Choosing the right survival kit

Filed Under (Survival Gear) by Zack on 31-07-2011

Are you seeking for the right survival kit? Having a survival kit on hand can mean the difference between feeling confident about meeting any emergency situation calmly, and feeling completely helpless and out of it. In these uncertain times, when we have seen enough sudden and ferocious disasters to know that life can change in a split second, a survival kit is an absolute necessity. You can either choose to put together your own emergency kit, or better still, you can purchase a pre assembled kit from one of the many suppliers online. A pre-assembled survival kit can offer you a variety of emergency supplies that are designed to meet special needs. Here's what to look for when you're shopping for a survival kit.

Your survival kit should contain enough items to meet the requirements of the emergency situation. For instance, no matter what the size of your survival kit, it should make adequate provisions for your most important necessity in a crisis - water. Thirst increases doing an emergency situation, leaving you at risk for dehydration. You would be surprised at the number of emergency kits out there that contain very little provision for water. You could acquire a cheaper, lower quality kit, but do you really want to be caught in an emergency with flashlights that don't work or a lighter that's gone damp? Some people believe that having a low quality kit is better than having no kit at all. However, there's really no point in having an emergency kilt that doesn't do what it's meant to do - keep you safe, warm, and comfortable till help arrives.

Imagine opening your kit, and finding four Band-aids for first aid. You need a kit that's stocked with enough items to last you through an emergency. For instance, a wilderness kit will need enough items to last for at least 36 hours, which is how long it could take before rescue teams do arrive. Your survival kit order form will have a picture of the kit and its contents. Whatever kind of kit, it is important that one should make sure that he chooses the right kit according to his preferences.


The Importance of Survival Gear

Filed Under (Survival Gear) by Zack on 01-02-2011

Are you planning to have a trip with your family? Having a vacation together with your family is very gratifying. This is one way of spending time with them, and the most effective mean to stay closer to them despite the heavy schedule due to your work. Although finding time spending with them is the most difficult, still you made a way. Now, that you are free to go, and enjoy the moments with them.

In every destination, it is advisable to bring with you survival gears. You will not know what will happen to you in that area, so it is wiser if you bring with you the needed things rather than extra baggage with full of nonsense stuff. In this article, I am going to give you some points why survival is gear is very important to you and to your family. The main reason why you need to bring this is for your foods. If you guys want to go for a hiking, and you don’t have enough money to bring foods, you can bring a knife where in you can use it to look for foods while you are on your way to your hiking adventure. Instead of spending much for foods, you can get fruits for free. You can save money in this manner. Another thing is that for your protection. For example, a harmful creature is trying to go closer in your direction; you can use weapons (knives, woods, etc.) that help you to get rid from those creatures or animals. Medicinal kit is also considered as survival gear, and this is for your health. You are not really sure what will happen to you and your family in that place. If one of your kids is having a stomach ache, you can get a medicine, and let him take it.

There are lots of reasons why survival gear is very vital when you go for a vacation. It is very useful to use this in times of trouble. Be sure to use this properly, and don’t let your kids play these kinds of weapons.

Choosing the Ideal Camp Furniture to Your Camping Escapade

Filed Under (Camp Furniture) by Zack on 23-11-2010

Are you excited to go for camping? Camping contains up images of campfires, tents, sleeping bags and generally roughing it. On the other hand, now there are so many pieces of furniture obtainable for use in camping, you can make your campsite to look almost as good as your home. There are these lounge chairs, ottomans, tables and lamps to recreate a living area around a campfire. Also, portable kitchen areas will supply preparation areas and grills for a versatile dining experience. Your tent is no longer has to consist of a sleeping bag on the hard ground, but can comprise beds, tables and lamps. It is very handy to carry anywhere you go.

