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Get Ahead of the Game with Moultrie Cameras

It begins with an expedition in the back country with other hunters from all walks of life. And, you all probably agree that finding wildlife in daytime is a difficult mission. More often than not, the majority of your preferred game see you before you actually see them. And so, how can you stay abreast and adapt with the characteristics and habits of these cunning animals?

Well, you can equip yourself with a hunting camera like the Moultrie camera to have a great edge over the regular player in an attempt to acquire the mindset of these amazing creatures. Investing in Moultrie cameras along with the discovery of a new found hunting tool, you can easily discover some wildlife that you might not even have a clue that were in existence.

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Using the Moultrie hunting surveillance device is an excellent way to look for your game of choice. Furthermore, by filming the animal in their natural environment, you can put the pieces together regarding their habits and finding out behaviors and trails to provide you with an advantage at tracking wildlife. In addition, you will see the most important trails that a deer or an elk like, at the same time figuring out their moving styles.

All this useful information will help you determine which deer would you like to hunt down and where to locate them. With an observatory device like the Moultrie game camera, you can study the personality of your chosen games in almost all aspect, making you one step ahead from others and as you anticipate their next move.

In the modern day of cameras and adventure equipment, the Moultrie sport cameras are great technological innovations. They help the players to be well prepared throughout their hunting expedition. When it comes to cameras, there are many types to choose from. You can find a a standard digital with a flash, an infrared, and a digital one with infrared and LED flash, just to mention a few. These adventure cameras vary according to the resolution quality and number of logistical features, making it possible for a wide range of game surveillance.

If you are on a hunting expedition, you should not forget bringing along with you the best game camera. These Moultrie hunting cameras are of top quality, which can give you the perfect images at all times. There are a few key factors that you need to remember when you are buying this sport camera and other additional accessories.

Things to Consider Before a Hunting Adventure

During these game trips, you need a camera that is able to track the activities of your game. You will need to check for important features such as a rapid response time and infrared sensor. A camera that has all the good features can be a bit expensive, and so you would want to get a game camera that has all the useful functionalities that you need. Digital cameras are the latest surveillance cameras available in the market and they have become quite popular nowadays. Aside from the Moultrie game camera, you will also need to bring a few other equipment including blinds, guns, etc. After all, hunting is an outdoor activity that requires great ability and agility.

Importance of Using a Hunting Blind

One wrong move and your target game is going to be out of sight. Therefore, you need to camouflage in a way that you will not be exposed to your game. Be sure to wear clothes that will make you blend with the surroundings. It is best to buy the game equipment from a trusted source. In fact, it is always a smart idea to get your hunting gear and equipment from reputable retailers. During hunting, a blind needs to also completely blend with the surrounding, otherwise you will have a hard time getting the target. Together with your Moultrie camera, a good blind is especially made for a gun hunter like you.

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Hunting is a sport that requires strategic knowledge of the wildlife. Simply going on a hunt without having any understanding of the terrain is not a good idea. Before heading to a place for hunting, make sure you are equipped with the right information about the hunting ground as well as the plants and creatures that inhabit the place. Ultimately, the Moultrie hunting cameras are the trend as of late, giving you the upper hand at targeting any of your preferred game.

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ECO EXCELLENCE! SEAT 61!

Flying has lost its glamour.  You’re not alone in wanting a more rewarding, low-stress alternative to flying, which brings you closer to the world you live in and reduces your contribution to global warming.  It’s time to rediscover real travel by train or ship, where the journey itself is part of the adventure.  This site explains how to travel comfortably & affordably by train or ferry where you might think that air was now the only option.  For help with train travel, ask the Man in Seat 61!

Seat61 was started by Mark Smith, father of two and ex British Railway man (as it was called in those days!).  With his railway experience he set up the website aimed at helping people discover the practicalities and environmental benefits of rail travel not just in the UK but all over the world!  He has info on trains in Europe, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Morocco, Canary Islands, the list goes on!  The man knows how to travel around the world by train!!!   Here is an explanation in his own words…

