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Live Fire Gear Ring O Fire

Live Fire Gear Ring O Fire Now Available in 13 Colors!

Live Fire Gear’s Ring O Fire is now available in 13 colors! The Ring O Fire includes 25 feet of 550 FireCord, 1 Live Fire Original Emergency Fire Starter and 1 Ferrocerium Rod & Striker. We have also completely redesigned our packaging. When we launched the Ring O Fire we only offered 5 colors, but due to popular demand we decided to expand our selection to include all 13 of our FireCord colors. You can pick up yours today for just $24.99.

Our Live Fire Original has burn times which average 30 minutes with the lid completely removed, and much longer when the lid is used. Just get your kindling going and slide the lid closed. The Live Fire Original is waterproof and can be lighted again and again.

Our 550 FireCord is More Than Just Paracord! FireCord is 550 Paracord with an 8th inner strand (color-coded and waterproof) to be used as fire tinder. When you need the fire tinder strand (formulated with Live Fire Gear’s properties) light the fire tinder and build the fire. 550 Outer shell can still be utilized for Survival Kits, Zipper Pulls, Handles, Keychains, Bracelets, Necklaces, Lanyards, Boot Laces, & Outdoor Lashings.

The Ferrocerium Rod and Striker ensures you will always have the spark you need to get your fire started.

Ring O Fire is available in ACU Digital, Black, Coyote Brown, Desert Camo, Foliage Green, MultiCam, Olive Drab, Red, Royal Blue, Safety Green, Safety Orange, Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line. Pick yours up today at LiveFireGear.com.

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6 Tips For Anyone Going Wild Camping

6 Tips For Anyone Going Wild Camping

6 Tips For Anyone Going Wild CampingAnyone can go camping at a proper campsite and it’s going to be easy. You might have to get used to sleeping in a tent and cooking food on a fire, but apart from that it’s not hard. Wild camping is an entirely different ballgame. You need to take your skills to a new level and it’s nowhere near as easy. There could be lots of reasons why you would be going wild camping and just enjoying it more is good enough.

You could also be traveling long distances with a bike and need somewhere to lay your head down for the night. It doesn’t really matter what your reasons are because you tackle it all the same. If you’ve never done it before it can definitely be intimidating if you’re not sure about what to do. We’ll take alook at a few things you should know and hopefully this article will give you the confidence to hold your head high when you attempt it for the first time.

1. Keep away from houses and roads

You can’t just go walking into someone’s back garden and pitch a tent. Next you’ll want to wake them up in the morning for some coffee. The idea is to be inconspicuous and that means staying away from places where people can see you. If you have a map then look for woodland where you could easily get away with making a campsite with all the privacy you need.

2. Don’t trespass6 Tips For Anyone Going Wild Camping

You might accidentally walk onto someone’s land and even though they might not be happy there’s nothing you can do. It was an accident and they’ll have to accept it or call the police. Walking onto someone’s land on purpose is an entirely different matter and you should avoid it at all costs. Just try and put yourself in the land owner’s shoes and see how you would like it if a stranger sneaked onto your land.


6 Tips For Anyone Going Wild Camping3. Stay away from dry riverbeds

Do you honestly think it’s a good idea to make your camp inside a dry riverbed? The river might have disappeared, but just wait until it starts raining and you could find yourself in a lot of trouble. At the very least your equipment is going to be filthy. The worst thing that could happen is floating down the riverbed while you sleep and getting washed away.

4. Watch out for bears6 Tips For Anyone Going Wild Camping

Bears don’t want to sneak into your camp and eat you while you’re sleeping. It’s definitely not their style, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be in big trouble if you decide to tempt them towards you with lots of food. You must cook away from your tent, at least 200 meters if possible. Once you’ve finished eating you should also take all the food and tie it up a tree so the bears can’t reach it.

