Mountain Hiking Tips, Mountain Trekking Gear & Equipment Hints.

Written by Marc Wiltse

Mountain hiking demands great gear and more education than your typical trail hike. Why? Because as you ascend breathing becomes less efficient, passage grows rugged, and rescue becomes more challenging. So consider your mountain equipment to be your life support system.

Where in day hiking you may be able to get away with wearing light-weight boots or shoes, in remote mountain hiking it's a good idea to wear heavier supportive boots to protect your ankles and feet. Walking with a sprained ankle on a day hike is inconvenient compared to trying to limp out ofrepparttar back-country mountains withrepparttar 150915 same problem and a heavy pack. Thinking ahead and being prepared withrepparttar 150916 right mountain gear, guides, and information can literally meanrepparttar 150917 difference between a minor mishap and at times death. Take your safety seriously.

As elevation increasesrepparttar 150918 atmospheric pressure decreases (amount of oxygen doesn't actually drop until over 50,000 feet) which means there's less pressure to 'push'repparttar 150919 air into and fill your lungs. Because there is less air going into your lungs you'll fatigue more quickly. How much doesrepparttar 150920 pressure really change? According to an article (that can be applied to mountain hiking)repparttar 150921 barometric pressure can drop by 40% between sea level (average 760 millimeters of mercury) and 12,000 feet (483 millimeters of mercury). Obviously having 40% less oxygen available to your body (because ofrepparttar 150922 pressure drop) will impact you.

What You Must Know About Trampoline Safety

Written by Paul Johnson

Tumbling onrepparttar trampoline caught on like wildfire inrepparttar 150905 early 1960s, and still enjoys great popularity today, butrepparttar 150906 sport also still involvesrepparttar 150907 same potential dangers. Trampolines inrepparttar 150908 last 45 years have gone from being an institutional or recreation center piece of equipment, to something that is found in many homes, in a variety of sizes and quality.

From a simple, round trampoline of relatively small dimensions, torepparttar 150909 large, outdoor models sold for family fun, every trampoline representsrepparttar 150910 possibility of injury, if not used properly, or if used by those not experienced in tumbling or acrobatics.

Here are some simple tips to make your sure that you enjoyrepparttar 150911 fun of a trampoline, while eliminating many ofrepparttar 150912 risks.

* Placement

Never set up even a small, exercise trampoline indoors where there is a risk of hitting light fixtures orrepparttar 150913 ceiling. Outdoors, place trampolines well away from clotheslines, tree limbs, fences, outdoor furniture, and other objects that can cause injury when someone falls off.

If at all possible, secure your trampoline by setting its legs/supports down intorepparttar 150914 ground, thereby reducingrepparttar 150915 distance of a fall. Atrepparttar 150916 same time, it's advisable to provide padding to a depth of 10" or more, for at least 10' aroundrepparttar 150917 trampoline.

* Clothing

Anyone usingrepparttar 150918 trampoline should wear clothing loose enough to allow freedom of movement, but notrepparttar 150919 chance that limbs could become entangled in extra folds. Jewelry should be removed before getting on, as shouldrepparttar 150920 contents of any pockets, and eyeglasses that are not secured by a headband. If you do not have trampoline footwear, then bare feet are best, as socks can cause you to slip.

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