Parenting Essentials AKA The 30 Commandments For Parents

Whether we are soon to be parents, new parents or have been parents, we want to do the best job possible at raising our children. Children don’t come with instruction manuals and parenting doesn’t come with a manual or infallible guide. Every situation and family is unique. We as individuals are different. There are different parenting styles and variations. There is varied parenting education and knowledge which we utilize and process differently. We basically parent with instinct, knowledge and wisdom. At first, we usually parent with instinct and our personal experiences. This is usually what we learned (consciously and subconsciously) from our parents, family members or others. We also parent around our beliefs, morals and values. Many new parents and …

Swimming Lessons – Tips on Choosing Your Swimming Instructor

Whether you are looking to hire a swimming instructor for you or your child, it is important you find a legitimate instructor that knows what they are doing. Swimming lessons can provide a student with information and survival skills needed to make it in the water. Here are some tips to choosing an instructor for you or your child. The first thing you need to do is shop around. There are a number of places to look for quality instructors. If you are looking for an instructor for your child, ask friends who have kids if they can recommend someone. This allows you to hear first-hand experience about a particular swimming school and teacher. In addition to asking friends, you …

How to Pack Light for Hiking Trips

Hiking is all about fun, thrill, and excitement. All it requires is good stamina, a bit of patience, and a lot of energy. Hiking with a lighter backpack can make your venture far more comfortable. You’ll be able to hike better and for a longer period. With a heavy backpack, you’ll soon feel tired and your back, knees, and feet will start aching and you lose all your stamina in no time. You won’t be able to enjoy the adventure. A lightweight backpack is important for efficiency and enjoyment. So, it is important to pack everything intelligently. When you are on the trail, your backpack will carry everything you’ll need to sustain yourself in the wilderness. Here are 10 tips …

4 Things You Cannot Afford to Forget While Travelling

Travelling in various parts of the world is always in the wish list of many people. Especially for the adventure lovers, tour is the most common part of their life. Travelling from one part of the world to another becomes very difficult if you do not carry useful things. Some people like to go with a light bag, while some carry the entire closet with them. It is always a good idea to travel with ease. Things that you need to carry depend mostly on the destination and the weather condition. However, certain things are essential irrespective of the destination. If you are unaware about the things you need to put in your bag, then this article will be a …

Your Greatest Outdoor Survival Tool – Mental Toughness

Any outdoor enthusiast should carry a first aid and survival kit. Mental toughness is probably the most important survival mechanism of all. Whether you like to hike, boat, cycle or explore nature away from the crowds is important to keep safety in mind. Perhaps the most important tool for survival is not carried with you as here at all, but it Is your mental attitude in preparation having thought through emergencies before hand and being prepared. Here are some tips and ideas that may help you enjoy the outdoors even more in comfort and safety no matter what happens. 1. Do what it takes. The conventions of etiquette, propriety and high cuisine may have to take a backseat when survival …

Why Topsoil Is Important To The Survival of the Planet

To put it simply: we need food. And except for seafood, we need good topsoil to grow nutritious food. We also need the topsoil to allow vegetation to remain stable and strong in its place. Thus the health of our topsoil is one of the most critical factors in keeping the health of our planet. This fertile upper part of the soil which we call topsoil is the upper surface of the Earth’s crust. And it’s not much topsoil that we’re talking about. It is no deeper than approximately eight inches (20 centimeters). Thus one good stroke with a shovel, or a pick, can put you to the depth of your topsoil. What is it that makes this thin layer …

Why the Hiking Staff of a Hiking Park Should Play a Role in Choosing a Hiking Trail

Are you interested in going on a fun filled hiking adventure? If you are, have you already decided which hiking trail that you would like to hike or even just which hiking park you would like to visit? If you have yet to decide on a hiking trial, you may want to start examining all of your options. When examining all of the local hiking trails that you can hike, you may want to think about examining the staff of the hiking trail or the hiking park in question. When it comes to examining the staff of a hiking park or a hiking trail, there are many individuals, possibly just like you, who wonder why it is so important to …

What To Know When Buying Binoculars

We are asked nearly every day: “What are your best binoculars?” And every day we answer: “How do you plan on using them?” We are not trying to be evasive with our answer, but the truth of the matter is – the best binoculars for one purpose may be the worse binoculars for another. We want you to Get It Right The First Time. Understanding your application is paramount in determining the best fit – for you. Although there are many other specifications and qualities which determine the usefulness of binoculars, we will discuss in this article the primary characteristics for determining the best fit for your application. But before we show you the list, we should go over some …

Surviving a Food Shortage for Preppers

The world is facing a food crisis due to the extreme drought, the deadly disasters, and so many other decisions that have been made by different governments in the world. There are different signs that indicate that there is a food crisis on the way and there are experts that agree that we are just a few moments from a real disaster. Natural disasters can also occur and you may find yourself at a loss of options that you can use to feed your family. It is for the above reason that many people, especially the preppers choose to have a stockpile in case they need it for survival. There is a way that you can save yourself and your …

The Basics of Solo Travelling

There is no experience which equals the thrill of travelling. It means going to a new place, meeting new people and experiencing a whole different world that you were previously not aware off. When you travel you break out of the monotony of everyday and take a jump into the vast abyss of fun and adventure. It is a soul nourishing experience to go far off and lose yourself in deep valleys, majestic mountains and seldom ventured high terrains. Everyone chooses to travel for their own reasons; some want a break from the daily rut, others who wish to tick off a place from their bucket list and some who just wish to experience a different view. Then there are …