Ultimate Hiking Essentials Every Woman Needs to Know

Cesar Soto

Ultimate Hiking Essentials Every Woman Needs to Know

 

Good day!

Today’s post is sure to tackle everything you need to know about hiking as a woman. You’ll go from beginner to veteran quickly by the end of the post in terms of knowledge, and all you’ll need to do is simply apply what we’ll be sharing with you to enjoy the thrills of hiking.


One quick note though…


Our tips are a general guideline for short, single-day hikes. We won’t be covering backpacking or extended multi-day hikes because that merits a different strategy that a beginner should avoid.


Let’s get started!

Ladies, if you are new to hiking, please keep these approaches in mind:

1. Don’t Go Alone

Go to this experience with someone that has practice and experience,  because they can be your guide, can tell you if you are missing something, will show you how to be safe and help you have more fun without worry. 

2. Take It Easy

Pick a hike that is less than 5 miles so you won’t overexert yourself. Additionally, know when your body is ready for a break (know your limits), and take a break when needed. You’ll also want to check the weather of the area you are visiting so you won’t get caught off guard by the environment. 

3. Use A Packing List

A packing list will help you pack the items you need. We always use them to make sure we have enough snacks, water, and useful supplies depending on the environment. For example, it could have rained the day before, so we know to bring trekking poles to adjust to the mud or slippery slopes.

4. Practice

If you have new equipment or products, practice how to set it up and use them at home before you leave for the hike so it will become second nature to you when you’re in the trenches.

5. Prepare

Be ready to be outdoors with the proper clothing, remember to stay hydrated, and take a few moments to know the trail you will be going to so you can prepare the necessary equipment. 


You can use this water bag backpack to prevent carrying water bottles.


With that being said, you now have the essentials… Are you ready to know a few veteran tips to take your hike to the next level? 


Tips To Know So You Can Be Ready

In this section, you will see more helpful tips, ideas, and tools you can bring along to help you get to a more advanced level.

For example, one useful tip to remember is that some lakes and rivers are more delicate than others. Several hikers prefer to stay away from harming the lakes, as animals drink from it. We would recommend reading the regulations of the area you will be visiting for you to know information about nature's surroundings.

Know the Leave No Trace (LNT) Rule

  • This is to be clean to be respectful to nature and wildlife.
  • Always check online the rules or regulations for the area you will be visiting. 
  • Plan and prepare.
  • Stay on marked trails.
  • Dispose of everything properly, not leaving trash behind. 
  • Start fires under the use established fire rings, fire pans and keep fires small. 
  • Put out campfires completely.
  • Control pets at all times.
  • Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
  • Be courteous to other users on the trail, always stay on the right side of the path. 
  • Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
  • Never feed animals.

Getting Ready 

Plan for the proper hike by knowing if your body is ready for the outdoors. There are a few exercises that you can do such as walking, jogging, running, or doing small hikes more often. Know the essentials and safety gear you can bring like water, snacks, poles, short pocket knives, and insect repellant. There are also plenty of videos of women who experience the hiking world often. Another idea we suggest is to learn about the area, learn what types of plants and animals you can encounter and if they are dangerous or not. 

Self Care

Bring chapstick, sunglasses, wear unscented deodorant and bring sanitizer. A simple rule to follow is to clean your hands before eating. To stay fresh bring, a hat or a headband, braid your hair or put it up on a ponytail.you can bring wet wipes to keep your face fresh. 


Always treats your feet, if you feel pain, treat blisters and hot spots. Treat your feet again at the end of the day and make sure you give your feet room to breathe. 

Packing List: 

We briefly mentioned earlier about creating a packing list, so let’s cover what items you should highly consider adding to your list to have a more fun hike while covering all of your bases.

Backpacks:

There are plenty of backpacks out in the market, but not all of them are the right size for every woman. A lot of backpacks are large and not the right type for all women. Get a backpack that is suitable for your body type and will not hurt your shoulders while walking for long hours. There are backpacks for multi-day packing, overnight packing, and even a travel backpack for petite women, curvy women, and women with a small torso. 

Food:

Bring enough food in case of an emergency. Non-cook items are the best, with nutrients that will keep your energy up (granola bars, nuts, trail mix, energy bars, beef jerky, dried fruit, dried meats, protein bars, bagels, peanut butter, crackers, tuna, apples, oranges, avocado! Oh yes! 


