If your answer is yes, then you’re definitely ready to become the owner of a brand new boat! Boating can be a fantastic way to get away from the monotonies brought forth by modern day living. You can just unplug yourself from the modern world and relax, sailing under the open skies, taking in the lucid air and basking under the glorious warmth of the sunshine. However, buying a boat is not as easy as buying candy, it does need some thorough research. There are some aspects that you need to look into in detail. Below are a few such aspects you should keep in mind while buying a boat.
Deciding on the type of boat
Before buying a boat, you need to make up your mind regarding the type of boat that you are looking to have. This will largely depend on your main purpose behind the buying the boat, or the kind of activities you are looking to enjoy. There are quite a few types of boats available – right from trawlers, to sport fishing boats, runabouts, cabin cruisers, to all-purpose fishing boats and many more. So once you find a boat type that suits all your major requirements, you can then go on to work on other crucial aspects such as the size of the boat and your overall budget. Continue reading →
Consider what you would do if you were in a remote location and a companion was seriously injured. You might be trekking, hiking, skiing, biking, kayaking, rafting, or just in a less-developed nation. All of you would help out your injured friend as best as you can; however you know that this individual needs medical attention. Do you have an emergency communication device? What is it? How would you utilize it?
There are lots of variables when contemplating which, if any, crisis communication device to carry. The increasing availability and decreasing price of mobile crisis communication devices is helpful, but can be confusing. This post concentrates on 4 of the most popular options available today: SPOT Satellite Messengers, Fast Find Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), satellite phones, and cell phones. Continue reading →
Hunters, campers and all outdoor enthusiasts know that to survive in the outdoors you have to have a cutting tool that can perform diligently in the field. A hunter’s knife is an extension of his personality and possessing a quality sidekick ensures you can not only perform all the tasks needed but also tackle the elements. Choosing a hunting knife doesn’t have to be difficult and really depends on several factors.
What will you be hunting?
First you have to decide if your going after big or small game. For instance if your going after larger animals such as elk or deer your not going to want a pocket knife. Chances are you will want a larger more traditional fixed blade knife with a solid handle and durable blade that can handle field dressing and skinning as well cutting firewood, kindling and setting up camp.
I like to go with a drop point blade in this instance with a sawback spine capable of cutting through flesh and bone as well as cutting trees, kindling and other camp related necessities.
If your going after smaller animals like rabbit or squirrel then you might wanna go with a fowl hooked folding knife with a clip point blade. It is lighter weight and does not interfere when on the move. Continue reading →
One of the best things about camping is that it’s simple yet unpredictable. While you don’t usually have too much to worry about — no bills, no unexpected work — you still have to brave the elements. No camping tool is more adept or equipped to help you through any task than the classic knife.
Even though the knife has been demonized over the years, it’s actually a very functional tool that comes in handy while camping. Whether you’re whittling, opening supplies, cutting wood or cooking, the knife is an indispensible piece of camping gear.
If you’re interested in picking up a good knife for your next camping trip, here are some things to keep in mind.
Decide what you need the knife for.
Determining what type of knife fits you best for camping depends on what you’re going to use it for. If you’re the type of person who enjoys bushcraft or heading off the trails on an adventure, you should go for something more equipped to handle a wide range of tasks. Continue reading →
Being prepared while traveling can help you to potentially avert disaster and ensure that you are protected in case of an emergency. Knowing what to pack to make sure that you are prepared doesn’t have to be difficult. We’ve created a list of everything you need while traveling.
Here are the 10 things that you should always carry with you while traveling:
A Copy of Your Passport
It’s important to keep a copy of the passport while traveling in the case that yours is lost or damaged. A copy of the passport can allow you to get a replacement sooner — and the local embassy or traveler’s help center can help. Continue reading →
Rock climbing shoes will serve as the barrier between the cliff face and the climber; because of this, selecting an incorrect style or fit will hold them back. Whilst the majority of outdoor climbers will own several pairs of shoes, the climbing ‘staple’ that every climber should have is a pair of all-day shoes. As your climbing style and goals develop, you can add shoes that are designed to address the demands of the sport.
What are your goals for climbing?
Consider what your climbing agenda is and this will help you to determine what outdoor equipment (including shoes) you will need; perhaps it is off-widths, cracks, bouldering or gym climbing. For bouldering, for instance, very lightweight climbing shoes for general climbing, as well as a pair of lace-up, downturned shoes for steep sections of the rock may be required. Having different shoes for various overhangs and routes will make the experience not only safer, but more enjoyable too. Continue reading →
Camping has increased in popularity with many people struggling to afford the luxury of an all singing, all dancing holiday abroad; many are going for the budget option and truly getting down and dirty with nature.
There are so many benefits to choosing this holidaying option, least of all the freedom to literally travel wherever you please! However, as with any holiday that involves pitching a tent in a field and sleeping on the ground, you need to ensure you have the right equipment on hand, but there are a few items that will make this experience all the more pleasurable.
So, if you’re a lady who enjoys little luxuries in life, continue reading because you too can enjoy the camping lifestyle…… Continue reading →
Some of our best memories of youth are about the times we have spent with our friends, getting fresh air and exercise and engaging in games or just non-competitive, fun activities. Youth can be one of the most care-free times in one’s life and it’s important to allow children to fully enjoy the freedom that is part of the benefits of youth.
While there is a good deal of important work that kids must do to prepare themselves for the competitive road ahead that will require sound reasoning skills and career preparation, a lot can be said for the time that they spend enjoying recreational activities, because that also helps them develop into mature, healthy adults.
Learning to Interact With Others
The way that kids learn to interact with each other socially often comes from the time that they spend in unstructured recreational activities because they are then able to better learn to interact with others while also getting exercise and relieving the tension of sitting at a school desk for a number of hours each day. Continue reading →
Are you planning you first camping trip? It can be a little daunting to say the least, especially if you have no idea what equipment to bring or what you can expect to experience. This is where I hope to provide you with some practical advise and insight within this article to help you better prepare. Remember, the more preparation you put in, the more enjoyable and stress free your camping experience will be.
#1 – Let’s start with the single most important tip; choosing the right tent. There are many types of tent to choose from. It depends firstly on how many people are camping, whether there are children attending and where you plan to camp. This article will assume you are camping as a family on a regular camp site. Continue reading →
Being active outdoors is great fun, and although there’s often plenty to keep me entertained sometimes I just want to sit down, relax and enjoy the view. Especially if said view is my own garden, as I spend a lot of time working in it and it’s nice to see all the effort come together in one lovely outdoor world. While I could spend hours enjoying simply being outside, my family soon get bored and want to go in to play a game or sit in more comfortable chairs. I decided it was time to transform our bland patio into an outdoor sanctuary. Continue reading →