Boats and Boating:

riverswest.org- Rivers West Small Craft Center in Portland, OR

the mother of all maritime links- he's not kidding.

cwb.org- The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, WA

nwboatschool.org- The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, in Port Townsend, WA

Homebuilt Submersibiles Webring- Ever wanted to build your own submarine? Check this out!

City of Seattle boat ramps- Map and detailed information about boat ramps owned by the City of Seattle

fiberglassics.com- "the oldest and most established website for fiberglass boat enthusiasts"

 

Kayaks and Kayaking:

Skamokawa Town Center- B&B and kayaking on the lower Columbia River

qajaqusa.org- More information about Greenland style kayaking than you can shake a stick at

qajaqpnw.org- South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayaking Symposium

qajaqjpn.org- Greenland style kayaking in Japan. Very cool graphics and illustrations!

capefalconkayak.com- Skin-on-frame kayaks and other small craft, Manzanita, OR

traditionalkayaks.com- Skin-on-frame kayak replicas built by Harvey Golden

 

Fishing:

salmonuniversity.com- learn tips and techniques for catching salmon in the Pacific Northwest

steelheaduniversity.com- How to catch steelhead in the Pacific Northwest

halibut.net- How to catch halibut in the Pacific Northwest

Smelt Dipping- A whole page about smelt dipping in the Northwest

how-to-fish.com- Pretty self explanatory. Very helpful page.

pugetsoundanglers.org- More helpful fishing tips and advice

Fishing in the Northwest- Even more Pacific Northwest fishing links

Washington fishing regulations- WDFW's rule page, including emergency rule changes

Oregon DFW- Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

anglingbc.com- Fishing in British Columbia

Columbia River Dam fish counts- How many salmon have passed over the dams today? You can find out here

kayaksportfishing.com- Fishing from kayaks...for sharks!

kayakfishing.com- More fishing from kayaks

boardfishing.com- You guessed it: fishing from surfboards

 

Livestock and Farming:

albc-usa.org- The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, monitoring rare breeds of livestock

blackwelsh.org- The American Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Association

smallfarmersjournal.com- A very beautifully produced magazine for small farmers and draft horse enthusiasts

lopezclt.org- The Lopez Island Community Land Trust; check out their mobile USDA-approved butchering facility

fungi.com- Fungi Perfecti, edible mushroom growing supplies and spawn

acresusa.com- America's oldest and largest magazine covering eco-agriculture

abundantlifeseeds.com- Heirloom and rare vegetable and other seeds.

 

Do-it-Yourself stuff:

makezine.com- hardcore DIY magazine, technology projects of all kinds, blogs, etc

instructables.com- yet another amazing DIY project site

spudtech.com- potato cannons and other "novelty launchers"

backpacking.net- Home-made outdoor gear

zenstoves.net- homemade alcohol camping stoves overview

the penny stove- simple, lightweight, homemade alcohol camp stove

trailquest.net/baking.html- baking and other cooking on homemade alcohol stoves

Lindsay's Books- Lindsay's Books have retired, but there are links here to dealers that ma have some of their books still.

 

Wood and Woodworking:

woodweb.com- Many excellent forums bulletin boards related to wood and woodworking

forestryforum.com- Excellent forums relating to forestry and small sawmilling practices

greenwoodworking.com- Making chairs and other items from unseasoned wood; great plans for a shaving horse

sawyer's links page- Tons and tons of links relating to sawing and drying lumber and related topics

specialtywoods.com- Custom Handcrafted Conference Tables, Desks, Credenzas, and Fine Furniture.

 

Metalworking and Blacksmithing:

anvilfire.com- More blacksmithing information and forums than you'll know what to do with. Links to blacksmithing webrings

blacksmith.org- Northwest Blacksmith Association

Marshall Machine and Engineering- How to build an iron-melting cupola furnace and make your own cast iron parts

charcoal making- How to make your own charcoal

 

Vehicles and Machinery:

dieseltruckresource.com- Forums dedicated to Dodge/Cummins diesel trucks

bentleypublishers.com- Automotive repair manual publishers

vwdieselparts.com- Diesel Volkswagen parts, information and forums

thesamba.com- Volkswagen classifieds, forums and other information

tdiclub.com- Volkswagen TDI diesel club and forums

vwdiesel.net- Diesel Volkswagen forums and links, in English and French

vwvortex.com- "the VW enthusiast website." Galleries, resources and forums

vwdieselparts.com- Diesel Volkswagen parts, information and forums

mbca.org- Mercedes-Benz Club of America. Forums and other resources

heckflosse.nl- Site dedicated to the "heckflosse", or fintail, Mercedes of the 60's

mbzponton.org- Site dedicated to the "ponton" series of Mercedes-Benz, from the 50's and early 60's

mercedesshop.com- Parts, tools, forums and other resources for Mercedes-benz vehicles of all kinds

mercedessource.com- Fantastic source for Mercedes parts of all kinds, including SVO kits and biodiesel compatible parts

 

Biodiesel and WVO/SVO:

Biodiesel infopop forum- Biodiesel and SVO discussion forums-Very good!

frybrid.com- SVO kits and parts, forums

biodiesel.org- Biodiesel FAQs and information

utahbiodieselsupply.com- Biodiesel supplies, parts and plans, tons of information on "appleseed" style processors

make-biodiesel.org- Biodiesel information, books, classes, links, plans for "appleseed" style processors

biodieselcommunity.org- Collaborative Biodiesel Tutorial-fantastic!

b100wh.com- one man's "appleseed" style biodiesel processor, very nicely done

 

Weather:

noaa.com- NOAA Weather's website

river levels- NOAA Weather's river flood stage reports

tidesonline.com- NOAA's tide table generator

tidesonline.com- Tide tables for Astoria, OR and the lower Columbia River

NOAA weather buoy- NOAA's weather buoy 46029 at the Columbia River bar

NOAA wind and wave map- Animated GIF map showing wind speed and direction and wave height for the Pacific coast out to longitude 145 deg W

Environment Canada Seasonal Forecast- Weather reports for Canada

shipreport.net- the Columbia River Ship Report. Ship traffic information for the Lower Columbia River, updated daily

 

Other:

lelooksa.org- Artists, carvers and performers of Northwest Coast native traditions, located in Ariel, WA

homepower.com- Home Power magazine, journal of home produced and alternative electrical power

arctic photography- Very beautiful photographs of the arctic, including lots of Inuit kayaks and hunters

quik house- Build a house out of metal shipping containers

usconstitution.net- United States Constitution online

WA state DOE aerial photos- aerial photos of the shoreline of Washington state, very cool!

outdoor gear recommendations- thorough and sensible recommendations for miscellaneous outdoor gear




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