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Tips for Backpacking

Backpacking is the ultimate example of traveling with one bag. How to pack for it is a real skill. With a few guidelines anyone can do it. Use these tips as a start. As you learn and gain experience you will build confidence and modify them to your requirements.

The Basics
In general, pack a backpack with lighter weight items at the bottom. Heavier items at the top.

If you are going to be scrambling and hiking off-trail on rough terrain or snow, you might want to pack some of the heavier items a little lower to bring down your center of gravity. Experiment a bit before you leave home.

As for what to pack, start with the Checklist on the What To Take page. Once you have your basic items to pack add: (more…)

Exploring Amazing Alanya in Turkey

Every year, many travelers around the world are tempted by the variety of Turkish natural wonders being offered. If you are planning to explore the country’s attractions, chances are you will need to book an airport transfer from Antalya to Alanya. The short trip from Antalya to Alanya shows the potential of your holiday in this marvelous part of the Turky. Read on for some best parts.

Transfer from Antalya to Alanya

There is no need to come across any holiday anxiety if you plan ahead of time. When you have booked online, you can start enjoying a short trip from Antalya to Alanya. You will meet your chosen driver in the airport, and then enjoy the scenic drive along the Mediterranean coast. It will not be long before settling in to your hotel and relaxing with a cool drink. (more…)

Choosing entertainment for your wedding party

Right after the wedding couple has made the decision on their wedding day in Singapore, in most cases they will begin their planning process, but unfortunately, they usually focus on themselves. They overlook the fact that they also must think the best way to entertain their invited guests during the wedding party in Singapore. A wedding ceremony is viewed as unsuccessful when the guests don’t feel the happiness and feel amazed with the wedding event.

Here are a few tips that you may use when choosing entertainment for your wedding party. (more…)

Feeding your family by hunting and fishing

One of the nice things about being married to an avid outdoorsmen is our freezer is always full of meat and fish.  We have mostly venison from the fall hunting season and fish from the spring and summer months.  It isn’t enough to feed us everyday, but it is plenty enough that has saved us a substantial amount on our grocery bill.

I rarely talk about hunting and fishing on this blog and I’m really not sure why.  Hunting and fishing can be a great part of living a frugal lifestyle.  Not only has it provided meat for our table but it also has provided us with enjoying time together.  Sure you can spend a ton of money and both sports, but you can also find ways to keep those cost to a minimum.

Kristine and I take part in a lot of online outdoor communities and a big part of what we talk about is getting kids outdoors and back to nature.  I remember when I was a kid, I knew a lot of kids that enjoyed hunting and fishing.   (more…)

The Great Coupon Experiment

The first thing I discovered is I’m probably an atypical food buyer, at least when it comes to coupons.  A lot of the foods for which coupons are offered are things I wouldn’t buy either because my lifestyle doesn’t call for them (things like diapers or pet food) or because of dietary restrictions ( I have to watch salt so a lot of packaged or processed foods are out).   This means that some of the coupons that I might otherwise use I don’t use, which then limits my potential savings.

Still, I did find out a few useful things this week.  One is that there are a lot of useful online sites where I can find and print coupons for free.   This had concerned me a little bit, because I tend to read my news online and paying for a Sunday paper simply for the coupons seemed kind of wasteful.  Now I’ve discovered I can find the same coupons online, which means I can save the cost of the paper and still find the coupons I need.   I particularly liked the Smartsource coupon site, and found it easy to use. (more…)

Dating Site for Single Parents

No matter what situations cause you to be a single parent, there is absolutely no reason why your life still must go on just because of your children.

Obviously, your kids become your main concerns and you must ensure that your children daily needs must be fulfilled. Sometime this will force you to work harder everyday so that you have a sufficient amount of money coming in to look after your kids, most importantly if you do not have any financial support from others.

Becoming a single parent, dating is extremely difficult. You wish to meet a person that understands that your child is your main priority, so someone who also has kids can understand your time limitations. (more…)