**bring enough water** A good substitution for water bottles is a water bag backpack, it’s easy to use and they can carry up to 2L of water, plus extra water bags. 

First aid

First aid kit including foot care and bug repellent, including hand sanitizer, medicine. (for pain and allergies)

Shelter: 

A tent can protect you in case of any weather changes. A sleeping bag is another item you can bring with you if you will be spending the night on the hike. (Find what parks allow night camping). 

Clothing: 

Bring an extra change with you in case of an emergency. Here are some items that you can bring and wear. Hiking boots, hiking shoes, t-shirts OR long sleeve shirts made for the outdoors, hiking pants or shorts, hiking sandals, hats, and socks that are comfortable for long walks.

What To Bring For Cold Weather?

When hiking in cold weather make sure to bring gloves, jackets with insulation, hand/toe warmers, layers (base and puffy). Snow on the trail? Bring Microspikes, snowshoes, hiking poles, emergency bivvy in case it is needed. 

Gear & Tools For Ease And Comfort

Navigation

You will need any of these: a map as it pinpoints terrain options on the area you are visiting. A compass gives you directions. A GPS device helps to guide you more effectively.

Illumination

Bring headlamp, flashlights or chest trap lights, plus extra batteries

Sun protection

Can bring sunglasses and sunscreen. If you don’t like wearing sunscreen wear long sleeve shirts. 

Repair

You could bring multi-use Knife, duct tape, and a gear repair kit.

Fire

Bring matches, lighter or firestarters.

Protection

Whistle, water purifier, emergency beacon, emergency bivvy, hiking/trekking poles, knee braces (for support), harness, chalk bag (if you are climbing), and a carabiner. (if you are climbing)


You made it!


You now know the essentials of a hike, a few veteran tips, and you’re on your way to being a pro when it comes to hiking! 


We hope you found this information useful. We are very thankful for taking the time to read our blog on your busy day. 

 

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6 Hiking Tips Every Beginner Must Know.

Cesar Soto

 

Good day!

 

Going on a hike without a plan will make your trip less enjoyable.

You might wear the wrong thing to your chosen destination, or you might run low on energy when you go out on a strenuous hike.

Our goal today is to get you thinking of all the right variables that will make your hike more enjoyable, worthwhile, and fulfilling.

My husband and I enjoy hiking and going to different trails while enjoying nature. I truly enjoy taking my time to walk while I hike, however, my husband enjoys getting a good jog depending on the trail. Now that the summer's gone and fall is here, the lovely weather is coming, the perfect weather for hiking! (in my opinion).

Here are several tips that every beginner should know before going on a hike.

Understand your destination 

Choose your destination to understand the area, check the weather the park rules and regulations. Some parks do require a pass to go in, make sure to check online. Learn about the main spots in the park such as emergency zones.

Start Small

Be safe and start small, start with a 2-5 mile long hike. Know the type of trail your body is built for, go at your pace. Don't speed through it take short breaks every hour or any time your body needs it.

Tell Someone

Tell someone about your plan. It is important to tell someone the location you will be going to in case of an emergency. Tell the approximate time that you should be getting back. 

Partner Up

It's always better if you hike with others, make sure everyone knows that plan. Make sure to have an emergency plan too. 


Be sure to check out the weather so you know what to wear. (Pro tip: It's not cotton)

Shoes

Hiking waterproof shoes, Hiking waterproof boots: (High cut hiking boots- above the ankle.Mid cut hiking boots - near the ankle and Low cut hiking boots - below the ankle), do not wear new shoes to the hike as it can cause you to get blisters and hurt your feet.

Pants

Wear hiking pants or even workout leggings. You can also wear shorts if that something you prefer. If you happen to freak out when something touches your legs, just like me and my husband, then long pants are the best option for you. 

Shirts

With shirts, you have the option to bring the long sleeve hiking shirts which are lightweight and just perfect and protects you from any cuts or sunlight. 

Socks

Find a material that is comfortable to you and allows you to walk for longer distances without causing you discomfort.  

Jackets

There are different types of jackets you can get, you can find rain jackets, fleece jackets for chilly weather, or a down jacket for cold weather.

Gloves

You might need gloves depending on the weather, to make sure you keep your hand nice and warm.

Hats

For hats, you can wear beanies, bandanas or hats whatever feels comfortable to you. Just keep in mind, what will keep you cool and comfortable in hot temperatures, or warm in cold weather. 

