Online Prep for a Memorable Outdoor Adventure

The thrill of the hunt keeps hunters returning to the country’s forests and pastures each year. After you take prized game, you never forget the experience of tracking and finding deer, hogs, elk, and other game that eluded other hunters.

However, when you venture out on your own, you never know if or when you will come across game for which you have permits that year. You can increase your chances of success by taking part in hikes, adventures, and guided hunting trips this year.

Trips Based on Seasons and Game

The type of game you will pursue in the hunting excursion will largely depend on the season. Most states have seasons for the game found within their borders. Deer hunting season, for example, typically starts in mid to late November in many parts of the country. On the other hand, feral hogs can be hunted year round in places like Texas and Florida.

With that in mind, you may want to take part in the trip during a season that correlates with the game that you want to hunt. You can find out the various game seasons by visiting the website of the organization. Once you have these details, you can plan to take time off from work or school to join in the hunt this year.

Permits, Training, and Other Services

If you are not a skilled hunter, you may need to learn about the finer points of hunting before you head out to the fields or forest. Knowing how to behave and what to expect can greatly impact your chances of success.

You also need a permit to hunt. The organization provides the permits and training for you as part of the cost of your adventure. You will get a review of how to track game, how to fire a rifle, shotgun, or bow and arrow, and how to field dress your game if you are successful.

Hunting is a time-honored tradition that beckons to adventure and outdoor enthusiasts each year. You can take part in the fun by joining in a hunt that is guided by a seasoned hunter.

Top 5 Heated Clothing Options For Hunters in Freezing Temperatures

You won’t find any list or blog post about preparing for hunting season that doesn’t list clothing as a necessary purchase. It’s not just an option to dress warmly when you plan to spend all day watching for game, perhaps in subzero temperatures.

But modern advancements in clothing mean you don’t have to wear so many layers that moving becomes cumbersome. You can swap out bulky clothing for thinner, thermal clothing with battery-powered heaters to keep you warm.

Below, you’ll find the top five heated clothing options for hunters.

1. Heated Gloves

Normal gloves are often bulky, reducing your dexterity. However, heated gloves have a lower profile, so you can grab your weapon or even snack while in your tree stand without having to remove your gloves, which defeats the purpose of wearing gloves, to begin with. You’ll also find heated glove liners that you can slip into your favorite pair of gloves if you don’t want to purchase a new pair entirely.

2. Heated Shirts

You’ll find heated hunting gear for both men and women, and shirts are one thing that comes in different profiles for a man or a woman. A heated shirt will be snugger fit for a woman, keeping heat that much closer to her body. A shirt like this the perfect base to go with your vest, sweatshirt, and jacket. Some shirts even have ports for you to charge your phone.

3. Heated Socks

You’ve probably stuffed hand or foot warmers into the toes of your boots to keep warm in the past. Perhaps you’ve stomped around in an attempt to keep your heart pumping and temperature up. But extremities like your fingers and toes are the first body parts that feel the cold sink in. That’s precisely why heated socks make so much sense. The combination of battery-powered heat and wool keeps you cozy and warm no matter how cold it might be outside.

4. Heated Jackets

If you’re a practiced hunter, then you know to wear warm layers well before you even put on your jacket. A warming jacket can combat even the most extreme winter weather, so you don’t have to miss a day of hunting.

For people who want to wear their own jackets, a heated vest worn over the base layer but beneath the jacket offers comfort without compromise.

5. Heated Seats

Okay, so this last one isn’t something that you wear, but it’s something an avid hunter might want to take out to the woods, anyway! A heated seat or seat cushion keeps your backside warm as you wait for the perfect moment to strike. You won’t be rustling around and making noise, which could scare away your pray, as long as you’re comfortable.

Of course, you don’t have to be a hunter to enjoy heated gear. Winter sports enthusiasts also enjoy heated jackets, gloves, and even caps. And you might like the heated gear enough to wear it after hunting season has finished but the weather is still cold.

 

Starting The Summer Break At The Spray Park In Celebration Park

Spray Park at the Celebration Park in Allen, TX

Summer is just around the corner my friends.  What are your plans to beat the heat? Are you heading to the beach or to a cold place this summer?

While you are in the process of finalizing your summer vacation plans, take your kids to splash park or a spray park near you. Children enjoy anything involving water fun during the summer.

My cousin and a few mom friends took our girls to the spray park in Allen.  It is quite a bit of a drive but we like it there better because the spray park has more than five water play equipment that the children enjoy. Next to the spray park is a big playground  with swings and all.  There is also a pavilion with tables and chairs for picnics. For some relaxation time, visitors can also enjoy having a good conversation under the shady trees along side of the spray park.

Banana Boat Sunscreen and sunglasses.

There is so much joy in the children’s eyes splashing and playing with the water in the spray park. Just don’t forget to re-apply your trusted sunscreen on your little ones’ skin for protection against the harmful sun rays. My darling daughter and I use Banana Boat Sunscreen Spray with SPF 50+. It is non-greasy and easy to apply sunscreen spray. Important:  Close eyes when spraying on the face. Sunglasses are an essential this summertime, too. They protect your eyes from harmful glare of the sun. For glare sensitive people like me, I always wear sunglasses outdoors. They are a must-have accessories.

So whatever you decide to do outdoors this summer, always bring sunscreen and wear sunglasses.