Monday, December 12, 2011

Finally getting into Hammock Camping and other things

Hey all,

Well last week I received  and early Christmas present from my girlfriend an ENO Double Nest Hammock. I had been pondering and researching the whole hammock thing for about 2 years now; and to finally have a really good hammock in my hands I'm as giddy as a kid with a new toy. It has open up one big can of worms though lol. I still need a good tarp but maybe Santa has one more trick up his sleeve for me :). Can't wait to get it out and try it and have been told by many members of the site with a few simple modifications I should enjoy it for a long time. Hoping to start doing a bit of bushcrafting and such this coming year and get out and enjoy the woods more then I been.

Speaking of the woods rifle deer season ended just a couple days ago and my season wasn't the greatest saw some sign here and there but alas no backstraps in my freezer this year :( but, there is always next year. The time out in the woods was relaxing and mind clearing as usual. Bad day hunting is always better then a good day at work in my book.

Well Christmas is right around the corner stores are going to be crazy as we head towards the last weekend before Christmas. Most of you know I'm a retail store associate and its been steadily getting crazier with people shopping for those last minute gifts and meal fixings. Just remember because everyone else is rushing around and being crazy you don't have to be. Take your time and enjoy this time a year, the sights and sounds, take time to reflect on the year thats been and think about what the one thats coming and after New Years hit the ground running in 2012. Since Im not sure if I'm going to have time to do it later with the hectic work week I got coming, Merry Christmas to everyone and have a Happy and Safe New Year.

as always Be Smart, Be Safe, and Be Prepared

Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter Storm??

Hey all,
As i type this my happy little part of PA is under a winter storm warning for approx. 4-10 inches of snow and quarter to half inch of ice. I am sure by this point in the day people are flocking to the local Wal-Mart for there ideas of necessary supplies. Like there eggs, bread, milk hopefully some rock salt, perhaps another snow shovel(cause you know it seems as though some people horde them or something) also everyone is probably in this massive hurry that they don't need to be in. Now that being said we all know that weather people lately aren't too accurate with there forecasts but you know what a little information to help input on how you prepare for something is better then nothing. One thing i bet some people haven't thought of is what if the power goes out? After all .25" to a .5" of ice is a lot. Its not to hard to imagine that with that extra load plus the snow that supposed to fall tonight and tommorow night that there will probably be power outages so if your new to all of this type of thought processing heres some ideas what to keep on hand.

Some extra blankets
Way to heat water for warm beverage
Batteries for flashlights
Alternate way to heat the house in case you have electric heat (like i do)

The following sound obvious but being in retail for almost 7 yrs you see this a lot
Rock salt or sand
Ice Chopper

If you feel the need to travel during the emergency a simple kit in your vehicle.
Small Shovel
Tire Chains
72 hr kit(if you have one if not you probably should)
Sand or Kitty Litter
Make sure your tank is full of fuel before heading out.
Make sure someone knows your route and where your going so if you fail to arrive they will know something is wrong and get perhaps get help out to you sooner.
Charged Cell Phone or at least keep a car charger handy (common sence goes along way here folks)

Well thats it for now I will post an update to this if we actually do get anything near what was forecast to happen. Be safe out there and be smart. As for the question marks in the title as stated we know how accurate weather people can be LOL.

Be Smart, Be Safe, Be Prepared.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Hey Everyone, Welcome to the new year hope its off to a great start for everyone out there. With the new year now upon us we all have those pesky things called resolutions to make. Everyone makes about the same ones like lose a few pounds, save money, and the like. Mine I think are a bit different then some perhaps; my biggest goal for this year is to spend more time outdoors. Whether it be a short hike to kill a few hours or maybe camping, the biggest thing I want to start doing is practice my wilderness skills and bush crafting and such. Stated in a previous post known as Project: Pathfinder. By doing this I hope to get out more then I did this year and who knows lose a few pounds too in the process. Also a small goal I would like to accomplish is perhaps control my temper a little better then I do. Those who know me well know that while it does take a lot to set me off once I go off its like a volcano it just keeps going till either something takes my mind off it or I just get cheered up someway or somehow. Lets all hope our year is a fun and successful one as usual thanks for reading hope to have more and better things down the road as the year goes on.

Till next time remember in life you can follow the blazed trail or blaze your own the choice is yours.