The MugMate Is the Best Camp Coffeemaker, Hands Down

I have been Outside’s Gear Guy for the better part of a decade, and during that period I’ve tested dozens of outdoor coffee-making systems, from the highly refined AeroPress ($30) to good old-fashioned cowboy coffee. Still, when it comes to getting my morning pick-me-up at camp, my favorite coffee-making device is the same simple one I used before I got a job that has me playing with all kinds of fancy gear: the MSR MugMate Coffee/Tea Filter ($17). Several years back, after my beloved Bodum French Press ($35) fell off the tailgate of my truck and shattered, I went looking for a coffee gadget that wasn’t prone to breaking and that was lightweight enough to bring on river and backpacking trips. My search led me to the MugMate, which has proven remarkably dependable. For many years now, I’ve shoved the sub-one-ounce plastic and steel filter into packs and duffels without concern. It’s never broken or warped.   Durability and light weight are all well and good, but a coffee filter’s main duty is producing a good cup of mud. At this, the MugMate has earned a special place in my heart because its 150-micron stainless-steel mesh screen makes it easy to brew damned strong coffee. I’m no...

Missing Idaho kids are in danger; mom Lori Vallow won’t help police

Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua Vallow, 7, were last seen in Rexburg, Idaho, on Sept. 23. Their parents are not cooperating with investigators, police said Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. You will need to register before adding a comment. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. Please be polite. It’s OK to disagree with someone’s ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. Investigators believe the disappearance of Joshua Vallow and Tylee Ryan is linked to the suspicious death of their stepfather’s ex-wife. USA TODAY PHOENIX – Idaho police say they believe the mother of two missing children with ties to ongoing police investigations in Arizona knows where they are or what happened to them.  Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua Vallow, 7, were last seen in Rexburg, Idaho, on Sept. 23. Their disappearance is being investigated by the Rexburg Polic...

Crown Equipment Corporation has launched the C-G series cushion tire forklift, a new line of small footprint

Crown Equipment Corporation has launched the C-G series cushion tire forklift, a new line of small footprint LPG lift trucks designed for easy manoeuvring and operator comfort in manufacturing, warehouse and beverage operations with limited space. The 37-inch-wide C-G chassis – about five to six inches narrower than the chassis of a typical 4,000 to 7,000 lb. forklift – allows C-G Series forklifts to nimbly navigate tight rack storage aisles. The new model economises on space for end users that utilise floor space to block stack and is well-suited for tight manufacturing areas and small businesses such as breweries, that have limited space.  “Crown C-G series forklifts are space-savers for customers with limited floor space, and at the same time they are space-givers for lift truck operators who appreciate extra room to freely, efficiently and safely drive their machines,” said Rob Chaney, C-G Series marketing product manager. Available in 3,000-, 3,500- and 4,000-lb. capacities, the new lift truck comes with a choice of masts, with a range of lift heights, from 78 to 236 inches. The operator compartment offers a spacious floorboard and strategic pedal placement to allow operato...

Spread-tow technology takes off : CompositesWorld

New, ultralight-areal-weight prepreg tapes form the thin-ply laminates will enable Solar Impulse 2’s sun-powered flight around the world. The all-composite airframe of the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) supports 17,000 solar panels that not only power the craft’s four electric prop engines by day, but collect enough additional energy to charge onboard batteries that can power those engines after the sun sets, making Si2 and its predecessor (Si1) the world’s only aircraft able to fly nonstop, day and night, on solar power, without a drop of fuel. Si2 is in preparations now to circumnavigate the globe in 2015. Source: Solar Impulse/Photo: Ackermann NTPT’s custom-built automated tape laying system can be equipped with a plexiglas enclosure, enabling more precise control of temperature as plies are placed, allowing NTPT to tune the laydown temperature to the particular resin system in use. Source: NTPT Step 1: Carbon tow is spread into thin tape and resin-impregnated in NTPT’s proprietary spreading and impregnation units; the unidirectional prepreg tape is rolled up on a dedicated reel. Source: NTPT Step 2: Reels of prepreg tape are loaded onto NTPT’s custom-designed ATL machine, controlled ...