Remember that this is an outdoor workout, just wear something comfortable to you while working out.

Know your essentials:

Backpack:

Bring a backpack it helps you carry everything leaving you with hands-free. 

or 

Shelter:

Practice your tent skills at home before going out for the hike, trying to learn to put it together at the time of its no fun at all.

Food/ nutrition:

Pack an extra day’s supplies of food, no-cook items are the best, with nutrients that will keep your energy up (granola bars, nuts, trail mix, energy bars, beef jerky, dried fruit, dried meats, protein bars.


Water, do not forget water! 

The amount of water you will need depends on the type of hike you are planning on making and how much water you drink. Some great ideas for you to look at are; water bags as they are easier to carry than taking a lot of water bottles. When going on a short hike you can replace the hiking backpack with a backpack with a water bag, it’s smaller than a hiking backpack, but you can add extra water bags and snacks another item you can add to the list to bring is a water purifier to use in case of an emergency. 

Protection

Here are a few more items that you will need for safety, take a good look at them as they are essential to bring whether is a short hike or a longer hike. 

Hiking poles can help you with inclines on the trail, allowing you to get support from them instead of your knees, you can bring knee braces too for protection and avoid injuries. 

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Sun protection & bug spray. It's important to stay protected from the sunlight if you do not like the feeling of sunscreen use long sleeve shirts and hiking pants instead. 

Bring a small travel size first aid kit, always be ready for any kind of injury.  

Bringing a tracker, map or compass is a must, in some cases bringing a map is the best option as it pinpoints landmarks that are near you. Bringing a GPS tracker is good too, remember to bring an extra battery pack if you are going on a longer hike. Lastly, a compass is another great option to use. Will not give you specifics on the area, instead, it will only give you directions to the final destination. 

Illumination:

Bring flashlights, headlamps. Be sure to stay safe at any time and be prepared for any disadvantage as getting lost or losing track of time.


Repairs:

Be ready to be handy! Some useful things to bring are a multi-use knife and duct tape.

For fire, you can bring matches, lighter, firestarters. Make sure to start a fire at the appropriate location and keep the fire small. 

A whistle, very helpful in case you get lost or someone from your group gets lost.

Remember the essential rules for hikers.

“Leave no Trace” 

  • This is to be clean, to be respectful to nature and wildlife.
  • Always check online the rules or regulations for the area you will be visiting. 
  • Plan and prepare.
  • Stay on marked trails.
  • Dispose of everything properly, not leaving trash behind. 
  • Start fires under the use established fire rings, fire pans and keep fires small. 
  • Put out campfires completely.
  • Control pets at all times.
  • Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
  • Be courteous to other users on the trail, always stay on the right side of the path. 
  • Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
  • Never feed animals.

Finally, make sure to check your plan one more time. Check on all the items you are taking before packing and leaving for the hike. Be sure everything works fine and will keep you safe and protected from weather changes and any other possible problems. 

Types of trails:

Foot trails

Foot trails are dirt paths that lead you to either a mountain top or just a nice area in the middle of the countryside or forest. Different examples are concrete paths that are around the city parks.

Bikeways

Bikeway paths are more extended than the normal trails with a section assigned to bicycle users.

Boardwalks

Boardwalk trails are mainly found in national parks, are used to keep us safe while exploring and enjoy the beauty of nature in dangerous areas. 

Nature Trails

Nature trails relate to trails in a forest or countryside. Some areas are called nature preserve. 

Multi-Use Trails

Multi-Use Trails are to be used for both pedestrians and bicycle users but not every park has them.

Hiking Without Trials

Hiking without a trail is harder than any other hike. A lot of people don't feel comfortable with this experience, while others are all for it. In this hike, you need to be comfortable with reading maps. Wilderness is another thing you need to keep in mind. Hiking off trails is not allowed in all national parks, you might need to go online and find out what parks allow off-trail hiking. 


Here are some types of hikes that you can plan for.

Peak Bagging:

Peak bagging involves hiking to reach the top or peak of a mountain or hill. This hike can be long and physically challenging. 

Scrambling:

Scrambling involves walking or hiking up steep terrains using both hands and feet. This hike can be more specialized and dangerous, it's more interesting as it adds more challenge to your path.

Snowshoeing:

Snowshoeing is a type of hike allows hikers to continue throughout the winter months. Hiking trails in the winter can offer a different perspective and provide a different type of workout.  