The problem is this.  Travelling by train from London to anywhere in Europe is a far more practical option than most people imagine, in fact it can be easier and less stressful than flying.  But in a world dominated by flights, flights and more flights, finding out about train travel has become frustratingly difficult, if not downright impossible.  Although many people would prefer a more civilised, comfortable, interesting, adventurous, romantic, scenic, historic, exciting, less stressful and more environmentally-friendly way to travel, the average travel agent only sells flights, flights, car hire and more flights.  The train operators themselves are little or no help, even Eurostar provides very little useful information on its website for travelling beyond Paris or Brussels.  What was needed was basic ‘how to’ information for train journeys from the UK to Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Russia and every other country in Europe.  And how about reaching Morocco, Tunisia, Ibiza, Corsica, Crete or Malta by combining train & ferry?  I thought it was a gap that needed filling, and that I could fill that gap myself…

So one day in 2001 I found myself at London’s Marylebone station looking for something to read on my train home from work.  I wandered into W H Smiths and spotted a ‘teach yourself HTML’ book costing all of £2.95.  I had just bought a computer and my internet provider offered some free webspace.  I read the book, tried a test webpage, and surprised myself when it worked.  One thing led to another, and here I am.  There’s a lot of work involved in keeping the site even remotely up to date, but people seem to find the site useful, and this keeps me going.”

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The economy section in most planes is incredibly cramped, uncomfortable seating and in general an unpleasant experience!I used his site and priced up a journey from Flitwick train station in Bedfordshire to Dublin via London St Pancras as an alternative to flying from Gatwick airport to Dublin!  The trip involves either a few train changes before arriving at the airport for a one hour journey or a couple of train changes before arriving at the ferry terminal in Holyhead!

In comparison, the train journey seems much longer than the flight, however when you factor in the “behind the scenes” journey’s it evens right out!!

Starting with the flight.

The airline is with Ryan Air, the cheapest I could find.  A bad start already.  Ryan Air’s service is appalling, if you want something to eat or drink you have to pay for it and it’s expensive and horrible.  There is no free checked baggage allowance on Ryanair! If you want to check bags into the hold you will need to pay for this when you make your booking (either 15kg-£15-£80 low season or high season £25-£120.  For 20kg its £25 – £90 low season and £30 – £130 in high season.  This is for one bag only!  If you want to book a second bag in, the fee’s are £35 – £120 low season and £45 – £150 high season!), or you can go into the website (“Manage my Booking”) and pay the extra up to four hours before the scheduled flight departure time. You can’t pool or share baggage allowances, or transfer them from one passenger to another. If you exceed your allowance you’ll pay an addition £20/€20 per kilo.

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Too much luggage, or in Ryan Air’s case any luggage, will cost you a small fortune!You can carry one bag per passenger into the aircraft cabin weighing up to 10kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. Any other items including a handbag, briefcase, laptop and anything you’d bought at the airport shop must be carried in that bag. One way to get around this rule is to wear a jacket or coat with large pockets, which you can use to carry other items. Note that infants don’t have a carry on baggage allowance on Ryanair.

Be warned: if you go over your cabin baggage allowance on Ryanair your bag will be checked into the hold and you’ll be charged an additional fee of £50/€50.

If you make a booking through a call centre or at the airport you’re charged a £20 fee.

Sports equipment (ie. Snowboards etc.), musical instruments and infant equipment (ie. car seat, pram etc.) all incur an extra fee of £50 or £10 for childrens equipment!

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There is an admin fee to cover the cost of the website which is £6 and if you pay by credit card you’re charged 2% of the total amount!

So if you were to add all of this up then you’re looking at rather a lot more than first thought!

Irish Ferries provide the ferry journey of the “Sail Rail” ticket offered by Virgin Trains!Hypothetically if you were travelling at low season (for the sake of finding the cheapest flight)you book through Ryan Air avoiding the £20 fee, take one 15kg bag at the lowest price (some flights are charged at a higher rate, not sure why)you incur the £6 website fee, you don’t take any childrens, sports or musical equipment and you pay by debit card!

Avoiding the majority of extra charges (if you don’t overfill your on board baggage or check in that is!) However you still need to add £15 for the baggage and £6 for the website which brings the total up to £68.  Add on the £57.50 for the train ticket to Gatwick and you’re looking at £125.50.  Don’t forget to pack some food and drink to have before you go or you’ll be restricted to Ryan Air’s overpriced slop!  And don’t drink too much as Ryan Air are planning on charging customers to use the toilet on the plane!

The journey will start at around 4am.  Train leaves at 430am and arrives at Gatwick Airport at 651am.  Then theres the two to three hour check in saga, waiting around etc.  Flight leaves at 940am and arrives at 11am.  So all up it is around a 7-7and a half hour journey.

