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22May/16Off

Best Safety Measures While Camping

download (40)When it comes to camping, there is nothing more exciting than experiencing the raw natural feeling of the great outdoors. From the tranquil streams, amazing scenery, the quiet whispers of the forest, to a bear attack. Yes, you read that right. Let's be clear; if you are in the wilderness, there is a chance that you might have an encounter with actual wildlife. Now, this can normally range from birds, bunnies, and maybe the occasional skunk, but there are times where a bear encounter is possible. Here we will take a look at how to ensure that everyone is, in fact, safe in the off chance of a bear encounter in the wild. In this article, I have provided some important tips to avoid bear attacks while enjoying outdoors.

Types of Bears

North America is home to different species of bear, namely the black, brown, grizzly, and polar bear. Of these, only polar bears are interested in humans as a source of food. The rest typically do not attack you, unless you give them a reason to. Although, these bears rarely attack humans for predatory

12May/16Off

Camping For Beginners – The Complete Checklist

images (19)Camping is a fun recreational activity that allows you to enjoy the outdoors, usually amidst all that Mother Nature has to offer. People go camping in a forest, national park, in the woods, near a river or lake, and can stay there for one or more nights. There are private campgrounds as well that are privately owned by people who encourage campers to come and enjoy the nature with them. Camping trips can be fun when organized properly.

There are many questions that you might want to ask as a new camper. Following is a list of common questions that every beginner for camping will ask. I'll recommend not to take up camping, until you get all your questions answered and understand the requirements what all is expected.

Where Do I Camp?

There are two types of campgrounds, public and private. Public campgrounds offer a variety of places to choose from like national parks, national forests, Bureau of Land Management Areas, and State parks. Each one of these, in turn, have many campsites to choose from. All of them, more or less, offer the same amenities

2May/16Off

The First Time Camper – Top Travel Tips

download (41)With summer comes the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the long warm days and the cool crisp nights. It's a time to leave the confines of the city and head to seclusion of the wild. Leaving your cares and worries behind, so you can simply relax and in turn, relax simply. It's time to go camping.

So, let's be honest, for some people the mere thought of camping is far from a vacation. To others, however, it's a great escape; a chance to spend time outdoors and to reconnect with the spirit of nature. Now, if you're a first time camper it is important for you understand a few things up front. Unlike staying in a traditional hotel or condo, you have to differentiate between essential items to pack and those that are more luxurious and probably not needed. For example: will you be staying in place that has cell phone service or Wi-Fi? Do you need an entire make-up bag or can you get by with just a few basic items? Most importantly, how do you plan to stay warm, dry, and

2May/16Off

What to Do While Camping? Try These Top 10 Tips

download (39)Camping is like taking a relaxing vacation for a day, overnight or even for the entire weekend. It's the best way to kick back and unwind after a long, hard week of work. You can get rejuvenated with the morning freshness with clear air and dewy surroundings. The clear clean waters of the nearby lake compel you to try fishing. Camping is a fun and relative easy outdoor activity. There are many things to do while enjoying camping with your family or friends. Plan out your activities and enjoy a stress free weekend. To get you started; here are the Top 10 Things to Do.

Top 10 Ideas for Things to do While Camping

    • Tracking Wildlife: Carry out some basic research using the Internet, books and asking the region's game warden about the various wild animals found in the region. You can ask the park ranger or someone with knowledge to help you track the wild animals. You can learn about the animals, like their paw prints, food, home, gait and their scat. You can also try bird watching and learn the names of birds
22Apr/16Off

RV Campgrounds Essentials Checklist

download (38)When it comes to RV campgrounds, there is nothing more fun and free about having the opportunity to travel the country in search for a new life or simply an outdoor adventure. For those who are retired, it can be rather fun to visit sites out there that they may have never visited before. Now recreational vehicles have been around for some time, but are more popular today than ever before. As camping has become a very common hobby that many people take part in, understanding the needs pertaining to RV camping is more important than ever.

For starters, RV camping provides you a chance to do something different for a change. There may be some of you who have never actually gone camping. If, this is your first time, knowing what to look for in RV campgrounds is a critical piece to having a great outdoor experience. Here we will cover a full checklist of what to look for and what to bring to your RV campgrounds. Also, for those that may not own an RV, you can easily opt to rent one

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13Apr/16Off

Parachute Cord and Its Applications

images (18)I do not think anyone would not know about the parachute cord (i.e. Paracord) ever since it was first introduced and applied in military affairs during WWII. Nowadays, parachute cord is used by both military and civilians for a great number of purpose tasks. In this article, we will talk about what the paracord is and its applications.

