Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Warm light clothes can save your life

If you get caught in the wilds with out the proper clothes it can be life threatening. You can make a cheap closed cell foam sleeping bag pad fold up like one of the more expensive ones. Cut it across, halfway through, every foot or so, alternating sides. It should fold up nicely accordion style. You can use it in an emergency. Any thing that is dry you can wrap around you to keep warm.

If you run into cold weather unprepared, try using the seed head fluff from cattail plants to insulate your jacket if you are near water where they are growing. Watch for the stalks with their fluffy heads in wet areas. Put a layer of this fluff between your sweater and your jacket, and you'll effectively turn it into a winter coat. If you are going hiking take along lightweight hat and gloves for high mountain hikes. If you are going uphill in near freezing weather will often get you hot enough to remove even your shirt. While your body is hot it is still common for your ears and fingers aching from the cold. A light hat and gloves will stop this and add only small amount of weight to your pack weight.
Camping Backpacking Clothes

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Choosing Hiking Boots

Lightweight hiking shoes are so much nicer! Don't settle for hiking boots until you are sure your ankle problems are not due to a lack of exercise.It isn't all about the weight. In a good pair of running shoes your feet will stay cooler than in hiking boots. This isn't a small matter. Cooler means fewer blisters. Blistered feet can be a serious problem your feet are all you have to carry you out of that trail. I stopped getting blisters. You don't mean you have had fewer blisters. Thus you mean haven't had any blisters on your feet at all in over many years. Have you had one blister after a 110-mile 7-day trek in the Rockies, for example. One supposed advantage of hiking boots is that they keep your feet drier. You sweat inside those boots, and even the best waterproof breathable hiking boots will leave your feet damp from this alone. Add to that that they are rarely entirely waterproof, and you just don't see any advantage here. Hiking shoes, on the other hand, breath well, and when they get well, they dry quickly.
How to choose hiking boots

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Drink plenty of water in the wilds

 It is very important to make sure you drink plenty of fluids especially if it is hot out and you are in the sun. If you are working out make sure there are hydration stations near by so you can get a drink. If you are with a group you can get a drink when you are watching the others work out. Make sure you know where to refill your water bottle and where you can take a break. Many time when you feel sick when you are sweating allot it is because you need to hydrate. Headaches can be caused by not drinking enough fluids. You should also eat a good breakfast it is still considered the most important meal of the day. There is research now that eating a mixed breakfast of protein, fat and carbohydrates are more likely to manage their weight. People who have a busy day will have more energy if they eat a good meal to start the day. Eating healthy fat and fruits at breakfast will keep you from having that rebound hunger. You need a good carb, protein, good fat mix in the morning. Smoothies are a great way to get what you need and hydrate at the same time.
 Water helps prevent heat illness

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Right Stuff

No matter who you are sports drinks to recovery drinks will improve your health even if you don't do sports. This article will help you choose which drinks might be best for you.It will give you options that are currently available. Some of this information is based on recovery from active sports competition working out. There are many misconceptions to fell better after work outs, nutrition and what to drink.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Backpacks for camping and hiking

Don't let the size fool you! The multiple compartments that give you plenty of room. It's easy to put on/take off especially since I ride the Metro so I'm not breaking my back trying to get it off. It has adjustable straps so you can pretty much tailor it to your frame to make it as comfortable as possible. High Sierra Loop Backpack .Go everywhere, take everything, with the Overton Backpack powered by ful. Boasting the capacity and comfort to lug your heavy gear, reading material and more, the Overton features the organizational savvy to keep small stuff like pens, cell phone, and sunglasses conveniently organized. Two roomy main compartments hold and isolate bulkier books, folders, computer, and an extra layer. Additional accessories pockets on the sides, a front panel compartment with an organizer and an MP3 pocket with a headphone wire exit port among other pockets keep important items at your fingertips.
Best BackPacks

Friday, February 8, 2013

Best tents for camping

Measuring 17- by 10-feet, Coleman's Red Canyon tent is spacious enough to comfortably sleep eight campers. Ideal for weekend camping trips with family and friends, the Red Canyon features removable privacy walls, allowing you to create up to three separate rooms. Designed to keep you dry and comfortable regardless of the conditions, Coleman's exclusive Weathertec System is guaranteed to keep you dry and offers leak-free protected seams, weather-resistant fabric, waterproof floors, zipper protection, and a wind-strong frame. The Red Canyon also features Coleman's Variflow system and Cool-Air port, which also provides outside access to your gear.Lightweight, easy to set up, and versatile, the Wenzel Alpine three-person dome tent is a great choice for all types of camping and conditions. The Alpine includes such features as a three-pole pentadome design that creates a vestibule for gear storage and weather protection, a shock-corded fiberglass frame (with pole pockets) that sets up and disassembles quickly, and an integrated mud mat with a drainage strip to keep the tent clean. Campers will also appreciate the Weather Armor polyester fabric and sonic-sealed polyethylene tub-style floor, which are reliably rugged and resist leaks of all kinds.
Tents for Camping