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.
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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?
An LED headlamp is a huge asset in any situation that requires light. Because they shine light exactly where you need it while leaving your hands free for working, headlamps are commonly used by hunters, mechanics, pest control technicians and other professionals or hobbyists who work with their hands.
As one LED headlamp reviewer at The Hunt & Shoot Network put it, “Field dressing a rabbit whilst holding a torch is not for the faint-hearted and usually results in a torch covered in blood and guts.”
Kids can learn a lot from a good camping trip. From applying basic navigational abilities to playing LED flashlight tag, there are a plethora of useful skills to be gleaned from a family camping expedition. An important one is how to remain safe when out in the wilderness. Below are suggestions for how to teach kids about camping safety.
Educating Youngsters on How to Pack for Camping
Phillip’s head screwdriver? Check. Hammer? Of course. Measurement tape? Certainly. But mention that someone should include an LED headlamp in a home maintenance toolkit, and you might receive a surprised look in reply.
Nearly 350,000 fish. About 500 lakes. And just $33 for an annual resident angling license. The numbers don’t lie: This is going to be a great year for those who enjoy high mountain fishing. The state of Oregon stocked about 500 lakes in the Cascade Range with 345,000 fish last July, and many of those meals-on-fins are now large enough to keep. Of course, many anglers practice catch and release – it seems the chase (and the breathtaking scenery) is enough for them.
Still, there’s nothing quite like hiking into a remote area, fishing for a while, and then frying your catch over an open fire, having cleaned it with your ever-present folding knife. No wonder 25 percent of Oregon anglers prefer to fish in the state’s high-altitude lakes – there are fewer people around and no noisy jet skis or boats, making for a very relaxing, rewarding experience.
Imagine gliding among the stars with a sharp, invigorating wind on your face, and you’ll come near the wonder of night skiing. Many people prefer night skiing because the slopes are generally less crowded after sundown. Furthermore, a night skiing lift ticket is usually less expensive than a day pass. However, the colder temperatures and icier conditions of night skiing require special safety precautions, such as bringing a high-quality LED headlamp, as outlined below.
How to Prepare for Night Skiing: Your Safety Checklist
During the cold winter months, we tend to keep our hands covered with gloves when we’re outside. Of course, this keeps our hands warm, but it can also make it difficult to handle certain objects. For instance, using a cell phone, flashlight or even just holding a cup of coffee with gloves on can prove challenging. However, in the case of LED flashlights, some of these glove-induced difficulties can be avoided if you choose the right type flashlight – or opt for an LED headlamp instead.
With that in mind, the following is a look at some of the more glove-friendly LED flashlights and headlamps for winter weather: