Three Family-Friendly Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

By Angela Young / October 30, 2016

We live in a busy world, and it seems once you’ve marked something off your to-do list, you add three more errands. That’s what makes recreational time so important. This is your chance to take a moment to push your responsibilities to the side and enjoy life. One of the best places to do this is in the great outdoors.

According to Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, only 51 percent of children went outside to walk or play once a day with either parent in 2014. If you decide to spend your next vacation outdoors, there are three family-friendly ways you can do just that while staying safe and having a great time.

1. Keeping Safety First

One of the first things to keep in mind as you venture outdoors is that you’re entering the territory of a number of wild animals, and this must be respected. These creatures may see you as a threat, and this can cause them to go on the defense. In order to ensure you are protected, there are a few rules of thumb to follow including:

  • Stay away from animals even if they seem tame and friendly
  • If an animal does approach, remain calm
  • Research the types of wildlife in the area you plan to visit
  • Keep in mind that even seemingly harmless animals such as raccoons can become aggressive, especially during mating season

Even if you follow these tips, there’s still a chance an attack could take place. In order to prepare for this possibility, visit Here, you can find everything from bear spray to survival kits and more.

2. Geocaching

If you know you want to spend time outdoors but are not sure what to do once you get there, geocaching is a fun activity you can enjoy. This involves the use of GPS information to locate, hide, and seek out containers called geocaches. These small, waterproof containers will have a tracking log of the participants who have located the item. This is a fun way to make new friends and explore new places, and you can find more information at

3. Camping

camping-in-the-forestCamping is a popular pasttime, and you can truly get away from it all with your loved ones. The activities you can engage in are endless. From fishing and swimming to cooking over an open fire and more, camping allows you to explore a primitive lifestyle while getting fresh air and exercise in the process. Just a few items you should be sure to bring along for the trip include:

  • Tent
  • Blow up mattresses
  • Plenty of blankets if temperatures will drop significantly in the evening
  • Pillows
  • Repair kit for pads, mattress, tent, tarp
  • Cooler with food and drinks
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen

Memories That Last a Lifetime

According to the United States Department of Labor, the average working person only spends about two hours per day on sports and leisure. An overwhelming 16.6 hours of our 24 hour days are spent working and sleeping. You only have one life to live, and it’s important to set aside time to create lasting memories with the ones you love the most. If you’re planning a trip, have some upcoming vacation time, or just want to spend a sunny weekend day outside with the family, these tips can help you have fun and stay safe.

Choosing Rifle Optics – The Best For Hunting

By Angela Young / February 8, 2016

Rifle scopes are shooting accessories that are used by marksmen to target and locate their quarry with high accuracy. Therefore, they are one of the most important gears a hunter should not miss. Rifles are far much better than the traditional iron sights that are present in all rifles. If you are a passionate hunter, you need a rifle scope that will match your commitment. You can find some thorough reviews at It is important to use the best rifle scopes because your accuracy, efficiency and output will increase. You don’t want to be in a position where you waste a lot of time missing your targets. Below are some of the best rifle scopes that you may use.

Night force SHV-4-14x56mm

nightforce scope

The Night Force SHV is an adamant, well balanced and high-performance range that a hunter will love using. This scope is made of aircraft grade aluminum alloy, with high-end features. Examples of such features are the rugged construction, a 56 mm objective lens, shock and weather proofing, optimum precision and reliable adjustment control among others. Another important thing is that its price is quite favorable since it is always below $1000.

