When Nature Calls: 8 Outdoor Tips for Your Next Adventure

Are you planning for your next outdoor adventure?

So, you are excited to do backpacking, rafting, climbing, trekking, and other self-propelled modes of adventures. Adventures bring us closer to the mother nature that provides us with a euphoric feeling. It can be gratifying because of the stunning sceneries and enjoyable experience. However, it can also be extremely challenging.

So, to thoroughly enjoy your wonderful escapade, I created some tips for your next outdoor adventure. I assure you that you will be ready to deal with whatever nature will throw you.

Tip #1: Be physically prepared.

Being physically prepared is an important thing to be ready for before your exhilarating and unpredictable outdoor experience.

From the Health and Wellness section of the University of British Columbia, you can find a statement telling us that getting active does not require several hours of gym. In fact, a 10-minute workout break is beneficial. You can also advance your physical exercise to prepare yourself physically.

I used to think that my walking activity is enough. However, when I tried yoga, I found more. I started showing up on my mat many times in a week, and I began to notice that my body felt stronger than before. You can try other exercises such as cycling. If you do not have time to start your daily physical workout yet, do the daily walking activity. Start small and work way up to the level of fitness that you need to complete your next adventure.

Tip #  2. Know the necessary survival skills.

Venturing into the unknown may be dangerous, most especially if it is taking you out of your comfort zone. The point is things can go wrong no matter how well you prepare, how many precautions you take, and how experienced you are.  According to the Wilderness Awareness School, there are just five basic survival skills necessary for you to make it home safely.

The five necessary survival skills include knowledge of the basic first aid, shelter, water and food, fire, and signal. First Aid survival technique does not only focus on the basic medical needs. It pertains more to the primary way you act to survive. Do not panic, remain calm, sit, think, observe, and plan. The shelter protects our body from too much exposure from the sun, wind, cold, rain, or snow while food and water are crucial towards survival. Among all these, the fire is the king of the survival techniques. A person who ventures on an outdoor adventure should know at least a minimum of two ways to start a fire. A fire can purify water, cook food, provide warmth, comfort, and light. It can also help signal rescuers or keeps predators at a distance. Lastly, signaling, it is a unique technique that gives you the ability to make potentials rescuers aware that you need help. 

Tip # 3. Bring navigational tools. 

If you are planning for your next adventure, carry a gear that you will need to have. Say, you intend to do a rock climbing, you will need carabiners and harnesses while for water rafting, you will need life jackets. For any outdoor activity, whether it is a walk in the local nature or a trek on a faraway mountain, bring your essentials to ensure your survival if an emergency occurs.

Navigational tools such as a map or a road map, a compass, and a Global Positioning System, commonly called as GPS are helpful. A map is a general reference that shows landforms, water bodies, political boundaries, and the position of the city. It acts as a guide in places that you haven’t visited before. A roadmap is also known as a route map that displays the roads as well as the transport links.  With the use of a map, you do not have to depend on anyone for local direction because it acts as a direction finder.

Meanwhile, a compass is an instrument that shows the direction concerning geographic directions. It is easy to use and lightweight. Hang it in your backpack or around your neck. On the other hand, a GPS is also excellent navigation and precise positioning tool that will pinpoint your exact position in up to three dimensions of latitude, longitude, and altitude. Whichever of these three you can have will be helpful. If you can have all of them, the better.

Now, if you love the nature and you want to figure out objects in the distance, you will need another gear. Use a monocular to zoom and see close-up views. Monocular is a miniature and low powered telescope that will make it easy for you to survey things which are far away, a good monocular will allow you to see further a more detailed figure. 

Tip #  4. Pick the right timing. 

I recommend that you go for your next adventure during the shoulder season for your destination only if you have the flexibility of time. According to Tripsavvy, shoulder season is the period between the peak and low seasons. Usually, it is an excellent time to get cheap deals on flight and hotel rates. You’ll find the best value for your money. Hence, you can save money, at the same time, avoid crowds and long lines which are typical in the tourist-filled cities.

