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Hiking Las Vegas Blog
Life today has become so easy. Thanks to technological advancement, our lives have become more comfortable. As human beings, we made a connection in technology about everything. If we don't know something, we just search on Google for answers. If we run out of food, we can immediately call for a delivery service. We live in a world where everything we need is right on our palm. We are so overwhelmed that a simple problem is like a big burden for us. We often neglect to think much about survival skills in this modern world. If you ask someone if they can survive one night in the wilderness, most respondents can't answer with certainty that they would know how to survive in this kind of situation.
So whether you decided to go on a trip to the wild and try to be brave, here are some expert tips that could make a difference and change your perspective in life.
When going on a trip to the wilderness, it is a good idea to take the time to learn everything that you might encounter in the woods. Being knowledgeable and equipped could help you avoid difficult situations. When you're in a survival situation, it is not the perfect time to panic. It is one of the biggest challenges and prone to danger when you're out in the woods. If your mind begins to feel scared or nervous, it will react and make your body out of control. You are more likely to get through it if you focus on maintaining a calm and positive attitude and apply all the things you know beforehand.
Build a Shelter
Before going into the wild, you need to learn how to protect yourself. Start by learning how to build a shelter. Building a nice, sturdy, and effective shelter can keep you and your companion safe from other elements that could be harmful to your body. Having a shelter can also protect you from animals lurking around the corner as there is a possibility to attack you if you are in an open space. According to this article from Theusmarines.com, finding shelter is the most important rule in survival. There are a few shelters that you can make from the available materials in the wild. Some famous shelters that experts recommend is a lean-to and let the airflow. Another tip that could give you an edge among others is to pick the right location that is near to water, but safe from flooding as it gives you a lot of natural resources in hand.
Set a Fire
The temperature in the wilderness can drop rapidly, so it is a good idea to know how to build a fire. Start by collecting twigs, branches, and dry leaves to keep the fire burning. These things are widely available in the wilderness. The next step you can do is to spark a fire, you can do it by having a flint and steel. You can buy a flint set anywhere and they are very affordable. It is also a good investment if you wanted to do it again. If you don't carry a flint, you may improvise a magnifying glass. You can simply put water inside a clear plastic and seal it up like a balloon to reflect the sun's ray and create a fire. A gentle reminder, do not ever light a fire directly on wet ground as it will not spark.
Water is one of your top priorities when you are in the wilderness. However, finding a natural source of freshwater can be difficult. You should avoid collecting waters from puddles or lakes as these bodies of water can be a house of many pathogens and bacterias. The best place to collect water in the wild is the one from running streams or rivers. Nonetheless, it should always be purified before consuming it. Do it by boiling the water over a fire or you can make your portable water filter. Simply find an empty bottle, poke a small hole at the bottom part, fill it up with coarse gravel, sand, charcoal, and fine sand and add water to the top layer of the materials. Collect the water that is coming out of the small hole you created. Finding a clean, free from contaminated water is the key to your survival in the wild.
All these tips are key to your survival in the wilderness. Do not make yourself tired. Take some time and focus on the situation. Use the time you have as an advantage. These tips will help you go back to your house in full. Be sure to practice and enhance all your skills and use them to your best advantage.
Las Vegas is one of the most famous cities on the planet. Synonymous with the thrills and fun of gambling, Vegas welcomes millions of visitors each and every year.
Whether you come for the gaming, the food or the general madness, Vegas has to be seen to be believed. The best way to do this is by touring some of the city’s most iconic casinos on foot, breathing in the unique atmosphere of the place.
Whether you head to the grand old casinos or a new up and comer, there are some amazing sites to see across the city’s casinos.
In this article, we will provide a guide to the best casinos to hike around in Las Vegas. Let’s get going with a look at maybe the most famous and impressive of the lot.
Certainly, one of Las Vegas’ top casinos, Caesar’s Palace has been welcoming visitors for over half a century. Located right on the strip at the heart of the action, the unique Roman theme of this place remains a draw for tourists to this day. From gondola rides to authentic pizza parlors to a Coliseum-style theater, Caesar’s Palace takes you back to Ancient Rome without ever leaving Nevada!
One of the best parts about Caesar’s Palace is the poker, with some of the planet’s highest-stakes tables available to play here. If you’re not pro, don’t worry, this is the ideal place to come and see how the big players roll!
Caesar’s Palace has to be the most ‘Las Vegas’ or any casino in Las Vegas. Wild, eye-opening and uniquely strange, this place has to be seen to be believed.