Vortex Viper 6.5-20×50 PA

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The Vortex Viper 6.5 20 by 50 PA is the best riflescope that a beginner or a casual hunter can choose. It is a high-quality scope whose price is below $500. A quality XD Glass that enhances crisp visual output is incorporated. They have an XR antireflective coating that makes it easy to aim in bright conditions. The rifle scope also has a patented force spring system that stabilizes the spring pressure while increasing the erector system’s strength that minimizes inconsistency in aiming. Compared to other guns, it is favorably sold, by price class.
Nikon P-223 3-9by40 Mate BDC 600

The Nikon P-223 3-9by40 Mate BDC 600 scope is one of the best rifle scopes for those under $200. The riflescope boasts an unimaginable return to zero capability as well as target turrets. This scope is clearer than other types of riflescopes such as Leopold and Bushnell. It is surprising since it uses a bullet drop compensator to assist aiming across different ranges. Another advantage is that it has an eye relief feature that increases its convenience.

BARSKA 6.5-20×50 AO Varmint Target Dot

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As seen from the specifications in its name, this rifle scope is quite good for its price range. The scope has a 50 mm diameter objective lens that is so impressive. Its range of magnification is also wider, 6.5 to 20 times that is quite impressive. Since all the high magnification optics have a parallax problem, there are safeguard and a focus adjustment features that are incorporated into this cheap rifle scope. It is unbelievable to that quite an impressive range like this one can cost $75. By price class , in the industry, that is way cheap. Its features such as the adjustments and the high power magnification seem to be offered for free.

VX-3 Riflescope

leupold vx scope

This riflescope is one of the best scopes that a hunter cannot resist. It can be useful for a hunter either stalking antelopes in rugged terrain or whitetail from a tree stand. In simple terms, it has enhanced accuracy and a wider magnification range. The VX-3 is loaded with optical technology such as Blackened lens edge, Extended Twilight Lens system, second generation waterproofing, Diamond Coat to lens coating, cryogenically treated adjustments and spring erector systems. All these features enable you to make shots you cannot believe.

Outdoor Camping and Appreciating Nature

By Angela Young / October 22, 2015
MyWebPal takes care of water damage worries while families enjoy outdoor camping

The warm weather of summer season makes us yearn to go out in the sun and enjoy some recreational activities. Setting up a tent in the woods, roasting hotdogs and marshmallows or just simply communing with nature are what people enjoy best during summertime.  An outdoor camping activity offers a good reprieve from the hustle bustle of everyday life.

Sometimes we spend a lot of money on spas or other expensive trips to resorts to unwind and recharge ourselves. When we know how to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, we take advantage of the nearby woods to get some fresh air and free ourselves from stress. Of course we do not do it alone. Bonding with loved ones on an outdoor camping can make the experience all worthwhile.

Haven’t you noticed that if we feel burnt out from the pressures of work, we seem to have this longing to be in nature? Just by looking at the green scenery from trees outside of our office’s windows can give us relief.

Connecting with nature on a camping activity is not only giving us a fun experience. It is also known to create good effects on our health. The fresh air, sounds of chirping birds and sunlight can inject a positive feeling into our physical well-being. It is, in a way, therapeutic. It also allows the build-up of a stronger body because it allows us to get into some physical activities like hiking, biking and playing games that can be played in the woods. So there’s no healthier way of spending a good summer than outside camping.

Camping out in the wilderness also creates an opportunity where everyone gets to be a good team member. Everyone lends a hand to set up the tent, prepare food and gather wood to make a fire. It’s an experience where children can learn many great lessons and let go of of their gadgets once in a while. After a long day spent with only the basic needs, it teaches them to appreciate the small things. They would be able to engage their senses in everything that surrounds them in the days they engage with the woods. The pragmatic experience will be able to teach them the skills that can come handy in the future. The whole experience will surely be considered an unforgettable adventure that will last in their memories.

For the family to really enjoy the camping activity safely, parents need to do their homework. Aside from being equipped with the right camping skills, it’s always a good thing to be planning ahead of time. Be well-informed about the camp site and the weather. Take time to read guide materials and ask about the experiences of anyone who has gone in the place. Camp life can be made relaxing by knowing and understanding the necessary information.

There is something about camping that makes it a timeless kind of outdoor recreation. It is simple, fun and practical. It offers a unique experience incomparable to any luxurious pursuits. It is something a person should not miss doing in his entire life.