For adventure travelers, it is possible to have a restriction to the activity you’ll be engaging. Seasonal sports like ice-climbing or canyoning is only available during a specific time of the year. Do you plan on whitewater rafting in Iceland? Check when the rivers flow the highest. Do you want to go trekking? Read up some to know which time of the year is the best time to visit. Regardless of the place, getting the time right can hugely enhance your entire experience.

Tip # 5. Pack things light.

I am a minimalist travel adventure packer, and the reason behind this is that I don’t want to drag a suitcase that will look taller than me. I don’t want to have a massive pack on my back and another big one in front.

The minimalist packing begins with the choice of luggage. It is, in fact, a place where most people make their misstep. Here is the thing, if you buy a suitcase or a backpack that is bigger than the carry-on size of the bag, you will never travel light. So, if your travel pack is small, it is going to force you to pack sensibly light. Besides,  science proved that your stuff would expand and fill all available spaces, regardless of how big or small is your suitcase. So, limit this expansion from the start to make packing a whole lot easier.

Tip #6. Be aware of the weather conditions.

Exploring the nature can be unpredictable, and when you come into play, the weather condition is often a critical consideration in the success and safety of your great outdoor activity.  Mother nature changes its course and suddenly make your plans in jeopardy. As what I have experienced, weather conditions determine what I wear, where, and how far I can venture. Do not trust your outdoor adventure away from the meteorologist. Get the exact local weather conditions.

The good thing is we can get a weather forecast. In today’s digital age, whether by an hour or day, the weather forecast is available online. It only takes one click away on your mouse or your handheld device.  Then, make an educated decision. Will you be heading out today or tomorrow? It will certainly depend. If there is lightning in the weather forecast, do not proceed with your mountain climbing adventure or water rafting. Use your common sense, and get the most out of your adventure experience.

Tip #: 7. Embrace “Leave no Trace” Policy.

You probably have heard or seen the phrase, “Leave No Trace.” It is a policy developed by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. The principal purpose of this policy is to implement practices that will protect the natural environments that travelers invade during their adventures.

There are 7 Core Principles of the Leave No Trace Policy which can be adopted for your outdoor adventure. Remember to be prepared ahead of time by careful planning; Do not camp on areas that are prone to erosion; Get rid properly of your leftovers, litters, and wastewater; Do not remove anything from its natural environment; Adhere to campfire practices safely; Respect the wildlife;  and Remember that other people also want to enjoy their adventure.

Tip # 8. Remember the phrase, “Mind over matter.”

Mind over matter  is a phrase that refers to one’s ability to use his/her willpower over physical limitations. It suggests that the mind can accomplish infinite limitations whether it be physical or mental. Hence, it is essential to believe that we are not less powerful than our determination.

Positive mental attitude creates a difference in your planned adventure. It will determine whether you will enjoy or you will hate your travel outdoor. If you don’t mind negative things, it doesn’t matter.

I am a lover of outdoor adventures, and over the years, I have used all these tips several times. In fact, I regretted a single time I ignored this. So, when nature calls, remember this 8 outdoor tips for your next adventure.

If you agree and enjoy this article, share this with anyone you think may be interested. Do you have some tips for your next adventure? Write your comment below.

 

About the Author:

Hi! I’m Demi – founder and editor in chief here at Outdoorsdoc and welcome to my blog. Here, I will share everything I know about enjoying and surviving the outdoors and sports. Whether you love to go outdoors, you will find interesting and informational articles on this blog.

What bow accessories do you need for hunting?

Every bow has its own specific accessories needed to provide the archer the best possible performance. It is not necessary for an archer to buy an expensive one to make his bow perform better. There are some affordable ones that could be a game-changer for every bow.

