Tag Archives: Recreation

Innovations: “ExoLung” Tankless Underwater Diving System (Video)

ExoLung logoExolung is a new and unique approach to shallow water diving for recreational and utility purposes. It is also enjoyable to use in the pool for training, or as a form of underwater gymnastics and yoga. The idea was to create a simple extension to the usual ABC kit (fins, mask, snorkel), being simple, robust and affordable whilst not requiring a lot of maintenance or care, and absolutely no recharge or refill required. ​ 

ExoLung Diving System features

It is lightweight (3,5kg) and compact (40x30x20cm pack size) making it super portable, flexible and functional. There is a high degree of safety, due to the inflatable dive buoy, which the diver is attached to at all times. There is no need for diving certification, though a basic knowledge of compressed air diving is required before use. This can be learned by attending a beginner diving course at your local centre.

Website: https://www.exolung.com/

Top Camper Trailers: “Fargo Elite Cabins” Are At Home On Land Or Water

Fargo Elite Cabins catamaran hullEqually at home on land or water, the Fargo Elite Cabin is a fully self contained accommodation unit perfect for cruising the waterways, exploring the open roads on a trailer or truck, or even as a spare room or private rental in your own backyard!

Available with or without unsinkable catamaran hulls, the cabin is easily transported by a flat bed trailer, can be pulled up on a beach to camp for the night or parked up in your backyard as a caravan or spare room with space for 2-4 people.

There is no maintenance required, has 12.5sq metres of cabin space and over 1000 litres of underfloor storage. The house boat model is powered by a 20-90hp outboard motor (not included) and can be transported locally by trailer or worldwide by 40′ container.

To read more: https://fargocabins.com.au/

Future Of Recreation: Winnebago’s Latest All-Electric, Zero-Emission RV

From a Curbed.com online review:

The RV industry has been slow to adopt electric technology, and the innovations that have occurred are stemming from Europe. In recent years we’ve seen a few eco-friendly concept RVs, like an RV covered in solar panels or a travel trailer that can be towed by an electric car. Most recently, a German company debuted the world’s first manufactured electric camper with a decent range of 249 miles. In the U.S., however, the closest thing to an electric camper is the yet to be produced Rivian truck that features a kitchen and tent for overland camping.

Winnebago RV All-Electric

Although years behind the auto industry, the RV industry is finally making making strides in efficiency and green technology. In the latest eco-friendly news, Winnebago Industries has announced that they will help fund the expansion of Motiv Power Systems, a provider of all electric commercial chassis.

To read more: https://www.curbed.com/2019/10/17/20919270/winnebago-rv-electric-camper-motiv-power-systems-investment

Boomers Bicycles: The 1970’s California Beach Cruisers Created Today’s Fat-Tired Vacation Rides

From a CityLab.com online article:

Fat Tire Biking in Virginia BeachMcNeely trademarked the term “California Beach Cruiser” in 1976, when he was 21 years old. He started selling the bikes at his store, with the tagline “comfort, durability, and nostalgia.” They caught on. After the Los Angeles Times wrote a syndicated story about McNeely’s new entrepreneurial niche in biking, McNeely started getting bags of mail from potential buyers. “We couldn’t build enough of them each night to supply the next day’s demand. There’s no way I was going to be able to sell the bikes across the country.”

If you hit the beach this summer, you’ll see them. Fat tires. Wide handlebars. Candy-colored retro-looking frames.

That particular kind of bicycle is known as a “beach cruiser.” While it looks like a nostalgic holdover from the Eisenhower era, the bikes that ramble along boardwalks of America’s beach towns were born in mid-1970s. And, as Marketplace chronicled a few years back, they found their way to the beach thanks to the efforts of one man.

To read more click on the following link: https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/08/beach-cruiser-bike-paths-california-bicycle-history-schwinn/596113/

Top Hikes In California: Malibu Creek State Park Features M*A*S*H & South Pacific Film Set Locations

From a Curbed Los Angeles online article:

Malibu Creek State Park photo by Tanja EbnerHikes in Malibu Creek State Park have Hollywood connections, as the park includes areas that were used to shoot M*A*S*H and South Pacific. Though the area was hit by the Woolsey fire, there are still some (scorched) rusted Army Jeeps and other signs of filming here, making for a nice photo op.

Because of the fire, the park was briefly closed, but it reopened earlier this month. (The campground remains closed, according to the park’s official website, due to an ongoing investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.) Since the landscape is recovering from a devastating wildfire, do take extra care to stay on the existing trails.

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Leisure Technology: The Fuell Fluid Electric Bike Has A Over 120 Mile Range

From an InterestingEngineering.com article:

Fluid Electric Bike specsThat 200 kilometers estimated travel range is accomplished through the use of two 504Wh batteries for a total capacity of 1008Wh, which are seamlessly integrated into the FUELL FLUID’s durable and sturdy custom-aluminum-alloy frame. The batteries are easy to remove and simple to charge, reaching 80% of its charge within 2.5 hours and a full charge at 5. 

Electric Vehicles are generating a lot of hype right now and for good reason.

They’re zippy,  environmentally friendly, have decent travel ranges, and can be easily plugged in and recharged overnight at home. So it’s no surprise why Electric Vehicles over the last decade have become increasingly popular and sought after way to travel and commute.

Fluid Electric Bike 2

As the popularity of electric transportation soars, companies find new and innovative ways to ensure that the batteries powering them become more efficient, lightweight and compact. In fact, battery technology has progressed to the point where batteries capable of powering motors can be fitted onto bicycles, and that’s where the FUELL Fluid E-Bike comes in.

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https://interestingengineering.com/the-most-thrilling-long-range-e-bike-on-the-market-is-here?_source=newsletter&_campaign=B78ryYYNovepE&_uid=46dBBxnxd7&_h=0c209d493fa27bb2c39469a873cbbd733289c833&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=mailing&utm_campaign=Newsletter-11-07-2019

Outdoor Adventures: “Tales From The Deep – Diver And Author Bill Streever On Underwater Exploration” (NPR)

From NPR podcasts:

With host Jane Clayson. There’s a whole new world to explore below the surface. Deep sea diver and author of “In Oceans Deep” Bill Streever joins us to tell deep sea tales of wonders, mysteries and dangers that lurk beneath the waves.

In Oceans Deep Bill Streever