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What You Need for an Enjoyable Backpacking Trip

  Backpacking in the wilderness can be one of the most rewarding activities available. Whether done solo, with your significant other, or with family and friends, backpacking provides you with the opportunity to escape from the dull monotony of society for a little while and reconnect with nature, your companions, and yourself. That being said, a backpacking trip can be either extremely enjoyable or completely painful depending on how well prepared you are. Therefore, I am going to provide you with some detailed information on what you you really need to make your outdoor adventure the best it can be. When escaping into the great outdoors for any period of time longer than a few hours you are going to need to meet some of your basic survival requirements. First and foremost you are going to need water. You shouldn’t depend solely on water found in the wilderness for safety…

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5 Easy Steps to Finding a Freelancer for Programming or Web Design

  There’s almost nothing more intimidating for the average person than wanting to make a simple web site, knowing how you want it to run, imagining an easy logo, and then trying to find someone to do it. The technical jargon alone is confusing for most people. It often sounds something like this: Client: “I need to be able to, you know — log in and change stuff..” Provider: “You mean a CMS.” Client: “No, not really. Just something simple..” Provider: “That’s right. A CMS. A content management system. You can usually get that done in P-H-P-n-My-Ess-q-eel, or –” Client: “…” Provider: “That’ll be a zillion dollars.” Sound familiar? Or maybe you just want to have a quick look around Google. Unfortunately, for the past four years, the top results for “web design” or anything related — if it has anything to do with web design — doesn’t exactly help…

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How to Decorate a Small Victorian Foyer on a Budget

  Foyers are small entry halls or rooms to a home. They function as a place to meet guests, a room to hang up coats, umbrellas or stash shoes and backpacks, or as a place to wait for your ride. In Victorian homes, foyers were often elegantly appointed rooms that welcomed visiting guests. These foyers were multidoored, opening into the parlour, the family living areas, and the stairwell. In smaller homes, the foyer presents a decorating challenge since there is very little wall space to work with. If you have a small foyer, these ideas may work for you: Paint it light and bright Paint is a low cost way to create a dramatic effect in a foyer. While terra cottas, rust, and mochas are stunning paint choices in large rooms, these darker colors will close up a tiny room. For a foyer, lighter and neutral colors will create the…