Stabilizer

Stabilizers are made so they can produce a better shooting accuracy. They are not allowing the bow to move and stabilizing just to keep it steady at full draw. The stabilizers’ size and weight are depending on the bow the archer is using. They are very important because they absorb the vibrations of the archer’s hand so his hands stop constantly moving, which results a better accuracy of the shot. It is well-known that stabilizers are crucial when the archer is shooting at long-range targets and on windy weather. It is not recommended to be used for mobile hunting, because it reduces the archer’s speed by some distance.

Bow Sling

What bow sling does is actually allowing the archer to carry his bow without even using his hands. They are needed for running or walking through the forest and what is really important about them is their ability to not causing any inconvenience to its user. Their ability to be waterproofed keeps the bow dry during rainy days. It is easy to attach the bow sling to any bowl.

Bow Sights

It is really important to have a bow sights for any archer who wants to improve his long range shots. What they actually do is helping the eye point out the exact place the arrow would be heading to. There are many kinds of bow sights but 4 of them are mostly used by nowadays archer.

First of them are Target Sights – they are rarely used in hunting, because they are not easy to be used on moving targets. They are most accurate though and they have an ability of allowing the archer to set the single-pin to any range he is looking after.

Moveable-Pin Sights are very popular because they allow the archer to adjust them for any distance he likes to.

Fixed-Pin Sights have most of the times 5 pins and they are the best for fixed positions.

Pendulum Sights are designed specifically for famous treestand hunters (those who are above the target and are shooting downhill) and are also named Treestand sights

Bow case

Bow cases are necessary because they are helping the bow keep its shape when it is not used. While hunting, people usually do not take them with themselves. The plush lined bow cases, who have spots specially designed for arrows can keep every bow alive. It is important to note that bow cases may be a dangerous object for any curious kid. Their owners are recommended to keep them safe from children.

Arrows

A bow cannot be functional without its arrows. Everyone knows that. What novice archers do is underestimating the importance of good arrows and how crucial are they for his performance. Aside from arrows producing firms, some old school archers may have the ability to make the best arrow possible. It is easy even for novices to make arrows – what they need is a broadhead, a bolt and a fletching device. The broadhead is the pointed part of the arrow, which is causing the damage, the bolt is the stick one and the fletch is the part that keeps the arrow constantly stabilized during hunting.

Those are the most important bow accessories every hunter must buy for improve his hunting game. It is important to remember that in hunting cheaper accessories sometimes may be the best option for every bow.

6 Best Hunting Crossbows That You Need to Know

A hunting crossbow is a weapon similar to the age old classic bow and arrow. Its shape is of a bow and the place where the arrow is installed to launch is mounted on a framework, and can hold the created tension for a long period of time and have more precision as compared to conventional bows. The arrows are known as quarrels or bolts. The original hunting crossbow was designed and developed in ancient China.

Using a hunting crossbow requires physical strength especially in the upper body and arms. Using a hunting crossbow also requires training as well as sharp eyesight and concentration so that the goal can be achieved. Earlier, crossbows were cheap and made of simple technology and were mostly used in warfare and animal hunting. It is now provided by arms and weapons industry and is mostly used in archery and related sports.

Knowing how to use it is a skill that needs to be practiced. Nowadays bolts don’t have the feather like thing behind as it was there in the earlier arrows, known as fletching.

They though not used in assassination; they are still used in paramilitary forces and are used as counter-sniper weapon.

It is important to choose the best hunting crossbow so that you can have highest possible and a diverse range of draw weights, perfect design so that it is easy to handle it, construction quality, can pass through all safety tests.

Following are the types to choose the best hunting crossbows:

1. Centre point Sniper 370: it can draw weights of 185 lbs and has a velocity of 370 FPS. It can be used in animal hunting and the weight and length of crossbow is 7.9 lbs and 36.5” respectively. It is lightweight and compact and the stocks and firearm are easy to adjust. It has 4×32 scope and a four-arrow quiver and comes with a shoulder sling and three carbon bolts of 20 inches each. It can hunt deer, elk, bear, and moose. But the front is fairly heavy. It won’t strain your shoulder or back. There are integrated suppressors to keep the vibration and noise level down.