5. Don’t be an attention seeker

Staying hidden is an easy task. What are the chances of someone finding you hiding in the bushes when they don’t expect you to be there? This changes when you start seeking attention and starting a fire is a good way to do this. Nobody is going to leave a fire they see burning in the woods and you might get a visit from the fire service. The same goes for loud music.  Besides, you shouldn’t be playing any if you’re out to enjoy nature at it’s finest.

6. Don’t hang around

When you wake up you should get on the road as quickly as possible, but of course you can make yourself some breakfast first. If you’re planning on doing a lot of walking or cycling you need something in your stomach. That doesn’t mean you should goof around. It’s going to be light and you have a greater chance of being caught. Now all you need to do is reach your next campsite before dark.

Deborah Harris has been working as a community manager with Techniice from the past few years. She is also an avid blogger and is of the opinion that carrying a car fridge makes eating good food possible even while camping.

This article was written by INCH Survival and can be viewed here:

http://inchsurvival.com/blog/6-tips-for-anyone-going-wild-camping/

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How To Organize An Amazing Camping Experience For Kids

How To Organize An Amazing Camping Experience For Kids

The summer holidays are a time for adventure, and there’s no better adventure than sleeping under the stars during a camping trip. Camping may not be as comfortable as relaxing in a hotel suite, but if it’s done right it can be a great experience for the kids. Choose a weekend this summer to bring out the tent and get back to nature.

What to Bring

Aside from the basic essentials (a tent, sleeping bags, camping stove, etc), there are a few things you should pack that will really improve the experience. Packing a football is a good idea, as there are various ball games that you can play during the day with the kids. Another good idea is to bring some duvets. If it’s your child’s first time camping, they may not be comfortable in a sleeping bag. Even then, you’ll be glad of the extra warmth if the nights are chilly. Bring along some disposable barbeques, too, for a spot of summery al fresco cooking. Bring some small prizes as well, if you want to organize a treasure hunt.

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Kids need to burn off energy, and there are plenty of ways to do that if you’re camping. Hire some bikes for the day and explore forest trails, or hang around the tent and kick the ball around. There are lots of ways to keep children entertained with a ball, so it’s a good idea to read up on ball game ideas before you go.

Sick, Dying, Dead is a fun game to play: even if it doesn’t sound like it would be! Stand in a circle and throw the ball to each other. If you miss the ball once, you have a ‘headache’ and have to keep one hand on your head while you throw and catch with the other hand. If you miss again, you have a ‘tummy ache’ and have to keep one hand on your belly while you catch and throw with the other hand. Miss again and you’re ‘dying’: get down on your knees and throw and catch with both hands. Miss once more and you’re dead! Lie down, you’re out. Last person alive wins.

Another good idea is to organize a treasure hunt. Leave clues around the campsite and get the kids to follow them to the prize. The first team to arrive wins. You can combine this with a bit of orienteering by giving the children a map and compass, and incorporating them into the clues.

On rainy days it’s a bit more difficult, as nobody wants to go out in the rain. It’s still a good idea to keep the holiday active, so instead of going to the cinema or the museum try something like indoor rock climbing or swimming. Before leaving for your trip it’s always a good idea to look online and find out what’s nearby.

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It’s always a good idea to bring your own ingredients when you go camping, as you don’t want to ruin the illusion of being back to nature by running to the supermarket every day. Raw meat tends to spoil quicker than cooked meat, so if you are having a barbecue make sure you pack any raw meat in a cool box and that you use it on the first and second nights.

It’s sometimes a good idea to pre-cook meals, too, and heat them up on the camping stove.

Nothing beats cooking al fresco, and these great camp site recipes are perfect for the campfire (or the gas stove, as the case may be). They’re also super easy for little hands to make, so in the evening you can wind the kids down by letting them make their own banana splits, pizzas, and corn on the cob.

What are your favorite things to do on a family camping trip?

Author: Catherine Helsey is a keen outdoors person and regularly enjoys getting away from the city and heading back to nature.

This article was written by INCH Survival and can be viewed here:

http://inchsurvival.com/blog/how-to-organize-an-amazing-camping-experience-for-kids/

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