Month: August 2016

Bubble Soccer – A new amazing sport

guys playing bubble football

As everything evolves, sports should not stay the same forever. There are now some new ways to make you sweat, have fun with friends and keep you healthy without going to the gym or training every day. They are a mix of fun activities and sports. This new sports may include trampolining, indoor skiing, Parkour, hyper-simulation or bubble soccer.

But what is bubble soccer?

It is exactly what it sounds like in the name: regular football with the small exception that your legs are free, but from legs, the upper part of your body will be enclosed in a giant plastic bubble. So you won’t just run to make a goal. It is going to be about bouncing and smashing during all the game. It won’t take too long for anyone to collapse inside the bubble, exhausted with all the bouncing. It will be a hilarious time of your life.

You can make your team and have 12 bound people playing soccer in the most ridiculously fun way. You can also roll all over the floor in your bubble and have a good time with friends.

Bubble soccer is available all along in Australia, surrounding a price of $20 to $45. In Toronto, Canada you can find the AT Soccer facilities, with 12,000 square feet to play. All along the USA, you can get a lot of companies offering the rental service for this giant bubble to make pleasant parties and events. You can play it outside or inside, anywhere you want! It is an excellent idea for those who want always to innovate at events! I guarantee you that people will keep on talking about it for weeks. It is going to be a one in a kind day.

Does the idea of playing bubble soccer sounds crazy enough for you? Would you dare to play it? Anyone can! So go and have the fun time of your life.

Everything you Need to Know About Camping Water Filters

When heading out on a camping trip, it may be a real inconvenience to have to carry water to the campsite. Camping water filter units are self-contained and are used by recreational camping enthusiasts, military personnel, survivalists, extreme adventurers and others who must get drinking water from untreated sources such as rivers and lakes. The objective of these personal camping water filter devices is to render unchlorinated water potable (that is safe to drink).

Types of camping water filters to quickly convert creek or river water into safe, filtered, drinkable water at your camping site.

Water Purifying Tablets

The least expensive camping water filter treatment and suitable for lightweight backpacking and emergencies. They do not produce the best tasting water and does not remove any sediment. However, they will keep you from getting seriously ill.

campers hiking a national park
Campers hiking a national park

Most popular is Katadyn’s MicroPur Tablets which are the only EPA-registered purification tablets on the market that are 100% effective against bacteria, viruses and cysts, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium.

Water Bottles with Filters

Extremely portable camping water filter will make stream and river water drinkable but does not hold much. Katadyn MyBottle Microfilter Bottle is lightweight, has hassle free operation – just fill it up and go, available for $35. Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter, the most rugged has a 20-year warranty, lasts through up to 13,000 gallons of water, comes with a measuring gauge that indicates when you should change the filtering element, usage for 1 to 4 people and weighs in at 20 ounces. Expensive at $225 is chosen by the U.S. military and expeditions due to its extreme durability and dependability and is for those who want the best.

Disposable Water Filters

Typically included in emergency kits this type of camping water filter gives you more filtered volume than what a bottle will hold.The McNett Emergency Water Filter System costs under $10, filters up to 20 gallons of water, extremely lightweight and comes with a full manufacturer’s warranty.

Hanging – Gravity Fed Water Filters

Camping water filter that is ideal for base camps, families, cooking outdoors, showers with longer reliable use. It is a water filter that’s a bag you fill then hang. The water flows via gravity through the filter and the hose. It’s convenient and a lazy way to safe potable drinking water – just fill and hang, no pumping required. Filter rate may be a little slower drip rate, but this type of camping water filter offers volume.

katadyn water filtering system
Katadyn water filtering system

The Katadyn Base Camp Water Filter gets good reviews and is under $60. It filters 200+ gallons of water. Sawyer Just Drink TM Inline Water Filter – under $70 offers size and can be hooked up multiple ways.
Put a straw on both ends and make sure you drink from a stream. Connect it mid-line to a camelback or between two bags and have a gravity filter. Make the top bag a shower bag and have a huge filter that can provide water for the whole camp.

There are many options when buying a camping water filter. For performance and effectiveness of “certified drinking water treatment units” check out the NSF database link above located in the resource section of this site. Your budget and actual needs will determine the camping water filter that is right for you.

