Motion Sickness – a “handy” remedy 3

Motion Sickness - a
Feeling Queasy Are you planning a trip this summer that requires traveling along twisty roads? Our last trip involved traveling on North Carolina Rt 80, a mountainous road in the Black Mountain region. NC 80 is a lesser traveled road near the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway filled with spectacular scenery. As the passenger, I was frustrated ...

How much time until dark? 1

How much time until dark?
Using the fingers on your hand is a useful tip to estimate how much time you have before sunset.  This is especially helpful if you need to set-up your tent or get somewhere when you do not have a backup light source available. How to calculate the hours to sunset using the fingers on your ...

Directional Navigation Using the Sun 1

Directional Navigation Using the Sun
Many hikers now rely on GPS and other gadgets for navigation.  Personally, I favor using a traditional compass and map.   Regardless of what device you use when you are out on a planned trip, it is prudent to know how to apply basic navigational skills in case you find yourself lost without either. Quick Common ...