The Best Jumpsuits for Women That Are Comfortable & Stylish

If you want to look super stylish and feel supremely comfortable, there isn’t a better wardrobe option than a jumpsuit. These onesies for women let you move as freely as you can in yoga pants while being a lot more flattering and, frankly, work-appropriate. Plus, there’s nothing better than a jumpsuit on days when “what should I wear?” is the last thing you want to worry about. Pull one out of your closet, put it on, and you’re done. Typically made of a soft and slightly stretchy fabric, women’s jumpsuits come in a huge variety of styles, prints and colors. Looking for short sleeves on top with cuffed jogger-style legs — a combo that’s comfortable enough to chase after your toddler but still sleek enough for your next video conference call? You can find it. Prefer a flow-y, crop-legged cap-sleeve jumpsuit? It exists. Chances are, whatever pant-and-sleeve combo suits your style is available — in whatever color you want. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best jumpsuits for women so you can find a style (or two, or three) that fits your needs. Check out the options below! Our mission at SheKnows is to empower and inspire women, and we only feature products we think you’ll love a...

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News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. WELCOMING a new baby girl into the world is just bliss for friends and family members, now you just need to choose a great gift for your new favourite little one. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite baby girl gifts based on items we’ve been given and loved and those other parents found fabulous. When buying new baby girl gifts, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to deliver an item that will soon become a firm favourite. Baby clothes can be a fun, practical choice, especially if you can deliver something with a personal touch or a bit of humour (new parents get lots and lots of baby clothes). Baby girl gifts that are personalised, or that help capture this moment in time (which will quickly become a blur of sleep deprivation), will also delight parents. A changing-colour room thermometer reassures new parents that their baby isn’t too hot or cold when sleeping. Wooden age blocks are a gorgeous way to commemorate a baby girl’s earliest days, weeks and months – and not typically something parents will buy themselves. Ferm Living’...

Charles Ross & Son Company (Hauppauge, NY) has now added new sizes of its V-cone tumble

Charles Ross & Son Company (Hauppauge, NY) has now added new sizes of its V-cone tumble blenders to its inventory of “stock mixing equipment ready for immediate purchase or short-term trial/rental.” The ready-to-order V-blenders are now available in 5-, 10-, and 25-cu-ft sizes. The blenders are rated for 125 lbs/cu ft product bulk density and are “ideal for initimate dry blending of free flowing solids,” says Charles Ross. Hinged covers, a butterfly discharge valve, TEFC direct drive gearmotor, and a safety gate with limit switch are also standard features. Charles Ross also offers V-blenders in custom sizes from 0.25–100 cu ft, and with optional features including spray nozzles, an intensifier bar, vacuum capability, heating/cooling jacket, explosion-proof motor, and built-in controls. Heavy-duty models for blending very dense applications (up to 200 lbs/cu ft) are also available. A 1-cu-ft V-blender (pictured above) is currently available for free testing at the Ross Test & Development Center in Hauppauge, NY. As nutritional firms strive for high product quality and efficient businesses, suppliers discuss how pharma-grade equipment can help. Packaging is immensely impo...

A recent study has revealed new details about the composition and fragmentation of a meteorite reportedly

A recent study has revealed new details about the composition and fragmentation of a meteorite reportedly discovered in the deserts of southwestern Morocco in 2012. Researchers examined fragments from the ungrouped achondrite, Northwest Africa (NWA) 7325. Achondrites are stony meteorites that do not contain spheroidal mineral grains known as chondrules. Saying a meteorite is ‘ungrouped’ means that it is not part of a collection of meteorites that are known to have originated from the same parent body. Researchers examined the abundances of highly siderophile elements (HSE; including Re, Os, Ir, Ru, Pt, and Pd) and 187Re‐187Os isotopic systematics for two meteorite fragments. Siderophile, or ‘iron-loving,’ elements are those that easily form alloys with metallic iron. To understand how NWA 7235 could have ended up with the observed HSE abundances, the team constructed a model of the meteorite’s formation. The results indicate that the parent body of NWA 7325 underwent complex planetary processes, and was large enough to form a core, mantle, and crust. One of the fragments used in the study appears to be a sample of the object’s crust. The team ...