What Is Parachute Cord?

Real paracord is usually made of seven strong nylon cords with each cord made of several smaller braided strands, which all wrapped in a mobile outer braided nylon wrapper. This structure and composition of the cord make it durable, flexible, soft and versatile in application. The combined breaking strength of real paracord is 550LB. So, some people also call it "550 cord".

Applications of Parachute Cord:

Repair

The paracord can be used to repair torn or broken clothes and equipment. You can easily mend your torn clothes with the internal strands which slide easily out of the casing and a makeshift needle outdoors. As for the equipment, also, you can sew the pieces together securely when broken. The process is simple as well as.

Stay Cord

Whether you

4Apr/16Off

Camping Tent – How To Set Up For First Timers

Let's face it, a first time at anything can be a bit scary. First time driving a car, first date, first real job, or buying your first house. Yet, despite that fear, millions of people do them for the first time every day. So, why should staying in the great outdoors be any different? I mean, we can read about the beauty of the wilderness and we can even go online line and try to live in a virtual word. The fact is, however, nothing compares to actually going out there and living in the moment and grabbing the camping experience with both hands. Now to do this right, you do need to be prepared and to prepare for this particular adventure, you will need to know how to build a tent.

Now tents have been the centerpiece for enjoying the outdoors and even primitive lodging for thousands of years. They have been used by explorers, outdoor adventurers, and even following natural disasters and emergencies. Now, when it comes to braving the elements, tents are thought of as one of the most basic, but most important pieces of equipment. They come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and colors and

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1Apr/16Off

Appalachian Trail Camping

images (17)The Appalachian Trail or A.T as it is commonly referred to, is an amazing hiking trail situated in the eastern part of the United States. It extends from northern Georgia to Maine. This magnificent trail traverses over 14 states and is over 2,180 miles long. Imagined back in 1921, constructed by private citizens, and finally finished in 1937, today the A.T. is overseen by a number of agencies including, the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and thousands of unpaid helpers. Stretching through a variety of rough country, small towns, back roads, and over rivers; the A.T. is a hiker's paradise. While many hikers attempt to trek only sections of the trail, there are a brave and motivated few that attempt the entire trail at one time. This is commonly called a Thru-hike. A.T. camping allows one to truly connect with Mother Nature in all her plentiful glory and celebrate in that which is the great outdoors.

Appalachian Trail Planning

In order to have a really gratifying hiking adventure and get the absolute best out of your trail hiking/camping experience, you need

22Mar/16Off

Camping Tent – How To Set Up For First Timers

download (36)Let's face it, a first time at anything can be a bit scary. First time driving a car, first date, first real job, or buying your first house. Yet, despite that fear, millions of people do them for the first time every day. So, why should staying in the great outdoors be any different? I mean, we can read about the beauty of the wilderness and we can even go online line and try to live in a virtual word. The fact is, however, nothing compares to actually going out there and living in the moment and grabbing the camping experience with both hands. Now to do this right, you do need to be prepared and to prepare for this particular adventure, you will need to know how to build a tent.

Now tents have been the centerpiece for enjoying the outdoors and even primitive lodging for thousands of years. They have been used by explorers, outdoor adventurers, and even following natural disasters and emergencies. Now, when it comes to braving the elements, tents are thought of as one of the most basic, but

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3Mar/16Off

The First Time Camper – Top Travel Tips

download (35)With summer comes the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the long warm days and the cool crisp nights. It's a time to leave the confines of the city and head to seclusion of the wild. Leaving your cares and worries behind, so you can simply relax and in turn, relax simply. It's time to go camping.

So, let's be honest, for some people the mere thought of camping is far from a vacation. To others, however, it's a great escape; a chance to spend time outdoors and to reconnect with the spirit of nature. Now, if you're a first time camper it is important for you understand a few things up front. Unlike staying in a traditional hotel or condo, you have to differentiate between essential items to pack and those that are more luxurious and probably not needed. For example: will you be staying in place that has cell phone service or Wi-Fi? Do you need an entire make-up bag or can you get by with just a few basic items? Most importantly, how do you plan to stay warm, dry, and

2Mar/16Off

Appalachian Trail Camping

download (37)The Appalachian Trail or A.T as it is commonly referred to, is an amazing hiking trail situated in the eastern part of the United States. It extends from northern Georgia to Maine. This magnificent trail traverses over 14 states and is over 2,180 miles long. Imagined back in 1921, constructed by private citizens, and finally finished in 1937, today the A.T. is overseen by a number of agencies including, the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and thousands of unpaid helpers. Stretching through a variety of rough country, small towns, back roads, and over rivers; the A.T. is a hiker's paradise. While many hikers attempt to trek only sections of the trail, there are a brave and motivated few that attempt the entire trail at one time. This is commonly called a Thru-hike. A.T. camping allows one to truly connect with Mother Nature in all her plentiful glory and celebrate in that which is the great outdoors.