Source: https://www.amazon.co.uk

Tim Hor is Marketing student that just graduated from the EM Business School in Geneva. His passions are sports, music, travel and much more…

Dutch Oven Recipes: Gourmet Cooking at the Campsite

using a camping stove can save you time

A Dutch oven has a long history behind it and a very rich one. It was treasured in the 18th and 19th centuries that it became a prized inheritance and wills often state who inherits it. As a matter of fact, the mother of President George Washington, Mary Ball Washington, stated in her will that half of her “iron kitchen furniture” goes to her grandson and the other half to a granddaughter. Several Dutch ovens were among those given to her granddaughter.

The Dutch oven has been used for cooking for hundreds of years. It is a thick-walled cooking pot, usually made from cast iron, with a tight-fitting lid. Aside from the kitchen, the Dutch oven has also found its way as a great cooking vessel for camping.
Dutch immigrants to the United States had pioneered its use which then spread to other parts of the young country. It was a favourite to use for explorers because of its versatility and durability.

Over time and prolonged use, the design used in the American colonies began to transform from the original. The famous Dutch oven became shallower, and legs were thus added to hold it over the coals. Then a flange was also added to the lid to keep the coals on the lid and out of what’s cooking.

Dutch Oven on the Camp Fire

prepare a strong camping fire
Prepare a strong camping fire

The camping, cowboy, or Dutch chuckwagon oven is designed for camping. It has three legs, a wire bail handle as well as a slightly curved in and rimmed cover. The design of the cover allows for the hot coals to be put on top of it as well as under the pot. Putting hot coals on the cover delivers a more uniform internal heat copying what an oven does.

Most Dutch ovens are made from bare cast iron, though there are others made from aluminium. They are best for long and slow cooking such as when you are cooking stews and casseroles as well as roasting. The old style lipped cast iron Dutch oven can even be used just like a true baking oven for bread, cakes, pizzas and even pies.

However, make sure that you clean your Dutch oven properly after each use. Clean with boiling water and brush using very little soap. After drying, spray a thin coating of oil to prevent it from rusting. Then store it in a dry and clean area with its lid slightly open to allow air circulation. With proper care and storage, a Dutch oven will continue to help you come up with mouth-watering dishes at the camp fire for decades.

Top 6 Dutch Oven Recipes To Get You Started

Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients:

  • Two large chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
  • Two large cans mixed vegetables (make sure it has potatoes)
  • One can cream of chicken soup
  • One can cream of mushroom soup
  • One can of refrigerated biscuits

Cooking Instructions:

Mix the chicken, mixed vegetables including the liquid, and the cans of soups. Put the mixture in a Dutch oven and warm over coals, but do not boil. When warm, put the biscuits on top of the chicken and veggies mixture and cover. Place several coals on the cover. After 15 minutes, check it. Cook this for about 30 minutes or when the biscuits are cooked.
Chili Mac Dutch Oven Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound hamburger
  • One medium onion, chopped
  • Two cans of Ro-Tel diced tomatoes with chillies, do not drain
  • 1 ½ cups elbow macaroni (or your pasta of choice)
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat the Dutch oven to about 350 degrees. Once it is hot enough, put in the hamburger and onion. Cook this uncovered while constantly stirring until the meat is well browned. Stir in the undrained cans of diced tomatoes with chillies, water and pasta. Bring this to a boil. After boiling, reduce heat to about 250 degrees, replace lid, and let simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle cheese before serving.
Apple Dump Cake

Ingredients:

  • One sticks butter
  • One 32-ounce jar applesauce
  • 1 Betty Crocker gingerbread mix, mixed according to directions
  • Cool whip or whipped cream

Cooking Instructions:

Melt butter in the Dutch oven. Dump in the applesauce. Mix the gingerbread mix according to package directions, then pour it on the butter-applesauce mixture and cover. Make sure that the Dutch oven is on top of hot coal and not flames. Check once in a while. Baking time is about 20 minutes and remove from the hot coals once the cake feels springy in the centre.

make sure you bring the right materials
Make sure you bring the right equipment!

