Women on the Water and in the Woods

There was a time when one would be hard pressed to find a woman who was willing to go fishing, hiking, backpacking, or hunting, much less one who actually wanted to participate in these activities. However, theses days it’s not uncommon at all to find a woman in the field, in a tree stand, on the water, or hiking the Appalachian Trail for that matter.

Women on the Water and in the Woods

Even today not all women are interested or willing to attempt one of these sports or outdoor activities. More often than not, it will depend on the woman and/or the activity. You’ll find, for instance, that some women will attempt anything at least once, while others will only have an interest in certain types of outdoor sports or activities. You may find one woman that will enjoy stream fishing but doesn’t care a bit about fishing from a boat. Likewise, you may find other women that prefer dove hunting over deer hunting and really care nothing about fishing.

Over the years men have used hunting, fishing, hiking, and other types of outdoor recreation as a means of escape and therapy. Women need escape and therapy as well. Don’t get me wrong; I still enjoy going to the lake or the field by myself or with my buddy from time to time. However, I consider myself very lucky because it turns out my woman has come to love boating and fishing just as much as I do. I don’t get out in the dove fields much any more, and I never got into deer hunting. My favorite therapy is fishing. When my lady and I go fishing, we both leave all of our troubles and worries at the boat ramp. It takes little effort to relax and enjoy the outdoors, the tranquility, and the beauty that Mother Nature has to offer. We have both come to realize that this time is very therapeutic for the sole, and we find it equally therapeutic for our relationship. It’s hard to explain how such time can remove you from the every day frustrations and distractions of life in general. … Read More

A Sports Watch With Special Features Can Make Your Outdoor Sports More Fun

Here’s a cool way to convince your spouse you really need one of those techie watches to help you with your favorite outdoor sport. Depending on the type of exercise or sport you enjoy here are three ideas to justify a new watch. The most obvious sport is backpacking. Another sport is hiking, but have you thought about swimming?

A Sports Watch With Special Features Can Make Your Outdoor Sports More Fun

Of course you need a compass if you are hiking or backpacking. There are so many sites online now that give you access to all kinds of maps to use for any outdoor activity. The advantage of a digital compass on your watch is it is always instantly available. Your digital compass is right there on your wrist so that you can constantly check your course.

Getting lost is the last thing you want to do when you are outdoors. So, battery life is another concern. Your watch, and compass, is of little use if its battery stops. Problem solved, many outdoor watches have an atomic timekeeping feature.

You may think you do not need a compass if just going for a afternoon hike. But, many people get lost when just going for a short hike. Sometimes this type of problem is the most serious, because the person is unprepared for the weather conditions. They just thought there was no need to prepare on a short hike. But, a wrong turn or a quick change in the weather can create a life threatening situation out of a pleasant trip.

Another hazard to be aware of when hiking or backpacking is the temperature. A sudden temperature change is a sign of changing weather. Being alert to shifts in the current temperature will help you stay ahead of any weather fronts that might be approaching.

It is best to always be prepared for the worst, but we seldom think about all the consequences. So, the least we can do is have a quality watch with a compass with us at all times.

Most people don’t wear their watch when swimming, but with today’s watches you can wear your watch anywhere. Many are safe … Read More

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