Appalachian Trail Planning

In order to have a really gratifying hiking adventure and get the absolute best out of your trail hiking/camping experience, you need

2Mar/16Off

Bear Attack – Best Safety Measures While Camping

images (15)When it comes to camping, there is nothing more exciting than experiencing the raw natural feeling of the great outdoors. From the tranquil streams, amazing scenery, the quiet whispers of the forest, to a bear attack. Yes, you read that right. Let's be clear; if you are in the wilderness, there is a chance that you might have an encounter with actual wildlife. Now, this can normally range from birds, bunnies, and maybe the occasional skunk, but there are times where a bear encounter is possible. Here we will take a look at how to ensure that everyone is, in fact, safe in the off chance of a bear encounter in the wild. In this article, I have provided some important tips to avoid bear attacks while enjoying outdoors.

Types of Bears

North America is home to different species of bear, namely the black, brown, grizzly, and polar bear. Of these, only polar bears are interested in humans as a source of food. The rest typically do not attack you, unless you give them a reason to. Although, these bears rarely attack humans for predatory

23Feb/16Off

Camping Recipes – What You Need to Know

download (33)So, you have decided to go camping for the weekend or maybe even the week, but you aren't sure what you will eat during your trip. Well, you are probably going to need some good camping recipes to get you started. Let's face it, you won't have access to a gourmet kitchen or maybe even electricity or gas. What you will have is an opportunity to get real creative and in the end, make some really nice meals for all of your camping companions.

Camping Recipes - What to Expect

When it comes to finding and preparing those fabulous camping recipes, there are several things you will need to consider. You need to be aware of what type of facilities you will have available. For example; running water, electricity, or gas would be a good place to start. Will you be able to cook on open fire or possibly a grill?

The next thing to consider is what king of cookware and utensils will you have to use. If you are driving to your campsite you would have more opportunity to carry additional items in that

12Feb/16Off

Camping Shower – How to Make Your Own

download (34)Let's be honest here; when it comes to camping, there is a really good chance you are going to get very dirty. I mean you are sleeping, eating, and living outside, so clearly it's bound to happen. That said, the idea of being able to take a shower and clean up, probably sounds like a wonderful concept. The deal is, however, not every camping experience offers the amenity of running water let alone showers. That's why having a portable shower during your trip is a true blessing.

Now, you can certainly buy a shower or you can decide to make your own homemade version. In this article we will address the latter. Making your own shower can be fun and save you some money along the way.

Here Is What You Will Need...

As far as materials are concerned, you will need to get the following:

1. Nine pieces of 1' long ¾" diameter PVC pipe.

2. Five pieces of 5' long ¾" diameter PVC pipe.

3. 8 Three way ¾" connectors.

4. A drill.

5. Garden Hose.

6. Bucket.

7. A 4' X 6' plastic tarp.

8. Two dozen plastic zip ties.

9. 10'

12Feb/16Off

Understanding the Importance of Outdoor Survival Skills

download (32)Adventuring in the great outdoors is always a great deal of fun. If it wasn't, the sporting goods stores wouldn't be filled with all those outdoor products for those who enjoy spending time on hiking trails, mountain climbing, kayaking, etc.

While these are incredibly fun hobbies to take part in they are also hobbies that have an air of danger to them. This is not to say that the activities are dangerous by themselves, but sometimes the elements can be dangerous as well. Because of this, one needs to be well versed in the skill of outdoor survival so as to avoid a fatality in the case of an excursion going horribly wrong.

In the past, many people did not take the notion of training for outdoor survival very seriously. But a series of horrible tragedies have been reported. This has greatly raised people's awareness towards the necessity to understand what is needed in order to protect oneself in a dangerous situation when the weather or the elements turn hazardous.