You can also replace applesauce with cherry pie filling and gingerbread mix with chocolate fudge cake mix for Black Forest Dump Cake.
Oven Fried Chicken

Ingredients:

  • Chicken pieces of your choice (boneless chicken breasts, wings, etc.)
  • Cooking oil
  • Bisquick
  • Salt, pepper, paprika

Cooking Instructions:

Heat oil in the hot Dutch oven. Meanwhile, mix Bisquick, salt, pepper, and paprika in a brown pepper bag. Put the chicken pieces inside and shake until well coated. Once the oil is hot enough, arrange chicken pieces and cook until done.
Sausage Creole

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds sausages or kielbasa sausages
  • One red bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • Two cans stewed tomatoes
  • 4 tbsps olive oil
  • ½ cup sliced green olives
  • Two packages Spanish rice mix
  • ¼ cayenne pepper

Cooking Instructions:

Cut the sausages into ½-inch thick and dice the bell pepper. Heat Dutch oven over coals and sauté pepper, onion, and celery in olive oil. Then combine all remaining ingredients in the Dutch oven, replace lid, and bring to a boil. After which, place the Dutch oven over low heat (about four coals) while placing 8 or so coals on the lid. Simmer until rice is cooked.
Burger, Beans and Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds lean hamburger
  • Two 2-pound cans of baked beans
  • 1 cup of your favourite BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup mustard
  • One small onion, chopped
  • Bisquick mixes for 12 biscuits

Cooking Instructions:

Brown the hamburger in the Dutch oven. Stir in the baked beans, BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, and onion. Mix well and cover. Cook on low heat (about 275 degrees) for 10-15 minutes. While cooking, prepare Bisquick mix to make 12 biscuits. Check the Dutch oven and stir the burgers and beans. Completely cover the top of the mixture with the biscuits you prepared. Sprinkle cheese over this and replace the cover.

Bake for about 20-30 minutes or until the biscuits is done.

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Tim Hor is Marketing student that just graduated from the EM Business School in Geneva. His passions are sports, music, travel and much more…

Visit Incredible Western Australia South West

margaret river mouth ocean

The Southwest area of Western Australia offers an impressive array of activities for practically everybody. The adventurous will enjoy the region’s surf, the gourmands will appreciate the various upscale restaurants and wineries, and families have an abundance of caverns and forest hikes to fill their days with.

Margaret River area

Spending a day, or three, in the Margaret River trips location will provide visitors with the chance to surf some of the finest beaches in the world. No issue, the Margret River area is house to various caverns, and forests, that offer beautiful, and educational, hikes for the entire household. Wind down the day at one of the locations word-class restaurants, or tour one of the lots of wineries or breweries the location has to provide.

The water stays shallow for lots of meters out, and a wide range of different fish and marine life can be seen in the location. Before you sit down for supper at one of Yallingup’s numerous award winning restaurants, get your appetite up for a hike to Quinninup Falls, or along the Cape to Cape Walk.

Busselton

the busselton jetty
The busselton jetty

Less than a three-hour drive from Perth, the town of Busselton has two times been granted as one of Western Australia’s Leading Tourist Towns. Busselton is home to the longest wooden pier in the Southern Hemisphere which spans almost two kilometres over the Indian Ocean. Hidden under the waves is the best artificial reef systems in all of Australia.

You can view this reef through a directed scuba trip, or in the Undersea Observatory which provides spectacular views of the marine life in the area. Likewise, while in Busselton, you can try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking, fishing or cruising, or just unwind and patronise among the many boutiques on the main road.

Albany

Famous as the first spot where European settlers set foot in Western Australia, Albany has an abundant history and plenty of destinations to keep the entire household entertained. Housed in a previously fully-operational whaling station here you will find out the long history of Australia’s whaling community. After finding out about the many whales that migrate through the location set up a whale viewing tour with one of the many businesses in town, or attempt identifying one of the moving humpbacks from the coast.

Denmark

Boasting one hundred kilometres of shoreline Denmark is the ideal place for fishing, kayaking, swimming, or just relaxing in the sun. In addition to water sports Denmark, thanks to its thirty-year history of “hippy-dom”, is the ideal place to buy any art you can envision. There are galleries devoted to glass works, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and painting. There are likewise locations for musicians, dancers and the carrying out arts. Foodies will enjoy the various fruit and herb farms, chocolate business, and wineries the area needs to offer.

As you can see, the Southwest area of Western Australia offers a wealth of history, culture, and destinations sightseeing. Get out and enjoy it.
We suggest the following tours in Western Australia’s South West with Kandu Holidays

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