Monday, May 31, 2010

Australia

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Backpacking

When you are working out ware your backpack and put some extra weight in it. A couple gallons of water in your backpack is probably enough and you can use the water to hydrate. Make sure to stay hydrated that is most important when you are hiking and backpacking. You need to look for trails that you can hike on instead of the street. Many parks and recreation areas will have hiking trails. The uneven ground is good for strengthen your legs and ankles.

Once you are ready make sure you know the area you are backpacking in. make sure to have a map and compass, a GPS unit is also good to take with you. Take a light hat and gloves in case it gets cold which will only add a couple ounces to your pack weight. Take energy bars and drink plenty of water while backpacking. You should set a schedule to rest and let your muscles recover. You can take a cell phone but keep it turned off to save the batteries. Backpacking for beginners is a great experience you just need to be prepared properly.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Camp fire

The easiest camp fire to start is a tee pee fire. Place your kindling in the form of a tee pee. You can also try pyramid fires, lean-to fires. you want a nest in the middle of your kindling, where you will light your tinder or kindling. To help start a camp fire you can use lint from your pocket, cattail seed head down, fine dry grass, cotton twine, cotton cloth, dry-rotted wood, and some dry funguses that grow on trees.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Skunk

You should clear your yard of wood and rock piles, use screening or elevate sheds, openings under concrete slabs and porches you should install wire mesh. If you decide to try and trap a skunk you need to use a Havahart trap which can be baited with fruits,apples,smelly fish, sardines. The best thing to do is call an expert to come and get rid of the skunk for you. You can also put mothballs or ammonia soaked rags in the den opening. You should not use poisons when getting rid of skunks other pets or animals could ingest it.

If you get skunk odor on your skin try this. Wash your skin with carbolic soap and water, tomato juice or vinegar. You can also try this 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide,1/4 cup baking soda , 1 teaspoon liquid soap laundry or dishwashing soap lemon scented. Try washing with tomato juice or diluted vinegar you should take action quickly. Throw away any clothes that are saturated with skunk spray.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ticks

Ticks are a problem in the spring and summer. Ticks can attach to you and your pets. The female deer tick has a tear drop shape with a reddish orange abdomen and solid black dorsal shield. The male is smaller and a uniform black in color. The nymph also has a tear drop shape, but is a dark brown to black in color. The female lone star tick is more roundest and has single, white spot in the center of it's body. The male, also round, has a chestnut brown color with no distinguishing markings. The female and nymphal ticks feed and can transmit diseases.

If you are camping or hiking you need to know what to do if you have a tick bite. Make sure to check your pets especially dogs for ticks if they have been out running in brushy areas. Check your clothing and skin to make sure a tick has not got on your person. If you see a tick and you remove it within twenty four hours. This will greatly reduces the likelihood of Lyme disease getting transmitted to you. If you are out in the woods or camping and the temperature is above freezing. Deer ticks are active and you should take precautions. You should be careful May to June and October and November.