2. Centrepoint Gladiator Whisper 405: it has 4×32 mm scope and is quiet and vibration free. It is only 13.5 inches wide when cocked axle to axle. It can aim up to 50 yards only and is slightly heavy. It comes with a sling and three-arrow quiver with rope cocking device and three 20-inch 390-grain carbon arrows. It doesn’t have a speed dial and can generate up to 142 pounds of kinetic energy and is good for hunting.

3. Browning OneSevenOne: it is fast and powerful and has three pica tinny rails. It comes with Cross 1.5–5x 32 mm illuminated scopes, three-arrow quiver with mounting bracket, three 22-inch carbon arrows and rope-cocking device. It can draw a 170-pound weight to propel your arrows downrange at 390 FPS. The scope doesn’t include zero. It can be used to hunt bison’s and grizzly bears.

4. Bear Archery Bruzer FFL: as the name denotes, it can be used in hunting animals like deer, elk, bear, and moose and comes with Trophy Ridge XF425 Scope, 3 20-inch Trophy Ridge insidious bolts, pica tinny-mount quiver, cocking sled, and a rail lube. It can draw weight of 125 pounds and supports forward facing limbs for better balance. It is heavy to carry and the trigger pull is quite too long.

5. Killer Instinct 350: the draw weight is 165 lbs and has an illuminated scope with tactical side-mount quiver and adjustable foregrip for better control. It has 4×32 scope, 3-arrow quiver, a cocking device and 3 carbon arrows of 20” each. Its velocity is 350 FPS and can draw 190 lbs of kinetic energy. The trigger is heavy but is powerful and can be used to hunt.

6. Spider 150: it is very inexpensive and includes a cocking device. It also has 4×32 multi retile scope but it’s no easy to assemble and the velocity is 250 FPS with 55ft lbs kinetic energy. Only small animals can be hunted using this. The Spider comes with 2 16” arrows and 6 20” aluminum arrows.

Always remember the legal conditions of your area before using a crossbow.

Finding the Best Pistol Crossbows for Hunting

Several factors comes into play when one is shopping for hunting pistol crossbows. Choosing the best hunting pistol crossbows depends on the type of game being hunted, the type of bow used and the cost of the bow. All must be considered when trying to decide on the right pistol crossbows for hunting.

But how do you choose the right pistol crossbow to buy?

What are the considerations you must ponder upon before buying one? Well, first and foremost, you must look at the price and quality. You must consider its specifications and capability. Is this certain price for example justified for this specific model? Or can this type perform better than the other? Can this model of pistol crossbow stand constant firing and loading? Is the pistol crossbow made of plastic or metal? Some people though prefer accuracy more than anything else. Thus, you can choose the recurve design or the feature compound system depending on your personal preference and priority.

The compound system, unlike the recurve design can increase speed and power but is more heavy and complex. Systems to cock the bow also differ from one another. The first one uses a stirrup wherein you can hold the bow vertically with your foot and then bowstring with the hand. The other one uses a lever to cock the bow.

Thus, you can decide what to choose through considering convenience against speed. Another thing to consider is the amount of power that can be produced. Maximum power is not at all good because it means that the more power you’re using, the more effort to load and the more stress on its components will be used. And if you’re using a pistol crossbow as a means of target shooting, less loading can be better. One must also consider certain aspects in its package like the presence of a user-friendly manual, the warranties in case of problems and the availability of the parts and accessories needed in case of damages.

Thus, knowing the answers to these questions and identifying the capabilities that a certain pistol crossbow can offer you can somehow be helpful in deciding the right pistol crossbow to buy. The choice of the right pistol crossbow is depends really on the person who wants to buy it. The concept of pistol crossbows is just the same; your decision will just be dependent on your preferences and priorities.

The type of game being hunted has more of an effect on the hunting pistol crossbows; this should be a serious point of consideration. Pistol crossbows used to hunt small game are far more likely to be fired into the ground or into a tree. Therefore, it is really a good idea to use the expensive hunting pistol crossbows.

