There are an estimated 3 to 4 million lakes in the United States. One study even found that lake destinations were the number one spot for travel in 2012. This does not surprise me. Lakes offer plenty of recreational activities at an extremely low price. Many area lakes surrounding my city are even free to use.
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Most heat-related injuries and deaths occur because people have lack of access to adequate air conditioning. Remember from yesterday’s post, when it is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or hotter, electric fans do not help cool the body. Today, make sure your air conditioning unit is in tip-top shape and ready for the upcoming summer months.
Over exposure to heat can cause hyperthermia, which in turn causes heat-related illness. Hyperthermia is the process when your body cannot regulate its temperature in extreme heat. This includes heat cramps, heat rash, heat fatigue, heat syncope, sunburn, heatstroke, and heat exhaustion.
This year it does not matter whether you hunt in Texas, Virginia or Michigan, you are dealing with colder weather
As we start going outside more, so do North America’s black bears. When the weather warms up, black bears wake up from their deep sleep very hungry! After all, it has been a few months since they have eaten.
I have often stated that the shotgun isn’t just a weapon, it is a weapons system. The new Home Defender products from Lightfield ammunition underscore this statement. The shotgun will digest birdshot, buckshot, slugs, bean bags and all manner of munitions.
What do football, NASCAR, movies, concerts, amusement parks and shopping all have in common? Besides germs, rude people and the potential for food poisoning, these large-scale events also have large crowds.
There are very few chances us regular folks get to walk on water, so when ponds, lakes or rivers freeze over many take the opportunity to participate in fun activities such as ice skating, a friendly game of ice hockey, snowshoeing or ice fishing. But how do you know the ice is safe to walk over?
I studied abroad in London for two years during the 1990s. During both winters, an aggressive campaign aired on television raising awareness of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Since then, I have been overly paranoid about CO and its potentially deadly effects. I don’t want to sound like an alarmist, but carbon monoxide really is a silent killer.
Depending on where you are, running off the road may be as simple as getting traction to get back on, or as bad as being so stuck that you need rescued. A whiteout or blizzard can make driving conditions so hazardous that you voluntarily pull over to wait out the storm. The first thing you need to do is call for help if you find yourself trapped on the road during severe winter weather. Until help arrives, you will need to focus on staying safe, hydrated and warm. Pull your emergency vehicle kit out of the trunk or back seat and follow these 10 rules.
Mortality rates increase by 15 percent in the winter over summer. Hypothermia, flu, pneumonia, falls, carbon monoxide poisoning and house fires all contribute to the higher rate during colder months. Elderly citizens are more at risk to suffer the consequences of winter weather. Even people as young as 60 years old are susceptible.
By Jim Moore, HunterEdCourse.com
The big day is here: Opening Day!
You waited all year for this day and you don’t want it ruined with an accident, so prepare yourself and your equipment for a safe, fun day in the field.
If you followed our tips from yesterday, “Get Your Car Ready” your car should be in tip-top shape for the cold winter months. However, severe winter weather may find you stuck or stranded, in an accident or sliding off the road. Snow and ice can cause traffic backups for hours, or if on a road less traveled, it might be a long time before someone can rescue you. You will want an emergency kit in your car to keep you safe, warm and hydrated while forced to wait it out.
According to the FBI, a home burglary (also known as a home break-in) happens every 13 seconds and is the most common threat in our homes. Because of this disturbing trend, more and more homeowners are now starting to take a pro-active approach when it comes to protecting their homes and personal property. Some are turning to professional security companies to offer round-the-clock monitoring while others are looking for do-it-yourself options.
Even though the official start of winter is not until December 21, 2013, the United States has already experienced its first great winter storm of the year. On October 4th and 5th, winter storm Atlas dumped a record-breaking amount of snow in parts of South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Deadwood, South Dakota received a whopping 48 inches, while Rapid City, averaging about 6 inches of snowfall during October, got 23.1 inches.