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Month: November 2016

Backpacking – How to have the best experience eve

Backpacking is one of the most rewarding vacation you can get (and they’re cheap too). It brings you closer to nature; you get to experience its beauty, it makes you fit and more.
It involves “carrying your house on your back” as some might say. You need to carry your tent, stove, food, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, clothes and other gear around with you in other to sustain yourself.
The best advice for backpacking is probably to carry very little weight. Trust me; you’ll enjoy backpacking more with a light load on your back. Other tips you might want to consider:
Make sure you wear comfortable boots that won’t give you blisters.

If you carry a heavy load, you probably won’t be able to get away with wearing tennis shoes because your ankles would need support. I don’t wear heavy boots because it gives me blisters. Carrying a heavier backpack and wearing heavier boots does not make you look like an experienced hiker. Many through-hikers and adventure racers wear sneakers and carry small backpacks.
Carry lightweight alternatives to everything.
If you can find gear that has multiple functions, then use them. Many lightweight alternatives are available today.
Use a tarp and bivvy combination. There are two man tents today that are even lighter than a bivvy sack, but they also cost a lot of money. You can also use a tarp (alone or with a bivvy) as an alternative. Tarps save you a lot of weight as opposed to using conventional tents.
Don’t forget the camping mattress.
Some beginners then to leave the camping mattress out because they think it is not necessary but unless you sleep cold and can sleep on the hard ground it is an essential gear. A good night’s sleep is really important on a backpacking trip because you’ll need the energy for hiking the next day.
Prepare well for rain and cold.
The cold can kill you so remember to bring along your raingear and fleece. Consider a fleece cap and balaclava as well because they help you keep warm.
Change into clean, dry clothing just before going to sleep if possible. The oils from your body make insulation from your clothing and sleeping bag less effective. Clean clothing helps you keep warm at night.
Carry a lightweight backpacking stove.
I once survived on a backpacking trip without carrying a camp stove. You could probably survive without one too but not all hiking trails allow campfires and cooking with it is quite slow. I recommend propane stoves for short trips and liquid fuel stove for longer trips and at high elevation and extreme cold.

Helpful Tips For Oil Painting

The oil painting is popular all over the world as it is a form of painting done in oil colors which act as the medium for the pigments suspended in drying oils. The oil painting is made unique by the fusion of colors or the tone which are achieved and makes it more beautiful. Oil paint is obtained by combining the pigments of different colors with the help of oil which as a medium for the painting. Different kind of colors are developed or even being purchased and premixed, before painting starts, but many colors with various shades are obtained by combining the small quantities of colors together for the painting art. The following are helpful tips for oil painting.

1) The painting should be quite small if you’re a beginner as painting small will help one to try many techniques for a short period and one can also experiment with different color as it can make the painting perfect.

2) The painting space should be a ventilated area so that one can keep the painting palettes and all other materials comfortably. Make thegvgdv paintings more visible as it helps one to think about bringing more innovations and to do quickly.

3) One should have some basic knowledge in color as well as color mixing. The primary colors are not good in quality but rather one can stick towards the colors such as yellow and blue by making the yellow color warm and cool if it is the blue color. This will enable the primary colors to develop the secondary colors.

4) Select the surface of the painting in which one is comfortable. The different painting surfaces are paper, wood, and canvas but the important thing is to apply gesso to the surface of the painting area to help the oil from spreading into the surface area.

5) One has to be aware of the quality of the paints as well as the brushes because buying high-quality professional paints will show the quality of the painting.

6) It is safe to use the limited painting palette if it is for a beginner. Just begin with a painting of monochrome and a painting of less shade.

7) It is better to paint using the thinner paint with less oil in the foremost layer and at last the thicker paint with high oil content for the other layers since it will help to dry the paint quicker.

8) One must clean the paint brush after painting with soap and water and make dry the brushes before starting a new one.