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In 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan stated in the “President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors” report that he believed all Americans should have the ability to find a hiking trail within 15 minutes of their homes. This statement evolved into the Trails for All Americans initiative, which helped form the annual National Trails Day in 1993. National Trails Day 2012 is on Saturday, June 2.
National Trails Day Events
The About.com 2012 Reader’s Choice Winners are in, and hiking takes first place in the Favorite Camping Activity and Outdoor Recreation categories. Hiking is a great sport for individuals of all activity levels because of the different types of trails available. This activity can be as simple as walking on a flat path in a wildlife sanctuary to testing your balance on steep, rocky trails. With a bit of planning and the right equipment, you, too, can be ready to hit the trails in no time.
Reasons Why People Love to Hike
There are many different ways to use an LED flashlight, but here’s one we bet you haven’t thought of: painting.
Light painting is a type of photography that combines the use of light sources with long shutter speeds, creating dazzling visual effects you’d swear were Photoshopped – but they aren’t. Although light painting has been used by photographers since 1935, this technique has seen an explosion in popularity over the last few years.
Each month, Builder magazine highlights a handful of innovative products builders should know about. Recently, the COAST HP7 LED flashlight was one of them.
“The HP7 LED flashlight offers next-generation features that will come in handy on the jobsite,” editor Nigel F. Maynard said. Here’s a look at some of those features:
Eager to beat the winter blues and get an early start on your camping season? Winter desert camping might be the choice for you. Both winter and desert camping differ from summer season, non-desert camping. The following is a look some of these main differences, as well as note some prime locations in the American West where you can try out desert winter camping. You’ll also find a suggested packing list for desert camping. (Hint: an LED flashlight or LED headlamp should be high on your list!)
What is Winter Desert Camping?
Tornado season is on the way. In the United States, tornados tend to move northward; they may be spotted from late winter to mid-summer, according to the specific area. Northern states see the most powerful tornados touch down in June and July, while tornado season in Gulf coast states tends to be strongest in the spring. Tornado Alley, a strip of land across Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, southern Minnesota and South Dakota, typically sees the most severe storms in late spring.
Whenever tornados most frequently appear in your area, it’s important to be prepared. This article reviews recent tornado statistics, and offers predictions on how this year will stack up. It also examines the advantages of including a high power LED flashlight in your tornado emergency kit. Finally, you’ll find a list of other helpful survival items to include in your kit, other than an LED flashlight.