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20 Fascinating Webcams You Can Watch Online Right Now

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20 Fascinating Webcams You Can Watch Online Right Now

D’you ever sit and think to yourself “I wish I could creep over the whole entire Earth right now. Cats, jellyfish, you name it I wanna creep on it.” Luckily for you, Ink Tank have catalogued 20 great webcams you can watch right now! Whether you’re interested in watching wildlife, Abbey Road or grass grow; we’ve got the cam for you!

20 Fantastic Webcams You Can Watch Right Now!

Most people with Internet access have webcams these days, but did you know that there are cams all over the world that stream live, letting you watch intriguing events or see beautiful scenery in real time? Here are our picks for the most interesting webcams that are publicly-accessible (and legal, of course).

1. Cat cams

iPet Companion not only lets you view various cat shelters with your webcam, but you can also play with the cats using a set of interactive tools. Yes, you can play with cats over the Internet. Right now.

2. International Space Station cam

Hang out at the International Space Station, where you can catch live streams of the crew doing their thing and stunning views of Earth.

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    3. Earth Cam

    Take a quick and easy vacation by checking out the many live views from all over the world offered by Earth Cam—from scenic, relaxing beaches to Times Square, Earth Cam has something for everyone.

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    4. Drive Me Insane

    Drive Me Insane features a live cam inside a home, with interactive components. Your goal is to drive the resident insane by turning on lamps. There’s even a disco ball!

    5. Old Faithful cam

    Watch Yellowstone Park’s famous geyser Old Faithful erupt.

    6. Abbey Road cam

    Live cam of Abbey Road, made famous by the Beatles. Watch the hilarity ensue as tourists stop traffic in order to emulate the scene.

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      7. Real Life Cam

      For the voyeurs out there: Real Life Cam lets you observe in real time the private life of other (fully aware) people round-the-clock. NSFW on occasion.

      8. Africam

      Watch African wildlife gather at waterholes on several live cams at Africam.

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      9. Aquarium cams

      Both the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Vancouver Aquarium have several live webcams that let you watch animals live and play in their exhibits, including sharks, sea otters, penguins and belugas.

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        10. Critter Yard cam

        Critter Yard has a live cam with an interactive feature that lets you feed the chickens every 20 minutes.

        11. Watching Grass Grow cam

        For the thrill-seekers, you can literally watch grass grow over at the aptly-named Watching Grass Grow cam site.

        12. Animal cams

        Explore.org offers a number of animal-viewing live cams, such as this cam at the Warrior Canine Connection Puppy Enrichment Center, where golden and labrador retrievers train to become service dogs. Animal Planet Live also lets you watch various animals.

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        13. Northern Lights cam

        Check out the Northern Lights in real time at the Canadian Space Agency’s AuroraMAX cam. Bookmark this cam for later, as the lights aren’t easily observed during the summer.

        14. Ghost cam

        Watch for ghosts at Indiana’s oldest public library, Willard Library, which some believe to be haunted.

        15. FogCam

        FogCam claims to be the world’s oldest web cam, letting people view San Francisco since 1994.

        16.Las Vegas wedding chapel cam

        A live cam at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel lets you watch drunk couples make huge mistakes and Elvis themed weddings.

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          17. Big Rig Travels cam

          Live like a trucker and travel across America in a big rig with Big Rig Steve and his live cam.

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          18. The 72 oz Steak Challenge cam

          Watch diners at The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, TX attempt the 72 oz steak challenge.

          19. Loch Ness Monster cam

          Watch for Nessie at the Loch Ness Monster Cam.

          20. Bald eagles cam

          You can watch Pittsburgh’s nesting bald eagles here.

          20 webcams that are a perfect cure for boredom–we hope that you enjoy them as much as we do! Let us know in the comments which is your favorite, or the webcams that we might have missed.

