Raymond "Ray" Mears (Born February 7, 1964) is a British writer and broadcaster TV, an expert on the art of survival in extreme environments. Survival expert Ray Mears travels to different corners of the planet. He will teach you not only see the beauty of wildlife, but also to take away everything you need to survive. As a true master of his craft, he does not miss the opportunity to learn from the locals. Virtually every series are wonderful and understand examples of survival under these conditions untrained people.
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Field signs. In nature, adult long-tailed marmot is easy to recognize by the bright red color, long tail and peacock-svistopodobnomu sonorous cry that sounded like a short "rrriil", "rriil." Young surchat the juvenile dull grayish fur, tail and not seeing or hearing them scream, can be confused with young marmots gray and marmot. However, in this case, a young long-tailed marmot known by the dark (blackish inotda) fringed nose, mouth and eyes, which have a marmot Marmot, Conversely, the light, and all the gray marmot is usually absent.
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Worms involved in the life of the forest. Look at some of them.
Everyone is familiar with the earthworm. Inputs in its cylindrical burrows often spotted in the soil. In the woods, in places where humus, earthworms are the permanent inhabitants of the soil. Like all animals, earthworms need to breathe oxygen. In the body of the worm oxygen penetrates only through the moist skin, if the skin dries, it dies. In heavy rains, the water floods the burrows, the worms crawl out, so they called and rain.
Do earthworms are well developed organs of touch, smell, and "bite, with the slightest shake Read more [...]
Duck hunting is permitted usually in the first half of August. By this time, most of the young are already rising on the wing. Duck broods still continue to stay in the bush horsetail, cane and other crepes. Therefore, in the early days of duck hunting is to approach or their approach by boat to vyletku.
In the second half of August, ducks begin to commit mass flights to feed during the evening dawns, back to the place they return dnevok before sunrise. Since that time hunting ducks flights. In late September - early October ducks gather in flocks and fly off to the south. Since the beginning Read more [...]
Multi-day trips require thorough preparation of the bike. Saddle must be chosen in such a way that the main burden fell on the ischial tuberosity. The trunk should be wide enough to stand strong.
On sports-touring bike you can put the trunk road bike, fixed it stands guard in front of the seat frame. With this mount will not have to punch a hole for the rear brake cable. Depending on the terrain on which the route will be biking, and weight of the backpack may be necessary to increase luggage racks.
It is better to use ski poles duralumin tubes by inserting the lower ends of their Read more [...]
Portable emergency (short NAE) - a list of the minimum number of essential things that should be in every traveler and the tourist. Anyone can handpick his portable emergency, but there are some things that should be in every NAE. The important thing - NCP must be such that it can be easy to carry with you. Also, it should complement the NAZ, depending on where you are going to go, consider the natural conditions of the area in which you will visit. Below I will list the main items that contain NAE, and then we'll talk about the bonus. So, portable emergency must contain:
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Herbaceous perennials and 30 cm high. Distribution: European part, Caucasus.
Medicinal. Therapeutic action - a diuretic - G. trichosantha Fisch. S. et Mey. Indications - infections / infestations: syphilis, symptoms and syndromes: with ascites, kidney and urinary tract: in diseases of the urinary bladder - G. trichosantha.
Environmental significance. Need protection G. punctata Lapeyer., G. trichosantha. Read more [...]
In the USSR grows several types of cedar - the Siberian, Korean, European. In the mountains rising elfin cedar. European cedar has limited distribution and its seeds for use in food almost harvested. Korean pine growing in the Far East, has large, with a solid shell seeds, widespread, and its seeds, as well as stone pine seeds are widely used in the food. However, the main place in the blanks is Siberian cedar.
Within the field of distribution, he does not grow everywhere, the largest arrays of pine forests are located in the mountains of southern Siberia and in the West Siberian Plain. Read more [...]
Most experienced travelers, even in summer campaigns prefer to wear soft wool socks. They absorb sweat well, comfortably fit a leg, they almost never wrinkled, which can rub his leg. In addition, they go softer. It is important that socks were intact. If they were broken, then they should be darn careful to avoid scarring and swelling that can cause Namine and scuffs. Young tourists often think that in woolen socks in the summer will be very hot, and prefer cotton. Vain. Most people can easily get used to the heat in the feet, and cotton socks slipping easily and give foot rubs folds. It Read more [...]
