National Parks: A Few Tips Before Traveling

National Parks: A Few Tips Before Traveling

Unfortunately, every year, hundreds of people will venture out into national parks ill-prepared and underequipped, which places them in dangerous situations.

 

There is a lot that goes into planning any hiking, backpacking, or camping trip. However, newbie adventurers who feel short on time might opt out of the necessary research required for safe traveling.

 

So, here are several things to keep in mind before planning a trip to a National Park.

 

Leave-No-Trace

Become an expert on leave-no-trace practices. National parks are beautiful places to explore, but they are home to many creatures that depend on fragile ecosystems.

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RV Travel; Get On The Road

Traveling in an RV is for people that have true wanderlust, and are accustomed to moving around, and able to cope with different environments as often. It is a huge dedication to bring your movable home from place to place.

Traveling in an RV has lots of advantages, it has more space available for you to freely move in while traveling. It would be a whole lot more comfortable than being cramped up in just an ordinary car, with so little legroom for you to relax, and enjoy the trip.

This would make the trip more enjoyable, and you would be able to have fun and engage with your fellow travelers a lot better throughout the trip.

Though it would be a huge hassle when it comes to parking the RV when you go for a stop, or when you arrive at your destination. Parking spaces may not be able to accommodate such a large vehicle, or it would take a lot more time to park in the right spot. Read more »

Bass Fishing: Mastering How to Find Them

Bass Fishing: Mastering How to Find Them

When it comes to bass fishing, some fishermen believe it to be a completely different sport.

They can be elusive, hard to catch, and mythic in their size. However, there are several things that enthusiasts have learned to help catch them over the years.

Here are several ways to become a bass fishing master.

Maps and Graphs

Besides going to the local bait shop and asking around, make good use of technology. For example, keep a map of both new and old spots where the bass has spawned.

Know the Bait

If you are confident that bass like one particular kind of bait, don’t switch it up without giving it a chance to work; stick with what works.

Start Fishing

The best way to know if there is bass in the lake is to get out there and start fishing. Don’t labor over the data too much, and remember to enjoy the process.

Benefits of Outdoor Recreation

Carrying out activities outside brings many benefits that go beyond providing fresh air, and it is that experts have managed to demonstrate that they bring benefits of outdoor recreation to motivation, health, and self-esteem. Here we leave you 3:

Exposure to sunlight

When we do outdoor activities we are receiving vitamin D from exposure to the sun, this will occur while doing activities, training, and more. This brings benefits to the bones, muscle health, and the functioning of the metabolism. what

Fresh air

In addition to being refreshing, it increases vitality and strength. When we do outdoor activity, pure oxygen is taken for our cells and helps fight various diseases. Read more »

Drive The Waves With Jet-Skiing

Ever get tired of driving on the road and want to drive on the waves? Water Jet skies are the alternative way to gain some traction and wind nowadays as well as enjoy a day out in the ocean. It is safer than most land-driven sports cause if you would fall over, the water would cushion your fall.

Experts say that riding the waves is more slippery than riding on the dirt but with the right feel for the vehicle, proper weight distribution with gear, and enough skill; you can slide through the waves with more control. Just like any other sport, there are events where people take on the waves and gear up to the race as they set up poles and flagged checkpoints for racing, and even entertainers who use the vehicle for stunts such as Jet-skiing over a ring of fire.

The Jet-Skies come in different brands such as the Kawasaki (Jetski), Bombardier (Sea-Doo), Yamaha (WaveRunner), Honda (AquaTrax), Polaris (Sealion) Arctic Cat (Tigershark). The brands I suggest are Sea-Doo, Kawasaki, and Yamaha if you are doing anything competitively.

These brands have built a lot of trust within the community of Jet-skiers. Read more »

Camping Equipment: Basic Elements You Must Have

Camping with family and friends is a fun activity that allows us to get in touch with nature. For everything to go well, it is necessary to have the right elements.

Here is the ideal camping equipment:

-Water: Although it may seem obvious, many people do not carry enough water for camping.

