Here is a guest article written by avid outdoorsman and enthusiast Ted Levin…
Summer has arrived and people are eager to pitch their tents. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoorsman or a novice, each camper needs to take certain precautions before starting their trip.
Camping offers a wonderful individual, group, or family experience that cannot be replicated. It’s important to escape our daily lives that are flooded with the growing influence of technology and get back to basics with these 10 supplies and precautions you must take before beginning your trip. Continue reading 10 Precautions to Take Before Camping this Summer→
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I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone about the dangers of ticks. It’s that time of year again where the flowers are starting to bloom and the trees are starting to bud. When you are out enjoying nature, be mindful of your surroundings – especially in areas where ticks might be inhabiting.
This morning my wife took the dog for a walk down a wooded trail and about an hour after returning home, she discovered a tick crawling on her neck. This evening, while sitting in the living room, I felt something on the back of my neck. I reached back and touched what felt like a scab on my neck. It was another tick!
It’s the digital age. Nearly 75% of homes in the US and Canada have internet access. People are connecting electronically more than they ever have before. Young and old alike, you’d be hard pressed to find any significant number of people without at least an email address in today’s world.
So what do you do when you take a week or two off and head out with the tent, trailer, or RV? Let’s take a look at how to keep Facebook up-to-date, check email, or read your favorite blog posts while roughing it in the great outdoors.
It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. That bottle of shampoo or dish soap that was packed in with the other supplies has leaked all over the place. Depending on how you pack, the cleanup process may be quite cumbersome.
There’s hope though, and the preparation is quite simple. All you need is a Ziploc type freezer bag. The trick is to place potential leak sources in Ziploc bags, thus containing any leak that may occur.
This might be old news to some of you, but that makes it no less of a tragedy.
In the early hours of Friday, June 11 2010, a flash flood ripped through the popular Albert Pike Recreation Area campground in Langley, Arkansas. As campers slept peacefully in their tents and RVs, rivers began to swell at a rate of 8 feet per hour.
As the flood waters slammed into the campground, many families were left scrambling to get to higher ground in the darkness of the night forest.
At the time of this post, 18 campers have been confirmed dead and 22 people are still missing.