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Central NJ Spots'o'Beauty

NJ MeFi'rs: Looking for a nice outdoor spot to take my girlfriend tonight. Localized in Central Jersey. Ideas? (More criteria within) [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Dec 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Because it is inconvenient to drive with my hands in my pockets

Looking for water-resistant/proof, wind resistant, and warm mittens or gloves. Versatile enough to be able to drive with, but warm enough for extended walks outside and waterproof enough for snow shoveling, etc. Giant ski mittens are awesome, but somewhat limiting in dexterity. [more inside]
posted by sararah on Dec 22, 2008 - 12 answers

streaming itunes outdoors

How can I stream itunes outdoors? [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Dec 4, 2008 - 14 answers

Whit's the game, back hame?

Calling Scottish MeFites and fellow Scottish diaspora - what's the job market like in Scotland at the moment, and am I mad to be considering moving back? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Dec 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Are there any alternatives to the (Boy|Girl) Scouts that are secular in nature?

I have a son, almost 12, and a daughter, 9, and have been thinking about getting them involved in more outdoor activities. They're home-schooled, so they do get the opportunity to get out and play in the yard and with a few other kids in the neighborhood, but I'd like them to be introduced to a wider range of activities that outdoors-type groups like the scouts might provide (and not being an outdoorsy-type myself, might be able to better instruct in), but I'm put off by both the nationalistic and religious overtones that seem to pervade the Scout oaths. I'd prefer something with more of a global/wildlife focus. [more inside]
posted by mboszko on Nov 2, 2008 - 33 answers

Patio furniture in NYC

Looking for good, inexpensive patio furniture in NYC [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan on Oct 17, 2008 - 1 answer

________ing in a winter wonderland

My fiancee and I are very outdoorsy. This summer we enjoyed hiking, mountain biking and kayaking. We're looking for some low-cost winter sports and outdoor activities so that we can continue to enjoy the great outdoors through the late fall, winter and early spring. [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Sep 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Happy camper. Or not...

I have scored a week long wilderness trip. Hurrah for me. Except the last time I went camping was when I was, oh, 14. And I hated it. This time, I'll be working as well as camping. So my question to you, gentle woodsfolk of Metafilter, is what can I do to make my week in the wild productive and fun? Rather than the living hell I remember camping to be. [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Aug 29, 2008 - 21 answers

Too many spiders!

I need spider control options, please! [more inside]
posted by pdb on Aug 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Seattle, yes. Hydroplanes, no.

I hate Seafair. Is there anything family friendly to do just slightly outside of the greater Seattle area? Bellingham, perhaps? Please, no zoos or waterparks; I've done them all already.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Aug 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Dayhikes in the White Mountains

White Mountains Hiking. Need a great dayhike for two middle-aged women and two teens, all fit and adventurous. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jul 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Turn that frown upside down

What are some activities to do with an injured friend who needs to get out of the house? [more inside]
posted by handabear on Jun 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Illustrator that creates interiors with outdoor elements?

I'm looking for an illustrator that creates images of interiors with exterior elements. I know I've seen something like it at some point and this image evokes my memory of the style cues. I'm having trouble constructing a searchable phrase that will lead me there.
posted by suzen on Jun 24, 2008 - 2 answers

camping hacks

Give me your best camping hacks. [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Jun 24, 2008 - 44 answers

Where should I take my mom hiking near Olympia, WA?

What's a good place to take my Mom hiking in the Olympia, WA area? She's got endurance for a decently long, steep walk, but she's afraid of heights and won't walk on loose or slippery surfaces. [more inside]
posted by scose on Jun 15, 2008 - 4 answers

BBQ Rubs and Sauces

The barbecue season is upon us (at least in the northern hemisphere), and I'm now in a place that allows outdoor grilling, but I'm a neophyte when it comes to BBQ sauces and rubs. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jun 12, 2008 - 26 answers

Bike needs to lay off the twinkies

What's the best way to put my new bike on a diet? [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on May 22, 2008 - 13 answers

This all looks very familiar...

US backpacker bored with the Southern Deciduous Forest ecosystem. Any suggestions in the Southeast? [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Apr 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Where can I commune with nature near Baltimore?

Where can I commune with nature in Maryland? Tell me about the beautiful places I can go hiking within an easy drive of Baltimore, MD.
posted by killdevil on Apr 9, 2008 - 20 answers

LED Assistance

I am trying to buy a LED headlamp on ebay...they range in brightness from 8 to 30+ and the one I want is 8. Is that goint to be bright enough for pitching a tent in the dark? I tried to look up LED levels on the inter-web but all I found was scientific mumbo jumbo, can someone just tell me which one to buy please!? Thanks
posted by madmamasmith on Mar 29, 2008 - 13 answers

Women who live unconventional lives and the books that depict them

Women loners, recluses, survivalists, they lived alone and liked it that way. Which books details their lives? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Mar 16, 2008 - 27 answers

OUtdoor fun around DC?

Fun getaways near Washington DC? I am going to DC next week and want to do something fun outside. Perhaps a getaway or packages with hotels included. Anyone know of anything for this time of year for the outdoors types who also love luxury?
posted by tessalations999 on Mar 12, 2008 - 4 answers

HELP need cool texas getaway for fishing

I want to plan a trip for my bf's birthday. I live in TEXAS and want to find a cool cabin that sleeps at least 6 people with access to fishing. I would prefer a secluded area where he and his standoutish tattooed buddies can be noisy and not have to deal with neighbors or uptight rednecks.. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Mar 10, 2008 - 2 answers

My Irish boss wants near-Chicago americana vacation tips!

