Staging Your Home During The Winter Months

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Staging your home for a quick sale can be a time consuming task, even more so during the winter months. Not only does one have to contend with other homes on the market, and numerous buyers, but the weather can present a problem in terms of access to the home and the cleanliness of the […]


Snow Sells Houses Winter Home Staging

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As our favorite flowers get buried under the snow and the shrubs shed their greenery, it is all too easy for your house and front yard to blend in with all the other white places in your area. But when your house is on the market it is advantageous to have it defined and noticeable, […]


Helpful Hints On Snow Skiing

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Loved by many who enjoy the great outdoors, snow skiing is one of the top winter sports that is not only highly addictive but also is a fantastic way to stay in shape while having lots of fun. Contrary to popular belief, snow skiing is not restricted to those who crave high energy activity, it […]


Winter Camping Ideas

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For those interested in an exciting outdoor adventure in the cooler weather, winter camping may be the choice for you. Winter camping brings an entirely new element to the activity of camping. Not only do you see the great outdoors in a totally different light, it also offers different challenges from summer camping. Winter Camping […]


Useful Tips About Snowboarding

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It’s that time of the year again – how often do you find yourself dreading the bitter cold winter and for many the real prospect of piling on weight partly due to over indulgence in food during the Christmas holiday season and also because of the general lack of motivation to exercise? If you need […]


Useful Tips To Survive An Avalanche

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A little forethought and organization will payoff in a great memorable adventure for that next outdoors excursion you may have planned. Gas lanterns give off bright light but are noisy and will be the most expensive of all lanterns to operate. You will have to pack extra propane bottles Then you have the glorious Sunset […]


Basic Avalanche Awareness

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Avalanches are a substantial potential threat to climbers year round. Every year, dozens of individuals are killed during avalanches because they were unequipped, did not recognize the danger signs or pushed too hard. Be prepared and you can remain safe while enjoying your climb. Types of Avalanche The two primary kinds of avalanches that occur […]


Avoid Climbing In Avalanche Prone Areas

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Avalanches are one of those natural occurrences that only Mother Nature knows when and where they’re going to occur. Even with modern technology it’s still impossible to know exactly when or where one is going to occur. For mountain climbers this is a major concern and they are wise to be mindful of them; avalanches […]


Snowshoe Winterized

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Snowshoes are built to help the wearer walk over heavily banked snow. They are built to cover a lot of surface area so that the wearer does not slip down into the snow. The persons weight is distributed evenly over the entire shoe and thus over the surface area of the snow. Traditionally, snowshoes were […]


Front Loader

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Also known as a front end loader, bucket loader, scoop loader, or shovel, the front loader is a type of tractor that is normally wheeled and uses a wide square tilting bucket on the end of movable arms to lift and move material around. The loader assembly may be a removable attachment or permanently mounted […]


Spring Has Sprung

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According to the time in my area Spring was Sprung last evening around dinner time. Have you seen the trees budding? Can you feel the warmth in the air and best of all can you smell the scent of spring rain? The air feels soft and fresh like clean clothes on the clothes line and […]


Helpful Tips For Winter Travel

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We’ve all felt Jack Frost taking a nip at our nose, and facing Jack also means facing the harsh reality that a harsh winter promises, including the toll it’s like to take on our main mode of transportation. It’s common knowledge that the tempestuous winter months put our vehicles through greater stress and strain, and […]


Safe Driving On Ski Trips Part 2 If You Get In Trouble

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Whether you’re leaving the city heading to the Mammoth Mountain/Lake Tahoe High Sierra country for its beauty and relaxation, or planning that ski trip from Scottsdale to Snowbowl, here are some tips for a safe and pleasant journey, and how to deal with trouble, should it arise. Slow down. A highway speed of 65 miles […]


Liberation Of Consciousness

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There is a particular mantra (word or phrase used during meditation) of which I am very fond: Baba Nam Kevalam. It is written in the sanskrit language and I have heard it translated into English many ways over the years. “God’s name only” is a very simple, direct and useful one, but I tend to […]


Cold Weather Survival

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Six hours from the trailhead, 2 hours past his turn-around time and with storms filling in from the valley, Alex Theissen was at the edge of panic. What had started as a unremarkable spring outing in the White Mountains was going south quickly and the prospect of spending the night exposed at the timberline, with […]


The Truth About Mtd Snow Blowers

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Ask anyone who lives in areas that receive snow, and they will tell you that it’s shoveling snow more than the cold temperatures that they would list as the worst part of the season. Fortunately, there are options out there which will make your time outside shorter, and more importantly, less stressful on your back. […]


Water Quality Of Glaciers Do We Want It

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Water quality is an important topic, since we all drink quantities of water over our lifetimes. Even if we drink only minimally, we still want top water quality. So what about the water quality of glaciers – do we want it? Is the water quality of glaciers really pristine, as we are led to believe? […]


Improve Your Yard And Garden With An Atv Plow

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Like many parents, I’ve always had trouble getting my adolescent son to do work around the house. I’m really big on my yard and all the outdoor work that comes with it. I do a lot of gardening, a lot of shoveling, and even more trimming and loading. For years, it was nearly impossible to […]