Portable Billboard - 4 Months Later

by Kade 28. April 2007 20:13

It's been about 4 months since I purchased the tipi. After many hours of measuring the canvas, trying to set it up, projecting images on to it and getting sore knees from kneeling on the cement floor the painting of icons and the logo is complete.

I was nervous to paint the canvas because I had never painted on canvas before. It turned out to be a much simpler task than anticipated. If you are ever trying to determine how to paint to a tipi, use acryllic paint. Then mix about 6 plastic spoonfuls of paint(heaping) to 4 plastic spoonfuls of water. Also be sure to wet your brush before you begin painting. It is much easier to paint this way.

Teepee  Tipi



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Teepee | Tipi

Hike Mars

by Kade 26. April 2007 18:53
I was recently watching The Discovery Channel and saw a commercial about Scientist making hiking maps for Mars. At first I thought it was a joke, so I had to google it. Low and behold they really are making topo maps for mars. My advice for these trails is to bring lots of water.

If any of you happen to go on one of these Mars Hikes, will you please leave a review for it at http://www.hikemars.com

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Multiple Sports per Point

by Kade 23. April 2007 15:46

The latest updates are done and posted on the web site. Due to popular demand I have updated the web site to allow multiple sports and descriptions to be posted on each point. This will allow users to review points differently for each sport as well.

Coming soon is the ability for any registered member to update any point on the web site. This will help our community of backcountry secreters to help keep information on the site up to date. Another feature that is coming soon is a tutorial on how to post data without a GPS unit.

If you have any requests for additional user ability on the site, please use the contact us link on the site and let us know!

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Hot Spots | Outdoor Sports

Stencil the Tipi

by Kade 9. April 2007 12:32

We are now preparing the tipi for painting. I am not the best artist, so we are projecting all of the icons of the different sports onto the tipi. This is harder than one might think.

First we had to determine where to draw each icon. So we set the tipi up. Then marked where we would paint them. Next we had to stretch out the canvas in the basement. We then used a string to mark the center top of the tipi. We used the string as a guideline to mark the top and bottom of the icon. Then we used this contraption (ladder, wood, and projector) to project onto the tipi. The whole process of setting up, measuring, stretching out the tip, and stencilling took about 3 weekends and a lot of patience. The good news, it is all done and ready to be painted.

Painting a tipi

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Marketing | Teepee | Tipi

Business Cards

by Kade 24. March 2007 18:32

Backcountry Business Card

I keep telling people about the site only to have them come back a few months later and ask, "What was the name of your outdoor site again?"

I recenlty received an offer to get 2000 business cards for only $20. I couldn't pass it up.

This is the result. The first business cards for Backcountry Secrets.

Now I just have to come up with some genius way of getting these cards into the hands of people who will actually use them.



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