-Food: non-perishable food such as cans of tuna, cereals, cookies, seeds, canned soups, canned pasta, tea, instant coffee, salt, sugar.

-First aid kit: to treat any accident or unforeseen event.

-Flashlight: to see maps and illuminate the way.

-Compass: this is an essential element to avoid getting lost.

-Sleeping bag: you need a good rest to face all the activities. Read more »

Basic Hiking Equipment for Beginners

Answer me this; who doesn’t love the great outdoors? Save a handful of uber urbanites, it’s hard to think of anyone, right? Heck, if they’re really honest about it, even confirmed cosmopolitans would admit it’s hard to trump Mother Nature. Even if the admission comes through gritted teeth, the point still stands; an affinity for nature is hardwired within us all. It’s something we simply can’t get away from. And, you know what they say, if you can’t beat them, join them.

Now, without a doubt, the best way to enjoy nature is to immerse yourself within it. And, without a doubt, the best way to do that is to go hiking. Much as I would love it to be the case, however, you can’t just dive straight into the wilderness. Not without the right gear, you can’t, at any rate. That’s why, way before you hit any trail, you’ve first got to sort yourself out with the right hiking equipment.

Basic Hiking Equipment for Beginners

Since hiking is pretty much walking on steroids, it goes without saying you’ll need to track down some appropriate footwear. For rugged trails, sturdy boots are hikers’ go-to option. While, for gentler terrain, trail running shoes can be just the trick. Don’t forget, while you’re at it, to pick up some quality hiking socks. Lots of seasoned hikers swear by merino wool socks, so keep an eye out for a pair of these. Trust me, your toes will thank you for it.

Now that you’ve got your feet sorted, you’ll next want to address the rest of your hiking get-up. On this front, be on the lookout for a base layer, a windcheater, a pair of hiking pants, and a fleece. That should be enough to Read more »

The Eagle Flies over Big Bend

When I was young I made many trips to Big Bend, and most of the time I was hunting rocks or climbing hills. I was full of energy, wild, and angry with life. It was easier to get away by myself and think of better days to come than deal with the day-to-day reality of being in a boys’ homes.

The “hard-case” kids like me were guided into high energy outlets and mine was camping fishing and hunting. I always could be found reading a “Louis Lamour” western and imagining my self as a pioneer surviving on my own. I learned how to do things that many of the “westerners” did.

Many of my trips to Big Bend left me with hours of unsupervised hikes up and down the canyons that go in and out of Big Bend. On one such occasion, I looked up into the sky and saw a huge bird flying across the sky. In my mind I saw an Eagle – Flying free and on a solo search for a meal to feed to its chicks. In reality it probably wasn’t an Eagle but to a boy who was hurting emotionally it was inspiring.

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Factors to Consider While Packing for Camping Trips

Camping is very common during tour trip packages. What are the essential factors that need to be considered while preparing for a camping trip? The solution to the above question plays an important role in making your trip happy and comfortable. Taking essential products like first aid boxes and clothes in the backpack is one of the main criteria that need to be considered while preparing for a camping trip to the forest areas.

Always make sure that you had stored a sufficient quantity of water in the carriage box to prevent water scarcity issues. Today, you can easily avail of camping essentials like camping tent materials from online stores. The selection of solar lights for a camping trip can minimize the need for excessive battery packages. The solar panels of the device can recharge during the daytime for its operation.

The selection of any one of the products from online stores may not give satisfactory results and high durability. Read more »

Surf Fishing made Easier!

One of the challenges we all have to overcome is getting our bait out to where the fish are.  If you are going to catch the “Big Ones” you have to be in the deep end of the pond.   Often, that means either fishing from a boat or wading chest deep into waters where you may not want to go.  The combination of rip-tides and man eating sharks can make fishing a hazardous past-time.

Here is one answer:  Drones used for bait casting while fishing – You have to watch this video to see how great this can be and how to beat the cost by using DYI rigs!

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