Monday, December 31, 2007

Backpacking Food Tip

Backpacking food tends to be less than ideally healthy. Fresh food weigh too much to carry. Eat a good salad right before you leave, and right after you get back. If you then also eat some berries and herbs along the way, you can concentrate on bringing only light backpacking food, and your health shouldn't suffer.
Do you have joint problems from arthritis? If it gets too bad, catch a bee. Many doctors are now using bees to treat patients with painful joints. Hold a bee or two against your skin at or near the joint, and let it sting you. People swear by the relief provided from this. Of course, if you are allergic to bees, you may die, so ask your doctor about this.
Duct tape is great for a variety of purposes, from covering "hot spots" to prevent blisters, to patching a hole in a tent. Don't carry a roll, though (too heavy). Just wrap some around some other item, like a lip balm container, or below the handles of your trekking poles.More backpacking tips

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Backpacking tip mosquito repellent

Out of mosquito repellent? The leaves of elderberry bushes can be used for an insect repellent. They are crushed and rubbed on your body or placed in your clothing. Carry uncrushed ones for later use too.More backing tips.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Backpackers Water Purification

Backpackers have many water purification options to choose from now. They can be broadly classified in four categories.
1. Water Filters.
2. Chemical treatments.
3. Boiling the water.
4. No treatment at all.
 "safe" natural springs versus contaminated water sources.. I don't really recommend this as a way to obtain good drinking water, but it can't hurt to learn how to find the natural sources that are most likely pure. A filter can clog or your water tablets get lost.Read more on backpacking water purification.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Fishing in the wilderness

Don’t forget the appropriate clothing and don’t compromise with cheap stuff- it can make the difference between an enjoyable fishing trip and a nightmare. You will need to bring along a fishing vest, warm clothes, including socks, a jacket, a winter coat, fleece clothes, rain gear, sunglasses, a fishing hat and gloves, hiking boots, bug repellent, a couple of lighters and matches, sunscreen, a floatation device, a backpack, Tylenol, any personal medications you will need, a cell or satellite phone,pepper spray for bear protection, a fishing license (don’t forget your fishing lisence), a small amount of cash, traveler’s checks, a credit card, anti bacterial hand cleaner, a camera and lots of film, or a digital camera.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

antiseptic dressing survival tip

If you need a quick antiseptic dressing for small cuts, look for a balsam fir tree. The younger trees have "blisters" on their trunks. Pop one of these blisters and you can use the sap inside to cover the cut. It will even smell good, and can be easily re-applied if you are hiking in an area with these trees.
For a small wash basin for doing dishes in camp, use the bottom of a plastic milk jug. Cut it off at about three inches deep and it will weigh about an ounce or two.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Oak bark wilderness tip

Use film canisters for carrying things when backpacking. I usually label them with a piece of masking tape on the side. Put them in a plastic bag for extra security - the tops will sometimes pop off. Of course, these may be hard to find soon, with everyone using digital cameras.
Toothache? Pieces of oak bark can be chewed for relief. Don't take it from the trunk, but scrape softer pieces off branches. Use in moderation, as the tannic acid can be hard on the stomach.
To test a tent site, lay out your groundcloth and lay down on it to see if it is a comfortable place. Remove rocks and sticks. You can even scrape a small depression where your hip will be, for greater comfort.Camping stoves tips.