A Backpacking List - Ten Things To LearnWritten by Steve Gillman
Have you ever had a backpacking trip that was a disaster - even though you brought everything you needed? Maybe you had matches, but couldn't get that fire going. You need more than good gear to assure a safe and enjoyable wilderness experience. You need to know how to do a few things, and following list will get you started.
1. Learn firemaking. Practice in your yard if you have to, but try to start that fire with one match. Try it next time it's raining too.
2. Learn to pitch a tent. Do it wrong and rain will come in, or the wind will tear seams. Tents should be pitched tight, and you should be able to set your tent up in a few minutes.
3. Learn how to stay warm. Practice camping in yard, to see how blocking wind, wearing a hat, and eating fatty foods before sleeping can keep you warmer.
4. Learn to cook over a fire. It's not as easy as it seems. Block wind, cover pan, keep fire small and concentrated. Practice, and time yourself. Faster is better in a jam, and it's always possible your stove will break.
5. Learn about edible plants. Knowing how to identify cattails and three or four wild edible berries can make a trip more enjoyable, especially if you ever lose your food to a bear.
Travel Guide and Tourist AttractionsWritten by VMT Singuillo
How many times have you experienced going to a place that seems interesting yet you have no idea what are tourist attractions that city or country has to offer for its visitors? You would be fortunate enough if you have a friend, a family member or a travel agency that can guide you in that place you are visiting.
Unless money is not an issue for you, going through a travel agency could also be costly and many times many of you would say, "I wanted to see more of blah blah blah but I did not have enough time because . . . ."
Wouldn't it be nice if you could have some idea of any tourist attractions of place you are visiting?
Some of resources you could find are books and internet. Probably you could borrow a travel book from a library near you. Or probably buy a brand new travel book from nearest bookstore. But just make sure that those books are updated, otherwise, you might miss new attractions.
Searching internet is also a good idea. It has tons of resources, however, it could sometimes be confusing. Many sites offer some travel information. One of those is www.yourcheaphotels.com. This site feature a Travel Guide to 50 states of US. It features some descriptions of each US state and provides important tourist attractions that travellers should not miss to visit.