Friday, October 31, 2008

Panning having a survival kit

Next to planning having a survival kit is probably one of the most important parts to surviving in just about any situation.It is a good idea to put together a couple survival kits. One kit to keep in your pocket at all times and others that can be placed at home, at work, and in your vehicle.
Preparing and carrying a survival kit is an essential part of survival. Even the smallest survival kit, when properly prepared, is invaluable in a survival situation..
Knowing your environment is important when picking the types of items you will need in your survival kit. The amount of gear in your kit will depend on how you will carry the kit. A kit carried in your pocket is going to be a lot smaller than one that is stored in a vehicle. A good pocket survival kit should be about the size of an Altoids mints tin. In fact, my favorite kit is one that I made with an altoids tin.
For the case, you can use anything from a metal Band-Aid box, a first aid case, an altoids tin, an ammunition pouch, or another suitable case. Your case should be:
Waterproof. or Water-repellent (or vacuum sealed in air tight plastic)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Making a fire in the wilderness

Natural Tinder
Natural tinder comes in many forms, depending on the geographic region. In the eastern half of the United States, the leaves of deciduous trees can be used. In the American West, pine needles and the bark from juniper trees may be more popular. Some common forms of natural tinder include:
Pine needles
Avoid gathering material from live trees or plants to avoid creating an eyesore and impact. Besides, tinder burns better when it is dry and has no moisture content.
There are different types of material that are man-made and perform the same function as natural timber. Some can be easily found around in the backpack, others can be purchased from an outdoor retailer. Some common items that can be brought from home are:
Cotton balls
Lint from the dryer.
Keep these items in a resealable plastic bag to keep them dry.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Winter backpacking tips

“Typical tent stakes won’t work in the snow,” “They’ll pull right up.” However, SMC Sno-Tent Anchors are wider than traditional stakes and have holes that fill with snow so they’ll stay in place.
All sleeping bags aren’t created equal. Not even close. You should know your sleeping bag’s rating before you go winter camping. I would recommends a bag rated to zero degrees, such as the Marmot Never Summer. I also recommends a synthetic bag over a down bag. Synthetic bags are heavier and take more room in your pack, but they provide more insulation than a down pack if they get wet.
Winter backpackers don’t have the luxury of 15 hours of daylight as they do in the summer. A good headlamp is a must. The Black Diamond Spot has four LED lights and runs on three AAA batteries. The headlamp has three levels of brightness and a strobe setting for signaling for help.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Deer hunting book

Learn Some Of The Best Tips And Tactics For Landing The Trophy Buck And Getting Deer To Cross Your Path More Than Ever Before.
The Trophy Buck!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Crossing a stream safely

The narrowest point in a stream may be the most tempting but is probably the most dangerous point to cross because the current is more powerful there. The widest part is probably the safest. At any rate, going for the slow and deep is usually safer than shallow and fast.
Always release your hip belt before crossing a stream in case you are knocked off your feet. This way you can easily rid yourself of the pack if you are washed downstream. This could save you from drowning, and it is better to lose your pack than your life.
If you are trying to cross a snow-fed river near the end of the day, consider waiting until morning. Pitch camp and spend the night there. The stream’s flow will be reduced during the cool evening, and it will be easier to cross the stream before things heat up during the day.
Long pants have more drag on you than shorts. Cross in shorts or even nude or in underwear. Once across, you can warm up by redonning your clothes.
Some crossings are safe enough to do barefoot, but why take chances? Wear your boots or camp shoes, if you have them. A number of companies make water socks— scrunchable shoes with a rough sole made for gripping rocks and stream beds.
When crossing rapids, face upstream and move sideways like a crab. Using a hiking stick or pole will help you maintain your balance.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sportsman Kit

 The Sportsman Kit contains the following:
2 each Precision Oilier (#51014)
2 each 1/2 Oz. Grease Tube (#21014)
 1 each Wipe Cloth
 3 each Foam Swabs
* All of the above is packed in a clear carton with direction sheet.
Fishing and marine equipment, snowmobiles and sleds. bicycle chains, derailleur, free-wheel clusters, cables,rifles, shotguns and hand bindings, zippers, pool gear, beach gear, outboard motors, outriggers and downriggers,inline skates.Non-toxic,anti-corrosive and impervious to salt and fresh water.Synthetics outperform petroleum lubricants.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Purchasing a sleeping bag

When purchasing a sleeping bag, for instance, it is important that you know all the different types before hand, there are more than you think! The same caution should be applied to footwear, tents, cookers, and all your clothing including your under wear. Having the correct equipment for the time of year is vital. Long Johns for the winter, the correct season sleeping bag, a suitable tent, the correct type of boots and outdoor clothing wet weather jackets and trousers are a must, especially when hiking in a country with variable weather patterns. Most people find camping outdoors a fun and enjoyable experience. Teaching your children the skills of living outdoors and survival can be invaluable in later life. Most good outdoor equipment stores can also provide books and sometimes videos on using outdoor equipment and survival aids. So what are you waiting for? Go outside, have fun and make the best use your camping equipment.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Frostbite Treatment

Frostbite is a freezing of the skin and deeper body tissues. There are varying degrees, but the treatment is similar for all of them. In any case, the real degree of the frostbite usually won't be known until after it is treated and the damage can be determined.
The first sign of frostbite may be a loss of feeling in the affected area. White patches on the skin are the next obvious symptom. Watch for a white tip of the nose. The skin will appear pale and waxy. The fingers may even clack together like pieces of wood in serious cases.
Frostbite Treatment
Quick rewarming of the affected areas is the usual treatment. This can be as simple as putting your frostbitten fingers under your arms in mild cases. In more serious cases, the treatment of choice is hot water. Frostbitten toes can be effectively warmed against the bare stomach of a good friend.
Refreezing of thawed body parts can cause substantial tissue loss. Therefore it is important to not only treat the affected areas, but to have a plan for protecting them from the cold thereafter. For this reason, there are times when it may be best to leave the affected parts frozen.
One such instance is when a foot is seriously frozen, but is needed to walk to safety. Thawing it out before you can easily keep it thawed not only might result in more damage, but a thawed foot may be impossible to walk on due to the pain. More than one person has had to leave a foot frozen in order hike out to safety - even when this has meant the loss of the foot.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Games For Fitness And Boot Camp

Fitness Expert Reveals Fun, Calorie Burning Games For Fitness And Boot Camp Instructors.
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I am stronger than I thought I could be and my body is rewarding me with shape that others notice. Most importantly, though, I notice!
Not only are the results visual, I have more energy and endurance for long work days.
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