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 →
Fishing is not only a relaxing pastime but something that many families do on a regular basis in order to bond with one another. It’s great to get out of the house, be away from the stresses of your everyday life and just enjoy the day. There is nothing better than escaping from technology and learning to enjoy yourself in a brand new way.
Change it Up
If you are having trouble catching fish, then there is something wrong in what you are doing. Maybe your technique is off or maybe you simply need a new location. This is a problem that many fishermen face and since we are creatures of habit, it can be tough to admit that we need to start from scratch and re-learn how to catch those fish. What you’re doing now isn’t working out so what do you have to lose?
One great way to ensure that you are successful at fishing is to fish often. You can’t simply go out and give up within a few short minutes. Give it time. A lot of fishing is patience, not just skill. Continue reading →
If you’re giggling after reading this blog title… minds out of the gutter! These are a few ideas to entertain you when out camping in the great outdoors!
Safety message out of the way first – if you are camping check if there are any restrictions on the use of campfires and be sensible and follow the best practices for open fires.
With that out of the way all that’s left to say is that there is nothing more enjoyable than sitting around a roaring campfire with friends, warming yourself from the cold night air and watching and listening to the logs spark and catch fire. Hot drinks and luxurious treats are the name of the game when it comes to a campfire – toast some marshmallows and pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate. Continue reading →
When you’re ready to explore the great outdoors, hit the hiking trail. You’ll see beautiful scenery and interesting animals as you trek. Whether you hike a familiar trail or make a new one, remember to pack essential gear so you stay safe and comfortable.
Before your hike, use a map to plan your hike’s route. Choose a trail based on its difficulty, proximity to nature sites you want to see or length of time you want to be outdoors. Laminate your map to protect it from water damage on the trail.
You might also want to leave your itinerary with a family member or friend. That way, they can give your mapped route with emergency personnel in case you don’t return on time. 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 →
Artificial turf is most commonly associated with sports pitches, but increasingly, domestic households are turning to artificial turf in the quest for a perfect lawn. Lawn management and upkeep is notoriously expensive and time consuming. As a nation, the UK spends £400 million on lawn maintenance every year, and almost as many hours.
So it’s hardly surprising that our devotion to grass is waning, especially in light of erratic UK weather conditions causing either drought or flood. Yet while many people may have scoffed at the notion of installing artificial turf, improvements to the look and texture are seeing both garden designers and the sports industry embrace the many benefits of artificial turf. The upswing of interest has seen sales increase by 35%, so we have outlined just five of the best reasons for installing artificial turf. 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 →
Many find it hard to justify creating an expansive and luxurious outdoor space at their home as it cannot be enjoyed in poor weather—but this is a misconception. Just because a space is outdoors, does not mean that it cannot be enjoyed year round. Adding home extensions to your home that provide shelter will allow you to utilize the space no matter the season.
Filling the Space
Your extension should act as an extended area of your home which means you should dedicate time to picking the proper décor. Outdoor couches and ottomans will provide all the comfort of sitting in your living room while being able to enjoy the great outdoors. Be sure that the cushions and pillows are all-weather fabrics so that they do not get soaked and grow mold. Continue reading →
Sheffield England is still home to skilled artisans making knives using traditional methods. Largely handmade, working in small factories traditional quality products are being created preserving the highly skilled techniques which have always been the hallmark of Sheffield made knives.
Sheffield knives are not only fine utilitarian objects they are collector’s items in their own right and can be valued for many years. These are not mass produced items these are the products of craftsmen with decades of experience. We have knives with a variety of traditional blades made by Trevor Ablett. Continue reading →
Our love for backyard cooking never changes; it’s easy to throw hotdogs on the grill. It’s just as easy to turn out tender, delicious smoked ribs, steaks or brisket. Weber offers a full line of grilling equipment, including the Smokey Mountain Cooker and the Smokenator. Both are great for outdoor cooking, and each smoker has its own personality.
Both smokers work on the same principle by cooking at a very low temperature for a long time, with a source of liquid to keep the meat from drying out. The Smokenator is constructed with a small well to accommodate water, and the Smokey Mountain Cooker has a large pan in the bottom of the unit. Once the domed lid is in place on either cooker and the heat begins to rise, a gentle steaming process marries with the smoke and produces tender, delicious meat. Continue reading →