With plenty of restaurants, an amazing garden and probably the most famous fountains on the planet, the Bellagio is a Las Vegas casino that is a byword for class the world over. A hike through this enormous space is a must for any visitor, with the poker tables also among some of the best on earth. Grab a bite to eat, place a bet, sip a cocktail, the Bellagio is the place to do it all!
Although places like the Bellagio can not be imitated anywhere, the truth is that online casino sites are proving more popular than ever. If you are looking to take your gaming from the tables to the web, a collection of the best casino sites can be found here.
Did you know that the MGM Grand is actually America’s largest hotel? A hike around this resort might require some serious fuel so you’re lucky that there are literally dozens of restaurants and bars here. With over 171,500 square feet, the MGM is pure Vegas excess! With that said, there are some seriously amazing sites to see here, such as the grand lobby and some of the most expensive restaurants in town.
Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower, Best known for its tower and the rollercoaster that sits atop it, the Stratosphere is a mindbending casino taking in a massive 80,000 square foot of space.
The hotel and casino has a reputation for slots, with over fifteen-hundred available to players of all types. Throw in some great places to eat, cool bars and a whole host of other attractions and it’s clear that a hike around this hotel-casino is a must!
The bright lights. The glitz. The glamor. When it comes to a Vegas vacation, there are certain images that are standard operating procedure. You check out the casinos. You hit the sportsbooks or the race book. You try out all that the night life that the Las Vegas strip has to offer.
There’s plenty happening in Vegas whenever you stay in Vegas. And no matter which pursuits crank up the adrenaline for you, it’s a sure bet that you’ll find those opportunities either right in Las Vegas, or at a nearby and easily reachable locale.
This holds true for hikers as well. Vegas may offer the peak of the entertainment, gaming and sports world but folks who love to explore nature will discover that they can combine the excitement of the strip with the chance to traverse some of the most intriguing and challenging hiking trails that there is to offer.
Whether you’re coming from Timbuktu, Tennessee or Texas to place your bets, Las Vegas isn’t a gamble when it comes to hiking opportunities. In fact there’s a jackpot full of options.
Whether you’re seeking anything from a family stroll to a world-class climb to ascend treacherous peaks, there’s an all-inclusive trip to Vegas that can satisfy both your need to hike as well as your need to hike the strip.
Las Vegas is known for its flashing lights and exciting nightlife more than its stunning trails or exciting sports games. However, Vegas offers both, and it's a great location for any active person interested in outdoor activities or sports.
For those who prefer to watch competitive sports, the city is home to most major American sports leagues. And for those who prefer to get outdoors and get active, there are ample state parks and well-marked trails that showcase some of the US’s most stunning landscapes.
If you are going to go to all the time, trouble, and expense of getting a degree, it makes sense to make sure that you end up with a good one. A degree from a respected university will open all kinds of doors for you. Whereas, sadly, one from a lesser-known university is not likely to get you as far. Below, I briefly share how to boost your chances of being accepted by one of the better universities.
Last week I had a massage at Neko Massage Studio. My last massage was over a year ago. I have been having an issue with my left glute for several months, which was creating issues when I hiked. Continue reading to find out how I liked my massage.
For the past six months I have been experiencing knee pain when I hike and it was becoming an issue. If my left knee bent more the 90 degrees I was in pain. This made scrambling difficult and painful. I needed to find a solution.
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I have done over 2,000 hikes in the past 24 years. From easy hikes to hikes such as: Badwater to Telescope Peak, the 4 Peak hike in Red Rock, Mummy Head to Toe, and numerous peaks in the Sierra. I have done a ton of hardcore hikes; however, I have never had knee surgery.
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I am still being careful with my knees using my hands to descend, if possible, and not jumping. When I wear these knee sleeves I feel 10 years younger and can hike like I use to!
Getting out into the open air and onto your feet may be one of your favorite ways to spend the weekend, and if you are interested in taking a very last-minute getaway, you might be feeling a little stressed at how you will be able to finance it. It’s easy enough to plan ahead for hiking trips themselves, but actually financing it is something people really struggle with when they are so last minute. So use the tips in this article to help you budget for that trip with ease.
First, it’s worth considering the general expenses you’re likely to accrue when you take your hiking trip. Will you be able to afford all of the different costs, when they’re put together? These costs include:
If you’re a seasoned hiker, it’s likely that you have a good amount of your equipment already bought and prepared for your periods of exciting exploration. But if you’re new to the hiking adventure, and you’re looking forward to planning your last-minute trip, you should consider buying your equipment and having it delivered as soon as possible.
