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National Geographic Announces 2014 Adventurers of the Year - Black Hawk News - Adventur... - 1 views

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    "Online Voting for People's Choice Adventurer of the Year Runs through Jan. 31, 2014



    The 2014 Adventurers of the Year, naming extraordinary achievements in exploration, adventure sports, conservation or humanitarianism have distinguished them in the past year was already announced by National Geographic.

     

    Runs through Jan. 31, 2014, the online voting for the People's Choice Adventurer of the Year has already started.  Fans can go here to vote at any time for their favorite honoree.  In February, the adventurer with the most number of votes at the end of the voting period will be announced as the 2014 People's Choice Adventurer of the Year.

    The 13 honorees this year were a long-distance swimmer, to refresh your memory, he was the first to swim from Cuba to Florida without protection from a shark cage; another one was a skier who is re-imagining his sport in urban landscapes; and two veterans dedicated to establishing connections between veterans and the outdoors; lastly a snowboarder committed to helping brain injury survivors.

    The 13 Adventurers of the Year for 2014 are:

    Stacy Bare and Nick Watson - American adventurers and veterans who launched an organization that links veterans to the outdoors and the outdoors community;
    Greg Long - American big-wave surfer who won the 2012/13 Big-Wave World Tour,  despite nearly losing his life in a massive wipeout a few months earlier;
    Amy and Dave Freeman - American adventurers and educators who completed a three-year, 11,647-mile journey across North America by kayak, canoe, dogsled and foot, connecting with students and teachers along the way;
    Diana Nyad - Sixty-four-year-old American long-distance swimmer who recently completed a swim between Cuba and the United States, on her fifth attempt;
    Kevin Pearce - American snowboarder who, after surviving a traumatic brain injury, launched the "Love Your Brain" campaign to encourage the use of helmets for kids;
    Kilian Jornet Burgada -
jane amber

Embracing Adventure And Danger - Black Hawk Adventures - 1 views

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    "It was never good to insult children from anything that could possibly have any danger attached yet parents keeping their children under permanent watch has become "what people do."

    People harmed children without them knowing it out of our fear-based culture.  Children need to confront danger; they need to explore; they need adventures at some point in their life.

    There was a time when parents knew how important to embrace adventure and danger at some time when let their kids go off into the woods by themselves, with rifles.  And thinking about it now, if that was really so horribly dangerous, half of us wouldn't be here.

    You bet alright, it is scary to watch your children walk into a subway station or out into the woods.  But you have to do it.  Let them go out and face the world, it is healthy for them but remember to calculate the risks, pick your times, pick your spots, watch them from a distance if you must.

    Fear is just an impulse; along with it can be based on lies, distortions, or even on nothing at all.  It's an absurd thing on which to base your children's lives.

    A new German study shows clearly that adventure shapes the individual. As one of the researchers concluded, "Living our lives makes us who we are."  Your children need to live, and not merely exist inside of a fear-inspired bubble. The study also indicates that exploration and adventure not only affect personality development, but also brain growth.

    The real dangers for your children lie in government schools, and even in private schools that function on the same model.

    People are pushed, economically, to put their children into public schools.  Make sure that you tell your children how the system is set up to condition them.  Educate them that understanding is far more important than memorizing.  Back them up if the teachers give them grief.

    Your children should know, very clearly, that teachers and principals are just average people doing particular jobs.  Some
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jane amber

Black Hawk Adventures - A family of travelers: Life's always an Adventure - 1 views

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    After 14 years, four children, 55 countries, and 250 000 km, this Argentinean couple had a dream of travelling around the world by car and still on the road fulfilling their dream.

    In 1999, Herman Zapp and his wife Candelaria climbed into their car and drove out of Argentina with only $4 000 in hand.  Using their 1928 Graham Paige they went to Alaska as both wanted to go, so that's what they did.  "I saw the car two months before we left and fell in love with it so I brought it," Herman said in Cape Town, where they now live. They arrived in South Africa last year.

    In the same year Herman, an electrician, and Candelaria, a secretary, sold their house, packed what they could into the car and left. "Everyone thought we were crazy," Herman said. "But, really, who is crazy - the one who goes for the dream or the one who doesn't?"

