Fall TOT Camporee

Hear ye! Hear ye! The TOT Fall camporee is coming ’round the bend (of the Buffalo River). It will be held October 27-29, 2017 at Grimes Canoe Base. The cost is $12. Registration will be up on doubleknot soon (Look up the mtcbsa.org website, go to Trail of Tears...
How to Make an Origami X-Wing Fighter

How to Make an Origami X-Wing Fighter

Use these step-by-step instructions to fold your very own Star Wars X-Wing ship. WHAT YOU’LL NEED One square sheet of origami paper (the larger the sheet, the easier it will be to fold) WHAT YOU’LL DO Step 1: Start with the color side up. Fold diagonally both ways....
Make Hiking Less Tiring With These Simple Strategies

Make Hiking Less Tiring With These Simple Strategies

Up one hill and down another: Before you know it, your pack weighs a ton and you’re panting like a dog. But a hike does not have to be this tiring. A steady pace will conserve energy by ironing out all those ups and downs. FIND YOUR STRIDE Everyone has a different...
How to Make a Monopod Hiking Staff for your Smartphone

How to Make a Monopod Hiking Staff for your Smartphone

Build this monopod hiking staff to keep your smartphone steady and at the ready to take videos and photos on the trail —- or anywhere else. WHAT YOU’LL NEED Smartphone 1 1⁄4″ x 48″ dowel (a cylindrical wooden pole) Closet pole end caps (The caps come two to a...
9 Optical Illusions to Confuse Your Brain

9 Optical Illusions to Confuse Your Brain

Your eyes can play tricks on you. Pictures that confuse your eyes and brain, tricking them into seeing something differently, are called optical illusions. See if you can figure out these optical illusions. WHICH OBJECT IS TALLER? None: They’re all the same size....