Category Archive: travel

Dec 16

The Sunny Side Bohol

I grew up in Bohol and it was only after college that I got a chance to step out from this scenic province. But I’ve never been to its eastern part until last week. Mixed feelings of anxiety and excitement had swept me away as I shoved myself on a public bus seat. Why? Because …

Continue reading »

Sep 12

Largest crocodile in Palawan

crocky

Video

Building a backyard zipline without spending

Ever wanted an adrenaline rush but out of budget? Ziplining comes first in mind but going to adventure parks needs some amount of money. Well, these kids will prove you can enjoy ziplining right in your backyard. Let’s see how these kids built a backyard zipline at no cost.

What They Used

  • Unused telephone line. Telephone cables(not the curly thingy!) are very strong. The wire used to carry signal from the post to your house has a very high tensile strength and has a tough insulator which is also weather- resistant, perfect for the project.
  • Old tire. Motorcycle or bicycle tires are ideal for this DIY ride. Using a zipline cable trolley would be the best way for a speedy slide but the aim is not to spend a single cent.
  • Rope. Thick enough to support one’s weight. The thicker the better for easier climbing.
  • Trees. duh. To tie the wire both ends.

Let the Fun Begin

  • Locate the trees. Find trees that are not very far apart. Our available materials are good only for short lines.
  • Tie very well the end of the telephone cable to the first tree. A coconut tree is a good one. Tie the cable around the tree steps or the notched parts(hakhak in Bisaya) so that it will not slip downwards.
  • Let the cable pass through the tire. The tire will serve as the trolley.
  • Tie the tire with another cable. This will be used to pull the tire to the launching area.
  • Tie the other end of the zipline to the tree with branches, slightly above the first tie. This takes some trials to achieve the right speed of the slide. Tying higher increases the speed of the backyard zipline.
  • Tie several knots to the rope with about a foot interval and tie one end above the branch where the zipline is tied. This will serve as your ladder to the launching area.

Oops, Before you have fun!

You must exercise proper caution in building DIY stuffs specially this one. It is best to use industrial-grade materials for this project like steel cable, brakes, cable sling, harness and other safety equipment. When building a zipline seriously, consider it done by professionals or someone knowledgeable for best performance and safety.

Share the fun.

Don’t forget to share your ride with your friends. The more, the merrier. We’d love to see your smiles while riding your backyard zipline.

If you really wanted to go for all-out thrill rides, check out Danao Adventure Park and CHAP located at Carmen, Bohol.

Backyard ziplining is great fun and we love it. Another option is hockey skates. Check out this guide to learn more.

 

Aug 28

Simala Shrine, Sibonga Cebu

 

Aug 27

Climb

The Climb

Aug 19

How I Survived a 4D-3N-Stay In HongKong With Php9,000

I didn’t intend my Hongkong trip be one of my eat-pray-love escapades but certain circumstances had led my friends to cancel their flights. So, I had to face one of Asia’s tiger cities alone. Did I complain? Honestly, no. I had wished them to be with me on that trip, though. I had even thought …

Continue reading »

Aug 12

Review: Thai Royale Spa – A Royale Experience

I was beating deadlines the other night and catching Pokemon wouldn’t get me any better the day after so I decided to head to a massage parlor for some stretching and relaxing instead. Since Thai Royale Spa is nestled in the heart of Tagbilaran and is just a stone-throw away from Pierre’s school, I went …

Continue reading »

Jul 30

Review: Atmosphere Bar Club

It’s summer in other parts of the world. That means friends from those places take their annual leaves for hometown visits. That also means it’s time for reunions. High school friends who are already based in Norway and Qatar spend their summer breaks in Bohol. And of course, their vacation will never be complete without the …

Continue reading »

Image

Discover Bohol Philippines

bohol art photo

Discover Bohol.

Jul 24

8 Wowing Coffee Shops in Cebu

I’m not a coffee connoisseur. I’m not even a good critic so if you don’t want a biased answer from me, don’t ask me which one tastes the best. Why? Because I’m a coffee addict. Whether what’s in my cup is locally prepared or brewed, or a 3-in-one instant mix, may it be with chocolate …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts

Skip to toolbar