Pick up the Trail, and Take a Hike
July 10th, 2014
The popularity of the sport of lacrosse has been growing steadily over the last couple decades. Stores that specialize in lacrosse equipment have also become more visible, with these stores carrying a full inventory of lacrosse helmets. The lacrosse helmet is obviously one of the most fundamental pieces of safety equipment necessary to protect you on the lacrosse field. As the [...]
June 24th, 2014
For decades, new generations have grown up with a love for everything Star Wars. When the science-fiction franchise becomes a theme for a party, there are many things that parents can plan. The following activities will give children a lot to do and stick with the Star Wars theme. Lightsaber Jousting When considering party rentals, one of the best ones related to [...]
June 17th, 2014
Scuba diving is an amazing sport that both adults and children can enjoy. Most diving organizations require that the child is at least 10 years old before they can dive in open water. But just because your child is 10 years old doesn’t necessarily mean that they are ready. Here are some questions to ask before you try to take [...]
June 12th, 2014
Once you’ve gotten married to the person you love, that doesn’t mean things have to get boring. If you want to keep the romance alive and create a continuous and unbreakable bond with your partner, there are tons of activities that the two of you can do together to make it happen. Exercise Daily Together Exercising can help you both stay healthy. [...]
June 5th, 2014
One of the keys to consistent success at the archery range is balance. Experts are able to achieve their steady, rock-solid deliveries because of their exceptional balance–which is often the result of superior core muscle strength. If you’re looking to improve your archery skills, you shouldn’t neglect core muscle exercises. Fortunately, exercising your core doesn’t require a gym membership or expensive equipment. [...]
June 3rd, 2014
Kickboxing is becoming an increasingly popular way for people to get in shape and learn self-defense. Whether you want to compete, or you’re just taking kickboxing for fun, there are a few kickboxing gear requirements to get started. Below are three types of equipment that you’ll need. Protective Gear Before you ever start seriously sparring or competing, you’re going to need some [...]
June 2nd, 2014
With school out for the summer parents all over the country will have the same dilemma.How do they keep their kids engaged and active throughout the summer? With a little bit of preparation and a little more enforcement, kids can keep moving while having a fun summer vacation. Limit “Screen Time” “Screen time”, or time in front of the television, tablet or [...]
May 22nd, 2014
What is it that calls people to go off roading? With the amount of well built and paved roads around the world, what makes people look beyond the polished highways in to the unpolished wilderness? It must be that instinctual call of the wild inside of everyone. That little piece of ruggedness that is part of every human on the [...]
Bring Along Food
You’ll need food when you hike for two reasons: A) you’re using a lot of energy and need to refuel, and B) you’re human and need to eat after four hours. Packing cheeseburgers and pizza isn’t going to cut it. First off you need good, healthy nutrition to keep your blood sugar up to keep hiking, and second cheeseburgers won’t keep in the hot sun. Learn what foods you can bring along.
Stuffing Your Pack
If you’re going on an overnight hike, you’re going to have a lot of stuff to take. Forget cell phone reception. You need to focus on purifying water and heat. No one wants to get caught without the right supplies, especially if a cloud bursts. Instead of sleeping in the cold rain, prepare yourself, and have everything you’ll need in your pack, including your tent.
You’re two miles into your day-long hike, and your left heel starts to hurt. The longer you go, the more painful it gets. The piercing pain follows you with every step. You’ve fallen victim to the blister—the hiker’s worse enemy. Sometimes you can prepare all you want, but a blister may just curse the rest of your day. Make your best efforts to prevent and treat the screamers before they worsen.