Surviving the Wild Like a Pro

Surviving the Wild Like a Pro

Reading a book like those published by Tamara Allen allows us to remove ourselves from our daily responsibilities and lets our minds to drift away with the characters who capture our hearts. While we enjoy the feelings of excitement and adventure as these heroes face dangerous challenges, we don’t often stop and think of how we’d react in similar circumstances.

If you’re planning any extensive outdoor activities such as camping or hiking, you could very easily find yourself in just such a position, and it’s important that you prepare for this possibility. In fact, according to an article published in USA Today, various areas of the country have been experiencing an increase in the number of people who become lost in the wilderness while hiking.

Brian Duffy, president of the Southern Arizona Rescue Association, reports that, over the past ten years, the number of those who become lost to the point that rescue is necessary has steadily risen. Before you head off on your next outdoor adventure, there are a few tips you can employ to ensure you don’t become a statistic and handle the situation like a pro.

Have the Right Tools

In the event you were to become lost, it’s important to have the proper tools in case your stay in the wild lasts longer than you had expected. One of the best things to have on hand is a knife or machete. These allow you to employ a number of survival tasks such as building a fire or constructing temporary shelter. It’s important to find the right machete for the job, and you can find everything you need to know when it comes to finding the best survival machetes all in one place.

survival-kitWhile your machete is a versatile tool, there are others you should consider bringing along just to be safe including:

  • A lighter or matches to build a fire
  • A water filtering bottle
  • Extra food and snacks
  • A pair of binoculars

Plan Quickly and Strategically

hikingIt’s important to understand that every minute counts when you’re lost in the wilderness, and that’s why you need to think quickly and strategically as soon as you realize you don’t know where you are or are otherwise compromised from arriving at your destination. For example, if you know the nearest town is ten miles away and you’re best bet is to try to get there, don’t wait for three days before heading out. As you walk, you can begin to formulate backup plans and seek out other means of rescue. Whether or not those pan out, at least you’ll have been headed in the right direction in the meantime.

Prepare Adequate Shelter

camping-tentIt will eventually become obvious help won’t be coming anytime soon. When you come to this realization, you should begin considering what type of shelter you’ll be taking for the night. Just a few things you should consider as you take this step include:

  • Overnight low temperatures
  • Weather forecast
  • Available resources

When you’re prepared with the proper tools from point one, you should be in a good position to construct some type of shelter.

Respect Wildlife

While you’re out in the wild, you’re a guest in the territory of a variety of animals and other creatures, and it’s important you take steps to avoid contact both for your safety and theirs. A few tips to keep in mind include:

  • Avoid touching, feeding or getting near wildlife
  • Keep any food items stored tightly and kept elevated
  • If you happen to have a family pet along for the ride, keep them on a leash and keep an eye on them to best ensure they don’t attempt contact with wildlife.

More tips like these are available at the Center for Disease Control’s website.

Be Ready When Things Go Wrong

Be Ready When Things Go Wrong

As with any sport, there is a risk of danger when you’re facing the outdoors prepared for a day or more of hunting. While preparation can go a long way, there is always the possibility of an unexpected circumstance changing the entire course of your outdoor adventure. There’s nothing you can do to eliminate these possibilities, but you can make yourself prepared for survival when things go wrong, and these tips can help you get started.

Come Prepared With Survival Equipment

You don’t have to carry it wherever you go during the trip, but it’s a good idea to come prepared with basic survival gear, especially if your trip will be lasting several days. Long trips can prove especially dangerous if friends and family aren’t expecting you back home anytime soon. The following checklist should be examined and carefully considered as you plan your next hunting trip:

  • Survival machetes to be used for:
    • Cutting
    • Opening packages
    • Creating weapons
    • Building emergency shelter
    • Cutting cloth and other material to be used as bandages
  • Cordage for:
    • Lasing poles
    • Tent repair
    • Climbing
    • Making splints for broken bones
    • Building emergency shelter
  • A toque to keep you warm during the cooler evening hours
  • A water bottle with filter
  • Pepper spray
  • Meals ready to eat to last at least one week
  • Signaling equipment such as flashlights and whistles in case you are unable to attain a cell phone signal

