-stick that can be used every night without destroying the environment. [more inside]
posted by roygbv at 2:00 PM - 4 answers

How to be respectful to little known cultures in an alt. history game?

I am looking for some advice on how to depict an extinct and little known culture in an rpg scenario. [more inside]
posted by nolnacs at 10:59 AM - 8 answers

May 9

Help me start woodcarving!

Hi all, Every year I like to pick up a new little hobby and put some time into it. Its great! I get to learn a little more about the world and cultivate a deep appreciation for the things around me. This year I'd love to give a little time to wood carving but I well and truly don't know where to start. Is there a good book/video series on this? What're my 101-tools and investments? Where does one get good carving wood? Is there a difference between carving and whittling? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. Still very much in the, "I don't even know what questions to ask" realm.
posted by GilloD at 1:57 PM - 6 answers

May 8

It’s height, not distance.

Midwest Filter: I witnessed hay bale toss contest last summer at my local county fair. I want to participate this summer! Help me tweak my exercise routine to become the county’s hay bale toss champion! [more inside]
posted by Dotty at 8:52 PM - 9 answers

Custom poker games for iOS?

Years ago I loved playing iPoker on my Mac, mainly because it didn't limit you to Hold ’Em poker and let you make up your own poker variants, which is a ton of fun if you’ve never tried it. Alas, as you can tell from reading the link, that software is long dead, and almost all of my gaming is done on iOS these days anyway… [more inside]
posted by Ampersand692 at 2:20 PM - 0 answers

May 7

Their house has all the best toys!

We don't have kids yet, but many of our friends do - and bring them to various BBQs and parties at our house. What quality toys can I invest in that will have broad appeal? Specific desired characteristics inside. [more inside]
posted by purplevelvet at 10:52 PM - 34 answers

May 3

Keeping myself occupied for a month

I have about a month off with minimal responsibilities (obligations maybe 1-2 days/wk) and it's making me depressed. Too much time doesn't sit well with me. I can't leave completely and take a real vacation because of things I need to take care of at home. I'm looking for ideas and small projects to occupy my time. I've got the binging on television down. What else can I do? [more inside]
posted by bobobox at 5:29 PM - 34 answers

May 1

Help me identify this smartphone game!

Was waiting for my coffee and the dude next to me was playing this awesome looking game on his iphone. It had a white background and simple (but...cute?) line drawing of a city (which he was scrolling through/exploring), and small figures in boxes along the bottom (I presume some sort of select a character function)... [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 at 3:10 PM - 4 answers

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