Perennial herb 25-60 cm tall, with a rod fusiform roots. Stem erect, branched, glabrous, ending (like most children) inflorescences-baskets. The leaves are of two types: basal leaves are collected in the outlet, they are oblong-lanceolate, toothed on the edges, or lyre-shaped runcinate-pinnate, pubescent with stiff hairs (sometimes naked), stem leaves are very small, sessile, as radical, hairy, especially along the veins. Baskets are bell-shaped, large, 2.5-3 cm and a diameter of 2 cm, and their wrapper imbricate, bracts almost twice shorter than flowers, naked, or more frequently at the edges Read more [...]
a drop of water in the river from the ledge (the slope of the pain 45''), crossing the river channel. Water may fall on several. ledges in a row, forming a series of consecutive V. - cascade. The steepness of the ledge at least 450 falling water stream called. vodoskatom or weir. Small east to the north is often called. Padun. B. relatively low water usage, and "seasonal" V. occur in almost all mountain p-tries.
B. with a gentle fall and vodoskaty can pass on large tour boats, if drain height less than the length of the ship. B. with a Read more [...]
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This title are at least a dozen plants. Even among those already familiar to you orpin name, such as sorrel. But more or less officially a proud title given to only one type stonecrop. The same plant is sometimes called skripunom. Sedumov or stonecrop lot. Among them there is a huge amount of decorative species and forms, often planted in the flower beds and rock gardens. Recently, the fashion included stonecrop gorgeous - perhaps at the latest from the flowering plants of our gardens. Its bright crimson blossoms on a fairly tall stems with fleshy toothed leaves bloom in September and usually Read more [...]
The most beautiful of the Far Eastern maples. Especially good fall through golden lace crown.
Tree up to 8 m in height. The leaves are very fine, rounded, nine-blade, cut to nearly half, to 10 cm wide, cordate at base, pubescent in youth, later laid bare. Thanks to a strong irregularity on the edge serrated leaves appear lacy. Young shoots glabrous, sometimes greenish, often red. Flowers are but 10-20 eggs in corymbose inflorescence, blooming later leaves, usually in May. Lion to 2 cm in length, with wings diverging at an obtuse angle, first pink, to grow brown autumn; Read more [...]
From the nest to the young laziusov Osinki that grows on the edge of the forest, steps twenty-five. And between the nest tree in the yard now extends ant highway: a narrow stream, not more than fifteen inches, ants streaming in both directions. You might think that a dark, slightly stirring tape is between the blades of grass. Why do ants run to Osinka? Do not carry that out?
Ants run, however, and there and back with empty jaws. But even without a magnifying glass can be seen: ant, running toward the tree, just like an ant, nothing special, but his brother, running forward, abdomen is filled Read more [...]
With multi-day parking is recommended to prepare and store food outside the camp, and at a distance of a hundred meters or more, but in sight of where people sleep. Bury the food continues to publish attracting bears smell: looking for her, the bear sometimes digs a hole with a diameter of up to four and a depth of two meters.
Therefore, debris from food waste should not buried in the ground, and, if possible, every day to burn to ash, which is then buried deep in the ground. And it is not next to the kitchen, and away from her. For a quick and complete combustion of the garbage can to pour Read more [...]
Thanks to advances in human space exploration was able to observe the earth from a great distance and observe the universe beyond the Earth's atmosphere.
According to our pilot-cosmonaut, Earth and space very beautiful. They say that over the horizon at an altitude of about 100 kilometers stretches layer brightness white-yellow tones, and underneath translucent star. This layer is clearly visible in the light of the moon. And above it - also the star, like a handful of diamonds scattered on the agate-black sky. Such layers of brightness, sometimes hanging over the Earth in several tiers, Read more [...]
Status. Common species with stable numbers.
Distribution. The former Soviet Union has an extensive range: landscapes inhabited by the steppe and desert type from the right bank of the lower Dnieper and Bug to the left bank of. Syr, East Kazakhstan, Novosibirsk and Altai Ob Ridge foothills in the south to the Crimea and the Azov Sea coast. In the Saratov region is found everywhere, including the northern parts of the Right Bank. Jerboa marked within the city of Saratov: north along the banks of. Elshanka, south at the river. Berezina River and on to the slopes of Mount Budaniha have to. Read more [...]
We sat down - suddenly emerging streams that carry a large amount of loose soil, rocks, debris, trees, etc. The formation of debris flows due to the fact that rain or snow melt water, soaking the mass, such as fine gravel, consisting of a thin shale plates reduce friction between particles of rock and simultaneously increase their weight, so that the top layer of rock in motion, gets to the bottom of the valley and the entrained water.
In composition, mass entrained got divided into three categories:Mud, mud, stone and water stone.
The most common are mudslides, was fond easily washed soil: Read more [...]
Many residents like to spend their leisure time in the woods - where you can take a break from the hustle, breathe clean air, to arrange a "mushroom hunting" ... However, despite the appeal of camping in the woods is dangerous - you can get lost. Avoid this situation, the ability to help navigate the terrain.
The best helper in this - topographic map. Gone are the days when to get an accurate map of a region of Russia was almost impossible. The data on the cards, which are sold freely, and are not intended, for example, the military establishment, especially skewed to "enemy Read more [...]