Polar Robinson-90. Excerpts from the diaries

I must say that this experience was not unique. Paradoxically stay on uninhabited islands spawned true friendship. And not only between the partners on the adventure. The guys point out that friends are all Robinsons. "They are like brothers to me now," - wrote in a test form is not the most sentimental of the contestants. We did not insist on getting accepted diary was finished: Alex returned to the living space and could not forget, lose, to rethink the feelings that possessed them in the last days Robinson Crusoe. But you can make a pretty fair presentation of these days to blog Read more [...]
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Plants, thirst-quenching

In the forests of the temperate zone is water practically everywhere, and plants all year get it in enough. In many tropical forest trees should provide themselves with water to quietly endure drought, searing winds and scorching sun. The reservoir in the tissues of the tree keeps an emergency supply, consuming it very sparingly and stretching for months. In the tropics, deserts and highlands of the lost traveler or people caught in an extreme situation, is most needed is usually water. In Australia, the perfect thirst quenching juice Australian pine - kazauriny. Pleasant-tasting liquid Read more [...]
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Karelian Robinson: spring fun. Part 4

In general, as you know, I did not have to miss Rest went on as usual. In the morning I went out to inspect the land, the number of young mink kept going this year, checked familiar perehodiki marten. Tried to analyze the situation with the beaver, watch space samolovov. Considerably less than in previous years began to meet wintering flocks of tits. And the composition has changed. Now flocks opolovnichki prevail, but before that was full of pow. Do muskrats this year the number of deep depression - no lodges found. Fish, except perch, too, was less than the situation 10-15 years ago. Lynx, Read more [...]
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Marshes and swamps

The most insidious obstacles in the forest - it swamps and bogs. A characteristic feature of the swamp is its weak populated, lack of roads, the presence of almost impassable, and at times quite impassable areas. Bogs are rarely equally passable throughout and at different times of the year. Their surface is very deceptive. Most impassable swamp marsh, the hallmarks of which is whitish surface layer. Small wetlands are easy to get around, stepping on the mound or shrub roots, or wade, after feeling the bottom of the sixth. Convinced of the impossibility to pass or avoid dangerous areas, you Read more [...]
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Organization bivouacs during trekking and mountain climbing

Dress code - storm or track suit, hat, high boots or shoes, gloves. Personal equipment - ice ax, repshnur (5 m). Equipment group - 2 tent, an ax, a set of extensions and wedges, dishes, stove, matches. Introductory talk: "How to choose a place for a camp. Preparation and organization of the forest, in a clearing at different slopes, moraine and scree, mountain terrain. " Describe the storage and handling of products in the bivouac, especially perishables, placing personal items in a tent, on hygienic requirements for bivouac, distribution and fulfillment of the responsibilities Read more [...]
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Marmot marmot — marmota menzbieri kaschkarov. Colonial and types of settlements

Sex and age composition of the population. Of 157 marmots, caught in the mountains Karzhantau throughout the active season of their lives, there were 57 adults (36.3%), semi-mature than two years old, 22 (14%), over one year - 21 (13.3%) and profit - 57.3 (36.3%). According Yanushko PA (1951), 42 of them captured marmots 27 (64.3%) were adults, seven (16.6%), semi-mature and eight (19%) profit. However, marmots, assigned them to a group of semi-mature, according to the weight and size, are actually profit. If so, then the young marmots not eight, and 15, or 35.7%, the same as on our data. Read more [...]
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Solar disinfection of water

Solar disinfection of water (Solar water disinfection) Is also known as SODIS is a method of disinfecting water using only sunlight and plastic (PET) - a bottle. SODIS is a free, open source technology, and, thus, not surprising as quite effective method for decentralized water purification. It can be applied at the household level in poor countries. And it is recommended by the World Health Organization as a real way to clean waste water and safe storage. Principle of operation: Destruction of pathogens in contaminated drinking water is exposed to sunlight. Three mechanisms solar radiation Read more [...]
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Rhode HESPERIDIUM (DC) G. Beck GESPERIDIUM.

H. tristis (L.) Beck (syn. Hesperis tristis L.) — biennial 30-80 cm high. Distribution: European part, Caucasus.

Flavonoids are found.

Medicinal. Therapeutic action — anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, diuretic — Hopes. h, seeds. Stern.

Environmental significance. Ornamental.

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Violet-eared

This elegant perennial plant can also be found in the swamp, and wet meadow. Thanks creeping underground stems - rhizomes - violet actively spreading on the territory. Marsh violet blooms, like many other species of violets in the spring, in April or May. Therefore, from the ancient times violet - it is a symbol of spring, after the winter Bulletin reviving nature. At that time, many other marsh plants only co-only start to grow new shoots. In violet on thin stalks emerging from the axils of the leaves of short shoots, reveals bizarre irregular flowers. The name refers to the flowers, which Read more [...]
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Obtaining food in the desert

