Category Archives: outdoors

Rock climbing season has arrived! Are you game? Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7:00 AM

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When: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7:00 AM Where: Mountain Skills Climbing Guides, Inc. 44 Main Street, New Paltz, NY hey everyone, we done several indoor rock climb events in this past year, So now, lets step it up a notch, and let’s see what we are made off! Join me and a few NY Thrill Seekers Saturday 28th, up the […]

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what is Tyrolean Traverses

A Tyrolean traverse is one method of crossing through free space between two high points on a rope.  In rock climbing a Tyrolean traverse is most often used to return to the main part of a wall after climbing a detached pillar.  Mountain Skills Climbing Guides can incorporate these scenarios into group rock climbing activities. Originally posted 2012-04-24 09:00:28.

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what is Rappelling

Rappelling is the controlled decent down a rope, climbers use this technique when a clifff or slope is to steep to decend without protection.  Rappelling is also a ton of fun and a great skill to learn.  Rappelling can be taught as a single skill or it can also be incorporated into any day with Mountain Skills Climbing Guides. Originally […]

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Thrill-Seekers Thrive on the Scary

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Exploring the ‘dark side’ may be a psychological need that’s met when the scare is actually over. Virtually everyone knows what it’s like to feel really scared: A pounding heartbeat. Faster breathing. Nervous perspiration. Butterflies in the stomach. But whether that fright is caused by watching a nail-biting horror movie, listening to a spine-chilling story, or prowling through a dark-as-night […]

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Buying a Sleeping Bag

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Buying the right sleeping bag can be as crucial as where you go camping. Check out some of our tips on determining the right sleeping bag. Determine the Purpose of the Sleeping Bag If being used for family camping – consider comfort If backcountry camping – consider weight and size Determine the Shape Rectangular type Provides more space for movement […]

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Get Outdoors! Go Camping New York!

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Want to get a quick start? Click on a region of the New York map to find campgrounds and RV parks in that area. Or, select FIND A PARK to narrow your search by services and amenities. Campground Owners of New York (CONY), invites you to get outdoors, go camping New York! Our New York campgrounds and RV Parks provide […]

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How to Choose the Right Camping Tent

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Ok, Buying a camping tent is really not as easy as just picking one up at the local sporting goods store. OK, it can be, but when you get out in the field with your tent and you end up freezing you’ll realize that you should spend more time in purchasing your camping tent. Caming tents are rated for use […]

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Camping First Aid Kits

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If going on a camping trip either alone or with others, it is important to first ascertain the type of camping you will be doing. Will you be taking your vehicle, pulling up next to your tent site with electric availability, which many would consider your cushy type camping, or are you going to be trekking in a remote area […]

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Types of First Aid Kits

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“Poor Man’s” First Aid Kit Making something out of nothing. The need to be creative is essential when in the outdoors. For example when hunting, you can dismantle your gun, unload it, take the barrel and blow through the end to create a trumpet-like noise. This does take some practice, but is an excellent mechanism for alerting a member of […]

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Camping Safety

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Connecticut Campground Owners Association Here are some helpful tips and information so that you will be well prepared for your camping trip.  Please print them out and keep them handy so that your next camping trip will be safe and a good time for all. Plan your trip so that you arrive at your actual campsite with enough daylight left […]

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