Standing Your Ground

ready for huntingWhen you’re left to fend for yourself in the great outdoors, you run the risk of an encounter with a wild animal such as a bear. When this happens, we naturally would tend to panic and run. However, once the animal senses your fear, they will often pursue you, and the danger increases. Various species react differently to human behaviors. In the event you encounter not-so-friendly wildlife, you should:

  • Assume an aggressive stance such as putting your arms above your head for mountain lions and other large cats as they prefer not to pursue prey that will fight back. Create a presence of intimidation by making loud noises or increasing your height if you have a companion you can put on your shoulders. You should also consider throwing rocks. If you have pepper spray, use it.pepper spray
  • If hunting in an area known for bears, use whistles and other noisemakers to scare any in the area away. If one approaches you, it’s best to play dead.
  • Wolves and wild dogs see eye contact as a sign of aggression, so if you should encounter them, it’s best not to look them directly in the eye. You should also appear submissive by slumping your body and lowering your head.

Wildlife is a natural part of the outdoors, and it’s for this very reason that you’re out in the first place. However, when you find yourself in a position where your defenses are down, understanding these crucial factors can mean the difference between life and death. You can find more valuable information about safety precautions to take regarding wild animals at Parks Canda’s website.

Better Safe Than Sorry

safety firstWhile most hunting trips don’t result in devastating situations, the truth is that, according to the International Hunter Education Association, approximately 100 fatalities occur every year in Canada and the United States during hunting excursions. While these numbers are relatively low, the fact remains that you could find yourself a statistic if you fail to take the proper precautions. By following these useful tips, you can significantly reduce your risk and give yourself the best odds in the event that things go wrong.

Find The Right Rifle Gear And Scopes When Hunting Your Game

A rifle scope is an accessory used to locate and then target quarry by a marksman. Every hunter depends on unique itinerary during the hunting mission. A scope is essential to a hunter since it has advantages over iron sights. A variety of scopes are available in the market, and the right choice greatly depends on the shooting you intend to do. For example, when hunting a gazelle, you need different type of gun gear compared to a person who hunts big game.


Lenses are the most critical part of a scope. The larger one is known as the objective lens and rests at the end of the scope, farthest from the rifles stock. The lens nearest to your eye is the ocular lens; it receives light from the objective lens. The ocular lens is housed in the eyepiece while the objective lens is part of the objective bell. Most lenses in rifles are water and fog proof.

How It Works

Telescopes and rifles operate on the same principle. The light passing through the objective lens focuses on a point on the scope. Light from the focal point passes through the magnification lens, creating a vivid image when you look through your scope. The scopes also have an added feature known as the crosshair. The crosshair indicates the exact spot of your shot, helping you to achieve a perfect target.


There are scopes that enable the shooter to observe targets at adjustable magnifications. For instance, using your scope you could view a target at a magnification of 3x to 9x.the 3x magnification is where images appear to the shooter at three times the size of the shooter would be able to see with the naked eyes. Adjusting the magnification is done by use of a power ring.


Aiming a target that is 100 yards away yields the shooter with a perfect image because most of the scope manufacturers set the scopes to a default 100-yard focus. When you alter this magnification setting, the result could be a parallax error. A parallax error is when the aim of a scope changes after you have changed the position of the eye. A shift in the shooters’ position could make it seem like the shooters’ aim is off even though the rifle remained still. The issue of parallax error only occurs at large magnification, and most experienced hunters are not troubled by this at all.


A shooter can also perfectly align the scope with the rifle by adjusting the scope using the various controls that come with some of the scopes. The sight of the scope can be affected by the elevation adjustment which alters the vertical settings and the windage adjustment which modifies the horizontal settings. Some of the manufacturers produce scopes equipped with variable objective lenses that help to deal with the parallax error issue.


The right mounting rings must be used to fix the scope on to the rifle. You must know the size of your scopes diameter to be sure about the rings you will use. Primarily, only two sizes of the scopes tube exist, 1-inch tubes and 30-millimetre tubes. Tubes are the main body of the scopes.

Writer Hires Real Estate Agent in Anniston

Writer of Gay stories hires real estate agent in Anniston

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Love comes in all forms. It knows no gender, race, or status in life. A lot of people are interested in love and it is one of the reasons why writers of romance novels earn a huge amount of money. I am lucky enough to be a friend of one of the best romance novel writers of today. She is Tamara Allen, a single woman who does not have any experience in love, but writes great love stories. Her novels have captured the heart of many people, both men and women of varying age groups.

