Every sprint, whenever the trout fishing starts, I go to Ramapo River to fish. This is the parking spot and you can go fishing right on the river.
This is the video:
Last year, I went to Pequannock River. You can park and go fishing from this location:
Pequannock River parking/access
I also made a video last year:
So in our backyard, we used to set up the above ground pool every summer, but we’ve noticed that the kids had suddenly grown up and started to feel like the pool was tooo small… or something, and naturally, they asked for a trampoline instead this year……. [sigh].
So we bought the Exacme 14 foot trampoline with a good enough weight limit for a grown up person. The shipment came in 3 heavy boxes, and from reading the online reviews, it sounded like you need at least 2 people to assemble this comfortably.
Well, since I had no one to help, I decided to do this on my own, but surprisingly, it was easy to set up. In the video I show you how I did it!
By the way, Youtube is such a great place to share such info, and others have shared as well, and I’m just adding to the wealth of info out there 🙂
It’s always fun to watch the kids see the new installation of some sort, and this was no exception. They were so happy ^^
Bonus fact: Trampolines make for an amazing napping zone:
It’a always more fun to make it yourself than just buying a ready-made product. So when I got this little turtle, I set out to make its habitat from scratch.
This is the first one I made:
For this one I used sand, thinking that it will remind the turtle of its habitat, but as you might be able to guess, the sheer maintenance required to keep this one clean was basically impossible.
So this is the current set up:
Instead of using sand, we kept it all water with climbable areas, with a filter installed. We also added heating light. Definitely much less maintenance, and the turtle enjoys sun bathing a lot! She also eats right from our hands 🙂
I fancied trying out a backyard throwing knife party (don’t worry it didn’t happen) and set out to make a DIY target, using a log and bamboo sticks I earlier got.
It works pretty well, but of course, something funny had to happen somewhere ^^
My daughter and her friend had a great time with it, and seems like her friend got pretty good at it.
Oh and of course, please take caution when handling knives! … and axes ^^
This time I tried making an action camera mount that can take underwater footage while being attached to a fishing line. One of the cool things about these action cameras is that they come with waterproof casings. I just needed to take advantage of that and wanted to see if the camera can actually catch the moment the fish bites!
I had a lot of fun designing this mount, using some cheap dollar store things and everyday objects that can be found around the house.
Let’s explore the Hobby World with the action camera!
This is the first video I made where I made a custom head mount for the new action camera I bought.
I tried a couple of ready-made head mounts, but I though they made me look like an old school miner, I decided to create my own that looks a bit more slick.
I basically put the mount on a cap I like.
In this video I show you how I did it.