Posted on 14 September 2012 by Bethany Campbell
Here’s an article I found on www.hikerswool.co.nz It explains all about how hikers wool is just great for people who hike for long distances and have a tendency to get blisters, it can be tore off and wrapped around the affected areas to provide immediate relief.
What is Hikers Wool?…
It’s made from 100% pure New Zealand lambs wool fleece. Hikers Wool is beautifully soft, lanolin rich, washed and intricately carded to provide a soft cushioning effect for your feet.
The wonder quality of wool wicks away moisture and perspiration allowing your feet to breathe, keeping them warm in winter and cool in summer. Continue Reading
Posted on 03 September 2012 by Kelly Campbell
There are many different styles of camping, from the luxury to the very basic. If you are like a lot of us who like to camp in conditions that are not really the norm and without the luxury of a fully fledged campsite then camping in the jungle maybe something you might want to try. It can be extremely liberating to be out in the rain forest, living with nature, however it doesn’t come without its dangers. An article produced by A Walkabout In The Rio Platano Biosphere explains everything you need to know before embarking into your epic journey into the wild.
Camping in the Jungle: The Basics you Need to Know
Where to set up camp:
Tenting is generally safe to do in most ‘national parks’, biosphere reserves, and protected areas — at most times of the year throughout Latin America. I usually recommend not camping near streams or rivers, which may be prone to flash flooding after a rain – rain which may be falling unknown to you in another valley far from your location. Continue Reading
Posted on 17 August 2012 by Bethany Campbell
Everyone needs to be drinking safe and clean water whilst they are on the move, so here’s an article I found on wwwnc.cdc.gov it explains all the safety points when choosing what water you should drink.
Drinking Safe and Clean Water: How to
Drinking Safe And Clean Water
In areas where tap water is not chlorinated or where sanitation is poor, there are several alternative methods for ensuring water is safe to drink. These include boiling the water, chemically disinfecting it, filtering it, using various combinations of the previously stated methods, or buying bottled water. Remember: if the tap water is not safe to drink in the area you are visiting, do not use it to reconstitute juice or to rinse fresh fruits and vegetables. Also avoid ice made from tap water.
Below we describe ways to make sure water is safe to drink. Continue Reading
Posted on 11 August 2012 by Bethany Campbell
Which Mosquito Repellent Works Best
Are you visiting an area where malaria is endemic, or just really want to avoid getting bitten, well I’ve found a few article’s about which mosquito repellent works best I hope this will help you when choosing a product to help prevent yourself from getting bitten by a mosquito.
Here’s an article i found written by Andrea Lisle on www.slate.com Continue Reading
Posted on 03 August 2012 by Bethany Campbell
The Hydropack might save your life.
The Hydropack water filter is a recent introduction to a market that is already full of new innovation and very effective technologies all aiming to solve the problem of how to obtain a supply of drinking water.
The hydorpack is not actually aimed at supplying you with a steady supply of water but more at allowing you to purify any quality of water in a survival situation. The hydropack really should be considered part of your emergency kit and you can read more about it in this article published by True North Out Door School …
Here is an unconventional, yet practical, piece of equipment for you to consider adding to your emergency survival kit. The “HydroPack,” manufactured by Hydration Technology Innovations, will make any water on the ground, no matter how muddy, brackish, or polluted, to become absolutely potable. Continue Reading
Posted on 01 August 2012 by Bethany Campbell
Checklist before heading out into the woods!
Rules for surviving in the wild
If i was you, id make sure you read through as many safety tips as possible. as you don’t want to be running into any trouble while your out there exploring. I know it isn’t as easy as saying do this and you will live… its follow these rules for surviving in the wild, and you will have more understanding about wilderness survival.
I found this article by Pat McHugh at www.gundigest.com I hope you like it.
1. Send Your Itinerary to Someone Else
Always leave a detailed itinerary of where you are going and when you plan to return with someone you trust. If you change your schedule for any reason, please be sure that tell someone of that change. Continue Reading
Posted on 01 August 2012 by Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
Camping Safety With Axes
Have you ever had an axe or hatchet sink into the ground next to your big toe or slice a splinter out of the log narrowly missing your finger? I think most everyone who has ever picked one of these tools up has had that unpleasant experience and more than a few people have injured themselves quite seriously.
It is for that reason that this camping safety tip focuses on axe handling, in this article by Jenna Jackson she interviews Alex of the Old Federal Axe CO who provides some great tips and techniques to make your wood chopping a much easier and safer experience. Continue Reading
Posted on 29 July 2012 by Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
Don’t let this happen to you
These handy fire safety tips may just save your life and also the lives of many others not to mention saving property and wilderness destruction so pay attention when I say that you should ALWAYS be aware of fire safety when you are out camping and you should NEVER do anything that may put your life and others at risk.Article courtesy of thewestcountry.co.uk
Fire Safety Tips To Take Notice Of
WITH the sunshine here at last, many people are taking the opportunity for a holiday under canvas. Whether camping or glamping more people than ever will be enjoying their first holiday in the great outdoors, enticed by the freedom, value and flexibility that it brings. Continue Reading
Posted on 22 July 2012 by Kelly Campbell
Camping is one of the world’s most popular recreational activities and done right with the right skills and some camping tips, it can stir up a whole new passion for the outdoors. It is widely known as a past time that can teach useful skills and build character, and it provides an interesting change for children (and, indeed, adults) whose main recreational activities involve sitting in front of the television. It can be an invigorating, life-affirming experience when done correctly, and can create memories which last a lifetime. However, if it’s done without adequate preparation and planning, not only will the holiday be ruined, but you are unlikely ever to convince anyone to go with you again. So here are a few camping tips to ensure that your trip goes smoothly, your family or friends continue to respect you, and that you successfully cultivate an air of being a capable, handy, self-sufficient individual. Continue Reading
Posted on 21 July 2012 by Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
Camping Safety should always be first and foremost in your mind, camping by its very nature exposes us to more risks than normal and to be honest that its a large part of the appeal I think. However that doesn’t mean that we can’t take some simple precautions that will lower the risk and make what we do just a little safer and much more enjoyable.
Camping safety tips can come from anywhere and this one is very important, it has the potential to save your life as you will see in this article by Isabel Webster so please read it carefully and take no more risks than absolutely needed…. Continue Reading