It was five years ago when she decided to write gay stories. At first, she was a bit skeptical of the idea thinking that it will not be patronized by her target market. However, the natural gift of writing is in every inch of her. Writing gay stories was a gamble for her but it was one of the best decisions she has ever made in her entire life. Her gay stories not only became popular in her country, but all over the world. As a matter of fact, it has become viral online and a lot of her followers keep asking for more.

Writing gay stories has helped her financially. Well, aside from the fact that it made her more famous than before. Through writing gay stories, she was able to purchase her own place. From riding a public utility vehicle, she is now driving her own car. She can actually say that she has achieved her goals in life. There is nothing she can ask for. Now, that she has everything she ever dreamed of, she feels like it is not time for her to pamper her family, especially her parents.

She contacted a real estate agent in Anniston, one that is a part of the reputable Joey Crews Team. She hired them because she plans to give her parents a brand new home in Alabama. She knows that her parents have worked hard just to make ends meet and now is the best time for her to repay the hard work of her parents. Melissa, a seasoned real estate agent broker assisted her and gave her plenty of options. She was able to choose a property that fits her budget and the lifestyle of her family. Two months later, her family moved in to their new home and she couldn’t be happier. She promises to continue writing beautiful stories not only to earn more but to inspire others to continue believing in love and life.


Blogging About My Water Damage Experience In Anniston

I heed my mother’s advice to choose Anniston as my destination during a long holiday. Before my mother called San Diego as her home, she was a southerner who grew up in a small town where country music was blasting from its speakers. So, she probably wanted me to see and experience something she had seen and done before. I have never been to Anniston and she assured me that there will be someone she had appointed to take care of me when I arrive there.

At the Anniston Regional Airport, I was fetched by a woman named Laura who was likely the same age of my mom. I knew who she was. She was the old friend of my mom she kept mentioning about. She was a nice and charming old lady who kept me at ease on our drive trip to her home. As what she and my mom had agreed upon, I had to be accommodated in her place.

Every time I am in an unfamiliar house, the first things that catch my attention are the family photos and a few framed accomplishments in the living room. My mom never told me that her friend Laura was a novelist. I just saw the text “Writer of the Year” in handwritten calligraphy on one of the frames that stood on the oak table. I started to become curious and the same time slightly giddy.

My longtime interest to become a writer was something my mother knew all along. This could be possibly the exact reason why she propelled me to fly to Anniston. Beyond all the good reasons of coming into the place – the historical places to visit, the great music vibes and the southern hospitality, it was meeting a novice writer that brought me to Anniston. My mother knew that her friend could spark inspiration to my potentials.

Since we shared the same interest in writing, we had so much to talk about. She told me that writing was therapeutic for her. While I was intently listening to everything she has to say, I was absorbing wisdom from this creative woman.

I had a great time with Laura while touring the city, trying out the best food in the place and simply being in her warm company. A week spent with her allowed me to discover more about her as a person. More than her talent as a writer, what inspired me to be like her was her serenity in dealing with everyday life. I had watched her how she calmly handled the major leaking situation in her house. I got almost panicky seeing the water run through the floors. I was tasked to dial a number of the plumbing company in Anniston while she tried to salvage her rugs and moved some furniture. I later on helped her in taking out the water from her kitchen floor. She was glad for my help and was thankful that I was at her house during that time. But I felt more thankful for welcoming me in her home and for learning many things from her. I flew back home happy packed with many stories to share to my mom.

Water Damage in New York is a Hindrance Whilst Searching for a Good Book

Rain, Puddles, Spikes Of Cold Breeze plus Water Damage in New York – What a Day

Dear readers, you may find me accompanied by ill luck as to my new venture of search for good and undeniably intriguing books of Tamara Allen’s works. Somehow the weather does not favor my walk on the streets of the Big Apple, water everywhere and the worst part of it is the  water damage on some of the bookshops I’ve went to.