Even experienced hunters generally have a hard time sifting through the different options and technologies available in today’s hunting crossbow. This article helps simplify the process of choosing the best pistol crossbows.

Knowing the Basics

If one is new to pistol crossbows it’s advisable to have time to understand the basic features that are there in pistol crossbows and the crossbow terminology. This helps immensely during shopping for a right crossbow.

Consider Your Game

Different hunting pistol crossbows are best suited to different types of game. The animals that are fast requires faster crossbow. For large animals, the power of bow and the draw weight is very important in choosing a bow. You need to ensure that there is enough draw weight for penetrating the game hide.

Getting Pinpoint Accuracy with Crossbow Laser Sights

The crossbow is a medieval weapon that, at the time, was used as the main weapon of choice for long-range war. It was mainly used by archers located at the top of the castle or castle. Today, however, the archery arc has been reduced to a hunter’s weapon or as a key tool in archery shooting sport. While developments in technology have made it very easy to use a bow, it is still very difficult to determine where the particular arrow will go when the target is at a great distance. Pulsed arches are typically used as laser sights to enhance accuracy in addition to ranges.

What are the uses of Crossbow Laser Sights?

These scenes are convenient enclosures that serve as indicators of where the spring lightning will occur. It is very portable and attaches either to the lower side of the body of the bow or above the range. They use a high-density beam that can reach objects even in longer distances. This does not mean that the target will always be hit. The stability, origin, and manufacture of the arch are the fundamental aspects to be observed when targeting very distant targets. Laser bands operate as a type of mark to determine whether these targets are attainable. For near-medium-range targets, laser sights give extreme accuracy. The strength of the arch and the blade, as well as the enhanced precision of these features, makes the bow and ark a deadly weapon.

Using laser sight with a regular range

They are usually paired with scopes to enhance the accuracy of the hunter. Domains can determine the target range and will also determine the possibilities of hitting the target. Regular bands are also useful for the catcher because they allow the arc and arcs to be modified. An ideal horizontal axis with the horizon increases the total distance of the arc range, as well as increasing accuracy. Laser sighting is preferred with a regular range by hunters who hunt for the hobby rather than sport. This mix is ​​also used by fishermen who hunt dangerous or large game. This combination effectively keeps them away from harm.

Should laser sights be used with or without scopes?

Basically, this question is all about preference. Those who prefer more challenge use it only without a range. Typically, fishermen who do not use scopes are more inclined to join sports events. On the other hand, anglers who prefer less challenge them use regular ranges. These hunters usually use the fishing bow to hunt, so they need to hit the killing blow with each shot. The laser helps to keep away from their target without sacrificing accuracy and strength. However, some hunting events prevent the use of saws since the more advanced ranges may turn the tide into a single game. However, the laser light along with the scope does not necessarily mean a great fisherman. Everything still lies with the skill of the hunter. Always remember that these crossbows will pierce the flesh, so you should always show special security when using them and how fun, should not be considered a toy. Be sure to follow the rules of using your crossbow from a pistol and enjoy the fun!

Why You Might Want to Try Using a Camping Hammock

Camping and the tent have been synonymous for decades, but a new trend in outdoor recreation is re-writing this dynamic.  Leave behind the tent poles, stakes, footprints, and find out the many advantages of sleeping in a camping hammock.

The first advantage a camping hammock has over a tent is size and weight.  A hammock and the straps needed to hang it weighs 2-3 pounds, and can pack down into a small size. This is as light or lighter than ultralight tents, and take up far less space.  For a single person camping hammock, you can even find them for under 2 pounds.

This leads to the next advantage; price.  A camping hammock, such as the ones at Peak Camping Hammock, are well under 100 dollars. This is only a fraction of the price for a tent of comparable weight or size. In addition, campers often end up spending more money on accessories to make their sleeping more bearable. With a hammock, this is a different story. At most, you would only need 2-3 additional accessories to protect you from even the most extreme elements. One of the most popular accessories is a rain fly. It is great for keeping you and your camping hammock dry and providing additional shade. It also can also reduce the effects of wind gusts cutting through the nylon. Another popular accessory is a bug net. There are some hammocks with them built-in to the hammock, but a more popular approach is a separate bug net that can be attached on command in a matter of minutes keeping out all the unwanted bits of nature.