    Even that they are doing what they wanted at first the couple has some fears.  "That first day was the hardest," said Herman. But the pair was determined. "If you let your fear take hold, your life will pass you by," he explained.

    The couple, Herman Zapp and Candelaria was married for 20 years. "We think we will be around forever but it's important to rethink life," said Herman. "My mother died when she was only 46, the only legacy I have taken from her is to 'do it now'."

    They survive mainly on the kindness of others, having been taken in by more than 2 500 households all around the world. "You have to give a chance to people to show how good they can be."

    They have three children, three boys and a girl and every child were born in different countries. Herman said being on the road was the best education they could get.

    "School is important, but it's not the most intelligent person who survives, it is the person who learns how to adapt
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Black Hawk Mines Adventure - Adding outdoor adventure to the family mix - 0 views

NOW summer’s finally here, it’s time to take your whole brood outdoors and create some lasting memories. Lisa Salmon is inspired by two adventure experts who have written The Family Gui...

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Ski Safety Tips for Beginners - Black Hawk News - Adventures Guide - 2 views

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    Ski Safety Tips for Beginners

    http://latest.blackhawk-mines.com/2013/05/08/ski-safety-tips-for-beginners/

    One of the most popular and maybe the most needed safety gear is helmet but one of the best skiing safety tips is really a matter of personal choice - to wear, or not to wear. Although it isn't really mandated, it is encouraged to use helmet.

    Unquestionably skiers should be just as cautious if you think about those who usually wear protective headgear, namely football and baseball players, construction workers, horseback riders, rock climbers, bicyclers, auto racers, and motorcycle riders. The most important safety gear for skiers is helmet and as well as the following.

    You will definitely enjoy it more and will have much more fun on the slopes if you're in good shape. Exercise in advance and work your way up to skiing by exercising constantly year-round.

    Use proper ski equipment and don't just borrow equipment. Rent from a ski shop or the ski resort and make sure that the shop is legit. When purchasing equipment, be certain your ski boots are fitted properly as it should be. In any case, confirm your bindings are properly adjusted.

    Get ready for the weather. Be dressed in layers of clothes and put on a helmet liner, a hat, or a headband. Also put on gloves or mittens. Always carry an extra pair lest the first pair gets wet.

    Acquire proper instruction. Either individual or group Sign up for ski lessons. Experienced skiers still polish up their skills with a lesson every now and then.

    Ski goggles are also important. Put on ski goggles that perfectly fit around your helmet. There are goggles for those who wear eyeglasses, buy goggles that fit comfortably over your eyeglasses or you may also consider prescription goggles but it would me a bit costly.

    If you're exhausted, take a break and rest for a short time in the lodge. As you're resting, ensure you eat and drink enough. Although done in ice, skiing burns a lot of energy! At what time it's th
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    One of the most popular and maybe the most needed safety gear is helmet but one of the best skiing safety tips is really a matter of personal choice - to wear, or not to wear. Although it isn't really mandated, it is encouraged to use helmet.
jane amber

After slow start ski resorts nationwide bounces back - Black Hawk Adventures | Black Ha... - 1 views

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    "According to a report from the National Ski Industry Association, ski areas across the nation saw strong business during the 2012-13 seasons.

    Although the rise in the Rocky Mountain region is just about 1.9 percent, Skier visits rose 11 percent in the United States.

    In southwest Colorado the season started slowly, but picked up after the holidays.

    "Despite the slow start to the season, overall Durango Mountain Resort was about on par with last season," said Kim Oyler, spokeswoman for the southwest Colorado resort.

    "Thanks to help from Mother Nature and our mountain operations crew, Durango Mountain Resort was able to extend the season one additional weekend and closed on April 7," she said.

    U.S. resorts experienced slow starts be subsequent to a strong snowfall in mid-December.

    Comparing to December last year snowfall for December this year nearly tripled.  And compared to 2012, snowfall was weaker in January, strong in February and about even in March,.
    "It started real late," said Richard Bodiford, co-owner of End Industries, an Aztec shop that rents ski equipment. "We missed a lot of Christmas break business, but the middle picked up all right."

    The Four Corners was blanketed with snow soon after Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort closed on April 7, the final insult indicates.