Contrary to popular belief, one does not need the skill of a special forces operative to

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2Feb/16Off

RV Campgrounds Essentials Checklist

download (31)When it comes to RV campgrounds, there is nothing more fun and free about having the opportunity to travel the country in search for a new life or simply an outdoor adventure. For those who are retired, it can be rather fun to visit sites out there that they may have never visited before. Now recreational vehicles have been around for some time, but are more popular today than ever before. As camping has become a very common hobby that many people take part in, understanding the needs pertaining to RV camping is more important than ever.

For starters, RV camping provides you a chance to do something different for a change. There may be some of you who have never actually gone camping. If, this is your first time, knowing what to look for in RV campgrounds is a critical piece to having a great outdoor experience. Here we will cover a full checklist of what to look for and what to bring to your RV campgrounds. Also, for those that may not own an RV, you can easily opt to rent one

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27Jan/16Off

Guide for Choosing the Right Cot for Camping

images (14)Though using cots for camping is not for everyone, they are worth considering and do offer many advantages for others. For those that prefer comfort over "roughing it", camping cots provide the opportunity to avoid sleeping on the ground. While an air mattress also provides this opportunity, cots definitely have their advantages. When buying any type of camping gear and equipment, there are advantages and disadvantages. In most cases, it is important to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is it necessary or not?
  • Do we absolutely need it to make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable?

Advantages:

  1. Sleeping on uneven ground is avoided. An air mattress can also provide this same comfort but lumps and bumps are often still felt.
  2. Avoiding creepy, crawly insects and bugs is a perk for most campers.
  3. Unlike an air mattress or camping bed, cots provide ample storage space underneath for gear and equipment.
  4. Provides limited pressure on joints when getting in and out of bed. This is especially important for campers with arthritis.
  5. Though a mat or mattress may still be useful on top of a cot for added insulation, being off the ground is
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25Jan/16Off

Camping Tips for Novices

download (29)For those people who live in the cities, suburbs are always much-to-be-longed-for. Amazing scenery, fresh air, an interesting pastime, or a nice company, all this can give you a trip. But if you're going camping for the first time, you will have to prepare for it seriously.

Looking for an Experienced Company

Above all, you need an experienced company. Such a person can warn you of potential dangers, help you to determine the list of necessary things, and the most important, show you all the beauty of nature. An experienced company, you can find among your friends, acquaintances or search the announcement of believable campaign organization on the Internet.

Learning from Experienced Campers

Of course, you cannot always rely on anyone but yourself. You are able to visit some experienced campers or camping enthusiasts among your acquaintances and learn from them but not just follow them. Not a way is suitable for all persons. Or you can get some campaign sharing from the Internet. And you need to know clearly about your camping site and the weather. All these information you can get from the Internet.

Collecting the

14Jan/16Off

We Keep Cars Running With the Best Diagnostic and Repair Services

download (30)In spite of the euphoria of driving and the fabulous new car models, maintenance can often drag you down at crucial times. Situations do arise when you need urgent car service and getting it online would be the safest policy rather than be harassed in the town workshops as people frequently are. Cooperating over the upkeep of the car in prime condition would bring rich rewards.

Considering the significant role that cars play in our competitive lifestyles of daily commuting across crowded, noisy and polluted roads, not forgetting the risks of accidents, sometimes, patience, energy, and money would be well spent. The necessary annual maintenance of the car welfare would include oil and filter changes besides the regular washing. Other issues may crop up from time to time if something goes wrong like with the wheels or lights. The advantage of proper attention and servicing results is the car feeling and performing like new right through the long life of decades.

Whatever the issue big or small, car repair at your desktop would get things done promptly within short time frames at reasonable costs. Automobiles

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6Jan/16Off

Camping Hacks – Your 2016 Top 10 List

images (13)When comes to camping outdoors, much like everything else, there are always some great tips and camping hacks that can make the trip a bit easier, if not also down right more fun. We have taken the opportunity to scour the best hacks out there and have narrowed it down to a top 10 list that even David Letterman would be proud of. So, without any further ado, below you will find our best of the best for 2016.

Camping Hacks Top 10 List

As a disclaimer, we are aware that there are far more that simply 10 top ideas or hacks out there. The fact is we could list over 100 if we were so inclined, but felt that we needed to keep the list short and sweet. That said, we are open to any comments or suggestions should you feel that something should have made it into our list.

Drum Roll Please...

10. Instead of bring plates for eating, use your flying saucer instead. It works great and due to it being plastic will clean up nicely. Of course, after words you also go out