Monday, April 7, 2014

Alder has dead, easy-to-break trunks

This is what you build up to. You can't light a log with a match, and you'll be running around all night if you have only kindling for your fire. The fuel can include logs, larger tree branches, broken-off pieces of tree stumps, driftwood, old lumber, and anything else that burns. I have even used dry buffalo dung. Not all woods are equal. Maple will produce twice as much heat as pine. However, pine will be easier to cut or otherwise collect. Alder has dead, easy-to-break trunks that burn well without much smoke or sparks, making it good for a cook fire. A smokier fire may be wanted, though, if rescuers are looking for you. With practice you will learn which woods work best for various purposes.Planning to have campfires? It may be tough to start one if everything is damp. Carry a fire starter or two, to make it easy. Pieces of cardboard soaked in candle wax work well, even when wet.
 Dried peat moss  can be used for insulation to turn a light jacket into a warm coat. Just stuff the jacket full without removing it. It can also be used as mattress material or toilet paper. Sleeping bags should not be stored in stuff sacks. This constant compression will eventually crush the insulation, making for less loft and therefore less warmth. Store bags unpacked on a shelf or in a large cloth bag. Cotton balls and materials like that make great fire starters.The Aurora Fire Starter is simply the best magnesium fire starter on the marked.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

indigenous societies have always eaten bugs

You can eat most insects raw. The taste varies from one species to another. Insects such as beetles and grasshoppers that have a hard outer shell will have parasites. Make sure to boil them or cook before you try and eat them. There are different types of ants that store honey in their bodies,
giving them a sweet taste. Try mashing them up into a collection of insects into a paste. You can mix them with edible vegetation. Try cooking the ants to improve their taste. You can eat worms put then in water before eating this makes them a little better just swallow them whole.Snakes and reptiles are good also just need to cook them before you eat them. If you come accross a turtle you should not try and eat them. Look for dandelions they are nature's richest green vegetable source of beta carotene, from which Vitamin A is created, and the third richest source of
Vitamin A of all foods, after cod liver oil and beef liver. You can make a soup with the insects and dandelions.
Bugs you can eat

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Defend the Constitution

This effort is focused on sacrifice to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.
We are past the point of no return, thus must move forward with an effort to save our nation, as there is no other choice. We are asking, pleading with you, and any others that have resources, national voices, email lists, blogs, FB, Twitter, to call for a non-violent American Spring May 16 2014 in Washington D.C. We must appeal to ten million and more American patriots to come and stay in Washington, D.C. to stop the White House and Congress from total destruction of the United States. It’s now or never. God help us

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Warm light clothes can save your life

If you get caught in the wilds with out the proper clothes it can be life threatening. You can make a cheap closed cell foam sleeping bag pad fold up like one of the more expensive ones. Cut it across, halfway through, every foot or so, alternating sides. It should fold up nicely accordion style. You can use it in an emergency. Any thing that is dry you can wrap around you to keep warm.

If you run into cold weather unprepared, try using the seed head fluff from cattail plants to insulate your jacket if you are near water where they are growing. Watch for the stalks with their fluffy heads in wet areas. Put a layer of this fluff between your sweater and your jacket, and you'll effectively turn it into a winter coat. If you are going hiking take along lightweight hat and gloves for high mountain hikes. If you are going uphill in near freezing weather will often get you hot enough to remove even your shirt. While your body is hot it is still common for your ears and fingers aching from the cold. A light hat and gloves will stop this and add only small amount of weight to your pack weight.
Camping Backpacking Clothes

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Choosing Hiking Boots

Lightweight hiking shoes are so much nicer! Don't settle for hiking boots until you are sure your ankle problems are not due to a lack of exercise.It isn't all about the weight. In a good pair of running shoes your feet will stay cooler than in hiking boots. This isn't a small matter. Cooler means fewer blisters. Blistered feet can be a serious problem your feet are all you have to carry you out of that trail. I stopped getting blisters. You don't mean you have had fewer blisters. Thus you mean haven't had any blisters on your feet at all in over many years. Have you had one blister after a 110-mile 7-day trek in the Rockies, for example. One supposed advantage of hiking boots is that they keep your feet drier. You sweat inside those boots, and even the best waterproof breathable hiking boots will leave your feet damp from this alone. Add to that that they are rarely entirely waterproof, and you just don't see any advantage here. Hiking shoes, on the other hand, breath well, and when they get well, they dry quickly.
How to choose hiking boots

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Drink plenty of water in the wilds

 It is very important to make sure you drink plenty of fluids especially if it is hot out and you are in the sun. If you are working out make sure there are hydration stations near by so you can get a drink. If you are with a group you can get a drink when you are watching the others work out. Make sure you know where to refill your water bottle and where you can take a break. Many time when you feel sick when you are sweating allot it is because you need to hydrate. Headaches can be caused by not drinking enough fluids. You should also eat a good breakfast it is still considered the most important meal of the day. There is research now that eating a mixed breakfast of protein, fat and carbohydrates are more likely to manage their weight. People who have a busy day will have more energy if they eat a good meal to start the day. Eating healthy fat and fruits at breakfast will keep you from having that rebound hunger. You need a good carb, protein, good fat mix in the morning. Smoothies are a great way to get what you need and hydrate at the same time.
 Water helps prevent heat illness