    "We got some in early March and after the season closed it's been snowing left and right all over Colorado," Bodiford said.

    The winter was the eighth-best for the Rocky Mountain region in the past 34 years, the report said. The association did not release data for individual resorts.

    The national survey of resorts spotted other trends:

    Snowboarding was down for the third straight winter. In 2012-13, snowboarders made up 29.6 percent of total visits.

    Season pass sales dropped as more skiers bought daily tickets. Average season pass sales fell 4.3 percent.

    Ticket prices rose. The average adult weekend ticket cost $86.1
jane amber

Why it is More Fun to Shoot Video than Taking Still Pictures - Black Hawk News - Advent... - 1 views

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    It is nice to take pictures but there are moments that pictures cannot tell but videos can. Videos can make someone feel like they were there also. While photograph can last forever, you can go back to those moments watching and re-watching those precious moments. "While pictures can be flat, video brings life to your experiences," says Laurel House, who videoblogs about travel, fitness, and more at QuickieChick

    "With video, you can share your adventures - and relive them again when you come home," he added.

    You do not need fancy equipments to capture the moments on video, you phone will do or there are quality and affordable camcorders available in the market. And worried about video editing, you do not have to do it or there is Windows Live Movie Maker that is so much easy to learn. Therefore there are no excuses!

    Now let us learn how to get you going. Video recoding isn't really hard; here are the ways to do so. Get personal. Try adding narrations, wouldn't it be boring if your video is a bunch of sequence photos like. Plus, the people who are going to watch your videos will get as much excitement as you were during your travel. They will understand what the shots are and what the experience meant to you. And remember to sound natural, scripted is boring! If you want to be in the video, do not appear stiff and cold, be natural, act natural. Smile and laugh but never fake it!

    Entertain and tell a story, who would want to watch a video that has no sequence and with a singles shot. Capture every detail and reactions of the people so that when you go back you will feel the same happiness. I did not say join a competition for your video but it could have at least a beginning, middle, and end.

    Keep your videos short, because no matter how interesting your video looks like audience will become antsy just stay snappy and stick to a single subject.

    Focus on moments and experiences that are actually fun and fun to watch, skip the non sense,
jane amber

Outdoor Adventures in Thailand - Black Hawk Adventures - 1 views

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    Do I have to tell you why Thailand, well then let me give you reasons why you of all countries will enjoy this country if you love outdoors!

    Have you tried caving, if not then try it in Thailand. Get inside of Thailand literally by exploring ancient caves and tremendous caverns like those in the Pang Mapha District of the Mae Hong Son Province. Dare and see the underground and discover wildlife, history and geology, it's a caving venture you will never forget. Caves like Cave Lodge have expert guides. Expert guides will escort you so you need not to worry, they will lead you through geologic labyrinths, vertical caves and collapsed caves. For additional thrill and blood rushing, your journey comes along with forest hikes or rafting to see even more of the Thai landscape.

    For animal lover and wild life enthusiasts out there, we are sure that you will enjoy Jungle Trekking in the wilds of Thailand by hitting the unmarked trails. To make the most out of your trip, try at least a 3-day trek to see mountain ridges, rainforests and experience camping in the beautiful Thai wilderness.

    Elephant Riding, sounds like fun, yes it is! This will be a whole new experience that you shouldn't ever miss, taking an elephant ride through local Thai villages and surrounding forests. Miss it and it will feel like you have never gone to Thailand at all.


    Rock climbing or repelling are everywhere now and you find it ordinary. Then you must try number 7, Waterfall Abseiling, throw in the force of a waterfall, and now you're talking adventure. Repel down Thailand's beautiful and powerful waterfalls. You'll feel your heart in your chest as you lean over the edge of a 35-foot waterfall and the ground slowly slips beneath your feet.

    Whitewater Rafting is something new to Thai tourist market but whitewater rafting is quickly being added to many adventure trek itineraries. Rush the rapids in Southern Thailand's Phang Na province, and you're assured an exciting ride.