          Written by Kathleen of Ink Tank

          Featured photo credit: Jas via flickr.com

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          The Importance of Making a Camping Checklist

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          The Importance of Making a Camping Checklist

          Camping can be hard work, but it’s the preparation that’s even harder. There are usually a lot of things to do in order to make sure that you and your family or friends have the perfect camping experience. But sometimes you might get to your destination and discover that you have left out one or more crucial things.

          There is no dispute that preparation and organization for a camping trip can be quite overwhelming, but if it is done right, you would see at the end of the day, that it was worth the stress. This is why it is important to ensure optimum planning and execution. For this to be possible, it is advised that in addition to a to-do-list, you should have a camping checklist to remind you of every important detail.

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          Why You Should Have a Camping Checklist

          Creating a camping checklist makes for a happy and always ready camper. It also prevents mishaps.  A proper camping checklist should include every essential thing you would need for your camping activities, organized into various categories such as shelter, clothing, kitchen, food, personal items, first aid kit, informational items, etc. These categories should be organized by importance. However, it is important that you should not list more than you can handle or more than is necessary for your outdoor adventure.

          Camping checklists vary depending on the kind of camping and outdoor activities involved. You should not go on the internet and compile a list of just any camping checklist. Of course, you can research camping checklists, but you have to put into consideration the kind of camping you are doing. It could be backpacking, camping with kids, canoe camping, social camping, etc. You have to be specific and take note of those things that are specifically important to your trip, and those things which are generally needed in all camping trips no matter the kind of camping being embarked on.

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          Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next camping trip.

          1. First off, you must have found the perfect campground that best suits your outdoor adventure. If you haven’t, then you should. Sites like Reserve America can help you find and reserve a campsite.
          2. Find or create a good camping checklist that would best suit your kind of camping adventure.
          3. Make sure the whole family is involved in making out the camping check list or downloading a proper checklist that reflects the families need and ticking off the boxes of already accomplished tasks.
          4. You should make out or download a proper checklist months ahead of your trip to make room for adjustments and to avoid too much excitement and the addition of unnecessary things.
          5. Checkout Camping Hacks that would make for a more fun camping experience and prepare you for different situations.

          Now on to the checklist!

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          Here is how your checklist should look

          1. CAMPSITE GEAR

          • Tent, poles, stakes
          • Tent footprint (ground cover for under your tent)
          • Extra tarp or canopy
          • Sleeping bag for each camper
          • Sleeping pad for each camper
          • Repair kit for pads, mattress, tent, tarp
          • Pillows
          • Extra blankets
          • Chairs
          • Headlamps or flashlights ( with extra batteries)
          • Lantern
          • Lantern fuel or batteries

          2.  KITCHEN

          • Stove
          • Fuel for stove
          • Matches or lighter
          • Pot
          • French press or portable coffee maker
          • Corkscrew
          • Roasting sticks for marshmallows, hot dogs
          • Food-storage containers
          • Trash bags
          • Cooler
          • Ice
          • Water bottles
          • Plates, bowls, forks, spoons, knives
          • Cups, mugs
          • Paring knife, spatula, cooking spoon
          • Cutting board
          • Foil
          • soap
          • Sponge, dishcloth, dishtowel
          • Paper towels
          • Extra bin for washing dishes

          3. CLOTHES

          • Clothes for daytime
          • Sleepwear
          • Swimsuits
          • Rainwear
          • Shoes: hiking/walking shoes, easy-on shoes, water shoes
          • Extra layers for warmth
          • Gloves
          • Hats

          4. PERSONAL ITEMS

          • Sunscreen
          • Insect repellent
          • First-aid kit
          • Prescription medications
          • Toothbrush, toiletries
          • Soap

          5. OTHER ITEMS

          • Camera
          • Campsite reservation confirmation, phone number
          • Maps, area information

          This list is not completely exhaustive. To make things easier, you can check specialized camping sites like RealSimpleRainyAdventures, and LoveTheOutdoors that have downloadable camping checklists that you can download on your phone or gadget and check as you go.

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