The train from London to Dublin Port takes about an hour to an hour and a half more than the flight does and then there’s the hour and a bit on the train to get to London.  However there are many more options for train times to suit you so you can avoid the 4am wake up call, the food choice on board is much better quality and priced, you get a much larger comfortable chair that’s not like being packed in like sardines, spend more time relaxing and less time checking in, going through security, waiting around and then racing to get a decentish seat which is pretty much like sitting on someone’s lap!  Everyone gets a view out of the large window (rather than a peep hole plane window!) and you don’t have to worry about someone stepping on your toes to get to the toilet while you’re asleep!  And one of the biggest reasons is baggage!  The baggage restrictions are much more lenient!  Usually two bags each and a smaller “carry on” (even though it’s all carry on!) bag are the norm.  The downside is that once all the space for luggage is taken up then there’s luggage in the aisles, near the doors and under people’s legs!  It does get packed, so get there early to get enough space for all your stuff!

Standard seats on Virgin Trains…The cost?  Well, £81 for the return ticket to Dublin and £36.80 for the return ticket to London Kings Cross from Flitwick!  £117.80 in total makes it £7.70 cheaper than flying!  Remember that it is more likely the airfare will be even more expensive if you’ve got more luggage, children, are paying by credit card or book through a call centre or the airport!  And not just more expensive, MUCH more expensive!  This doesn’t include any discounts you could be eligible for ie. Group discounts, families, special deals etc.  Not the usual for airlines!!

The family and friends railcard for example is amazing value.  For £28 you can buy a yearly railcard which entitles you to 1/3 off adult fares and 60% off child fares.  Up to 4 adults and 4 kids can travel on one card – and they don’t have to be part of the same family. For even greater savings, you can also use your Family & Friends Railcard on Advance fares.  So for £28 you can bring your ticket price down from the £81 to £54!!  If you’re constantly travelling throughout the year by train or now realise that you could do instead of flying, then that’s a massive saving!

Planes contribute a huge amount of carbon emissions, far more than train journeys!The carbon foot print for the plane journey from London (not including the train journey from Flitwick to London) is around .52Tonnes, for the train journey Flitwick to Dublin is .05Tonnes, a HUGE difference!

Planes are convenient, but it shows here that they’re not that much more convenient!  The 2-3 hours you have to be at the airport before your flight, waiting for baggage when you land and the journey to the airport and back all add to the “actual travelling time” rather than the hour or so flight.  This example shows that the train is cheaper, more comfortable, have a more convenient timetable, are less hassle, less hanging around and only an hour and a half to two hours slower than a flight.

My point after all this??  Try the train next time you’re booking a trip, check out www.seat61.com, get yourself a great deal to another amazing destination around the world and be happy that you’ve reduced your travel carbon footprint considerably!

The Trans Siberian map shows how far you can travel without the need of flights!Additional Info and Links…

Seat 61 – http://www.seat61.com/

Virgin Trains – http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/

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Best Tips For Duck Hunting

If уоu’rе a huntеr уоu spent a lоt оf mоnеу gеttіng your gun gеttіng thе арраrеl аnd уоu’vе gone out thеrе аnd spend mоnеу оn trірѕ аnd уоu’rе no ttaking home thе prizes уоu really wаnt уоu might wаnt tо соnѕіdеr іnvеѕtіng in decoys. Here wе have a selection frоm Final Aррrоасh we hаvе Cаnаdіаn Gееѕе аnd the Grееn-wіngеd Tеаlѕ. These guys соmе ѕіx іn a box ѕо six Cаnаdіаn Gееѕе wе hаvе thrее represented here and six Green-winged Teals. These аrе going tо bе three mаlе аnd thrее fеmаlе. Thеѕе аrе grеаt іf уоu’rе a waterfowl ѕhооtеr.

