7 New Year’s Resolutions for the Outdoorsman

While everyone is working on their “eat better and lose weight” list of New Year’s resolutions, those that love the outdoors should make a list of their own. To help put your New Year’s resolutions together, here is a list of a few options to consider adding. 1. Introduce Someone New to the Outdoors Between our cell phones, computers, televisions, video games and social media, the number of people that actually spend time outdoors is declining. Let’s work together to start increasing that number and the best place to start is with kids. Grab your child, your nephew/niece, your grand-kids, or your neighbor’s kids and introduce them to what you love about the outdoors. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking or …

Live Sound Mixing Outdoors

Live Sound Problem Areas Some of the problems of live sound mixing inside are reflections and the standing waves created by the dimensions and shape of the rooms and the position of the stage in the room. This changes with an outdoor venue. There may be few or no reflections with an outdoor stage. If there are reflections, there is usually a much longer delay before they return to the stage. Sometimes specific frequencies will reflect from some surface but other frequencies will not be reflected to the same extent. Often there will be less problems with feedback on an open outdoor stage. If there is a roof it is usually higher than in a club stage situation. Also there …

5 Hospitality Outdoor Furniture Trends for 2017

Hotels, restaurants and resorts always look to offer the best experience for their guests by following the latest trends. In the beginning of this year, you should consider modernizing your outdoors by building fashionable and inviting areas. So what are the hospitality outdoor furniture trends for 2017 that will make you look fresh to improve your business's image? Trend 1: Go green and / or blue In the hospitality industry, colors have a psychological effect on people that can make their stay unforgettable … or not. So when planning your outdoor areas, be picky in choosing colors. According to the psychology of colors study, blue, green, yellow, red, and purple generate positive vibes. But which colors are trending in 2017? …

Choosing the Best Outdoor Equipment

We all love the outdoors and venturing out can be something that we take great delight in. If you are an outdoor lover, then you most definitely love hammocks. When you want to be up-close with nature and still have a cozy night’s sleep, then a hammock can actually be of great help. This is something that different scouting groups, campers and backpackers actually adore because of how convenient it is. You can get a lot from a well-designed hammock. You remain protected from the elements as well as all those pesky pests that we find outdoors and most especially at night. One of the things that should be done is to make sure that you actually choose a hammock …

Outdoor Memorial Tree – Did Your Dad Love the Outdoors?

An outdoorsman brings something special to life. He honors the woods, the lakes, campgrounds and hiking paths with his presence. He gets up early to troll for catfish and cast for bass. He might sit in a duck blind waiting for the sun to rise and listen for the sound of wings flapping in the sky. He might perch in a tree blind during deer hunting season. He may go for a walk on a late summer afternoon, as the begins to set or a calm covers the waters or a hush falls in the woods. If your dad, or uncle, grandpa, brother or nephew, or even a friend, who loved being on the lake or in the woods, passed …

5 Reasons for Cooking Outdoors

Why should you consider cooking outdoors as part of your lifestyle? There are many reasons why one should consider having outdoor cooking every now and then. Here are five great benefits from outdoor cooking: 1. Outdoor cooking is a stress reliever. How can we say so? Well, when you are cooking outside and having the company of your friends or relatives while enjoying some wine or beer, would you not feel relaxed, at ease and felt like the world is just a background? Surely, I do! Having the people whom you cherish and trust as company while cooking and eating outdoors and enjoying the nature, the sunset or the stars above is surely an excellent way to remove stress. 2. …

How Outdoor Play Is Beneficial for Special Kids

Are you worried about your special child and fear he might lack behind other kids in learning? Special children have special needs because they are different than others. These children face problems in communication skills, social interaction, and cognitive learning due to the deficiencies they have. Despite lacking some obvious skills, they can benefit from outdoor activities up to a great extent. Apart from providing physical benefits, playing outdoors is absolutely beneficial for improving social and mental skills in special children. In this post, I will be talking about physical, mental, and social benefits, separately and respectively. Physical Benefits The most obvious benefit kids get when they step outdoors to play is an intake of Vitamin D from the sunlight. …

5 Money-Saving Tips To Follow When Travelling Outdoors

If you’re a fan of the outdoors, whether it be camping, hiking, backpacking or even vacationing on mountain cabins, you know that you need to set aside a certain budget to be able to maximize your trip. You’ll need money for gas, food, gear, supplies and other essentials and most of the time these all add up to a big amount. If you’re on a tight budget, consider these money-saving tips when travelling outdoors: Be frugal when buying gear and supplies If you’re planning to purchase/replace camping gear for your trip, be smart about your buying choices. You don’t need a huge and fancy tent that costs $500 if you’re camping alone, or a sleeping bag with all those features …

What Makes an Outdoor TV Better Than Using an Indoor TV Outside?

Outdoor televisions are an excellent way to spice up your outdoor space. Whether it’s your home patio, deck or gazebo, or your business’ outdoor seating area or poolside cabana, any place people gather and spend time outside can benefit from having an outdoor TV. Some people may consider taking an indoor TV and using it outside. One of the main problems with this is that it’s much brighter outdoors than indoors, and indoor TVs aren’t as bright as outdoor TVs, so seeing the image on the screen may be difficult. Secondly, taking an indoor TV outside will void the warranty, so if something happens, you’ll have to purchase another TV. Outdoor televisions on the other hand are built to live …

The Importance of Outdoor Gear

The great outdoors is where humans are meant to be. This is our natural habitat and it can offer up the most incredible and enjoyable experiences. Whether it’s hiking, camping or sports, being outdoors is where we go when we want to leave the rest of the world behind and find peace, solitude and good times. However, as natural as it is for humans to be outdoors and experience what Mother Nature has to offer, it is extremely foolish and naive to do this without the correct outdoor gear. Sure we evolved outside, but since then we have lost some of the natural advantages we had that allowed us to live safely outdoors. We have also become accustomed to living …