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A Few Facts about Hemp You Probably Didn’t Know

June 30, 2014 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

A Few Facts about Hemp You Probably Didn’t Know

Hemp is a hugely versatile crop and while it has been around for centuries its history and uses are not that widely known. In the coming years as the world looks to diversify its material uses and tries to find eco-friendly alternatives, to things such as fuels, plastics and pesticides, it is likely the debate over the growth of this crop will intensify. So to make sure you can add your ten cents to the argument here are a few things that you might not have heard about the wonder plant:

  1. Henry Fords first model T car was built to run on hemp gasoline, he had his own hemp fields on his estate. Panels of the car also contained hemp.
  2. Up until the early 1800s a huge percentage of textiles (an estimated 80%) were made from hemp (this percentage massively dropped after the invention of the cotton gin).
  3. The use of hemp fibers in ropes and sails for ships dates back thousands of years, in fact the hemp industry is thought to be one of the oldest on the planet, with some suggesting the first signs of it to be found in 8000bc!

A Few Facts about Hemp You Probably Didn’t Know

  1. The original Levi jeans were made from hemp fiber.
  2. Hemp seed is highly nutritious, containing huge amounts of essential fatty acids, vitamins, fiber and protein. Its popularity as a super food is growing and cereals, cakes and oils can now be fairly easily found.
  3. Hemp can be made (relatively easily) into a bio-fuel. If this was more widely produced it would/could greatly reduce our use of fossil fuels and nuclear power.

A Few Facts about Hemp You Probably Didn’t Know

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Let’s Get Physical: The Hottest Fitness Spots in Hong Kong
June 30, 2014 – 4:27 pm | No Comment
Let’s Get Physical: The Hottest Fitness Spots in Hong Kong

If you can’t bear to part with your daily workouts, check out these Hong Kong hot spots. Your heart will be racing in no time.

Up-and-coming Weed Friendly Cities
June 27, 2014 – 5:15 pm | No Comment
Up-and-coming Weed Friendly Cities

People are flocking to cities near and far solely for their accessibility to weed of all strains, paraphernalia, and edibles. Check out a couple of our favorites:

Why is hemp not more widely used?
May 2, 2014 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
Why is hemp not more widely used?

Hemp oil, made from its seeds, is now being widely used in many body care products which are considered to have fantastic anti inflammatory benefits.

A Brief History of Prague
October 31, 2013 – 4:30 pm | No Comment
A Brief History of Prague

Prague is one of the most diverse and fascinating cities in Europe, and it’s a great place to spend the weekend!

How to Start Your Campervan Adventure Through Europe
August 27, 2013 – 12:20 pm | No Comment
How to Start Your Campervan Adventure Through Europe

Traveling Europe in a campervan is perhaps one of the best ways to truly experience all that the culture-laden continent has to offer..

Staying fit on holiday
August 6, 2013 – 3:01 pm | No Comment
Staying fit on holiday

Relaxing by the pool, sipping cocktails and soaking up the sunshine is many people’s idea of bliss, but this does not mean their waistlines have to suffer.

Surviving camping
July 29, 2013 – 12:43 pm | No Comment
Surviving camping

We were seeking adventure, and adventure didn’t seem like it would come walled up in the monotone walls of a side of the road motel.

Water Saving Tips For the Savvy Traveller
July 15, 2013 – 2:07 pm | No Comment
Water Saving Tips For the Savvy Traveller

I’ll share with you a few tips that I used while traveling to cut down on those loathsome water bottles, as well as throw in a few tips on how to save water

5 Ways Not To Die Whilst Travelling
July 8, 2013 – 5:45 pm | No Comment
5 Ways Not To Die Whilst Travelling

Whilst any trip you take has some risk inheritently present, it is possible to avoid having too many near death experiences on the road

Peru’s Amazon Rainforest
June 26, 2013 – 6:10 pm | No Comment
Peru’s Amazon Rainforest

Go ahead and ask your friends if they’ve ever spent time hiking through the Amazon rainforest of Peru. How many have said yes? My guess is zero

Finding the Opportune Moment to Take a Cruise
June 19, 2013 – 4:37 pm | No Comment
Finding the Opportune Moment to Take a Cruise

The advantage of any cruise is that it can combine several destinations in one trip,before you set sail it’s good to check you have your yacht insured.

Why You Need Camping Insurance
May 31, 2013 – 8:50 pm | No Comment
Why You Need Camping Insurance

Going camping is an exhilarating experience but if you are as accident prone as me then you probably have a few worries about what could go wrong while you are away from home. Good starting point is to read our top 5 tips