My Irish boss wants advice on a week vacation in Chicago, and an outdoorsy week outside the city. I need midwest log-cabin americana recommendations quick! [more inside]
posted by conch soup on Feb 20, 2008 - 14 answers

My indoor cat wants out.

Our indoor cat desperately wants to go outside. Help! [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Feb 15, 2008 - 16 answers

Creative outdoor exercises for bootcamp fitness program?

Been to any good fitness bootcamps recently? [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Feb 14, 2008 - 10 answers

L.A.-area picnic spot?

what's an awesome picnic spot in L.A.? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jan 10, 2008 - 14 answers

Digital pathfinding

Is it possible to take a Digital Elevation Model of my favorite wilderness area and using OS X run some slope calculations in order to find new hike-able paths though an otherwise treacherous terrain? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Dec 1, 2007 - 8 answers

How do I ensure that I stay healthy while spending time outdoors during the winter?

How do I ensure that I stay healthy while spending time outdoors during the winter? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Nov 23, 2007 - 19 answers

How do you know if a found pet is actually lost?

If you see a cat or dog wandering around outside, how can you tell whether it’s lost or just hanging out in its own neighborhood? If you can’t tell, should you act as though it’s lost or just leave it alone? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Nov 9, 2007 - 28 answers

Help me maintain 2 wooded acres. Please.

We just bought a house on 2 acres of wooded land. I need help with leaf management (fall is coming soon!) and path/trail maintenance. More specifically, I think I want suggestions for leaf blowers and string trimmers/brushcutters. [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Sep 26, 2007 - 14 answers

What the heck kind of plant did my son get into?

What the heck kind of plant did my son get into? While on vacation in Quebec, my son started complaining that his hand was hurting. He had brushed it against some sort of plant. Within ten minutes he was screaming in pain. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jul 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Top 10 Worst Survival Stories

Ok, so this is a long shot, but I am dying to find out: Looking for a magazine article about the "Top 10 Worst Survival Stories". [more inside]
posted by Hackworth on Jul 29, 2007 - 9 answers

Repairing Outdoor Stairs (Brick, framed by RR Ties)

[Landscaping-for-Beginners-Filter] Where can I buy railroad ties (or a green-friendly alternative) for a backyard brick staircase? What's the best way to repair the staircase [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jul 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Are there any good hiking trails near NYC for an autoless gal?

I am looking for some good hiking trails near NYC that are easily accessible via public transportation that aren't too long (over 6 miles total) or too steep (no Breakneck Ridge for me yet, thanks). I am also looking for a good hiking club to join in NYC. [more inside]
posted by Empyrean_72 on Jun 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Cycle fitness

How can my push-bike stay healthy if stored outdoors? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Jun 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Good hikes around Seattle.

Good hikes around Seattle. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jun 15, 2007 - 12 answers

A Walk in the Woods

A few friends and I are looking to start backpacking this summer but on a budget. [more inside]
posted by god particle on Jun 14, 2007 - 23 answers

How best to visit Costa Rica

What is the best plan-of-action for doing a 10-day outdoor-focused trip to Costa Rica? [more inside]
posted by cmorris on Jun 12, 2007 - 7 answers

How to keep the neighbors entertained?

We have a block party in our (Chicago) neighborhood every year and I've been asked to help with kids' games. I'm not a fan of traditional competitive games. So, I'm looking for some unusual ideas that will appeal to kids and adults alike... [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on May 14, 2007 - 13 answers

How do I learn the names of plants and animals?

How do I learn the names of plants and animals, particularly trees and birds? [more inside]
posted by monsterhero on May 1, 2007 - 14 answers

Laptops and the great outdoors

I love sitting in the backyard working on my laptop. The problem is its often not very readable. What is the best way to use a laptop outside? At the moment I am squinting a lot. I'm open to all practical suggestions including devices, positioning, shading etc. (I own a Thinkpad T42 if it's relevant)
posted by zaebiz on Apr 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Wristwatches for Field Educators

Recommend some classy, but rugged, women's wrist or pocket watches for me! [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Apr 12, 2007 - 13 answers

What are NYC resturants with gardens?

Please guide me toward restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn with gardens and/or great outdoor areas. [more inside]
posted by Silverlantern on Apr 4, 2007 - 13 answers

Honeymoon Help!

Secluded Rustic cabin Honeymoon getaway [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Mar 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Camping in Arizona

I'm looking for a good campground in Arizona. [more inside]
posted by TungstenChef on Feb 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Things to do outside in the autumn

I'd like suggestions for outdoor activities during autumn. [more inside]
posted by La Gata on Oct 21, 2006 - 18 answers

Look, it's just a dead bug. What's all the screaming about?

So, I was recently told that I would be joining the Girl Scouts. Here's the thing... I'm a 35 year old male. Help me be a great Girl Scouts dad! [more inside]
posted by BruceL on Sep 18, 2006 - 16 answers

Log Cabin Rental (In Michigan)

I'm in S.E. Michigan and looking to rent a log cabin for a weekend with some friends. Aiming for Sept 16/17. Do you have a good place you think we should look at? Or know where I can I get any reviews of log cabin rental places? [more inside]
posted by parma on Sep 4, 2006 - 4 answers

Driving from Alabama to Seattle.

I'm driving cross-country and I'm looking for an online guide as to what I need to see along the way. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Aug 12, 2006 - 8 answers

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