Strength in numbers is a clichéd expression, yet it’s still vitally important when discussing organisms that can possibly kill you on contact. The enemies in question are bees, and they can be one of the most underestimated adversaries you face in the great outdoors or even in your very own backyard.
Backcountry travel has a way of showing us how our daily lives are killing us with too much comfort. In the great outdoors, you carry your home on your back, each day you have to dress as Mother Nature tells you to, and showers become a luxury compared to “back home.”
There is a pleasure to be had in carrying a minimum of high-tech gear in the wilderness and relying on time-tested traditional methods for staying warm and dry. I rarely use a nylon tent for camping unless the bugs are atrocious or I’m visiting a national park.
Anyone who has ever spent a night under a tent in the great outdoors should be more or less familiar with the basic standard for choosing a wilderness campsite. Nothing beats a rewarding day out in nature, and having a safe place to lay your head down at night is mandatory to start fresh the next day.
The rope is one of the oldest tools known to man. For thousands of years, man has twisted vines and plant fibers to make rope. Primitive man first used rope to bind simple tools to handles.
It has been nearly two hours since we left camp. The aspen trees rustle in the ravine below us as we walk in the shadow of a desolate rock ridge. There are no brushwood or trees on this barren trail. It will be another mile before we are cloaked by the forest. The rest of the crew are coming up behind us with more equipment. I think my bladder shall burst.
Going camping in hot weather comes with essential benefits. From enjoying warm, pleasant outdoor activities to feeling happier and healthier, there’s something good to look forward to when camping out in the summer. But, it also has a downside, that is, your inability to enjoy your shelter because of the hot temperature.
Spending time in the great outdoors can not only be fun and adventurous, but it can also contain some of the most rewarding and relaxing experiences you will have all year. There are plenty of fantastic ways to spend time outside, and going camping is one of the very best.
Who said you could only go camping during the warmer months? With proper planning, you can enjoy camping in winter in the same way you would in summer. Camping during the winter is an enjoyable experience, and I can tell you from experience that nothing compares to the tranquility of the white scenery. It feels like time stops and you are surrounded by snow and ice, and every once in awhile, an animal will cross your path.
Getting lost in the wilderness is not a pleasant experience and it can have a long-lasting impact on beginner campers or outdoors explorers. If you are unprepared for the journey, if you don’t know what you are doing, your first wilderness exploration may very well turn out to be your last.
The human body is a marvelous machine, a heat-generating engine that must maintain its core temperature within a very narrow range. If body temperature rises above 106 dogmas Fahrenheit, the brain and other organs will fry, suffering irreversible damage within minutes. On the other extreme, with a core temperature of below 95 degrees Fahrenheit the body begins to sink into hypothermia and may lose its ability to maintain enough heat through shivering or other actions.
Up here, the shortest distance between two points is a route you really don’t want to travel. It’s called straight down the fall line, and you generally arrive at your unintended destination with an assortment of lacerations and fractures.