Before you go on camping, there are things to bear in mind. The larger pieces of furniture are tricky to convey and may be weighty so these items are best used in inactive camp sites. If you will be traveling off to camp at a site where you will have to carry your equipment long distances, these items may not be perfect, but if you have a campsite area that also accommodates your car, and you plan to return to the campsite each day, they are ideal for creating a comfortable and relaxing environment. Make certain you have enough room as you are traveling to transport items. If you have a frivolous truck, they provide sufficient area to store foldable furniture along with your equipment and supplies. If you only have a small car, you may not be able to pack all of the furniture items, and still have room for needed equipment and yourselves.

It is very vital that as camper, you have to bring camp furniture that is very handy in order for you to carry your items easily. In addition to the camp furniture, you need to have knowledge about camping in order for you not to experience difficulties while you are on the go. It is best to have trainings or lectures from the experts so that when you are already in the field, you know what you are and not going to do.



Planning the Trip of a Lifetime to USA

Filed Under (Hiking Q&A) by GreatEasternTrail on 23-10-2010

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Hiking in Grizzly Bear Country - Yellowstone

My father and I are planning the trip of a lifetime to the USA from England - where should we go?

As you might have guessed from my previous question, my father and I are planning a giant trip to the USA, he's growing older and wants to travel abroad before he is unable to do so.

We both consider ourselves as capable outdoorsmen and would like to reflect this on our trip; hiking, fishing, and camping. We'd both prefer no big cities or hotels.  Our plan is for a stay of around 2 weeks.

Quite a few people have recommended Montana, but it seems quite pricey to get to from the UK.

Where else could we experience the 'Great Outdoors' of America, that is a little closer to the Eastern areas where we will likely land (NYC/ Washington DC etc)?

What about the 'Appalachian Trail', is this close by?

One other thing... Are the American people friendly towards us Brits or will we encounter some hostility?  I just want to be sure of what to expect, I definitely don't mean to offend anyone.

Oops...there is one last thing I wanted to know. I've heard America has a lot of dangerous wildlife...exactly how dangerous is the wildlife to two British men, traveling alone?

We'll be visiting  sometime between February and June.

A great big thanks from your friends over the pond.

Choosing the best hiking boots can add up your experience

Filed Under (Hiking Boots) by Zack on 07-09-2010

Choosing the best hiking boots to wear in your adventure is one of the most important pieces of gear you should bring on an exciting activity. Well, basically for the protection of your feet. It is also important that the hiking footgear should match your type of hike. What is the type of the track, steep or smooth? Are you carrying a backpack? Is it heavy or light? Is it a day hike or are you going to be gone for a lot of days? Choosing the wrong pair of boots for your hiking adventure can ruin the whole trip. So you must choose the best hiking boots for your needs and there are a lot of excess of choices for hiking boots, so let’s look at a few of the differences.


Generally, the materials that were use are Leather, Synthetic or a combination of the two, waterproof can be an option. However, boot cut can be low, medium and high. Moving on let’s talk about the price since it is not suggested to choose a hiking boots exclusively because it is on sale. Your boots should last a long time and if you are just looking at the price and not their intended function, you may wind up getting a boot that will not meet your needs. You must also know the quality of each boots because there are a lot of different boots that are available so choose the best and right one for you.


Also, remember that you need to take care of your boots. Every hiking boot has its particular care program, so make sure to read and follow the instructions given by the manufacturer. Lastly, take the boots on a shorter length hike in order to break them in. Maybe wear them around the house or out for a day of responsibilities. It is not good to get on the trail on a lengthy hike and try to break them in. So buying the right footwear could be the most important part of your hiking adventure. Do not select the wrong boot and get stuck in the woods.

Think about complete hunting accessories in your journey

Filed Under (Hunting Accessories) by Zack on 06-09-2010

When it comes to hunting, it has to become a common habit for most of the people. However, in most of the times, if you want to take the whole responsibility from the hunting activity, you musty need to be a fully loaded with the advisable of hunting issues. At this point, it is advantageous to invest is some excellent hunting products. Here is one thing you need to remember when you buy complete or larger sum of hunting accessories and be responsible to spare so much money for yourself.

