Get The Most Out Of Your Hike

Written by Chuck Fitzgerald

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#8: Use of food and water. It’s okay to ration food, but don’t ration water. If you are thirsty, drink. Decision making skills drop drastically when you are dehydrated.

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Make Your Own Fishing Decor from Fishing Gear

Written by Elly Kendall

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Old fishing poles from yard sales are very cheap and make great curtain rods. I especially likerepparttar cane poles because they are easy to cut to size.

Another idea is to hot glue bobbers and lures all over an old lamp base. I thinkrepparttar 139668 morerepparttar 139669 better on this project, totally coveringrepparttar 139670 base. Of courserepparttar 139671 lamp size and your taste make a difference. If it's a very large lamp or you just don't have enough lures and bobbers you can hot glue solid bands, about 2 inches wide, of hemp rope or twine to fill in larger areas.

A mobile like you see in babies rooms are fun and add an interesting art form to your fishing decor. I prefer to hangrepparttar 139672 fishing gear at different levels instead of all one length. Again I use twigs or sticks for this project's "cross" to hangrepparttar 139673 lures, bobbers etc. from and fishing line to tie it all together.

Old wooden picture frames withrepparttar 139674 glass removed make inexpensive picture boxes. Line a piece of thin cardboard with brown, tan or dark green felt. You can also use fishing print fabric. Put this covered cardboard inrepparttar 139675 frame like you would a picture and hot glue your treasures onrepparttar 139676 felt. A good trick is to use sets of three. Three lures, one underrepparttar 139677 other in a corner, three bobbers side by side for a top row, three hand reels in a row atrepparttar 139678 bottom for weight and one old metal stringer aboverepparttar 139679 reels.

Things I haven't tried yet but are on my list to create include fishing lures withrepparttar 139680 hooks removed as cabinet handles, bobbers or lures for light pulls, fishing net swag aroundrepparttar 139681 bathroom mirror and drift wood with fishing gear as a conversation piece.

Creating your own fishing decor is fun, inexpensive and most of all you have unique decorating items for your home or cabin. Start collecting old fishing gear and let your imagination go.

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