Comfort is another benefit that a camping hammock offers.  There is a reason that the mattress industry is billion-dollar industry; people like to be comfortable.  When sleeping in a tent you are on the hard, and usually unforgiving ground.  To alleviate that discomfort you can add things like inflatable or foam pads.  Both options get you off the ground, in a small way, but still are additional pieces of gear you need to buy and carry.  In contrast, you cannot get much more comfortable than hanging in the air, cocooned by breathable nylon. The natural curved shape the hammock takes allows your head to rest at an angle, much like a pillow is designed to do.  This allows for a comfortable night of sleep.

When inclement weather comes, hammocks can provide the same protection that a tent can, by adding a small overhead tarp.  This is commonly known as a rain fly and will protect against the rain, but your sleeping arrangement will still be open to airflow, unlike a tent with the rainfly attached.  If you are setting up camp in a bug populated area, you can attach a mesh cover over the hammock, which is a lightweight and breathable accessory to your setup.

In addition to being an amazing bed to sleep in, the hammock can serve as a chair during the day when relaxing.  If you have a buddy who needs a seat, then you can check out the 2 person camping hammock options which are rated to hold 500 or more pounds.

Lastly, the hammock allows you to be fully immersed in the outdoors, and isn’t that why you are out there in the first place? You can feel the gentle sway of the trees as you nod off.  You will feel a cool evening breeze, look up at the towering pines or shivering aspens, then, of course, see the stars slowly pass by.   You will wake up feeling rested in a bed inspired by nature, surrounded by the very sights and smells you ventured out to be in.

Sleeping Well While Snow Camping

Whilst writing this camping blog post I am sitting here wondering how many people actually associate Australia with snow. There’s a lot of people out there that have no idea that Australia even has any snow, the idea being that all of Australia is covered in a barely habitable stinking hot desert.

This is of course not the case as we are blessed with many different weather biomes, including snow.

For those of us that love to camp, we love to do it in a variety of environments so for us snow is no barrier to getting out and enjoying the great outdoors.

Camping is perfect for getting out amongst the snow and really seeing all of it, especially since you’re probably going to need to hike a great distance and if you’re only going to hike as far as you can go in half a day, then turn around and come back, you’re not going to see much.

Camping gives us the opportunity to see much more nature than we could otherwise, but only if we do it right. With snow it’s paramount that you get it right to ensure you stay healthy and safe, snow camping is considered by many to be the riskiest way to camp in Australia.

So the following is a brief reminder of things to consider when it comes time to spend your first night in the snow.

Our first tip is to ensure that you stay wrapped up and warm even while you’re in the tent.

Many first time snow campers take a lot of care to properly set up a purposefully bought and decently prepared snow tent to keep themselves safe over the freezing night.

They then enter the tent and feel really warm, which is the feeling a snow tent is designed to provide. However this feeling can be deceptive as some campers feel so warm that they might strip layers and be tempted to sleep without the layers that they need.

While you sleep your body’s warmth is absorbed by the ground and without even knowing it your body can plunge into unsafe temperatures and stay that way for a risky amount of time. A rooftop tent can help keep you warm because you won’t be sleeping directly on the cold ground.

Be smart and wear a safe amount of clothing even if you don’t feel like it, don’t lose your cap even if your warm because a lot of heat escapes the top of your head over the course of the night.
Socks are also vital so don’t feel tempted to sleep with bare feet. It’s also smart to invest in a sleeping pad or a couple of them to further distance yourself from the ground.

Another smart tip is to melt some snow with your portable stove and fill up a water bottle with hot water. Take that bottle and add it to your sleeping bag and use it as a makeshift hot water bottle that will disperse heat all through your sleeping bag while you’re falling to sleep.