Upon this rare occasion, my thoughts suddenly bursts memories of a book from Tamara entitled “If It Ain’t Love,” which upon the setting was on a rainy gloomy day at the same city I am currently in for my search. It was comparable to my unfortunate experience today, gloomy and gray of nothing but complain. But the story of Whit Stoddard(protagonist of the book) is a much more deeper and depressing event.

Rain, Puddles, Spikes Of Cold Breeze plus Water Damage in New York – What a Day

He was a reporter from New York Times and of great unfavorable occurrence; the depression cost him to lose his job, weaken his heart and lost all hope. But upon the most farfetched unthinkable solution to his tale, he found hope in a man who needs greater hope than he has.

The book my friend is a must read for it trails on great inspiration in life to pursue and break through trials. Life is an unending loops and spins of misery and happiness, throughout our days, the color of this world change, so with the season and thus our fate.

Upon writing down those poetic lines of quotes that suddenly merge in my head of filled with words, I’d like to think that Tamara may or might have gotten the idea that darkness can be cured by witnessing someone who is in darkness…

So in my conclusion of this tale that I have readers that one should really seek this book and read it, it will not only show you how things in this world work but will also show great accuracy of the event in the 1930’s.

Which today is also quite depressing because of the unfavorable water damage in New York that hinders me from searching new books from good writers, so today I will just journey on going home since most of the shops are actually busting me out and saying we are close, with a continued gesture of come back soon.

Funny which the shop across the bookstore is B-Wise Restoration[ – (877) 394-8485] which could possible fix the current issue they have.

But for any reason as to why they haven’t yet, that is no longer my business and I should keep walking so and keep my eyes forward, might step unto a puddle and make my day worse than it already is. So that is that and I hope you will keep in touch till my next post of my grand adventure.

Review: The Only Gold

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Jonah Woolner’s life is wisely directed like the bank where he vigorously works. It’s a fantastic life until he’s neglected for promotion because of the new recruit that goes by the name of Reid Hylliard. Hasty and venturesome, Reid overwhelms everybody aside from Jonah, who’s persuaded Reid’s dynamic thoughts could be the bank’s ruin. At the point when Jonah starts to find there’s something else entirely to Reid than meets the eye, he dangers succumbing to Reid’s charms—however opening the way to the majority of Reid’s mysteries could bring him down a perilous way.

Losing his promotion and his heart, is the slightest of Jonah’s troubles. At the point when the vindictive child of a Union armed force vet plummets upon the bank to take an administration store of a large portion of a million dollars amid the deadliest tempest to ever clear New York, Jonah and Reid are caught, at odds and battling for their lives.

The book is composed from Jonah’s POV and right from the first sentence – “Jonah was late” – one can see that he’s a man who lives on his nerves. Exceptionally able, exact, composed, he takes after schedules by heart and is as fastidious in his way to deal with his dress, his conduct and his ethics as he is to representing the bank’s cash and accounts. That he is attracted to other men is something he has curbed just like an appalling variation. Life is continuing as arranged and his energies are limited to the renown of the bank and his place inside of it. He is all around enjoyed by his staff, however he is to some degree, not too sociable, and as associate clerk, he is plainly esteemed by the bank’s Board Members. He knows his place and is content with it yet now the clerk has resigned he is expected a stage up and is certain of accepting it. He is expecting advancement, yet this desire doesn’t appear to be happening, all thanks to the new comer Reid.

Beyond the story, I would like to comment on the cover of the book. I have a somewhat of a “thing” about spreads or covers so pardon me if I dwell on it in my review. It truly merits seeing in the pop out rendition on the grounds that I don’t think the craftsman, has overlooked anything. Spreads are so imperative as a hit on potential readers and frequently one doesn’t welcome the fine detail until well into the book. This one is warm and inviting with two great figures whose wonderful expressions yet uncontrollably varying positions and designs get over the amiable threat with which they at first view one another. Out of sight is the enormous romanesque building design that recommends that the bank’s financial establishments are likewise shake strong, then a window with driving snow past and a shadowy secret figure in outline that I can’t exactly make out.

The period subtle element of the dress of Reid and Jonah are taken straightforwardly from the depictions in the book and appear spot on to me. Unquestionably a cover that made me feel the need to read on.

You should all read on and find out what happens with this love-hate relationship they will spark.