Search online for the best kinds of equipment on the market, and then make use of fast loans from Cashlady in order to quickly amass the capital you need for all of these new bits of equipment. This could be great walking boots, a firm and comfortable walking bag, or walking equipment like sticks and gloves. Take a look at Hiking Dude for hiking tips to understand what equipment you’ll need on your hiking getaway.
For every trip into the unknown, you’re likely to incur high costs that you didn’t anticipate. Sometimes that’s because something unfortunate happened to you while you were away, and you needed to pay for medical attention, or you needed to find the money for an extra trip in a car or bus to get from A to B. Other times, it’s simply because you didn’t budget correctly.
Whatever the reason, when you’re budgeting for a hiking trip, it’s always worth adding a little extra cash on the end of your budget for emergencies – the sort of cash that will get you home safe and sound, should you need to evacuate or get yourself to safety quickly from your hike. It’s important that you include this money in your budget, in order to keep you safe while on your short hiking adventure.
The three budgeting tips outlined above will help you make the most of your last-minute hiking trip in the future, without stressing about cash and finances while you’re out on your walk.
In the Second grade I learned a valuable lesson. My grandfather was a top salesman for the company he worked for and one of the first salesmen to fly to clients, instead of driving. It was a big deal in the fifties and sixties to fly. His company had a pencil with a foot long eraser for advertising purposes. It was pretty clever and really cool for a seven year old. I took one to school and all the kids loved it and wanted one. I got a bunch from my grandfather and sold them for; I believe 25 cents a piece. Actually, I didn’t have to sell them, the kids begged me to buy them.
Lesson learned: If you have a good enough product, you don’t have to sell it.
RedAs my teenage years rolled around I turned my attention to fireworks. We had no malicious intent just curiosity that many teenage boys had back then. Instead of taking apart gunshot shells or Estes Rockets like most kids were doing, I researched the formula for gunpowder. This was not near as easy as today; there was no internet back then. I learned that the main ingredient of gunpowder was potassium nitrate. The local pharmacy sold potassium nitrate, but it was fairly expensive. With some research I found a chemical company that sold 100 pound bag of potassium nitrate for $17.00. I was paying $1.50 for four ounces or $6.00 a pound at the local pharmacy. I talked my dad into driving me down to the chemical company (I was too young to driver - 14 years old) and I bought a 100 pounds of potassium nitrate! What the hell was I going to do with 100 pounds of potassium nitrate? Sell it to the other kids in the neighborhood! I was getting a reputation for knowing how to make fireworks and bombs. I started selling eight ounces for $1.50, twice the amount at the same price the pharmacy sold it for. I sold so much potassium nitrate the local pharmacy quit carrying it! I had two of my friends selling it at the high schools they attended. The sales brought in enough money that I never had to use my own money for other chemicals and supplies I needed. Read more
I was never satisfied with the gunpowder we made. It wasn’t reliable and sometimes it did not explode. We started experimenting with all kinds of different mixtures to see if we could come up with a better combination that would make a great bomb. Day after day we tried and nothing worked. Even though we had failure after failure, we would always be careful while doing the experiments by hiding behind a tree, fence etc. so we did not get hurt. We were getting pretty frustrated and it was hard to get my friends to try just one more experiment, then one magical night we hit the jackpot. It started out like all the other experiments. I carried the mixture to a sandbox, I lit the fuse, and I ran behind the tree where my friends were waiting. They were getting tired of duds after duds and really not paying attention. All of a sudden the entire night lit up and then the loudest boom I ever heard echoed across the country-side. We all started laughing uncontrollably and hugging each other. We knew we discovered the magical formula we had been searching for! It felt like winning the Super Bowl.
Lessons learned: Distribution channels and never give up.
I was 15 years old when I went to my first concert and I loved it, except I was sitting so far away I could barely see the band. Instead of doing the same thing all my friends were doing, standing in long lines to get the first tickets or getting lousy seats, I made myself useful to the bands. I learned photography and then learned how to contact the bands before the concerts. These were big bands, not local bands, but since this was back in the 80’s there was really no security. I told the bands I was a freelance photographer and I would shoot photos for them if they gave me backstage passes. I never sat in lousy seats again. I either had front row seats or backstage passes. I would go to the concerts for free, have the best seats, and then sell the photos to the kids at my high school. Actually I did not have to sell any photos. They would ask me if I went to the concert and ask me to buy my photos. Again, you don’t have to sell if you have a great product. The product sells itself.
Lesson learned: Don’t follow the crowd. Do the opposite, create value, and reap the rewards.
I learned all these important life lessons before I was old enough to legally drive!
To read more buy the upcoming book: 52 Lessons from the 52 Peak Club.
Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas and creator of the 52 Peak Club where members hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas, NV