22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping
From survival to s’mores, here’s everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip. posted on June 17, 2013 at 2:27pm EDT
1. How to Build a Campfire
3. Everything You Need to Know About the Technicality of S’mores
4. How to Estimate Remaining Daylight with Your Hand
6. What You Can Do to Repel Mosquitoes
8. How to Survive Hypothermia
9. Backpacker’s Checklist
11. How to Get Your Dutch Oven to the Right Temperature
You can very easily adapt recipes you can make in a kitchen oven to an outdoor dutch oven.
12. How to Identify Animal Tracks
13. Know Your Stargazing Events This Summer
14. 10 Easy Fire Starters
15. Kayak Camping Checklist
16. A Guide to Hammock Camping
17. Guide to Spider Bites
18. Checklist for Car Camping
19. How to Make Shelters in Survival Situations Using Nature
20. How to React to a Wildlife Encounter
22. Know Your Poisonous Plants
Pretty interesting stuff here:
Not much time to write on this one but there are a ton of explanations, cutaway diagrams, animations, etc at the link…
THE GERMAN MICHEL CAM ENGINE: 1921
This cam engine has no connection beyond a coincidence of names with The Michell swashplate engineof 1920, which worked on a completely different principle. I have referred to this one throughout as The German Michel Cam Engine to underline the point.
The original documentation and the drawings are unfortunately neither as clear as they might be.
Left: The German Michel Cam Engine: 1921
This engine was produced by the Michel Engine Company of Kiel, in Germany. It was a water-cooled two-stroke Diesel with three radial cylinders 120 degrees apart. The three cylinders shared a commmon central star-shaped combustion chamber, with the cam on the outside of the cylinders. The NACA report says the three cylinders revolved along with the fuel injection pump, while the cams and housing stayed stationary, but a look at the Michel patent shows the cam rotating around the outside.
To quote from the NACA report: “The introduction of fuel, lubricating oil, and cooling water into the revolving cylinders is said to cause no difficulty.” Oh really? Was there a version where the cylinders did rotate? Confusing.
From NACA technical memorandum No 462, translation of Motorwagen Nov 20, 1927
Original source: Zeitschrift Des Vereines Deutscher Ingenieure (The magazine of the Association of German Engineers) p1405, 1925