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Why Good Quality Hiking Boots Are A Must For Serious Hikers

If you are going hiking the best advice anyone can give you is splash out and buy a good pair of hiking boots. Can you imagine being on the second day of a 4 day trek in the middle of nowhere with your boots coming apart? Lets make the situation worse your boots are coming apart, it is raining, you are walking through mud in the pitch black with no torch and you are lost. I think we would all agree that is a nightmare scenario. But it is one that can easily be avoided if we think about what we are going to buy.First of all you have to think what kind of hiking am I going to be doing. Is it a day trek, a back packing trek or are you going to be mountaineering. This all makes a huge difference, as there are different hiking boots for different disciplines.A pair of light hiking boots will be perfect for a short hike. While they are comfortable they are excellent for that quick pace that we like to get up to on short treks.A mid weight pair of hiking boots are perfect for a back packing hike lasting for 3-4 days...

 


Choosing the Right Type of Vehicle For your Summer Outdoor Adventure

With summer just around the corner, you might be inclined to spend more time outdoors - whether it's to go on picnics on the weekends, go hill-walking in the evenings, or simply barbeque in your backyard. And, if you're up for a little adventure or extended outdoor recreation, you might choose to go camping or take a hiking trip. No matter what your idea of outdoor fun, there are countless options for you to choose from when planning you summertime activities this year.However, if you do decide to take an outdoor adventure trip, it's a good idea to ensure your chosen vehicle is appropriate for all your needs. For example, if you're planning to go camping, you might want to think about taking a van. A van can provide all the room you need to transport special outdoor equipment - whether it's fishing equipment, hiking gear, or even water sporting equipment. What's more, depending on the size of the van, you might actually be able to sleep inside - a good alternative to sleeping under the stars if the weather sh...

 


Cornhole Game: An Outdoor Game For Everyone of All Ages

There are various outdoor activities today that people can enjoy doing these days. Most of the time, these outdoor activities does not require that much effort to excel in the sport that you are joining., but still there are those sports that would really require you to exert excessive effort to excel in the sport. There are annual sporting competitions that everyone can join at if they are good at it, while there are some that would simply play because they want to play the game, like fishing sports, dog sporting, target sports, timber events and a more simple game, the cornhole game. The great outdoor games is a good example for the said events. It is being held every year and was aired on ESPN, but was cancelled on the year 2006. Although it is being cancelled, people who love these games still conduct sporting events every year like that of the Ohio's Congressional District. A cornhole game is being held here every year and that participants take it seriously and competitively. In addition to all of thi...

 


How to plan your first camping trip

For my first "How to" I wanted to write about how to plan for your very first weekend adventure while camping. I wish I would have been able to find a guide that laid things out more obviously. I think most people out there believe that every first timer will know all the obvious things that anyone that has gone camping knows, however for my very first trip I came grossly unprepared and the whole thing overall was just not very well organized (it was still one of the best times ever).1.Pick a destination: For your very first trip I'd suggest picking a destination that isn't too far from home, maybe a couple of hours or so. The reason for this is so that in case you really cannot tolerate camping or something happens such as your tent and clothing gets soaked, then you can easily head home at any time. Knowing in the back of your head that you're close to home will also help you get over the anxiety that could arise when you're ready to leave for your first trip as it's likely that this is something that's ent...

 


Some Of The Accessories You Should Consider For Your Binoculars

When considering the purchase of binoculars, you will need to buy a quality product. A good pair of binoculars with appropriate magnification will cost about $250. You also need to consider buying some extra items for maintenance of the binoculars includes a pair of tethered lens caps and a service kit for cleaning then lenses. Using lens caps will ensure the lenses are protected from dust. This will extend the life of the lens. Tethered caps will ensure that the cap is not lost. It will be easy to keep the lenses covered, as the cap will not fall off. The service kit for use with cleaning the lenses includes an anti-static cloth to help with cleaning the lenses and a special cleaning solution. Taking good care of the binoculars will keep them in good shape and it will extend the life of the equipment. There are many innovations available to lengthen and strengthen the life of your newly purchased binoculars. It is important to investigate the possible contributions of aspects that are offered for a price. Yo...

 


Animal Watching: Best Time to Hike Or Visit

The majesty of a wild animal in their natural habitat is unmatched. Animal watching can be a great way to catch a glimpse of the splendor of nature. A recreational hike or a ride through scenic roadways can afford one the opportunity to see many animals. It is important to understand when and where to see different animals so you are prepared when you strike out on a trek to spot that magnificent creature. Forays into nature during late summer and early fall, August through October, are great times to catch some magnificent sites. Moose: August - October The moose is one of those great beasts that many people set out to spot. It can be seen throughout the Northern Hemisphere, especially in the northern, coniferous forests. It is an awe-inspiring animal that can reach heights of 7 feet and weigh as much as 1,500 pounds. It is easily spotted during a drive along undeveloped areas of the highway or through scenic roadways. They can also be spotted on trips down the many waterways in New England. They like to m...

 




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