Orienteering: 

Orienteering is a competitive form of hiking in which requires the hikers to find their way to specific waypoints with the use of a map and compass only. 

Geocaching:

Geocaching means using a (GPS) to find containers with geocaches. Once found, the hiker would make a note in a logbook or leave an item for the next person to find this can provide alternate routes and off-trail hikes. 

Trail Running:

Trail running can offer more varied terrain than typical running and can be a great way for hikers to build endurance.

Now, you will see a list that explains hiking difficulties. 

Beginner Difficulty

Level 1: These types of hikes do not have inclines and are the most comfortable levels anybody can do. 

Level 2: These hikes are easy to do and have simple inclines. Most first-timers can do without a problem. 

Level 3: On this level, some basic hiking experience is required. Most people can do them without a problem.

Moderate Difficulty

Level 4: Now, this level has good inclines, longer distances, and the difficulty increases. Not fit for beginners that do not have much experience in hiking.  

Level 5: In this level, inclines start to get more intense, and distances get longer. Hiking gear is suggested to bring. This level is not suited for beginners.  

Level 6: These have simple switchbacks and distance increase. A lot of endurance and stamina is required. Hiking gear and is required. Not for beginners or kids. 

Level 7: On this level, you can expect longer slopes and distances can increase, taking many hours to complete. This not suited for beginners. It is recommended to bring hiking equipment and gear for safety.

Advanced Difficulty

Level 8: Now for this level, the hikes tend to be longer in which it may last a little more than 6 hours. Hikers with experience only and hiking equipment and gear recommended.

Level 9: Long-distance hikes which may last all day. Experienced hikers only, hiking equipment and essentials needed for safety.

Level 10: Finally, inclines throughout the paths making the trail more difficult and may last all-day. Hiking equipment is a must is required for protection. This level is for expert hikers, not suggested for beginners. 

.... and, breathe!

You've made it to this point, and by now you are a pro at knowing the essentials of hiking along with a few extra tidbits that will help you better plan for any future hikes.

We hope you found this information useful. We are very thankful for taking the time to read our blog on your busy day. 
 
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Learn How to Pamper Your Pet

Cesar Soto

Learn how to pamper your pet with items that you and your pet will love.

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Good day!

Welcome to the Life Of Interest blog! I am glad you took the time to come to our blog during your busy day. We hope you can read something interesting and informative today.

Here are some products for your pet that you might or might not have yet. Simple items that are essential and will surely help you through your busy day by keeping your dog safe and happy at all times, even if you are not home. 


Okay, so one of the most basic items on the list is an electric water dispenser. These dispensers tend to be cleaner as the water is not stationary, it comes with filters and pumps which makes the water fresh. An easy item, you are solving two basic problems.

  1. The water is always as clean as its moving. 
  2. A water bowl is never empty.

Providing fresh-water for our pets is always necessary. Most electric water dispensers can be taken apart to be cleaned to prevent any bacteria growth. 

 

Whether you have a dog or cat, here are two checklists of items that are basic to have and others that would be helpful to you.

Dogs:

  1. Brush gloves -easy on you remove that extra hair before it drives you crazy
  2. Pet umbrella - don’t let him get wet.
  3. Camera - easy to check on him 
  4. Ball launcher- your dog will love it
  5. Foldable water/food bowl- feed your dog anywhere without a hassle
  6. Hands-free leash- easier to do what you need while you keep your dog secure
  7. Food & Water Dispenser- never the bowl empty, important to feed them properly.
  8. Dog backpack for outdoors- easy to carry treats
  9. Pet booster seat - make sure your pet is safe at all times!
  10. Pet stroller- pamper him, he is the baby
  11. Scratching post- some dogs like scratching floors and digging holes, this will be a helpful tool.
  12. ID tag on pets- important if your pet happens to rush out the door.
  13. Baby gates- It's important to keep your dog safe from anything in the house, pet-proof your home. 
  14. Training- this one is obvious, but training always comes handy.
  15. Spending time with him- always important to spend quality time with our BFF. 
  16. Dog bed
  17. Doggy shampoo and conditioner
  18. Nail clippers
  19. Canine toothbrush and toothpaste
  20. Brush or comb 
  21. Odor neutralizer
  22. Plastic poop baggies 
  23. Training pads
  24. Variety of toys 

Now for the cat lovers, here is a checklist of items that will provide help to you.

