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  • Dealing with dogs while on the bike

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Thursday, July 05, 2012

    Although there are not a whole lot of bike riders who particularly enjoy admitting it, dogs really do pose a large threat to bikers. Like many things, there are many different paths you can take as far as finding a solution goes. Some bikers have come to the point of using pepper spray as their main defense while others simply bring along a canine siren device to keep the critters back at a safe d...

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  • Climbing Communication

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Wednesday, July 04, 2012

    If you really want to feel as safe as possible during your climbs, then you need to make sure that both you (if you are a climber) and your belayer are accustomed to each other's actions and you both understand each other's key words and terms. This is a rather invaluable tactic for you to employ as it guarantees that neither you nor your belayer will run into any unplanned problems along the way....

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  • Survival basics for the wilderness

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Tuesday, July 03, 2012

    Having a good amount of knowledge regarding survival basics is definitely important when you are an avid camper. However; even if you do not camp very often, knowing important basics for surviving in the wilderness can prove to be invaluable. Camping and hiking are both very fun activities to take part in but they should be done by people who know the basic rules of outdoor safety and survival. Ma...

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  • Water-resistant and hybrid types of clothing

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Monday, July 02, 2012

    These particular types of garments are quite commonly mistaken for the very similar yet fundamentally different “water proof/ breathable” clothes which are also available on the market. The main difference between the two lies in the relative strength of their water stopping qualities. Water proof garments will effectively stop water from entering the clothing (or at least they should) whereas wat...

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  • Types of sleds to choose from

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    No matter how athletic you are (or whether you practice skiing, ice skating or any other winter snow sport or not), you can always enjoy hopping onto a sled. Sledding does not really require any special kinds of skills (unless you are counting having to haul your sled back up the hill to do it again) and can be a very exciting activity for family and friends to enjoy. However, it is important to n...

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  • Bouldering; what it’s all about

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Bouldering is one of the simplest forms of rock climbing and it is considered by many climbers to be the easiest form of climbing available since it requires a very small amount of gear. By packing up your own bag of chalk, some decent rock climbing shoes and a good landing pad for protection you should be perfectly good to go. Bouldering is as simple as climbing can get and is great for training ...

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  • Speed up your sled to take on the slopes

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Tuesday, June 26, 2012

    Riding down snowy slopes on a sled can be a lot of fun for just about anyone. Both children as well as adults enjoy sledding their way down hills in the winter. With sledding, logically the faster you can get your sled to go, the more exciting your ride will be. Getting your sled to go as fast as possible is typically the hardest part of sledding (besides hauling your sled up to the top of the hil...

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  • Biking shoes: spinning class shoes plus pedal compatibility

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Monday, June 25, 2012

    Shoes for Spin ClassesSince spinning classes are essentially for people who are either interested in biking or losing weight (or both), the use of proper cycling shoes is pretty important in order to simulate a healthy biking environment as closely as possible. There are plenty of indoor cycling shoes which are made only for this purpose that are available to you on the market. Not to mention the ...

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  • Hiking Gear; get the perfect sized backpack for your body

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Friday, June 22, 2012

    Whenever you think of hiking, one of the first images that come to mind is a well-stocked back pack. Many hikers will agree that having a high quality backpack to use for hiking is typically a big plus. However, if you do end up buying yourself a quality high-tech backpack for a pretty penny you probably won’t want it to be uncomfortable. The best way for you to avoid this is to get yourself a bag...

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  • Traditional climbing gear; rack examples and a few important elements

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Thursday, June 21, 2012

    If you have been thinking about trying out traditional climbing, then you will probably need to figure out exactly what your specific style of climbing is and what exactly you are looking to accomplish on each one of your climbs. Determining what types of gear you will want to bring along and what your climbing rack will consist of can be a bit daunting at first but it is very important since a go...

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