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Are You Safe? 10 Proven Self Defense Weapons for Men

Are You Safe? 10 Proven Self Defense Weapons for Men

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Women are at a higher risk of getting attacked than men are. However, in recent history, you can see that number of men caught in an attack is higher than women. Self defense weapons that are suitable for men cannot help women in defending themselves, and some weapons that are effective for women cannot protect men. As both genders have different preferences, their choices of weapons are also different. Women like to choose non-lethal and smart weapons, whereas men prefer solid and lethal weapons. What matters the most while choosing the best self defense weapons is their effectiveness. So here are some self defense weapons for men that are tremendously effective in keeping unexpected attackers at bay: 1. Extendable Baton This is a simple baton, but you can extend it as per yo...
Why Do We Need a Pocket Knife For Camping in the Wild?

Why Do We Need a Pocket Knife For Camping in the Wild?

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A pocket size foldable knife will be the only answer to all the issues possibly as part of your backpacking experience. Knives come in all sizes and all shapes however in an outdoor venture a foldable, versatile pocket knife works miracles. When going for an outdoor adventure, out of all your survival gear, your pocket knife is the only tool actually meant to do several camping duties at the same time. The accessories of your pocket tool depend on the nature of your campsite, the weather, the natural environment. The followings make this multipurpose tool necessary to bring for your wild camping activities to have a joyful experience. Cutting and Chopping: While thriving in the wild, a compact and tough blade does numerous jobs including cutting and chopping. You can make your...
A Walk on the Wild Side: Hiking in Juneau, Alaska

A Walk on the Wild Side: Hiking in Juneau, Alaska

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Wildlife is rich in Juneau, Alaska where many incredible sights can be seen. One of these sights include the location where the most American Bald Eagles are found, in a small town known as Haines, Alaska (Princess Lodges). In this region it can get as cold as negative six degrees Fahrenheit and lower. This fact is also true for Juneau, Alaska. Warmest months to travel to Alaska include June, July, and August where the weather climbs to a cozy sixty-three degrees Fahrenheit and higher. This weather is complemented by lush green grasses and rich pink and violet flowers. In the background a bright white and refreshing blue mountain oversees the landscapes. Hiking in Alaska is an incredible experience before hiking it is important however to be prepared. The first thing is to have the ...
Traits of a Rainy Day Tent

Traits of a Rainy Day Tent

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Rainflys & Tub Style Floors A tent with a rainfly is like a tent within a tent. The rainfly acts as an outer waterproof/ water resistant barrier to help keep the rain away from the actual tent. Ideally it should be kept out of direct contact with the tent material, as contact will promote the transfer of water to your belongings on the interior. Anyone ever been startled awake by a 4 year old scream crying because they just woke up in a soggy wet sleeping bag? I shudder just thinking about it. A good rainfly is worth its weight in gold, and beats trying to hastily rig up tarps or retreating to the car for the next 14 hours straight. A tub, or bathtub, style floor will also go the extra mile to keep the water off of your belongings. This floor style carries the waterproof flo...
Boat Cleaning Chores For Your Kids To Help With

Boat Cleaning Chores For Your Kids To Help With

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Owning a boat should be a family affair. After all, you'll most likely spend lots of family time out on your favorite body of water, so it's important that you get your children involved in every aspect of your family's boating experience. This is why you should have your kids help out with your boat cleaning chores. This way they learn how to properly care for the boat and appreciate it more. Having them help out with various cleaning duties will also instill in them a sense of responsibility, as well as provide extra family bonding time. Getting your kids involved with the boat will also help them learn about the ins and outs of what it takes to have a well-maintained vessel. This can also translate to more time on the lake or sea. Having them help out with the boat's maintena...
Archery Is Fun For Sportsmen and Hunters Alike

Archery Is Fun For Sportsmen and Hunters Alike

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Historically, bowmen have often been associated with hunters in many different cultures around the world. Nowadays, with a few exceptions, most people have adopted bowhunting as a hobby, instead of a subsistence practice. In the United States, several hunting outfitters offer the option to hunt with a bow and arrows. Before embarking on such an adventure, it's essential that you test and update your hunting equipment. Hitting the Bull's Eye Finding the perfect set up takes some practice. When you need to buy some gear, look for a business that offers to maintain your equipment. Several archery shops will also let you use their range, which could either be indoors or outdoors, to practice your skills and test the equipment. Bringing a crossbow is acceptable too, if it's time...
A Pre-road Trip Checklist To Avoid Towing Trauma

A Pre-road Trip Checklist To Avoid Towing Trauma

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The onset of warmer weather means taking to the outdoors, be it boating, camping or simply tackling big jobs in the backyard. The result is a heavy increase in traffic on the roads - and often tagging along with the extra vehicles are the trailers, boats and campers that can put motorists at risk. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 20,000 people require medical attention every year as a result of crashes involving trailers towed by passenger vehicles. These recreational outings don't need to go sideways - nor does whatever you may be towing. Here's a safety checklist to ensure you are towing the right way: Get hitched: A starting point to towing is knowing the pulling capacity of your vehicle, as too much weight can cause a load...