Cats:       

  1. Food & water dispenser   
  2. Food (canned and/or dry)     
  3. Treats
  4. Litter box and scooper
  5. Matt for litter box 
  6. Kitty litter
  7. Collar
  8. ID tag with your phone number
  9. Hard plastic carrier
  10. Nail clippers
  11. Feline toothbrush and toothpaste
  12. Brush or comb 
  13. Scrub brush
  14. Odor neutralizer
  15. Variety of toys 
  16. First-aid supplies
  17. Gps Tracker for pets
  18. Treat roller

Simple ideas that hopefully are of help to you. 

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Back Braces for Pain Relief: Benefits, Tips & Effectiveness.

Cesar Soto
Back Braces for Pain Relief: Benefits, Tips & Effectiveness. 
 
Good day!
Welcome to the Life Of Interest blog! I am glad you took the time to come to our blog during your busy day. We hope you can read something interesting and informative today.

What is the purpose of a back brace?

What are they used for? Are they needed? Do they help with back pain or posture? We tend to have these questions quite often about products in which we do not know anything about or maybe had a bad experience. 

Braces work by pulling shoulders back, making us stand, sit or walk straight. It helps by reducing upper and lower back pain. Stops the slouching, hunching, completely adjustable, anyone can use it even children, make sure to check with your child's doctor for approval. Check out some braces at our website lifeofinterest.com

Here is some information on posture correction.

Posture, as we know, would be how our body is during the day, could be the way we stand, walk or sit. Posture correction allows us to sit or stand correctly at all times.

People who suffer from back pain might have a difficult time finding the proper posture. People who have back problems, like scoliosis, for example. People who have back problems, for example, scoliosis.  Now, the reason why I say scoliosis is because I, myself, would be part of this group. Do not think that I would give random information to you, not knowing anything about it. What I am sharing with you are things that have helped me throughout my life, and hopefully, are as beneficial for you as well.

 Now, let us continue, many times proper posture it's overlooked. We do not stop and understand the type of impact that could bring to our health. Besides causing back pain, we can different types of pain that are affected by posture. Take leg pain (the kind of pain that goes from the hip down to your toes), knee pain, lower back pain. People with scoliosis (depending on the kind of scoliosis) might know about the lower-left backside pain or coccyx (tailbone). Take all of these as an example. These are types of discomfort that I get due to scoliosis.  A different cause would be because my work is in front of a computer, which means that I sit most of the time. An excellent remedy for this is a back brace, it helps me a lot, exercising or walking helps also.

I would say that I have a collection of braces. Different types and different styles, each different uses. I have long ones, short ones, bulky ones, ahh they are all different. Some are used for when I'm at home, or when I go exercise, sometimes I use them when I go out. I do not use them ALL the time but do tend to use them frequently, especially on those days that I feel discomfort.

 Besides helping me to control the pain in the areas I just mentioned above. (Leg pain, knee pain, lower back (left side) or coccyx (tailbone)) the back brace also helps with my posture, allowing me to stand or sit straight.

Please read carefully, I am not saying that a brace will magically make your pain fade away, and I am not saying that you will never have pain again. I am sharing with you the benefits of wearing a brace and how well it has worked for me throughout my life.

 Now, brace support might or might not be the right thing for you. There are plenty of braces out there. You could take a look at our website at lifeofinterest.com to see the selection that we carry and check if these are the right kind for you. Find out what type of braces you need for your daily activities.

 Now here are some ‘extra tips’. 

  • Start by wearing your brace for a few minutes a day & take brakes.

    Why do I say this? 

    Well, there might be a slight feeling of discomfort in the beginning, as you might not be used to any kind brace, do not worry, it will become more comfortable to use with time. In my case, it did take a few days for my body to adjust to the brace, but I surely love using it. Another thing I like about braces is that it lets me be straight at all times whether I'm walking, sitting or standing.

    • Take brakes

    Braces do not have to use every day. There are days in which I do not wear it at all. I would not recommend to leave it for more than 8 hours a day. I usually wear them for a few hours and take it off. There will be times when I wear it for almost 8 hours but not longer than this.
    •  How can I wash a back brace without damaging it?

