Friday, June 27, 2008

Camping Tips Book

Find out how to go on spontaneous and cheap camping trips -- like for a festival or an overnight excursion in the countryside. Even for this kind of camping, getting the run down on what you need can help keep you safe and comfortable while you're away from home.
Camping Tips, Information And Advice To Help Beginners Get Started And Prepared With Their Camping Trip.
Camping Tips!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Rattlesnake Bite Help

Don't waste time trying to catch the snake — this may result in another bite or another victim. Please do NOT bring the snake to the Emergency Room.

What NOT to do...
There are many myths in the treatment of rattler bites. Here is a short list of what not to do if someone is bitten. All these actions may worsen tissue damage or cause complications from rattlesnake bite.
* DO NOT APPLY TOURNIQUET OR TIGHT BAND.
* DO NOT APPLY COLD PACKS OR ICE TO THE SKIN. IT DOES NOT PREVENT OR SLOW SPREAD OF VENOM
* DO NOT MAKE INCISIONS OVER FANG WOUNDS OR USE MOUTH SUCTION.
* DO NOT APPLY PRESSURE DRESSINGS.
* DO NOT APPLY ELECTRIC SHOCK.
* DO NOT CONSUME ALCOHOL, CAFFEINE, ASPIRIN OR ANYTHING BY MOUTH.
This is what to do with snake bite.
* KEEP VICTIM DOWN, STILL AND CALM.
* REMOVE ALL CONSTRICTIVE CLOTHING OR JEWELRY FROM EXTREMITIES AS SWELLING WILL BE A PROBLEM.
* LOOSELY IMMOBILIZE EXTREMITY.
* KEEP BITTEN AREA BELOW HEART LEVEL, BUT DON'T
ALLOW IT TO HANG DOWN.
* TRANSPORT VICTIM IMMEDIATELY TO THE NEAREST MEDICAL FACILITY WITH
* RATTLESNAKE ANTIVENIN.
* MARK ADVANCEMENT OF SWELLING WITH INDELIBLE MARKER EVERY 15 MINUTES.
* IF ABLE, CALL 911 TO ALERT HOSPITAL AND OTHER EMERGENCY PERSONNEL
* TO YOUR SITUATION. THEY CAN GIVE YOU DIRECTIONS, ADVICE AND PREPARE FOR YOUR ARRIVAL.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Great White Shark picture


This is a actual picture taken off Australia.what saved them was that the shark wasn't hungry, they were in the water not on
the surface, and there was no fear coming from them - only because they were not
aware. Probably better that the kid didn't point for them to look
behind them.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Chigger BitesTreatments for Chigger Bites

While nail polish isn't a good treatment for chigger bites, anything that can help control the itching can be helpful, including:
take a bath or shower as soon as possible after any possible exposure to chiggers
apply your favorite OTC anti-itch medication, such as hydrocortisone, Calamine lotion, Sarna, oatmeal baths, etc.
oral Benadryl
a prescription strength steroid cream
Although chiggers in North America don't usually carry any diseases, the bites themselves can get infected. Insect repellents are another good way to help you avoid chiggers. In addition to applying it on your exposed skin, it can help to apply your insect repellent around your ankles, wrists, neck, and waist, which is where the chiggers often gain access to the rest of your body through your shoes, shirt, pants, and shoes.
Another good way to avoid chigger bites is to keep them out of your backyard, especially if your lawn is infested with chiggers. Since chiggers like high grass and weeds, keeping your lawn well groomed and treating the infested area with an insecticide may be helpful.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Making a friction fire in the wilderness

1. Gather tools
You'll need to find or make four tools
Bow: a two-part lever made by tying a shoelace or skinny pack strap to the ends of a strong but flexible piece of wood
Drill: a thin spike made of soft wood like cedar or basswood
Board: a flat piece of hardwood split from a branch or trunk
Block: a small piece of wood, stone or bone to put pressure on the drill
2. Prepare the board
Use a knife or sharp stone to bore a circular hole in the board, about halfway into its total thickness. Now cut a 30-degree notch through the entire board that connects the circle to the plank's closest edge. This will allow sawdust from the wooden parts to collect and ignite.
3. Align the parts
Wind the drill into the bowstring, and fit the pointy edge into the depression on the board. Kneel close and use your opposite foot to stabilize the plank. Press the block tightly on top of the drill.
4. Begin drilling
Slowly maneuver the bow back and forth to spin the drill and warm up the pieces. Increase speed until heavy smoke appears. You need to wear off and compact enough hot sawdust from the wooden components to create a small, glowing ember in the board's notch.
5. Light the tinder
Once an ember has formed, gently fan it — or blow on it as if you were whistling. Tap the board to transfer it to a nest of dry, dead plant matter, like paper, bark or grass. Add wood, and you should have yourself a fire.