Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Happy Halloween Everyone!

For me, the end of October signifies the end of another camping season for me and my family. Our last camping trip for the year is over and our camper has been cleaned and put away until next spring.

It’s a bittersweet time of year. While I enjoy the holidays and Christmas season, I hate the thought of not camping until next May which is 7 months away!

It will be on my mind though as I continue to write this blog. And when Christmas is over and the only reminder of my Christmas tree is the pine needles still stuck in the carpet, I’ll start thinking about the camping and RV shows that start in January. They are a great way to combat “cabin fever.”

But, since today officially marks the end of my 2008 camping season I’m going to end today’s post with some of my favorite camping pictures from the year.

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Houston Boat, Sport and Travel Show January 2 thru 11, 2008

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The 2009 Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel show is being held January 2 through 11, 2009 at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas.

So, before that dreaded January cabin fever sets in, go to the show to check out more than five football fields worth of boats, campers, RV accessories, travel trailers, and camping equipment. But note that while there will be lots of travel trailers, fifth wheels and popup/tent campers on display at the show, there will not be any Class A, B or C motor homes.

If you love both boating and camping, it is the perfect show for you to attend!

Show hours:
Friday, January 2th 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, January 3th 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, January 4th 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mon-Fri, January 5th – 9th 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, January 10th 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, January 11th 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Admission:
Adults: $8
Children under 12: $4

For more information visit the show’s website, houstonboatshows.com

Avoid Ticks When Camping and Hunting

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

In my area of the United States hunting is a very popular fall activity with many hunters camping out while on their hunting trips. If you are looking for a scope check out the best spotting scope for the money. Camping is camping, and hunting is hunting, they come together yet in a slightly different way than usual. You can find more about hunting at zoomtargets.com. If you are a hunting camping trip, you don’t want to be lugging a 6 person family tent around with you. Napier’s Camo Sportz Truck tent makes the perfect fit in your truck bed, and a Mossy Oak camo pattern to help you blend in with your surroundings. Apart from this, there are absolute necessities that you need if you wish to go hunting, fishing and camping. Carrying One of the best fish finder is a must. A host of excellent ghost stories that will liven up the talk around the campfire while you’re cooking your latest kill. The must-have camping gear for a hunting trip could fill pages as there a lot of things that change depending on the type of hunting you are doing. You can find lot of this equipment at Pursuing Outdoors so please have a look at this webiste. This is a condensed version of what might be obvious, and what might be forgotten, these are things you definitely can’t go hunting without That means there is the danger of ticks clamping on to a person's body. And since ticks are known carriers of Lyme Disease it is best to take steps to avoid them by using a termal camara even with your phone as this guide explains https://reloadyourgear.com/5-ways-to-use-your-cell-phone-as-a-thermal-camera/. Because ticks are active year-round –especially if you live in a warmer climate—it’s important to know where ticks tend to congregate. They are most often found in places where long grasses tend to grow. This is because they like to crawl up vertical surfaces and wait for either an animal (or human) to walk by. More mature ticks tend to climb higher to target larger animals like deer while younger ticks quest on shorter grasses more suitable for attaching to mice or chipmunks. While the likelihood of coming across a tick in brushy, long grass is higher than if you’re in a forest with no understory and a high canopy, that doesn’t mean you are entirely in the clear. They take cover under leaf litter because that way they can stay humid and moist and cannot dry out really fast. If you stand there long enough, they will move towards you and actually crawl up your legs from there. Even if you're not aware that you're in a tick habitat, you may be. You may also know BulkMunitions stock and carry the best selling ammunition calibers and brands. We pass along volume discounts to you since we only sell in bulk quantities. We price it cheap and ship fast. One tip usually given to avoid ticks is to stay on marked trails and avoid tramping around in brush (a tip given in the short video below). That's not so easy to do when someone is hunting, especially if they are tracking a wounded animal with a 6.5 Creedmoor. And how many times have we seen something off the trail while hiking that we have wanted to get a closer look at? What if you have to get down to clean your firearm? The majority of hunters take pride in keeping their guns and great shape, including adding accessories like the best scopes to have a better aim, but in order to do so they have to sometimes clean them in the campground. If you're looking to invest in a good scope for your gun, new doesn't always mean better. You can buy a used scope and it will still upgrade your gun just as well as a new one. This process takes a while and the more time you're in contact with the grass the higher are the chances a tick can crawl up. A tip most of them have begun to do, is to take a gun cleaning mat when they go camping, this allows them to avoid the direct contact with the ground while they are cleaning their shotgun. So make sure that "tick checks" are an end of the day activity anytime you or your family is outside in wooded areas.


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