If you’re using a mummy bag be sure to seal the hood around your head and just leave a hole open wide enough to breathe, that will keep out the cold air and the moisture from your breath.

Keep these tips in mind while preparing for your first night out there on the snow and enjoy your cold camping adventure!

3 Adventurous Jobs That Will Keep the Adventurer In You Alive

If you love the adrenaline rush of adventure sports and get goose pimples simply by reading the exploits of famous adventurers, then you are probably wasting your time in nine-to-five corporate job in the city. You are cut out for an adventurous job and there are plenty to choose from.

Why not live your dream and choose from the three popular adventurous jobs?

Adventurous jobs

#1 Skydiving instructor

Becoming a skydiving instructor is challenging and requires enrolling into a skydiving school that teaches all the nitty-gritty of skydiving and also provides practical training and actual jumps from two to three miles up in the air.

Needless to say, you need to be in peak physical condition to endure a freefall at 120 miles per hour in correct body position.  You also need to be well versed in all the safety aspects of skydiving. To become an instructor, it is mandatory to be a member of the United States Parachute Association. You should have completed a minimum of 500 jumps and three hours of freefall.

Skydiving instructor’s job involves training people in skydiving, starting from the basics. Since this is a weather-dependent job, you must seek work in places that remain sunny and warm most of the year. You can find such jobs on online skydiving websites and leading job portals.

#2 Ski instructor

Your job as a ski instructor is to teach individuals of all ages the techniques of skiing. Besides teaching, you will need to ensure that the skiing environment is safe for using, that there is no danger of avalanche. If you love skiing and mountains, then you will enjoy this job.

A certification from the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSAI-AASI) is a must for applying for ski instructor’s job. To get this certification, you are required to take a 10-week course that teaches how to become a proficient instructor.

To look for a ski instructor’s job, contact ski schools at various resorts across the world. In skiing season, there are plenty of vacancies available. A step up from being a ski instructor is to become a trainer of instructors or ski examiners.

#3 Mountain guide

If you love mountain climbing and have the physical fitness and stamina to endure the harsh terrain and climate, becoming a mountain guide may be your calling. A mountain guide is not only required to lead mountaineers up the mountain, but is also required to trek, hike and ski in the mountains.

Needless to say, mountain guiding is physically and mentally challenging. And as a guide you are solely responsible for the well-being of your clients. What is even more challenging is the fact that no book can teach you to become a guide. You have to work as a backpacking leader to trips in the mountains to gain experience.

In addition, you need the certification of American Mountain Guides Association. And this certification doesn’t come easy. You have to be an expert in rock climbing, alpine climbing, ice climbing and skiing. On top of that, you need to know how to work well with clients you are guiding. There are plenty of guiding companies on the lookout for trained and competent mountain guides that advertise for it online and in adventure magazines.

Other adventurous jobs 

In addition to these three popular adventurous jobs, there are several other jobs that are as exhilarating, such as deep-sea diving instructor, base jumping instructor, whitewater rafting guide, park ranger, wildlife photographer, and many more.

Although such jobs seem out of the ordinary, they all require a resume to land a job. If you feel making a resume is challenging, you may take the help of resume creator.

Conclusion 

It is time to stop dreaming about the lofty mountains and virgin white snows, feeling trapped in your office cubicle. Instead, it is time to pack your backpack and set out to seek an adventurous job that will not only give you the thrills but also pay your bills. Find out what your adventurous spirit seeks and go for it.

Reasons to Partake in Career Outplacements

Letting people go in any industry is hard, but it can often be necessary. Career outplacements allow you the chance to help people and also help yourself. Here’s how they can benefit your business.

Building and Maintaining Relationships

Displaced workers have likely contributed to your company’s success at some point. Outplacement services can help to maintain a healthy relationship with a displaced employee, especially during periods where they need to have a positive outlook. If you can help a worker by providing them with relocation assistance, or by partnering them up with an alumni service, then this will help you to preserve your relationship with them, and will show to them that you care about their long term future.