    Moun
jane amber

Black Hawk Mines Reiviews - Tales of a 60-year-old hitchhiker - 1 views

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    Tales of a 60-year-old hitchhiker(Credit: Photo of the author)
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    People generally plan their tour either for hill station or beach places but have you ever plan a tour for wildlife, no, then you have to. Exotic tour India offering wildlife tour India to come across with some most unique creatures of God which is not important in our life but keeps the nature balanced.
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Fraud Warning: Safety Tips on Purchasing Camping Gears - 0 views

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    Planning a camping adventure for first timers can be very frustrating at first. You maybe unsure as to what you should bring along with you and if you have the rights tools. Although a camping vacation can be fun and exciting, it can sometimes be stressful to plan. But don't worry, like they say the first time is always the hardest. And again don't worry because it is not as hard as you think.

    When it comes to camping you will have to bring multiple items with you because you will be in the wilderness and convenience will be provided for you rather you must bring it with you. It is your first time so what you need to know is how to purchase the right tools and how to avoid fraud while buying.

    These are your fraud warnings and safety tips:

    Meeting the buyer- whether you're going to meet up or the buyer would go to your place make sure that you have someone with you. Never go alone or never allow him inside your house alone.

    Meeting the seller- same goes in meeting the seller. It is best if you meet them at their home addresses where the item for sale is placed. At least no matter what happens you know where the seller is situated.

    Accepting and paying money- if the item is worth only a few bucks then it is easier and more convenient to pay in cash but if it involves larger amount of money it is safer to carry a check rather than cash.

    Purchasing online- Only buy from a legitimate site, research information about the site first and read reviews about it. Also you can ask friends who bought items online and go for the same site. If the advertiser wants you to send cash up front you shouldn't do it. Remember not to sent cash or cheques through the post, or place money directly into a seller's bank account, in advance of receiving goods.

    Ask for the warranty or receipt of the product- once you bought an item from a private seller you will have no legal comeback if it turns out to be faulty so better check it thoroughly before handling the mo
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Black Hawk Adventures - The Future Is Now: What We Imagined for 2013 - 10 Years Ago - 0 views

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    Predicting the future is hard, but that doesn't stop us from trying. We're Wired, after all.

    Ten years ago, we boldly declared that we'd be living with phones on our wrists, data-driven
    goggles on our eyes and gadgets that would safety-test our food for us. Turns out, a lot of
    the things Sonia Zjawinski conceptualized in our "Living in 2013" feature way back in 2003
    were remarkably close to what we've seen. We even got the iPhone right (sort of).

    And so, as we look back on life in 2013 circa 2003, we're going to spin it forward once again
    to tell you what life will be like in 2023.




    Predicted for 2003 (above):
    Apple redefined the desktop, laptop, and MP3 player. The next insanely great thing: an LCD
    arm cuff that includes a PDA, wireless Internet, a mini iPod, and, of course, a phone. The
    iPhone bracelet's motion sensor allows you to scroll through apps and files with the flick of
    a wrist, its clasp holds a digicam for use during video calls, and its wireless ear clip lets you
    listen and speak to callers. And everything can be done via voice recognition or touchscreen.




    Delivered in 2013:
    Hey, it turns out, Apple gave us an iPhone after all! We got the name right, and even seemed
    to know about FaceTime. But the form factor details? Not so much. While you can wear an
    iPod nano as a watch, or make a call with your iPhone, if you want the watch-plus-phone
    combination that we teased you with 10 years ago, for now you'll need to pick up a secondary
    gadget that can transmit to your phone, like this Pebble.

    Looking ahead to 2023:
    Here's the thing, the screen on a watch is simply too small to display lots of data. And as an
    input device? Forget it. Yet keeping your phone out of sight means you often can't interact with
    your data on the go. The obvious answer is a variable size display. Samsung has already
    demonstrated a pretty convincing foldable OLED display prototype. Given 10 more years, we can
    easily see one screen serving multiple purposes by t
howard lane

Black Hawk Adventures: The Future Is Now: What We Imagined for 2013 - 10 Years Ago - 0 views

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    Predicting the future is hard, but that doesn't stop us from trying. We're Wired, after all. Ten years ago, we boldly declared that we'd be living with phones on our wrists, data-driven goggles on our eyes and gadgets that would safety-test our food for us.
Joan Adams

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