10 Travel Web Sites Worth Visiting

July 14, 2009 0 Comments

Credit to: the New York Times Travel Section for an interesting addition to our already large list of Travel and Gear Links Original article By SETH KUGEL People managed to travel quite well before the Internet came along, although how they did it is now shrouded in mystery. There are so many Web sites to …

Denali Highway Travel Guide

April 7, 2009 0 Comments

Although it was once the original travel route to Denali National Park, the Denali Highway is now overlooked by many tourists. Yet this highway rewards the traveller who has time to spare with outstanding scenery, good chances to view wildlife, and best of all, glimpses of Alaska as it used to be- wilderness in all …

Vitamins and Supplements

April 7, 2009 0 Comments

Vitamin: An Organic nutrient (as opposed to a Mineral, which is inorganic) essential for normal physiological and Metabolic functions of the body. Most vitamins cannot be synthesized by the body and must be ingested in food or supplements. Vitamin A: An important fat soluble Vitamin that helps in the formation and maintenance of healthy teeth, …

Mountain Miseries

April 7, 2009 0 Comments

A Guide to the Effects of Cold and Altitude Each year, several visitors to our mountains die needlessly. They fall victim to the problems discussed here because they didn’t know how to protect themselves from the mountain envir-. onment. The San Luis Valley Emergency Medical Services Council has prepared this pamphlet for free distribution–not to …

Equipment Essentials

April 7, 2009 0 Comments

Clothing Use the layering technique to help prevent you from getting wet and cold. Clothing such as polypropylene, and wool better retain their insulating properties when wet. Gor-tex helps repel water, yet has some breathability. Avoid wearing cotton fabrics. · Long underwear – thin under layer · Wool sweater or pile jacket – thermal layer …

Avoid the Pain of Ankle Sprains

April 7, 2009 0 Comments

PREVENTING AND TREATING INJURY Here are some tips to help you avoid ankle sprains, as well as steps for treating the inevitable… Use common sense, and apply any or all of these steps to ankle injuries when traveling, to get you up on your feet and moving around quickly. What You Can Do to Prevent …