Dec 20, 2016

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Discover Skin Diving and Snorkeling

  You have been a mountain climber for a long time but you begin to feel the lure of the sea world. And it’s not really a surprise because the lure of the sea world is felt by all who are lured by nature itself. The sea world is part of nature and to deny yourself of it, is denying half of what nature has to offer. So what are you going to do with unrelenting temptation? Discover skin diving and snorkeling. The best snorkel gear is all you need to get started with this new fascinating sport and hobby. Ones you have your snorkel and fins, then you are good to go. But if you think you still lack the skills and the necessary information to get started, read on. In this article, I will lay down some important tips and you will see if this sport is for you. Who Should Get Into Skin Diving and Snorkeling If you want to be up close and personal with the aquatic life and the world around it, then this sport is for you. It is a great way to discover the marine world without investing too much on expensive scuba gear and related gadgets. If diving for an extended period is not your thing, then venturing underwater, just beneath the surface might work for you. Skin diving and snorkeling is perfect for people who just want to see the underwater world without venturing too much into the deeper parts of it. If you take on this new hobby, you need to know how to pick and choose, adjust and use snorkeling equipment. Don’t just pick any snorkeling equipment that you can get your hands on because you can easily find sub-standard ones in the market today. Make sure to buy from trusted suppliers and read some reviews before you set out to buy. You also need to know some basic guidelines on being in and around deeper waters. Your personal safety is of paramount consideration when taking on a new hobby. If you don’t know how to swim, you better take swimming lessons first before taking on diving of any form. After you have learned swimming, make sure to take some lessons on rescue and first aid. And perhaps the most important skill that you...

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Sep 13, 2016

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Preparing Your Steed for Mountaineering

This might sound like a not so popular idea, but you might want to get your steed into a mountaineering adventure.  This, of course, would not be a physical training for you but rather a recreational endeavor.   The whole idea is to enjoy the view with your horse.  To travel along mountainous trails and cherish the ride all the way.  You are interacting with nature through your horse. Now, preparing your horse for such enterprise is important.  We are not only talking about physical training but some mental training on the horse as well.  You don´t want to find yourself atop of a mountain or close to a river losing balance and falling off an out-of-control horse.  So it is best to take some time for the preparation of your horse, especially if he has little to no experience outside the arena fence. Communicate with your horse It is important that you are able to hold a strong communication with your horse.  This means that you should be able to make your horse obey your commands as a response to proper training.  Make sure you make the right decisions when training him in preparation for trails and mountains. Be sensitive to your horse’s feelings Horses will react very skeptical to new experiences.  When introduced to a new object, the horse will not approach it until it learns that it is safe to do so.   Never try to enforce a new concept into a horse forcefully.   You will generate in the horse the instinctive need to run for his life.  Instead, play along with your horse’s needs.  This will build the horse´s trust towards you. Make sure you can control your horse with the halter rope Now the groundwork has begun.  The rope is the main device to control where your horse goes.  Make sure you know how to drive the horse past you.   Can you change directions?  Can you make your horse go backwards?  Very important, you should drive with the ropes, not pull. Get him used to uneven footing The terrain in mountaineering is never level, of course, like the horse arena footing he is used to.  You can prepare your horse for these conditions by using obstacles.  Cones are a good way of doing so.  When the horse encounters...

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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....

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...

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...