Monday, January 9, 2017

absorb odors and moisture

  Great for camping bags tents and more. Bamboo Activated Carbon Air Purifying bag is the easiest way to keep things relatively fresh, dry and odor free; shoes gym bags, luggage and sporting equipment. Made of extremely porous, biodegradable bamboo charcoal, which is biodegradable and will continually absorb odors and moisture to keep your shoes fresh and dry. Set out in the sun for an hour or so to completely ready to use again. Sold in pairs. Approximately 7 inches long by 2 inches wide.

Fragrance free, chemical free, biodegradable and non toxic. No pumps, sprays, powders, perfumes or residue! Reuse for up to two years. To rejuvenate just place the bags outside in the sun once a month for about an hour. Give it a day or two to really start working.

At first I wasn't sure but after about 24-48 hours it worked great. Works great in hockey bags, you can drop one in the dirty clothes basket.

love these odor absorbers, and the fact that they are reusable and sustainable. An all around great product! No chemicals, and a persistent, stubborn mildew odor is totally gone after just a few days of use. I would highly recommend them!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

deer ticks

Despite their name, deer ticks feed on and infect many wild critters, particularly our native and ubiquitous white-footed mouse. Because of ticks’ prevalence, people who spend a lot of time outside will eventually have contact with deer ticks. This is where tick hygiene comes in.
Shower and wash thoroughly every evening and then check for ticks. They like hard-to-see places such as the armpits, groin, scalp and the backs of the knees, so look closely in these areas. If you find a tick has latched onto you, the CDC recommends you remove it by grasping it as close to the skin as possible with tweezers and pulling straight up until it releases. You may have to pull hard if it has been feeding for some time. Don’t twist it or use heat, petroleum jelly or other home remedies to get it to release, as this can increase the chances of disease transmission.

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.
If you have to leave home, you need this book. The team that brought you The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook now helps you navigate the perils of travel. Learn what to do when the tarantula crawls up your leg, the riptide pulls you out to sea, the sandstorms headed your way, or your camel just wont stop.

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.