Wilderness Survival Backpacking Tips

Written by Steve Gillman

Why should you learn wilderness survival skills just for backpacking? They may save your life someday, and for ultralight enthusiasts like myself, skills replace gear, and therefore weight. The best reason, however, may be that it's just a good feeling to know you can deal with whatever comes up. It makes you feel more at home.

To survive means to stay warm and dry, hydrated, uninjured, and to find your way out ofrepparttar survival situation. Eating is nice too, but not crucial ifrepparttar 148604 situation is for a few days. Below are some more or less random survival tips, just to get you interested.

Wilderness Survival Tips

1. Warmth: Sleep with your head slightly downhill to stay warmer. This may take some getting used to, but it works.

2. Food: In North America, there is no berry that looks like a blueberry, strawberry, or rasberry, that can hurt you from one taste. Just spit it out if it doesn't taste right. If it looks and tastes like a blueberry - it is.

3. Fire starter: If you put dried moss or milkweed fuzz in your pocket as you walk, you'll have dry tinder to start a fire, just in case it's raining later. Experiment with different materials.

4. Direction-finding: Markrepparttar 148605 tip ofrepparttar 148606 shadow of a stick, and mark it again fifteen minutes later. The line betweenrepparttar 148607 the first and second marks points east. A few techniques like this can save you when your compass is lost.

Gambling Tips

Written by Adel Awwad

In order for a player to enjoy a more pleasant and memorable time at a casino, while taking precautions to minimise one’s losses, it is very important to follow a basic set of gambling tips or guidelines.

Understandrepparttar game:

This may seem like a very obvious rule, but you would be surprised at how many people place bets on games they don’t fully understand. This rule may apply more to certain games (i.e. Roulette) than other games (i.e. Slots), but generally speaking, it is more advantageous for a player to fully understandrepparttar 148575 rules of a game before betting on it.

Budget your money:

Place a limit onrepparttar 148576 money that you can afford to gamble with and lose. Never exceed that amount or gamble with money that you can’t afford to lose. Leaving your ATM cards and credit cards at home may be a good way to ensure that you won’t be tempted to exceed your budget limit.

Never borrow money to gamble:

To fall intorepparttar 148577 habit of gambling with borrowed money is one ofrepparttar 148578 most serious mistakes any person can make. Not only can one runrepparttar 148579 risk of falling heavily into debt and perhaps having to sell one’s possessions to paybackrepparttar 148580 borrowed money, butrepparttar 148581 risk of alienating friends and family members, or infuriatingrepparttar 148582 “money lenders” should be enough reason to avoid this practice at all costs.

Pace yourself:

Avoid betting all your money in one go. Remember,repparttar 148583 objective is to have fun and enjoy yourself. If your gambling budget is $50, then place bets of $1 or $2 instead of bettingrepparttar 148584 entire $50 on one single bet, losing it and walking away empty handed. As long asrepparttar 148585 entire sum of money is not lost in one single bet,repparttar 148586 player has a chance to win.

Know when to quit:

Always quit while you’re ahead. The best time to quit is when you are ahead ofrepparttar 148587 casino. Many players makerepparttar 148588 mistake of thinking that their streak of luck will last forever and continue to gamble until they eventually lose it all. This is mainlyrepparttar 148589 result of overconfidence and greed.

Chasing losses:

‘Chasing a loss’ is a term used to describerepparttar 148590 act of trying to win back money that was lost during a previous bet. The problem with this is thatrepparttar 148591 player stands to lose even more money. In this case, it is better to just acceptrepparttar 148592 loss and quit or continue playing forrepparttar 148593 sole purpose of just having fun.

Maintain a low profile:

Whether you are playing for fun or money, winning or losing, always maintain a low profile at a casino. The main reason for this is that one never knows what types of unsavoury characters may be present at a casino. It is inrepparttar 148594 best interest of every player not to draw attention to his/her own money or winnings.

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