whistle or personal electronic
security alarm when you travel. If someone
attacks you, blow that whistle with
abandon (without worrying about how you
look). Let's hope he was not really
just in need of a match! If so, apologize
and offer to pay for a visit to the ear
doctor and then book a fast retreat. God
forbid he gets "Tinnitus" as a result! I
have that annoying ear ringing problem
(for me it's more like a static sound)
and it's not pleasant!
to have the whistle around your neck so
it's easily accessible. When you are
stressed, you want to ensure you only have
to take simple steps. You don't want to
fishing around in your purse or pocket for
a weapon! But, make sure the rope or chain
is not too long it could be used to
strangle you! Any chain or rope should be
barely long enough to stretch it to your
Here Are A Few Things You Can Use To Start A Fire
"Canned Heat." Just open
the lid, light the substance and a way you
go - you've got an instant and LASTING
fire. Put a pan on it or use the fire to
light something else.
Take cotton balls and rub
Vaseline into them. Store the balls in a
zip lock bag till you need them. When ready
to start a fire, take the cotton balls out
of the bag and put them in place and light
them with a match.
Newspaper crumbled into a
Lint from your dryer.
P.S. Have a bucket of
water, dirt, a shovel and a fire
extinguisher nearby and ready in case of
"Winter camping" refers to
the experience of camping outside during
the winter - often when there is snow on the
ground. Campers and outdoors people have
adapted their forms of camping and
survival to suit extremely cold nights and
limited mobility or evacuation.
Methods of survival when winter camping includes:
building snow shelters (quinzhees),
dressing in "layers," staying dry, using
low-temperature sleeping bags, and fueling
the body with appropriate food. (Source:
Saying Of The Week
journeys have secret destinations of which the
traveler is unaware."
- Martin Buber
Camping Joke Of The Day
Two guys were hunting in the forest when they
unexpectedly came across a very large brown
bear. Immediatey, they both took off running.
After a few minutes, one guy abruptly stopped
running, took off his backpack, and pulled out a
pair of running shoes.
The other guy saw this and was wondering what
was going on. So he stopped, ran back to the
first guy and asked, "Why are you putting on
your running shoes? Do you really think you are
going to be able to out run that bear with
The other guy replied, "I don't have to out run
the bear, I just have to out run YOU!"
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