    Well, it's easy to hand wash it. Use soft detergent or shampoo. These will not harm the fabric nor your skin. Then, use warm water to add detergent or shampoo. Dissolve the detergent first before putting your brace into the water. (DO NOT USE BLEACH).Do not use sponges for cleaning, brushes or anything of that sort, using these will cause damage to the fabric of your brace. Do not use sponges for cleaning brushes or anything of that sort, using these will cause damage to the fabric of your brace. Once you rinse the soap with warm water leaves it out to dry. Do not place in a dryer machine for better care. If it is placed outside to dry, keep it out of direct sunlight.
    So in short:
    1. Use warm water
    2. Use soft detergent or shampoo
    3. Rinse it with warm water
    4. Hang to dry (air dry, do not use dryer).
    Remember that there are many different types of braces; some come in different shapes and sizes. Braces should play an important role when it comes to back pain or posture correction. There are different ways to obtain proper posture if you decide that a back brace is not for you. Look for stretches that will increase your posture these back braces will allow you to have a normal day not stopping you from your activities, whether you are at home, in the office, the gym, or outdoors.
    Remember that braces provide gentle support and they can be worn for 30 minutes a day to a couple of hours a day. Braces are used to help relieve or control back pain and to give you a correct posture.

    In my case, a brace helps to prevent back pain. I cannot tell you that it will do the same for you, but I'm sharing with you my experience with braces and how well they have work for me. I do hope that it works the same for you. Be careful, find the correct brace for you, find what feels comfortable to you and go from there. If you think that braces are not for you, try exercises or stretches that will help with your posture correction.

    We hope you found this information useful. We are very thankful for taking the time to read our blog on your busy day

     
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    Running at Night Tips & Hacks

    Cesar Soto
    Running at Night Tips & Hacks

    Good day!

    Welcome to the Life Of Interest blog! We are glad you took the time to come to our blog during your day. We hope you can read something interesting and informative today.

     

    My husband and I enjoy hiking and going to different trails while enjoying nature. I truly enjoy taking my time to walk while I hike, however, my husband enjoys getting a good jog depending on the trail. From dusk to dawn, people enjoy running at different times of the day, depending on their personalities, work schedules, and family life.

     

    Now that the summer is gone and fall is here, the lovely weather is coming, an evening or night walk sounds just perfect!

     

    The perfect weather for hiking! (in my opinion)

     

    Anyhow, here are some safety tips that are important for you to know. It’s never a bad idea to have an extra layer of protection, especially when you are alone. Nights tend to have an echo on everything; traffic noise, animals walking, people walking, talking, anything is much louder. Honestly, night hikes or runs are creepy and scary.

    Take a look at some safety tips to keep in mind:

    • #1. Use light, don't fall, carry headlamps or flashlights. Bring back up lights with you if it's needed.
    • #2. Be visible to make sure anyone can see you. Use reflective arm straps, ankle straps. Some common types of running lights are waist-mounted lights, wrist lights, and shoe lights.

     

     

    • #3. Start by familiarizing yourself with the trail. How many people go to this area, how safe is it? Find the most important spots near the location, especially if this will be a new area for you.

     

      • #4. Protect yourself get proper weather clothing. Know what will keep warm in cold freezing weather. Remember the headlamps, reflectors, clear-glasses (to protect your eyes from anything that might be on the way).

       

       

       

      • #5. Tell someone, do not go without telling at least one person. It's always better to send a quick text, make a call, or email someone telling them where you are heading.

       

       

       

      • #6. Do not use headphones always stay focus and stay alert of your surroundings. Don't limit your hearing during a sprint, instead use it as a guide that tells you what is coming next.

       

       

       

      • #7. Stay populated and always stay in well-lit, busy streets.  Always avoid alleys, empty, and dark streets. Stay away from anything which you don’t feel safe.
      • #8. Remember the traffic and to stay on the left side of the road. Make sure the driver can see you. There have been plenty of people getting injured because of drivers that were not careful. 
      • #9. Instead of running alone, run with a partner or a dog so you can have an additional layer of protection.  

       

       

      • #10. Cellphone & IDs are very important. Always have your phone where you can easily reach it in case of an emergency.
      • #11. Change your route. Find new paths or streets to take, go at different times too.
      • #12. Having a tracker or GPS might be helpful to tell people your exact location at any time in case of an emergency. 
      • #13. Follow your instinct, if you think there is something odd or creepy on your path or people who might be around you move to a safe place. Change to another lane another street, always keep your phone handy. Don't think twice.
      • #14. Self-defense tactics are always essential to protect ourselves or someone in case of an emergency at any given time. Now, if you are like me and don't know anything about self-defense, another great option is to carry pepper spray, it's small and easy to take anywhere you go.
      • #15. If running outdoors is not for you,  get a gym membership instead. Easy, don’t worry!
      • #16. Wear bright colors, stay away from dark clothing if you do not have you don’t have anything too ‘flashy’ wear white. 