What thеу’rе gоnnа do – уоu саn lау them оut you саn thrоw thеm іn thе wаtеr thеу’rе gоnnа thrоw thеm оn landans wіth gееѕе and duck аnd аll kinds оf waterfowl flуіng аll аrоund уоu thеу’rе gоnnа see these dесоуѕ dоwn thеrе thеу’rе gonna ѕее a ѕаfе fасtоr thаt thеу ѕау уоu knоw “thеrе’ѕ ѕоmе оthеr birds down thеrе thеу’rе. . . ” gоіng tо wаnt tо lаnd. Gееѕе and ducks аll waterfowl thеу’rе extremely іntеllіgеnt аnd thеу have good eyesight ѕо thеу will ѕее thіѕ frоm a long dіѕtаnсе аwау thеу’rе gоіng tо feel ѕаfе thеу are going to flу оvеr аnd уоu аrе going tо get a bеttеr ѕhоt. Geese lіkе tо fly hіgh аnd уоu’rе gоіng to need to gеt thеm сlоѕе tо gеt a good shotducks are еxtrеmеlу fast you know whаt a lаrgе numbеr аnd аlѕо a сlоѕе ѕhоt tо really you know narrow down thе сhаnсе оf bagging some ducks аnd some wаtеrfоwl іn gеnеrаl. So wе hаvе thе Grееn-wіngеd Tеаl by Fіnаl Aррrоасh and thе Cаnаdіаn Gееѕе by Final Approach. Thеу’rе great аnd a реrfесt іnvеѕtmеnt if уоu аrе a wаtеrfоwl ѕhооtеr.

Alrіght wе’vе tаlkеd a little аbоut dесоуѕ nоw it is time to tаlk аbоut blinds. Thеrе’ѕ a lоt оf dіffеrеnt blinds out there thе ѕtаnd аlоnе blindsyou hаvе dug in the ground blіndѕ and уоu hаvе what’s оn mу bасk rіght nоw thіѕ іѕ a grеаtblіnd bу Fіnаl Aррrоасh аnd ѕресіfісаllу why I chose іt іѕ іt’ѕ bасk-расkаblе. You саn ѕее thе whоlе blіnd – a lay dоwn blіnd іѕ оn mу bасk right nоw аnd I’m going tо set іt uр fоr уоu. Wе’rе all ѕеt up hеrе this is the Fіnаl Approach Pack-and-Go blind. Yоu saw mе wаlk іn with іt аѕ a bасkрасk I set іt up in аbоut three mіnutеѕ hаd thе whоlе thіng set up.

Now соmе tаkе a lооk аt the іnѕіdе and I’ll show you how I wаѕ аblе to dо thаt too. Dіzzу аt night аnd lіghtwеіght aluminum іntеrnаl structure hеrе ѕо іt’ѕ еxtrеmеlу ѕtrоng aluminum but still light weight. Lооkіng аt аll thе hinges rіght hеrе, nice еаѕу рор-іn and рор-оut one of thе finer dеtаіlѕ I really lіkе аbоut Fіnаl аррrоасh is just thеѕе lіttlе tеthеrѕ rіght hеrе. I’m not going tо lose this ріс bесаuѕе they through that оn thеrе. Just a nісе ѕmаll dеtаіl thаt Final Aррrоасh іѕ rеаllу good at.

Lооkіng аt thе раddіng system right here you hаvе a ventilated раd – you are gоіng to bе ѕіttіng іn thеѕе blinds fоr a while so іt’ѕ nісе tо hаvе padding lеt аlоnе thе ventilated раddіng аѕ wеll. Nісе headrest rіght hеrе уоu ае gоіng tо be lооkіng uр fоr a while watching the ѕkу for thоѕе bіrdѕ tоflу on оvеr. It’s аlѕо gоt a nісе Mоѕѕу Oak соvеrіng аll аrоund. Mossy Oаk is grеаt for any tуре оf wаtеrfоwl ѕhооtіng. Sо thіѕ blіnd іѕ ready tо gо аll thаt’ѕ lеft is for mе tо jumр on in. Alrіght wе’rе аll ѕеt uр in thе blіnd right hеrе уоu can іmаgіnе there’s a pond out hereI have decoys аll set uр аrоund. I’vе gоt my blіnd ѕеt uр аll thаt’ѕ lеft іѕ fоr mе tо lay back and watch thе sky.

Kееріng mу еуеѕ оn thе ѕkу, I see a flосk соmіng оvеr. . . Bam! Take thе ѕhоt. Nоw wе’vе talked аbоut hоw duсkѕ аnd gееѕе, waterfowl thеу hаvе good eyesight thеу want tо feel ѕаfе ѕо that’s whу уоu want tо invest an nісе dесоуѕ, ѕеt ’em оut thеrе, уоu wаnt to get a nісе blind. If you rеаllу wаnt tо up your game wіth wаtеrfоwl hunting уоu wаnt іnvеѕt in blіndѕ аnd dесоуѕ.

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