Aug 3, 2016

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Why Packing a KeyChain Multi Tool Can Save Your Life...

Have you been in a situation where you need to cut something or open a bottle but you just can’t because there isn’t any tool around? Of course you have. Everybody have tried this and how you wish you have a keychain multi tool to save the day. Multi tools are life savers and you just don’t know when or where you would need them. For this reason, its always good to include it in your everyday carry. For those who are on police duties, along with you best police boots, a multi tool is an indispensable item to include. So how do you choose the best multi tool? There are thousands out there and they are all trying to win you over. The problem is, only a handful are truly trustworthy. In this article, we will talk about the characteristics of a good keychain multi tool. Is it easy to carry? Your multitool may have all the things that you need including a flashlight but if it weighs 2 pounds, its just defeating its purpose. A multi tool is intended to be easy to carry. It may not have all the things that you need, but it has the really necessary ones. It it will cause your pants to fall off, then its too much. What are your needs? You have to determine what are the things that you really need and pick the multitool that meets them. Consider your lifestyle. Are you an outdoors man, a tech support guy or an overall tinker? Having this in mind will help you determine the kind of multi tool to carry. What is it made of? You want your tool to be durable. You don’t want it to fall off and break on you when you are fixing something very important. As what I have said, a multi tool is a life saver and when it just fall off, it defeats its purpose. Is it within your budget? You should buy something that won’t wreck your pocket. Again, this is related to knowing what you need. When you know what you need, you base you buying decision from that. Don’t get carried away with the advertising. They can say that you would look cool when you carry one of their products but in this case,...

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Jul 31, 2016

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Important Tactical Tools for Mountaineering

Important Tactical Tools for Mountaineering

Apart from your own stamina and endurance, the mountaineering hobby is also hugely about having the right tactical tools with you. Every seasoned mountaineer have their go-to gear already for the different types of mountain hikes that they are doing. They say it takes experience to know the right gear that works and last. But if you are new at mountaineering and want to start-up on collecting the right tactical tools, here is a list of mountaineering essentials that you need to have on your next climb: Pocket knife – this foldable knife should be one of those few things you have in your pocket. It is foldable and a multi-functional knife which makes it a perfect gear for every hiker. You can use this knife for almost anything including cutting twigs, peeling fruits, slicing meat, and self-defense (when needed). Headlight/Flashlight – you need to have both hand carry and attached light for proper illumination during night time. Chances are there will be no other sources of light in the campsite apart from the other camper’s own light. For your outmost convenient it helps to have your own reliable light source, as well. Besides, a good investment on headlights and flashlight will also come handy once you are ready to try a night hike. Choose the products using headlights to easily save on your battery. Fire tools – there are already tactical tool packs for fire creation, which comes with matches in waterproof case, lighter, and sawdust. You can of course opt to buy these individually, just make sure that each of them were designed for a mountain hike. Sleeping pads – don’t think that having your sleeping bag and tent is enough. The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable and harsh. So, it always pays to have extra insulation with you. A high-quality insulating sleeping pad will be able to ensure a good night rest by preventing the cold of the ground from seeping through your sleeping bag and cloth. It is also the ideal surface especially when it is raining. Navigation tool – there is probably nothing that Google Map can’t find these days – except when you are in the middle of a mountain with no reliable signal. This is why magnetic compass and a topographic map still proves to be...

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Feb 23, 2016

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Why Ultralight Gear is So important for Mountaineering...

Mountaineering is no doubt one of the greatest test of physical, emotional, and mental fitness. Without all these three working harmoniously together, it can be quite a challenge to survive regular mountaineering trips. Preparations for the physical challenge happens to be the easier part of mountaineering. There are countless of preparation workouts that can be done to ensure that you are fit enough for a long, grueling trail. The greater challenge is how to be emotionally and mentally...

Dec 26, 2015

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Reliable Watches for the Outdoors

You have to understand that not all watches can handle the outdoors. Especially for those who are into some extreme outdoor adventure like mountaineering, rock climbing and trekking. It is important that you wear the right kind of watch that can withstand the outdoor challenges. If you are into some outdoor sports, you need to find the toughest and the most reliable watches that you can wear. But how are we able to know which one is the...

Dec 21, 2015

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The Best Scopes For Mountain Hunting

Hunting in the mountains is never easy. You need to overcome some hindrances for you to bring home your hunting price. One important thing that you have to resolve is to get a good vision and sight to your target. When you’re out in the mountains, your visibility will be affected by too much light or even by all the plants, trees and branches around. That’s the main reason why you need to get the best rifle scope...

Dec 5, 2015

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Appropriate Times to Carry a Pellet Gun for Protection in the Mountains...

Appropriate Times to Carry a Pellet Gun for Protection in the Mountains

Our safety is always our number one concern, especially when you’re going to unfamiliar places like the mountains. Many people would choose to carry a pellet gun when they go to the mountains, not for hunting, but for their protection and to defend themselves. However, the snag about carrying a pellet gun in the mountains is the legality behind such weapon. Many people have reported to use their pellet guns illegally such as shooting wildlife animals or pulling...

Sep 8, 2015

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History of Mountaineering

History of Mountaineering

The term mountaineering is nowadays referred to, predominantly extreme, sport of climbing mountaintops, generally divided into three categories (according to the type of surface which is being used for climbing): rock-craft, snow-craft and skiing, since the used surface can be rock, snow or ice. Every one of them requires high levels of training and athletic ability, combined with a lot of experience and the best possible equipment in order to maintain safety. Danger is a constant when being...