Here are a few more benefits of camping that everyone should learn about:

Preserving Earth for The Next Generation

By Angela Young / July 27, 2015

If there is one thing that we should all value more than anything else, it should be our children. Even when you do not have children of your own, when you give importance to the young generation as a whole, you would still be valuing them. What is meant by giving value is the act of always putting the best interest of the future generation in the everyday decisions and actions that we do.

This is something that we also campaign for, here in Salmon Lake Center. We have special privileges for children, and we have areas dedicated to educating children about he value of Nature and Mother Earth. The people who are behind the building of this place and sanctuary, made sure that every structure is in no way, putting any life in danger. By life, we not only mean human life, but the lives of other creatures as well – birds, fishes, deers, and other wild animals.

We are all about preservation, as what should be done, since we only have one Earth. Yes, there are a lot of attempts in finding a new Earth for the future to live in, but right now, we only have this one, and we should be taking care of it, not bringing it to its ultimate doom. We have to be constantly reminded that the doom of the earth is the doom of the human race, and all other species, too.

The world should be filled with more people who care for nature. This does not mean that people should start building structures that are “eco-friendly” or should start living in caves again and whatnot. There are a lot of ways to help preserve Earth, with the most basic as energy saving and recycling.

There are larger ways to protect the future of this earth, and that is, to protect Mother Earth itself. Where would all these children live, prosper, lead and succeed if there is no more Earth for them to live, prosper, lead and succeed in?

We only have but one earth. We should not be selfish creatures and think only of our lives now. We have to consider the future generations. With how we treat nature today, will we still be leaving something for the coming generations to use, enjoy and pass on? Will they be able to enjoy the beaches like we do now, if we keep on commercializing them instead of preserving their natural beauty? Will they be able to trek the mountains and enjoy the resources of the forest, if we keep forgetting to plant new trees after we have cut them?

Life is short. Don’t make it shorter, or worse, impossible, for the children.


Ups and Downs of Technological Innovation

By Angela Young / July 15, 2015

My name is Angela Young and I run this blogsite for the Salmon Lake Center. Today I am going to blog about my viewpoints on what the Earth – and the human race – has become.

My name may be Young, but I am no longer as young as I hope I could be. I have aged, and in my ageing, I have witnessed the world move.

There are two directions of emotions that I feel whenever I am reminded of my age. One is that I feel happy because I am able to reach an era of great innovation. Why, way back, people had to carry heaps of paper for whatever project and work they have to do, but now, they walk freely with only gadgets and phones in hand. Jobs now can be done in an hour or less, depending on the scale of the work. Back in the days, these same jobs would take weeks or months to finish. Experts of today are greatly helped with technology, and it is just amazing. These kinds of positive encounters are what I like most about reaching this phase of advancement in the human species’ life. and I’m happy too, that despite my age, I am still able to understand how these technologies work, like the computer and the World Wide Web.

Sadly, though, the other emotion I get when I am reminded of my age is dismay. I am dismayed by how the younger generation seemed to value technology more than they value nature. Teenagers and adult alike would be terrified of not having their phones with them even just for a day. Some would say they would go crazy while others go as far as claiming that they would die. Ask them, however, if they could survive a day indoors, without a shade of greenery and the sun. They would probably answer that they can, as long as they have their phones or computers with them. This breaks my heart because people have depreciated value for nature. What once was a life of commitment to preserve the sea and protect the air from pollution has shrunk into a life of patronizing plastic products and using of technology like cars that pollute the air.

Now I know that there are still some people and companies out there who still fight for nature and who struggle everyday to look for ways to use technology not just for the betterment of human lives but also for the preservation of the environment. I just hope that more people become dedicated to environmental rehabilitation as well and become as dedicated as other people. This way, they will not only be preserving nature for future generations, but also preserve the lives of every human being on this planet.