In the desert, it is difficult to find food. Distribute food to begin with. Do not eat anything for the first 24 hours and do not eat for as long as you do not have water. Natural sources: 1. In the desert, rarely seen animals. Rats and lizards can be found at the source of water, and they may be your only food. Cloven-hoofed animals can be found in the desert, but it is difficult to approach. The most common animals are rodents (rats), rabbits, jackals, snakes and lizards, which are usually found near bushes or water. On rocks and in bushes looking-glass snails. 2. In the desert, you can Read more [...]
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Nodes

ways to connect  ropes Education rope loops and tying ropes to k.-l. subjects, and do rope connections. An important feature of D is that with increased tension rope increases its reliability. Slack in the rope loops unclamp CG that makes it easy to unleash it. In the tour. practice common diff. W. (Figure). Ropes of the same diameter, usually joined by a line, reef, counter and weaving W., of different diameters - academic, sheet and bramshkotovym W. nezatyagivayuscheysya to form a loop, and for roping in organizing tourist insurance normally serve U. "Explorer", " Eight Read more [...]
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Naked into The Wilderness — a fire and making ropes

In this video series family McPherson introduces basic skills of survival in the lap of Nature. In this video, John teaches us how to make fire without matches in the wild. He gives preference to the old way - by friction. It will describe how to make "Bow Drill" and "Bow Drill", for which you will need a rope - how to make it, he will too. Series 3: Primitive Fire and Cordage - a fire and making ropesDownload:letitbit.net Read more [...]
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Mustache

"If Robinson was clean-shaven, his Friday was a lady." Since Burmese traders advertise blade safety razor. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of the forest wilds unable to respond positively to this suggestion. In mammals, the first inhabitants of the forest beard, sideburns, and most importantly, a mustache, or, more correctly, whiskers, a sensation. They are not only the stronger sex, but even female. The fact that they have a very important tactile function. Whiskers growing na head, neck, and in protein, martens and other animals on wood chest, abdomen and on the bottom of the feet. Read more [...]
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Movement in the field with a compass on a given azimuth

After a careful study on the area map between points the way forward movement must identify yourself in the path is well recognizable, often located on the ground reference points, to draw a map elected route movement, and measuring the true azimuth protractor all sections of track between features translate these into magnetic bearings, and then on the map to determine the length of each segment and recalculate the distance obtained in their steps. Preparing the route charted the movement and writing angles and distances leave from the start point. Citing the motion compass needle, guided Read more [...]
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Rhode RUBUS L. — RUBUS.

Shrubs or herbaceous perennials, 10-100 cm tall. Propagation: All. Carbohydrates to 7.5% in the fruit R. caesius L, glycityl, flavonoids (including anthocyanins to 2.1% in the fruits of R. caesius, catechins), mono-, sesqui-and triterpenoids, phytosterols, and heterocyclic Comm. furan groups, phenols, phenolic acids and fatty acids, esters, aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes and ketones established structure. Marked tannins to 0.4% of IE fruits R. caesius, fatty oil to 21.3% ne seed R. idaeus L detected leykoantotsianndiny, organic acids, and 1% in the fruits of R. Read more [...]
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Mink

In the Soviet Union, two species of mink: mink and acclimate our American mink. Since both types of forestry value is approximately the same, we describe them together. The European mink found mostly in forest zone of the European part of the USSR. Goes beyond the Urals to the Irtysh. American mink akklimatizirovanna been in more than 30 areas (edges, ASSR) from the western border to the Magadan and Kamchatka inclusive. In most places, it has taken root and widely settled, but the area is not solid formed. In areas of cohabitation, it displaces native pitchfork. Typical habitats mink Read more [...]
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Membrane in clothing for outdoor activities

Due to the fact that the Russian and Ukrainian textile industry has not engaged in such "trifles" as a waterproof membrane in the clothes, "our people" have to buy foreign-made jackets and be content with what is written in Latin letters on the label advertising - usually some thousands mm water column. To the question, what is the membrane and how it works, the sellers at best you paraphrase the content of the same label. And do not blame them for incompetence - they really do not know anything more.For those who "do not know" - brief definitions to start with: Read more [...]
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Meadow salsify

Biennial naked plant height 30-90 cm, containing a milky juice, with taproot. Stem usually solitary, erect, usually pink. Leaves linear, entire, sessile. Baskets are quite large, arranged singly on the tops of the stems. Wrap single row of 8-10 leaves, bracts are as long as flowers, leaves membranous outer edge of pink. All flowers ligulate, bisexual, and light yellow. Fruit - achene length of 3-4 cm, limb achenes abruptly into a long, thin nose, tufted of pinnate setae. It flowers from May to October, achenes ripen in June and October. European look. In Central Russia occasionally occurs Read more [...]
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Reflections on the taiga

One day in early autumn, three of Muscovites, flying for about four hours on a plane, arrived in Krasnoyarsk went to the river station, where they boarded the "Rocket" and went down the Yenisei. Four hours later, they came out on the right bank of the river, made the transition dvadtsatikilometrovaya on the highway, and then turned sharply to the taiga. They walked quite aimlessly, not adhering to any precise directions, and more and more deeply into the taiga. Gradually subsided, all sounds, they were surrounded by silence, it was dark, and they were pleased to note that at last lost. Read more [...]
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Magazine Angler» № 4, 2009

N.Kopylov Towards spring grayling The April hunting Ural grayling can bring fantastic results, but the fish have yet to reach ... A.Chervyakov Red snapper, gray geese ... Last ice anglers to Vologda - a real treat. On it - the story of our own correspondent. V. Bobrov Bummer in Rybinski So catch only here! Spring Fishing in Russian. A rare emotional heat eyewitness. V.Pervakov Touch evolution Mongolian grayling - ordinary miracle. Author caught and found. K.Mahonin Spring chub fishing in shallow water You think big chub was only in the Volga delta? In vain!Why do people I.Mamaev mayutsya? As Read more [...]
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