When choosing hunting accessories and products you should know the capacity of each item because these products may be different from developers to producers. However, some of them are fishing products, outdoor sports wear and sporting goods. You can also buy these hunting accessories from small retails shops and also from online. Most of these products are having a special space whereas archery, pairs of pliers, arrows, release aids and adhesive materials that can be easily kept.  However, all of these bags can comfortably hold during traveling and are all available at discounted prices.  It is an important tip when you are planning to go for sporting to take some consideration about the hunting accessories. There are massive lists of hunting accessories that are available for you and to be able to select the perfect one for your needs you must choose wisely.

This idea basically aid hunters to get perfect in their sporting attainments and to be able to fire their preys in a more appropriate manner. However, when you are trying to purchase these sporting goods, you need to consider things that it must be purchased from a wholesaler who can give warranty upper quality stocks and of course can give you the best items that you really need when going to some far places. Although, the positioning of coursing is not that important but if a person looks attentively for the perfect dealer, he would gradually be able to do so. So you must think first before buying or choosing any item to a hunting accessories store.

Discount Hunting Accessories

Filed Under (Hunting Accessories) by Zack on 13-07-2010

When it comes to hunting activity, it has become a common practice for most of individuals. However, if you desire to take the entire responsibility from the hunting activity, you must need to be a fully loaded with the prudent of hunting issues. It is favorable to invest in some exceptional hunting accessories. You have to remember this one thing up, when you purchase in comprehensive, you will be likely to spare so much money for yourself. When it comes to hunting accessories, these stuffs are including a huge range of products. These may differ from developers to producers. You can obtain these hunting accessories from small retails shops and also from online. Most of these products are having adhesive materials that can be simply kept. However, it is imperative to bear this in mind that, when you are planning to go for this sporting, you must take consideration about the hunting accessories. There are immense lists of hunting accessories that are obtainable for you; you are able to pick the ideal one for your needs.


It is definitely expensive to buy this but, when you go discount hunting products shopping, what you are hunting for is a retailer that will proffer you several opportunities to save money on the hunting products that you need. There are various Internet hunting products retailers that do proffer several means that their customers can get deep discount in a variety of ways. The discount hunting accessories shopping guide might also comprise items such as targets and throwers, tree stands. These online hunting accessories retailers are ready to present you with everything you need to make your next hunting trip the best experience

When you are trying to obtain these sporting goods, you need to deem that it must be purchased from a wholesaler who can give service contract upper quality stocks. It is indeed important to locate the inexpensive yet with high quality. Take the time to do your research for you to be able to obtain the best hunting accessories. Never jump right away if you see someone’s trying to fool you.


Get Started On Your Hiking with the Best Hiking Boost for Season

Filed Under (Hiking Boots) by Zack on 08-06-2010

There is nothing more pleasurable to get outdoors and go for hiking. Most people love to hike as often as they can, so it is very vital to have the right hiking boots on your feet so you can go anywhere, anytime you want without worrying about your feet getting sore. However, there is more important thing to consider when buying hiking boots, and buying what looks best on you and on the track. Considering where you hike or plan to go for a hiking, having the best hiking boots you will choose can make a difference in your comfort as well as your safety. If you are going to shop at the boots store, the first thing to bear in mind is the type of hiking you wish for. There are so many different boots made for walking on smooth trails, also for climbing mountain trails, as well as for climbing steep trails over hard-hitting terrain. There are also different boots that are made particularly for summer, and those are made to keep your feet warmer during winter.

You should bear in mind that the best hiking boots are built with a strong sole, so these hiking boots won't fall apart when you hike on rough paths in the wilderness. A hard bottom can also put off injury to the feet from any stones or any thorns you may by accident step on while you are hiking. These hiking boots should have also well-made-up cushioning on the insole to lessen the possibility of swelling. The sides of the boots should proffer enough support to help you protect your ankles from being warped to one side on a rough terrain. Once you already have determined the kind of hiking you will be doing, you have to consider the best hiking boots for your activity. When you want to go for a short walks or hikes, it is recommended to use trail shoes, as these shoes are less for protecting your feet as well as your ankles from rocky terrain and more for providing safety to the bottom of your foot.

