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Everything people must know about merino wool

Merino wool is one among the most versatile and softest wool in the fashion world for both men and women. The merino wool is considered the healthiest fibers as it do not cause itching and allergies to the wearer. It is tough for common people to find if the quality of a woolen sweater or scarves is good. They may not how to differentiate the good woolen materials from the bad ones. If you are planning to go for hunting, hiking or any other adventurous trip, you should take woolen sweaters and outfits or prepair the best hunting boots especially if you planned on winter months. Choosing a good woolen sweater, socks, scarves and hats are very important as they can help you sustain in the cold weather. If you wonder how to buy the best woolen clothes, you must know about the merino wool.

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When the cats are away: time and again we marvel at the comportment of eight of nine kids. And the mischief of one

The only real worry, I thought, was two-year-old Nora, a demanding toddler. One friend was willing, but there was terror in her voice. So, suddenly inspired, I asked son Tom, 18, if he was willing to take a week off school to tend his youngest sibling and goddaughter. Wonder of wonders, he enthusiastically said yes. Go figure.

In the final distribution, friend Claudia got Emma, 5, and Jane, 9, matching two of her own daughters in age. Debra and her kids took 12-year-old Beth and Meg, 6. Fourteen-year-old Ceci stayed at friend Chelsea’s. So with Greg and Mary both away at school, Tom and Nora would be staying at home alone. Everything seemed delicately set.

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The Old Man of the Woods

Thanks to conservation measures, the fascinating black bear is once again a familiar feature of North American wildlands. But encounters with the animal deserve to be treated seriously.

From the Chippewa in the East to the Utes of the Southwest, native peoples across North America celebrated the black bear in song and ceremony, referring to it as “the old man of the woods.” On the one hand, they regarded it as a wise and brave creature with immortal powers, for it walked upright and reappeared each spring, as if reborn. On the other, they feared it as a ferocious adversary, to be stalked by only their boldest warriors. Tribes used bear dances to tap what were thought to be the animal’s spiritual and healing abilities, while bear motifs helped shamans communicate with ghosts and conjure up magic divinations. Bear faces on totem poles protected households, while claw necklaces adorned warriors entering battle.

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The long hunt: daydreaming of an earlier time, when muzzleloaders ruled the woods

BY THE TIME you read this it will be November, and my world will be right again. Right now it’s August, and my life is miserable. I haven’t hunted anything except hogs–an endeavor more akin to work in the subtropical heat of Georgia and South Carolina–since the end of turkey season. Stuck in traffic on a godforsaken interstate, a bend in the road and a little elevation revealed a scenic vista. Ignoring the bill boards and the brand-new Panther’s Mill (homes starting in the low $300s), I looked out across the remaining islands of pines and oaks. If it were only 1760.

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Tips to choose the complete gear guide for adventuring with your dog

Many individuals have different ideas about the outdoor recreation with their beloved pet animal. They are willing to choose and buy different equipments associated with the outdoor adventurous activities with their dog. If you have planned to make your companion happy, active and safe throughout your outdoor recreational activities, then you can take note of the following details. You will get an overview about an easy way to choose and purchase the most expected quality of affordable outdoor dog gear.

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