Emergency Preparedness Pop Quiz

Ever wonder why your teachers told you not to cram for a test? Do you remember anything from that British Literature class you took way back in high school? I didn’t think so. It’s the same with emergency preparedness. Truly being ready for an emergency takes hard work, including studying, using all your senses. We hope this emergency preparedness “Pop Quiz” helps you improve your survival knowledge; as you think about the answers don’t just answer the questions, talk about them with your friends and family. The more connections you make the more you will be able to retain the information you have learned. If you are just beginning your emergency preparedness this is a good place to start, for …

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 …

All About Outdoor LED Lamps

Outdoor LEDs. LED lighting has been embraced in the recent past due to its widely dependable nature as compared to the other types of lighting. LED is an abbreviation for light emitting diode , these diodes, are assembled to form a lamp which is considered to last longer and beam brighter and faster when compared to incandescent bulbs. These lights have been used both for general lighting and for decorations; examples are in the interior lighting of club houses and restaurants, street and parks. The outdoor lighting is a common trend since the camp fires and torches in the stone age. However, it has been used more for enhancement and decoration purposes. The type and the color of lighting used …

Pros and Cons of Each Type of Outdoor Motion Sensor Light

Outdoor motion sensor lights are a wonderful invention. They have made home safety and security much easier and user friendly for the home owner. There are three different types of outdoor motion sensor lights available electrical, battery operated and solar. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to use and installation which will be detailed further in the paragraphs below. The easiest type to work with and install is the battery operated and for the most part is also the least expensive. There are dozens of different brands with each brand having several different models. Most run off one of the common sizes of small batteries like AA, C and D. And just about all of them …

Want To Know The Brightest Flashlight? Here Are Four Ways To Compare

Want to know the brightest flashlight? Here’s the answer. It’s the light on the top of the pyramid in Las Vegas. It is so bright that you can see the beam all the way from the L.A. airport in the next state over. So the next question is this. Will it fit in your survival kit? When looking for a survival flashlight, there are many factors to consider. But brightness is at the top of the list. And I’ve found that there are 4 ways to come up with the brightest flashlight. Flashlight Brightness: Lumens Explained First of all, brightness is measured in lumens. A lumen is a standard measurement of light seen by the human eye. So imagine this. …

Ceiling Fan Outdoor Lights – Adding Convenience and Comfort

If you are fortunate enough to live in a warm climate but you find some days the heat can be a little much, consider an outdoor ceiling fan. They are specifically designed to withstand humidity, dust, heat and cold so you need not worry about the operation of the fan as long as it is installed properly. To enhance comfort and convenience some of the accessories available include remote controls and ceiling fan outdoor light kits. Not as popular as indoor fans, outdoor fans are little harder to find, and when you do find them you will notice that the selection of color and styles available is somewhat limited. If you are looking for lights for your outdoor fan try …

Options for Beautiful Outdoor Garden Lighting

Applying outdoor low voltage lighting to gardens is a specific application of low voltage landscape lighting. Every garden is unique and reflects both the gardener and the particular landscape effects the garden creates. In fact, there are just as many definitions of a garden as their are gardeners. Most people today refer to flower gardens and not vegetable gardens when they talk about lighting. But gardens can be hedges, or trees, or cactus, or various combinations of any of these. Most experts agree that gardens should be lit vertically rather than horizontally. This means the lights should shine up and down, or preferably from above or below the plants to get the effect of the sun shining down on the …

Survival Skills – How To Build A Survival Fire

How To Build A Survival Fire If you ever find yourself in a survival situation, especially in cold or wet weather, few things will be as important to your survival as the ability to make fire. Hypothermia can set in when your body temperature drops by as little as two degrees, and it goes without saying that fire could be what stands between you and freezing to death. Almost as important, a positive attitude is essential to being able to survive and make it home to your family, and a nice warm fire can be the difference between hope and despair. But knowing how to build a fire, especially if you have no matches or lighter, can be difficult at …

Title: Northwest Hiking: Equipment Preparation for the Oregon Outdoors

Word Count: 560 Summary: Hiking in the Pacific Northwest is one of the most popular summer past times in the region. This article discusses the varying trail terrains in the region and what hikers should prepare to take with them in these areas. Keywords: LED flashlight, LED light, LED lantern, multipurpose tool, hiking gear Article Body: Hiking is one of Pacific Northwest outdoor enthusiast’s favorite activities. Oregon and SW Washington offer an incredible variety of forests, parks and national monuments ready for exploration and appreciation. Hikers should not be taken by surprise in this incredible area of the country however. Forest, coastal lands and cave hiking all present unique challenges to any hiker. The Pacific Northwest can prove to be …