Camping, like any other outdoor activity, entails certain danger. No matter how cautious you are, knowing how to deal with little situations and recognizing major ones is critical. Having first-aid supplies on hand to deal with typical camping catastrophes will make your trip go more smoothly and safely. Superficial Scrapes
One of the most thrilling aspects of camping is getting close to nature, but wild creatures may be unpredictable. Though harmful situations are unlikely, you should be ready to deal with them if they arise. Bears While most bears are fearful of humans and avoid them, they may also be
In most bookstores and libraries, there is a large amount of literature on stargazing and astronomy. Subscribing to a magazine like Sky & Telescope or Astronomy, which contain star charts, planet-finding charts, astrophotographs, and observation advice, as well as other stargazing materials, is an excellent choice if you want to
To enjoy Night Sky astronomy, you don’t need to be on a secluded hilltop with an expensive telescope. With just your naked eye, follow these five steps to get started anywhere: 1. Know Where You Are Where you are on Earth determines what you can see in the night sky.
Pack these basic supplies for a weekend camping trip: Bedding Sleeping bag Pillow Sleeping pad (and patch kit, if it’s an air mattress) Shelter Tent Ground cloth(s) Shade/rain tarp Personal Care Insect repellent Sunscreen Lip balm Toilet paper Tissues Towelettes Soap Towel and washcloth Toothpaste Toothbrush Deodorant Small metal mirror
How to Climb South America’s Aconcagua For those who are serious about climbing Mt. Everest, Aconcagua is a stepping stone toward the high-altitude, expedition-style mountaineering of the Himalayan peaks. At 22,835 feet, Argentina’s “White Sentinal” is the tallest peak in the Americas and towers above the rest of the Andes.
Did you know you can see a galaxy 2½ million light-years away with your unaided eyes? Craters on the Moon with binoculars? Countless wonders await you any clear night. The first step in astronomy for beginners is simply to look up and ask, “What’s that?” Begin gazing at the stars
Camping is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and escape to a more serene, natural environment. It’s a way to truly connect with nature, your family, and even yourself. Whether you are eager to for a weekend of hiking and fishing or
The Bead-Head Soft Hackle is a cross between a 100-year-old Yorkshire soft-hackle wet fly pattern and the modern bead-head nymph. Beads, made from glass, brass, or tungsten, have been added to every popular nymph pattern over the past few years. They add sparkle and weight without having to tie lead wire under
The first essential fly tying tool is a vise, which holds the hook securely so that you can use both hands to manipulate thread and materials. When buying a vise for fly tying, there are a number of factors to consider: size, type of jaw system, clamp vs. pedestal bottom, and
Casting the fly is a matter of timing, not strength. Many beginning fishermen use more force than necessary, which results in a sloppy and less accurate cast. Casts should be as short as possible: in most freshwater fishing, you can approach within 50′ of the fish, so long casts are usually