Wilderness Survival Backpacking Tips

Written by Steve Gillman

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5. Weather: Inrepparttar Rocky Mountains you can seerepparttar 148604 clouds forming just beforerepparttar 148605 afternoon storms. Being able to readrepparttar 148606 sky can keep you out of trouble. Lightning kills hikers in Colorado regularly.

6. Staying dry: Hypothermia isrepparttar 148607 biggest wilderness killer, and getting wet isrepparttar 148608 biggest cause. Watch for ledges or large fir trees to stand under if you seerepparttar 148609 rain coming.

7. Shelter: A pile of dry leaves and dead grass can keep you very warm in an emergency.

8. Hydration: Fill water bottles every chance you get, and you won't have such a hard time with any long dry stretches of trail.

9. Injury: Pop a "blister" onrepparttar 148610 trunk of a small spruce or fir tree, and you can userepparttar 148611 sap that oozes out as an good antiseptic dressing for small cuts.

10. Fire starter: White birch bark will usually light even when wet.

These are just a few ofrepparttar 148612 wilderness survival tips and techniques you can easily learn. Why not practice one or two on your next backpacking trip?

Steve Gillman is a long-time backpacker, and advocate of lightweight backpacking. His advice and stories can be found at http://www.TheUltralightBackpackingSite.com

Gambling Tips

Written by Adel Awwad

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Emotional states:

Never gamble when you are angry or depressed. Emotional states such as anger and depression usually cloud a personís judgment and impair his/her ability to playrepparttar games properly. A person who is experiencing an intense emotional state usually lacksrepparttar 148575 ability to think as clearly as someone who is not.

Donít gamble alone:

In some way, it is better to visit a casino with friends or family members if you are planning on gambling. Friends and family members will usually tell you if you are spending too much, drinking too much or not playing properly. Inrepparttar 148576 very least, it is in everyoneís best interest to have a sober person inrepparttar 148577 group who can safely drive everyone home.

Take frequent breaks:

As in any other activity be it reading, writing or playing computer games, one should always take frequent breaks to feel refreshed and alert. Although this may not apply to a person who places a few bets before leavingrepparttar 148578 casino floor, it does apply to gambler who intends on spending a considerable amount of time betting in a casino.

Have fun:

Gambling should be viewed as a fun and exciting recreational activity as opposed to a means of making money. Even though most of us have heard of, or read aboutrepparttar 148579 occasional gambler who wonrepparttar 148580 big jackpot that changed his/her life, this is usually notrepparttar 148581 case forrepparttar 148582 majority of players. Letís face it. The glitz and glamour of casinos were not built onrepparttar 148583 good fortune of winners. Therefore always play for fun and never forrepparttar 148584 sole purpose of making money.

Avoid alcohol:

Never drink and gamble. Not only can alcohol impair oneís judgement, but it can also inflate oneís sense of self confidence torepparttar 148585 point whererepparttar 148586 person gambles away money which he/she would never have gambled if he/she was sober. This is one ofrepparttar 148587 main reasons as to why some casinos offer free alcohol to their players.

Avoid distractions:

Distractions can come in many forms fromrepparttar 148588 occasional cellular phone ringing torepparttar 148589 sexy girl walking pastrepparttar 148590 table, and one should always be mentally prepared to ignore them in order to better focus onrepparttar 148591 game. Additionally,repparttar 148592 loud sounds and flashing lights of a casino may look and sound very exciting, but they are not there to help you concentrate onrepparttar 148593 game. Try not to become distracted.

By following these basic set of guidelines, one can enjoy his/her visit to a casino and have plenty of fun while minimizingrepparttar 148594 risk of falling into any financial difficulties.

Adel Awwad is the webmaster of Free Casino Cash Guide Copyright © 2005 http://www.casinoguide.ws - Free Casino Cash Guide, All Rights Reserved. This document may be freely redistributed in its unedited form and on the condition that all copyright references are kept intact along with the hyperlinked URLs.

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