Tents & Shelters

Filed Under (Tents & Shelters) by Zack on 12-04-2010

If you are planning on an enjoyable camping, camping tents should be the first in your list. Plenty of camping tents are aligned, depending mainly on the number of people that will use it. The bigger camping tents the more the fun it will be! They were and still are very helpful to us, for recreational activities, and emergencies.

For the interest of frivolous activities, people come up with a variety of means and activities for them to satisfy their range of interests for recreation. The majority people in this concern prefer to go outdoors either pit themselves against the forces of nature to test their patience and power or simply be one with the environment to enjoy its loveliness and wonders. For these a variety of concern though, people must ample bring in their basic necessities in their recreation trip for their personal comfort, health, and rest. One particular concern for this feature is the need for transportable shelter. In the necessity of transportable shelter, people resort to different medium for this adequately and efficiently satisfy this concern. One particular medium resort of the population is through bringing along a transportable tent shelter. In choosing though the quality concern for this medium, there are quite a lot of factors that must be considered in determining which outdoor tent can effectively provide ease in functionality, shelter soothe and consistency. For this concern though, an effectual solution comes in the form of the modernization of pop up camping tent. In the wide-ranging aspect of portable tent shelter, different camping tent reviews have determined that the pop up camping tent is the nearly all effective and reliable solution for the diverse concern of outdoor and camping enthusiasts. Users can successfully achieve consistency, soothe, and ease with this medium as they pit down themselves against the forces of nature in their particular outdoor activity. As part of its functionality, users can achieve effective shelter recreation inside the pop up camping tent making this an effective solution for outdoor interest.

Using a consistent and suitable handy shelter, you can enjoy your camping activity.



Various Types of Tents

Filed Under (Tents & Shelters) by Zack on 16-02-2010

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  • The Avian Tents

The avian tent is usually utilized for quick shelters and is only utilized in good weather conditions.
This type of tent specifically has 1 to 2 straight poles with the tent cover which is specifically scattered over the ground to create wide covered area of the ground.

  • The Pyramid Tents

The pyramid tents are commonly used in Hiking as to with the fact that its center pole easily divides into multiple smaller compartments which make sit even easier to carry along while hiking in long destinations.

It specifically has 2 central poles and has its tent cover tightly pulled and spreads out all around the 2 poles to create a pyramid shaped tent.

  • The Traditional A – Frame Tents

The traditional-A frame tents specifically has 2 legged frames right at the external ends of it.
Its tent cover is spread widely outside the pole to form a triangular shaped tent.
The traditional backpacking tents were commonly A-shaped tents.
Today these traditional tents are seemingly replaced A-framed tents due to the reason that there is a current increase of dome and or hoop shaped tents.

  • The Modified A – Frame Tents

Just like the Pyramid tents, modfied A-frame tents is also commonly used in hiking.
In assembling and utilizing this kind of tent, you are required to add ridge pole and as well as a center hoop.
This is to successfully create huge volume tent than that of the traditional A-frame tents.

  • The Hoop Tents

To successfully assemble this tent, you should be able to utilize 1 up to 3 hoops together with the cover of the tent to successfully create a tubular shaped tent.
It specifically has curved walls to provide you with bigger space and as well large sleeping ground.
What’s more amazing about this tent is the fact that the hoop tents are efficiently durable as to with the fact that it divides pressure above the total length of the hoops.

  • The Wedge Tents

This tent has 2 intersecting hoops together with the cover of the tent, you can be able to form circle and or square shaped tent.
This kind of tent is usually utilized in hiking as to with the fact that it is a fusion of reliable strength, high quality materials, and not to mention the fact that it is specifically very light in weight.