      These are some simple tips that are super important if you have any others let us know too! Remember that safety comes (first) than anything.

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      5 Simple Steps On Using a Monocular

      Cesar Soto

      Get that amazing close-up shot you have been wanting.

      Good day, amazing reader,

      Welcome to the Life Of Interest blog! I am glad you took the time to come to our blog during your busy day. We hope you can read something interesting and informative today.


      Whether you go out for sports watching, hunting, bird watching, concerts, hiking, or astronomy, discover the benefits of a monocular, how to get the best views and closeup shots. These are practical to use as they are portable and compact. Not only do you get good magnification and image quality, but you can also be sure you'll capture the right images with this monocular. This monocular is a 40 X 60 HD The focus dial is easy to reach and operate and you'll have an easier time getting those far away shots. The perfect tool for the outdoors super easy to use.


      Check out our monocular at lifeofinterest.com This monocular comes with a small compass, you will know your location at all times. Know where your starting point is at any time without getting lost. Additionally, one tripod is also included for your shots to be steady and get that perfect image you are looking for, plus it’s water-resistant too for any kind of weather. 


      Use it as binocular! Another simple way to use it held up to your dominant eye without taking pictures.


      Here are some tips you might or might not know about using a monocular with a smartphone. 

      1. Get your smartphone clip the monocular to it above the eyepiece/ camera of your phone. This will allow a more stable picture.
      2. The Eyepiece filler will bring out the details you’ll need for the closeup shot
      3. For focus use the handwheel to adjust the focus until you get the clear pic you are looking for.  
      4. If you want to set your monocular in a certain position use the tripod, it is small but it will allow you to get a more stable picture and also it is easier to set at any angle if desired. 
      5. Practice. Some so many people complain about the monocular not being the right tool for them which is fine it might not be, but in a lot of cases, the problem is not knowing the correct steps on using a tool. I'm sure you know that practice makes perfect, so you know that your skills will improve. Don’t be disappointed if the first shots do not come out as planned,

      Finally, just a reminder. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY, THIS WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR EYES. 


      Like I said these are some simple steps that possibly a lot of you already know, but some kind souls might not. We would like to help you learn something new. It does not matter if is something as simple as using a monocular or giving a little information about them. 


      Again, research what types of monocular you like or what kind will work out best for you. You can check out our monocular on our website. lifeofinterest.com 

      Hopefully, we were able to give you a little knowledge on this cool tool. We are thankful for taking the time to read our blog on this busy day.

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      How To Keep An Eye On Your Fur Friend

      Cesar Soto

      Benefits of Having a GPS Tracker for Your Dog.

      Whether is a dog or a cat, it does not matter a pet is just another family member. Their safety is something that will always matter to us. Whether we are home, taking them out on a walk to the par, or if someone is pet sitting our baby. 

       

      The idea behind a GPS Tracker is to detect the location of your pets at any time of the day.

       

      For example, walking a dog is fun and enjoyable but it can also turn into a struggle as they can be very curious and can easily go to wander off. 

      In other instances, some of us have had those days when the dog rushes out the door as soon as it opens.  There have been a couple of times when our dog just rushed out the back door towards the street. 

      Next thing you see is somebody running chasing her down the block. Sometimes we can easily catch her, other times we come to the knowledge that she stopped at the neighbor's house after her long walk (hopefully, we are not the only ones that have been through this struggle).

       

      Anyway, this is where the magic of technology comes in handy, we do not need to stress any longer.

      The GPS Tracker will guide you to find your furry baby easier and faster.  Simply place a GPS Tracker on their collar and it will give you'll be able to locate your dog to the exact geo-coordinates. A simple new smart way to protect your pets. 

      GPS tracking can be easily used with your smartphone only connect it to your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Trackers will provide a real-time tracking system that uses satellites to obtain all the information regarding the location of the dog. You have the option to set it to update with new details at any time you like.

