Back Country Camping & Hiking – Searching for Hidden Waterfall & Abandoned Mine

The Ten Most Essential Survival Items You Should Never Leave Camp Without

This article covers the ten items most needed to survive in the outdoors. No hiker or biker should ever leave camp without these items, as they may be critical to their survival if something unexpected happens.

Dutch Off-Beat in Western Cape

It’s weird. It’s passionate. A concept which does not fit in any perception box. Every visitor has his/her own individual experience but it is not a tourist destination for everybody.

The Different Types of Boat Tarps

A tarp is a large sheet of strong, flexible, water resistant or waterproof material. Usually, cloths such as canvas coated with plastic or latex are used to make tarps. Generally reinforced grommets at the corners or sides form attachment points for rope, so that the tarp can be tied down or suspended. Nowadays, tarps are sometimes made from woven polyethylene as well.

Can You Remove Your Own Burrs?

Sometimes when faced with a business challenge, we must figure it out on our own. If we come up with our own solutions, we grow stronger. Excessive reliance on others for our success merely weakens us.

A Safe and Foolproof Way to Forage for Wild Edibles

Wild edibles are now available in many farmers markets and specialty stores, making identification much easier.

Bird Watching in the Adirondacks

Upstate New York is known for the fun and beauty that can be found in the Adirondacks. Bird watching in the Adirondacks is excellent and a combination of all the things that make the Adirondacks great.

Bird Watching Prospects in the Amazon Rainforest

Once you catch bird watching fever, the completion of your life list will become a dream. In that dream, there is little doubt that you will see the famous Amazon Rainforest.

Protecting Vietnam

There are many reasons for traveling to this South East Asian jewel. Some come for the food, others for history. Some visit Vietnam simply because they can! However there is another reason to visit, five in fact.

Jerez Horse Fair

The annual Jerez Horse fair or Feria de Caballos at Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain, is a fantastic spectacle not only for horse lovers but for anyone who wants a flavour of traditional Spain.

Watch Your Step – Rattlesnake Safety Tips For Outdoor Adventurers

Spending summer months in the great outdoors often means dealing with rattlesnakes. Rattlesnakes roam across several states, from coastal to mountain ranges. Many western states are afflicted by this poisonous creature include California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. In California alone, 800 residents are bitten each year and about two end up dying from their bites. Thus the importance of learning how to protect yourself and your family from this dangerous snake.

Big Cats of Africa

The cat, regarded by some as an animal that nature had made perfect from the outset, has undergone only the subtlest of changes, in evolutionary terms, over the last 30-odd million years. It is Africa’s three great cats, the Lion, Cheetah and Leopard that inspire the most passionate legends the world over. Each of these cats is an icon in their own right.

The Best Kept Secret in Oaxaca — Cochineal

Few tourists realize as they’re on their way to the black pottery village, that only a two minute drive off the main highway one finds one of the major attractions in the state, so important on the world stage that even Prince Charles took the time out of his busy schedule to visit this site. The museum, ranch and research facility of the Grana Cochinilla Fina explains, with the aid of a short tour and video, how Oaxaca came to be the world’s most important exporter of the strongest red dye known to humankind, from shortly after the conquest until the middle of the 19th century. The story of the cochineal, a tiny bug which attaches itself to the nopal cactus and three months later is harvested and dried to produce brilliant tones of red, orange and purple, is fascinating in terms of its worldwide importance both past and present.

Exciting Adventure Tours on Vancouver Island

What other place in the world lets you golf in the morning, ski in the afternoon, and kayak at sunset? Visit Vancouver Island and experience the best the west coast of British Columbia, Canada has to offer!

Butterfly Watching in the Tropics

Traveling to the tropics, one encounters a considerably greater diversity of species, both plant and animal, than we find in the temperate regions. What that means, you’ll see a lot more different kinds of birds, butterflies, flowers than at home. Butterflies in particular are fun to watch as they flit from flower to flower sipping nectar, and chasing each other as part of a courtship dance. Tropical butterflies will dazzle you their flamboyant and exotic colorations, from iridescent blues to a kaleidoscope of colors.

Turtle Watching in Costa Rica

Marine turtles are fascinating creatures. Scientific evidence supports the theory that marine turtles return to the beach where they were hatched; some species are known to travel thousand of miles at sea to reach their nesting site. The precise mechanism of how these creatures navigate to their nesting grounds is still unknown although many biologists have speculated that the turtles use the stars and the ocean currents to guide them.

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