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Hunting Stores

Posted on September 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

When shopping for hunting supplies your most obvious choice is hunting stores. Whatever you are looking for should be an enjoyable and painless experience. It is not like shopping at Wal-Mart. Very knowledgeable and experienced hunters usually run these stores. Therefore, even an inexperienced hunter should feel comfortable shopping and asking questions.

Most hunting stores specialize in all things related to hunting and things related to camping as well. Other things you could hope to find include clothing, accessories and even military surplus supplies. Other products you can find in a well-stocked store include boots, ghillie suits, knives, hats, gloves and survival gear as well. Accessories for gun owners are a staple of many of these stores. These accessories include eye and ear protection, which is mandatory for shooters. Eye and ear protection is something all hunters and target shooters should always wear.

Many hunters prefer the down-home feel of privately run hunting stores. They feel an attachment to the owner or proprietor and prefer the personal service they get. There are also some large corporate run operations as well. A couple of examples would be the Bass Pro Shops and Cabelas. These stores also have an extensive version of their store. The advent of the internet has allowed the hunting enthusiast to shop from home. This has also given them a huge range of options for purchasing their supplies. Keep in mind, that shipping and handling charges will be added to most online purchases. Many hunters and shoppers just feel overwhelmed when they enter the huge mega stores.

In order to compete with the wealth of products the mega stores offer, some small hunting stores owners have found that needed to expand their operations. This is why you will see some stores selling high-ticket items like all terrain vehicles, boats, motors and all the necessary accessories as well. Any time you do make a purchase, make sure you retain your receipt just in case there is a problem with the item. It makes returning the item a lot easier for you and the store owners. Good luck with your shopping.

About Shopping in Chiang Mai

Posted on September 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

The mist-covered highlands of the artistic Chiang Mai Province have long tempted tourists to explore this southern part of the legendary Himalayan mountain range. Primarily drawn north by the sagas of elephants and vine-filled wildernesses, tourists are amusingly distracted by the doorway city of Chiang Mai. However the most unique allure of this northern Thai town has been the shopping, for hundreds of years.

Commercial and Cultural Hub of Asia

Chang Mai spans one of the great crossroads of Asia- southern portion of the Silk Road – merging commerce and culture between segments further north and west in present-day China, Myanmar and Laos. Early caravan traders sold timber, silks and opium. Now, the ‘well-known’ Night Bazaar of Chiang Mai is located a few steps away from the original trade movements that bought opium, silk, tea, musk, dried fruit, ponies and mules, lacquer ware, gold, copper, edible birds’ nests, cotton, betel nut, ivory and tobacco into the region.

Start Planning before Weekends

It is important that you land in Chiang Mai one or two days before the weekend so that you can get the best experience of shopping in Chiang Mai that Thailand has to offer. When the weekend begins, local traders emerge with tempting, colorful displays of homegrown arts and crafts, fashion and jewelry that will leave your moneybag begging for mercy.

Start Shopping Early

You can also look out for the Sunday Walking Street. It offers better than average products and a good taste of provincial culture which can also remind you the itinerant merchant ritual of the ancient Chinese traders. If you arrive early then you will be able to watch the merchants unpack their puffy packs and neatly place their product for displays.

Most of the products sold here are handmade, in and around of Chiang Mai, which include cotton scarves, wood carvings and leather sandals.

Eating While Shopping in Chiang Mai

There is a good chance you would get hungry as you go deep inside, shopping in the streets of Chiang Mai. For you, the temples along the way would host stalls selling flavorsome northern Thai cuisine and other energy boosts with the exchange of small amount of money. You will also find numerous local restaurants waiting for you to serve a wide range of food items to suit your taste.

What you can do after dark?

After dark you can discover some veiled attractions as well. You can find buskers takes over some small spots of the pedestrian path to entertain the tourist with some all-time favorites or new-fangled hits. If you get tired of shopping, you can grab a massage chair where clients are stretched and pulled to give them both pleasure and extra power.

When Everything Shuts Down It Is the Time to Enter the Night Bazar

You will see that when everything else is closing down, the Night Bazaar is lighting up. You can venture to the devoted shopping buildings behind which antique and handicraft stores are bursting with. At the Galare Night Bazaar you will find home d├ęcor and upmarket clothes. The Amusan Market and the Anusan Food Centre are two other common tourist destinations for cottage industry goods and a wide variety of foods respectively.

Finally, when you are travelling to Chiang Mai, you should not forget to bring an extra luggage and have an appropriate courier in mind, because you might end up purchasing enough souvenirs to decorate an entire house! Shopping in Chiang Mai can be that much of fun!

Preparing for the Worst While Hiking

Posted on September 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

How often do we plan an outdoor vacation, but we forget to properly prepare for that impromptu side trip into the wilderness, for an overnight stay, or all day excursion? I know it has happened to me when taking that hike to the mountain lake that is just over the ridge and where there will be few people on the trail.

How often are we prepared with enough food, proper clothing or water when we set out on a beautiful day hike? In today’s instant society there are plenty of foods to choose from, but we often choose off the shelf protein bars or packaged items to throw into our backpacks. We grab a water bottle or two and off we go for that instant hike into the wilderness.

A little planning goes a long way in preparing for unexpected disasters. Having a check list of the most essential items in your wilderness pack before you leave home will pay dividends when unexpected disasters strike. The following seven items are must have items that will save your life and help make the disaster tolerable:

1) Waterproof matches or windproof butane lighter

2) Extra food and water. The preferable choice would be prepackaged food that just needs hot water.

3) Emergency waterproof shelter (plastic cover).

4) Multipurpose knife

5) Extra clothing (preferably wool or other material that will keep you warm when wet.)

6) Flashlight (plus extra batteries)

7) Emergency first aid kit

All of these items can be purchased at your local shopping center or the internet for a minimal price. The items will last for years in your wilderness pack. and will offer you a great sense of security.

In addition to the seven essential items above are additional items that would be nice to have in your wilderness pack. These items will certainly make your time in the outdoors more enjoyable and just might be life saving:

8) Compass

9) Toilet kit which would include toilet paper

10) Insect repellent

11) Sunburn protection

12) Whistle

13) Fire starter

14) Maps of the area your exploring

15) Sunglasses

You can pack these items in your personal back pack. or you can visit websites that have wilderness packs available for a minimal price. If you are an avid outdoors person you must be prepared for a last minute change in plans. You need to have a pack prepared before you head out the door. Keep the back pack light but keep it packed with these essential items and you will be prepared when a disaster strikes.