Saturday, November 19, 2016

Buy a survival book

Buy a survival  book on food and making shelter in the wilderness. This can be a great help if you get lost. If you have a GPS meter you can use that to figure out where you are and then use it with the map. You can enter your location in the GPS. This will mark the area you are in and keep you from walking in circles. You should also pack some extra dry clothing incase you get wet this can be serious and can cause hypothermia to set in if it gets cold at night. Water is what you will need the most ,take at least 2 light weight containers,one as a backup and plenty of water purification tablets.
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Monday, November 14, 2016

To avoid being bitten by ticks

To avoid being bitten by ticks, people who work or play outdoors need to take precautions that weren’t necessary in the past. Avoiding ticks is the first order of business. Ticks “quest” at the tips of tall grass or brush, waiting to cling to the next warm body that brushes against them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend using products containing 20-30% DEET on exposed skin. (Unfortunately, research indicates herbal repellants range in effectiveness between 0% to about 30% as compared to DEET.) Clothing, footwear and gear such as tents can be treated with products containing the active ingredient Permethrin. Hikers should stick to marked trails.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Griddles are also great for cooking while camping

Griddles are also great for cooking while camping. You can make pancakes and eggs and many other means with a griddle. French toast is a camp favorite. Blend eggs with milk adding a bit of sugar dip the bread in this and fry on a greased griddle. Butter and maple syrup can be used as toppings. When using the griddle make sure to not get the fire to high it is better to use them over coals so the flames do not hit the food. you can also buy cooking kits at your local outdoor store they will include all the different camping cookware that you will need. Aluminum kit are the most popular.

Friday, October 28, 2016

ant species

You can  also sprinkle a line of cayenne pepper across the ants’ entry points, and the ants will not walk over it. Just make sure if you have pets they do not lick up the pepper. Ants are among the most conspicuous and the most ecologically important of insects. This concise, easy-to-use, authoritative identification guide introduces the fascinating and diverse ant fauna of the United States and Canada. It features the first illustrated key to North American ant genera, discusses distribution patterns, explores ant ecology and natural history, and includes a list of all currently recognized ant species in this large region.

Monday, October 3, 2016

five million people were caught in bad winter weather last year

You should keep these items in your vehicle or your trunk. Snow scraper get a good pair cheap ones break easily. A collapsible shovel ans a bad of cat litter. A good pair of jumper cables and some flares. Put some candles and hand warmers with water proof matches in a water proof bag. A blanket and small first aid kit with some bottled water. Even a compass could come in handy or a small radio and extra batteries.
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Monday, September 26, 2016

hiking and backpacking in cold weather

 You need to wear clothes that will block the wind and are water proof. As you get hot you can
remove some of the clothing and place them in your backpack. You don't want to start sweating this can bring on chills from the wet clothing. Most outdoor stores will carry light,water proof clothing for backpacking in the winter. If you are hiking in snow wear polarized sunglasses to block the glare from the snow. You should not invest in cheap boots you need boots that are waterproof and insulated.  You should take along a  pack of water proof matches and a small sterno unit. You can use this to heat up some tea or soup when you take a break. You should take along high calorie foods since you will burn more calories when hiking in the cold weather. Any kind of fatty food that you can carry will help keep up your energy. High protein drinks can be purchased in powder form and mixed with water are also great to have.  If you are hiking in snow country you can melt the snow. Any type of cheese products will contain plenty of fat. High energy bars are light weight and can be stored in your backpack.  When hiking and backpacking in the winter it is important to pack as light as you can.