7 Probing Questions to Ask Yourself About Why You Are Painting

A logical person will agree with the first statement. Human survival doesn’t depend on Art. If you’re an artist, you’ll agree with the second statement. After all, you’re spending much of your limited time on Earth making Art. But are you clear in your own mind about why you’re doing it? Why paint rather than make art with words or stone or musical notes? What do you tell yourself and others about why you paint? Some answers may sound familiar. Let’s get to the most popular one right away. 1. To ‘express yourself.’ Unless your paintings evoke some response in others, give something of value to others, you may as well spend your time gazing in the mirror. The painter’s …

Getting Around When Travelling Requires A Car Hire

People travel around the globe all the time, and find themselves stuck. Whether you’re going international or you are staying local, you’re going to find that mobility is something that you have to think about. Before you venture forth with a car hire, or perhaps rent a car, you should absolutely consider a few tips and tricks about this. You could easily find yourself spending a lot of money on this, when you don’t have to. With that in mind, consider the following elements when booking your next trip. How Big Is Public Transit? Here is the first thing that you need to consider, and it’s in regards to public transportation. Are you going to be visiting a location that …

Five Valuable Uses of a Good Pocket Knife

Avid knife aficionados know the uses for a pocket knife are endless, and an exhaustive list would quickly prove the knife is among the most useful and versatile tools on the planet. So, as we find ourselves in the midst of summer, here are five of the best summertime uses for an affordable pocket knife. 1. Whittling. Whittling is the craft of deliberately carving or shaving off pieces of wood in order to fashion an instrument, design, or shape. Start with simple projects, like whittling sticks into spears, arrows for makeshift bows and, of course, the ever-needed marshmallow roasters. Then, once you’re ready for more of a challenge, try your hand at crafting more elaborate creations like animals and people. …

Survival Tips – The Best Emergency Food Kit

Who Needs The Best Emergency Food Kit? Who knows what the future holds? If only we knew, day to day, what challenges would arise, we would never be caught unawares. Unfortunately, life just doesn’t work that way. Those who prefer to look forward and make preparations for the “just in case” scenarios are often painted as fringe lunatics and doomsday preppers. However, assembling the best emergency food kit for yourself or your family should be something every responsible adult takes seriously. Just a few of the “normal” situations that could arise, when having emergency rations for your family would make sense, include: loss of a job, temporary lay off, extended storm damage or power outage that traps your family at …

The Wonderful Benefits of Travelling

Imagine yourself being a school kid. When you arrive home after school, suddenly your parents tell you “Pack your bags, kid. We’re going to travel overseas!” Even without knowing where you’ll go, you still jump for joy. Why is that so? Well, that’s because you’re going to TRAVEL! Everyone loves to travel. There are countless reasons for it. And with it, comes the infinite number of benefits. I am pretty sure you will agree to this, won’t you? Well, let me list down the some of the benefits you’ll gain from traveling. Expand Your Perspective When it’s your first time traveling, you’ll realize that the outside world is simply amazing. You’ll understand that things are much beautiful when you step …

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 …

Solo Backpacking Safety Tips

Solo backpacking means peace and quiet. No one to talk to means no words are put between you and the beauty around you. The miles just flow. It’s entirely up to you to say when you eat or take a break. Want to jump in that alpine lake? It’s your decision alone. It’s a unique experience. A solo backpacker also is vulnerable. Twist your ankle, and there’s nobody there to help you. Have you ever been stuck alone without food for days? How can you make your solo backpacking trip safe? You can’t. It’s inherently more dangerous to go alone into the wilderness. What you can do though, is make it safer. Some Solo Backpacking Tips 1. Tell someone where …

Outdoor Ceiling Fans

If you’re like me and you’re looking to beat the heat this summer, you might want to think about installing a ceiling fan in your outdoor patio area. If you’re also like me, you might be completely in the dark as to which and what kind of ceiling fan you’re going to need. Here are some helpful tips that will not only allow you to enjoy your summer in comfort, but at the same time get the most from your fan. The first thing you need to make sure of is that the fan you purchase is actually made for outdoors. You may not know this, but ceiling fans are actually designed for indoor/outdoor use. Outdoor fans are actually given …

Top Tips for Travelling With Pets

For those with pets, going away on holiday means that you’ll have to decide on the best way to care for your pets while you are gone. Most pet lovers can’t bear to leave behind much a valued family member. To ease your mind, we have compiled a list of great tips to help you travel with your pets. By Plane If you’re flying, check the requirements and conditions for pets outlined by the specific airline you are travelling with. I would recommend calling or emailing them if you need any clarification on their conditions. By Land: Map out bathroom breaks If you’re driving to your destination, it’s important to map out and schedule stops for bathroom breaks. To avoid …

Indoor Furniture, Outdoor Furniture – What’s the Difference?

In the world of furniture manufacturing, there are companies that specialize in indoor furniture, outdoor furniture and between the two there is a limited amount of crossover. Outdoor furniture is built differently than the indoor variety, and while you can always use outdoor furniture inside, the opposite is not always the case. If you are debating moving some furniture for outside for a party or a much longer period of time, know what should and shouldn’t be used, and what can be made over to better handle the elements. Be a material girl: You don’t have to be Madonna to figure out that some materials are better suited for the outdoors than others, depending on type of furniture. Outdoor materials …