Fighting Unemployment

While severance pay does help, it will not be enough, on its own, to create a new opportunity. Severance pay will often help displaced workers to keep going for a month or so, but the workers may have other needs. Skills depreciation often leads to long-term unemployment, and outplacement solutions can help to fix that issue. Resume assistance, career management, and even networking advice can help you to secure a new job. In the end, all of these things will combine to help workers get back on their feet.

Reduce Liability

Employers have a responsibility to their employees. Outplacement for your employees can help to protect against liability, and help to protect against disgruntled employees that are facing displacement. Even if you are no longer their employer, it helps if you can take the required steps to ensure a smooth transition, avoiding the possibility of legal action. Things like job search assistance, career assessments and interview preparation help are all valuable.

Improved Morale

When business is tough, showing that you are on the side of your employees can help you to get better results, and keep them motivated instead of worrying about their own futures. Communicate clearly that you are here to support your workers, as well as building your own company.

Improving Your Brand

Image matters a lot these days, and outplacement solutions will help to improve your company’s reputation and show that you are committed to your current and former staff. It helps if you can show your ability to provide solutions to modern professionals. Visible things such as networking events, job boards, etc, are a ll important, as are services that tie into that such as career development and advice. Displaced employees need more than just a pat on the back and some severance pay – by providing them with real solutions and opening up wider opportunities you will go a long way towards building a future for your employees, and helping them with a stronger image for your company. Present and past employees talk about their jobs, so the more support you give, the better for the whole team and for public perception of your company as a place to work.

What To Expect When Shipping To Remote Locations

Islands, mountains, distant countryside – what do these all have in common? They’re a pain to deliver to. While technological advancements and improvements in transport have made delivery to remote locations much more efficient in the past few years, for those looking to send to remote locations, knowing what to expect when you do so can help you better prepare for the shipment. Whether you’re looking for countrywide services, or international parcel delivery, here’s what you need to know when shipping to a remote location.

Remote Area Surcharge

Remote Area Surcharge is a fee often placed onto your overall shipping quote when sending to a remote location. In most cases, this is automatically added when you apply for a quote, so in most cases you won’t need to worry about it beyond expecting a higher delivery cost. Most parcel delivery companies will charge this to cover the excess costs they may have to pay in order to get your parcel to its destination. In most cases, this charge will only be applied if the location is difficult to service, distant, inaccessible or not frequently served, or is an island or highlands.

Delivery Times Aren’t Often Guaranteed

If you’re searching for next day delivery for a remote location, you might be out of luck. In some cases, couriers could be willing to attempt next day delivery for remote locations, however this isn’t without a hefty price tag attached and even then, it’s not likely that your delivery time will be a guaranteed one. Updates through tracking can also be slower, especially if your location is a fair distance away. After all, it could have further to travel via a slower delivery method like a postal boat or infrequent trains.

… Or Regular

Speaking of infrequent trains, remote location deliveries aren’t guaranteed to be frequent. While some remote locations might still have regular shipping opportunities, others could be on a bi-weekly or even just weekly basis. For that reason, you may not have very much control over when your shipment is delivered but it’s important to remember that neither will the courier and so patience is key in these situations.

Door-To-Door Shipping Could Cost More

In some cases, door-to-door shipments could prove impossible for some couriers. In these cases, they’ll often deliver the parcel to the nearest depot, from which the recipient may need to travel to pick it up, or you could have to pay out for the depot itself to deliver the parcel to the door. When you come to book your parcel delivery, make sure you ask questions about the method of delivery, whether it can be delivered to the door or may require a little extra effort, or potentially even funding, on your part.

With constant improvements in parcel delivery technology, getting your deliveries to remote locations is easier now than ever before, but it’s still important to be aware of the difficulties you could face. While most couriers are willing to deliver to these places, you could face surcharges and restrictions, but with comparison tools and negotiation with your courier, you could be sending your parcel in no time.