       

      In some cases, some devices will start a bit slow as they have to go through several satellites to look for the requested details. 

      The device has a long-time battery. Easy to activate and reactivate, in case you choose to deactivate. 

       

      Keep in mind that some devices do require a monthly subscription that could start from $25.00 depending on how much use you will put into it or how fast you would like the system to load. Check out different tracking devices, decide on the one that will provide the solution for your needs.

       

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      Keep An Eye On What's Important To You

      Cesar Soto

      Track Everything That Matters To You

      There are many reasons why GPS trackers come in handy. The idea behind the tracker is safe, whether is used for business, track your vehicle or family. 

      GPS tracking can be easily used with your smartphone only connect it to your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Trackers will provide a real-time tracking system that uses satellites to obtain all the information regarding the location of the vehicle. In some cases, some devices will start a bit slow as they have to go through several satellites to look for the requested details. The device has a long-time battery. Easy to activate and reactivate, in case you choose to deactivate. 

      Some devices do require a monthly subscription that could start from $25.00 depending on how much use you will put into it or how fast you would like the system to load. 

      With the GPS technology, you have the option to set it to update with new details at any time you like. Easy to place anywhere in the car, purse, backpacks, etc as most of the devices are small. Another cool feature is that this device can tell you how fast the car is going. Gives you the ability to pinpoint every location in google maps. 

      Business

      Business owners tend to use a GPS tracker for equipment, delivery trucks or any asset they need to check on. While it is difficult to keep an eye on your equipment and drivers to make sure the destinations are reached on time, a GPS tracker gives you access to track every single one of your assets with your phone at any time. Keep control over every activity that is done in your business.

      Helps you to easily optimize time, sales, deliveries by decreasing wasted time, time in traffic. Finding new routes and generating more value to your business and clients.

      Get quick real-time access to the location of any equipment or vehicles that are in an emergency and send help.

      Family

      In other instances just to know the whereabouts of your loved ones. Check they arrived at their destination safely, whether is work, night shifts, school, etc. Newly driver’s -license people, check on the elderly, etc.

      The technology of this device will help you to be stress-free by giving you the exact location of your child on the way back from school, while playing outside or at the park. Children can be pretty fast at moving from one place to another in a blink of an eye.  Trackers are a helpful resource that gives an extra layer of security. 

      Let's also not forget about our teenagers who like to be independent and very social.  Stop worrying, keep an eye on them to make sure they arrive safely to their destination.  

      Pets!

      Whether is a dog, a cat, it does not matter, a pet is just another family member. Let us not forget about them! Keep an eye out on them by placing a tracker on their collar. I think some of us have had those days when the dog rushes out the door as soon as it opens.  

      Well, it has happened to us, she just rushed out the back door towards the street. Next thing you see is somebody chasing her down.  Sometimes we can easily catch her other times we have to look for her, then we know she is at the neighbor's house. Hopefully, we are not the only ones. The GPS Tracker will make it a bit easier on you and guide you to your furry baby.

      Other 

      Some other options to be used on are with motorcycles, trailers, semi-trailers trucks, RV’s, heavy equipment machinery, etc. In other words, it can be used for almost anything important to you. 

      Check out different tracking devices, decide on the one that will provide the solution for your needs. Keep in mind that some GPS Trackers need a monthly subscription that could start at $25.00.

       

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      14 Must Haves to Enjoy Hiking!

      Cesar Soto

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      Stay hydrated While Hiking.

      Cesar Soto

      Check out this 1 MUST have essential for your outdoor activity.

      One of the main factors to keep you going would be whether you are well hydrated or not, a lot of essentials are needing for taking a hike but one of the major ones would be water. 

      Using a backpack for an excursion is a must, makes your life easier you can carry everything in one place, whether you are hiking, running, cycling, camping, hunting or any outdoor activity. Great for any outdoor activity since it frees up your hands allowing you to move freely.

      Carry extra water in your backpack. This backpack has a 2-liter water bag or ‘water bladder’ that will allow you to drink water without stopping or the need to hold water bottles. You are able to add extra water bags depending on the distance of your journey. Making it easy for you to drink every often, instead of drinking an entire bottle whiting seconds and feeling full and heavy.   

      The water bag has a nice opening which makes it easy to refill and can even fit ice into it. The mouthpiece is protected and very easy to drink from. 

      ** DO NOT use for alcoholic beverages, sweet drinks or acidic liquids**

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