Archive for April, 2016

Decreasing Your Carbon Footprint Choosing a Bike That is Right for You

Written by Recreation Magazine on April 26th, 2016. Posted in Bike shop chula vista, Scott bikes san diego

Triathlon bikes

As a species, human have by far had the biggest impact on our planet for better and for worse. At our best we participate in conservation efforts and projects to create cleaner, better energy to diminish our effect on the environment. At our worst we can eradicate whole species, destroy ecosystems, and threaten the delicate balance of nature. Over the past several decades we have become increasingly aware of our role in the world and many have taken steps to decrease their carbon footprint and lessen the negative impact they play on the Earth. One of the best ways to do so is to cut back on or completely eliminate vehicle emissions by commuting via bicycle.

Road Bikes

There are a number of different bikes built for different terrain. Road bikes make up around 20% of all bike sale

High Speed Cameras Find Many Applications in Research and Industry

Written by Recreation Magazine on April 12th, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

10000 fps cameraDo you need a digital high speed camera? That depends. If you work in the scientific, military, aerospace, automotive, research, and entertainment industries and need to capture high speed movements for analysis, there’s probably a vision research phantom camera that’s right for you. With a range of slow motion cameras like the phantom flex4k and the 10000 fps camera, there are no limits to their uses in research, manufacturing and entertainment.

From wildlife photography to weather forecasting to industrial parts testing, there’s a ultra high speed camera that’s right for your current project.

Digital and high speed photography 
Digital and high speed photography have transformed photography and expanded its applications in many different directions. Since George Eastman founded the Eastman Kodak Company in 1888, photography has become increasingly popular and accessible. The advent of digital technology, the Internet and social media have taken this even further, and for many people, taking pictures is almost second nature. By 2014, it was reported that digital cameras could be found in almost one third or 31% of all households in the U.S.

High speed photography captures motion on film, with shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000th of a second. The amount of light allowed on the film depends on shutter speed, which is measured in fractions of a second. Shutter speeds can be anywhere from one whole second to 1/1000th of a second. Regular photography uses shutter speeds of 1/125th of a second in sunlight.

High speed film and its applications 
High speed cameras can capture video at speeds of 250 frames per second (fps) and upwards. This allows the camera to record very rapid motion. The film can then be slowed down for analysis of the movement. For instance, one of the earliest applications of high speed photography, as early as 1878, was to film running horses determine if all four feet were in the air at the same time at a gallop. In 1886, Austrian physicist Peter Salcher photographed a supersonic flying bullet.

High speed photography has developed into an engineering tool, which allows scientists, engineers and researchers to visualize and analyze motion. It can capture movements that are too fast to be seen by the the human eye or conventional cameras.

Taking high speed photography further 
High speed photography finds applications in a whole range of industries, including basic research in academic settings, commercial product design and applied research, industrial manufacturing and production, defense, automotive testing, and of course media applications.

New technology makes high speed cameras like the 10000 fps camera accessible in terms of cost. There are many sturdy and portable models available, increasing the number of possible uses. High speed cameras have been used for wildlife photography, analysis of upper atmosphere weather phenomena, studying the impact of space debris on astronaut safety and much else.

The accessibility and versatility of high speed cameras like the 10000 fps camera means that there is no limit to their possible uses. Future developments in the field are expected to focus on electronic imaging with higher resolution and faster frame rates. Smart cameras with powerful software options will continue to revolutionize the technology and its applications.

How Will Terrorism Affect Your Family’s Next Vacation?

Written by Recreation Magazine on April 8th, 2016. Posted in Colorado rafting trips grand canyon, Colorado river rafting grand canyon, White water rafting trips

Whitewater rafting

We’ve all read the headlines: suicide bombings in Denmark, mass shootings in France, train bombings in Spain. While Europe used to be a relatively safe haven for tourists, it seems those days are a thing of the past. In fact, with terror attacks on the rise worldwide, nearly all international travel is no longer as safe as it once was. In response to this, more and more Americans are turning to domestic United States vacations to fill the wanderlust gap that international travel used to fill. If you’re searching for an affordable and, most importantly, safe adventure vacation, look no further than an exciting expedition of river rafting the Grand Canyon.

The Grand Canyon: America’s National Treasure

The Grand Canyon is one of the oldest and largest geological features on the planet and

5 Must-have Items to Always Take on a Fishing Trip

Written by Recreation Magazine on April 6th, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized


If you are planning to make it big on the show Survivor, it might be a useful skill to learn how to catch a fish with nothing but the hands God gave you. For the other 38 million Americans who actively participate in hunting and fishing, being properly equipped for a fishing trip is the difference between enjoying yourself and coming home empty-handed. It’s a delicate balance to make sure you have all of the supplies you need, but that you aren’t weighed down by clutter that you don’t need. Some of your fishing essentials depend on the environment you’re in and the type of fish you’re hoping to catch, but almost all fishing trips should include this essential list:

  1. Your Fishing License
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service carefully monitors the game and fish populations to keep our delicate ecosystem in balance. Issuing licenses a way of ensuring that there are not too many people reducing wild populations, and that you are not taking marine species that could have a negative impact on the ecosystem. What that means to you is that if you are caught breaking licensing regulations in your area, you’ll be subject to hefty fines. You can obtain a fishing license online or at a tackle shop nearby your fishing destination. Make sure you don’t leave home without it.
  2. Food and Water
    Spending a lot of time in the great outdoors can really zap your energy. Staying hydrated should be one of your greatest priorities. Even if your outing is only going to last between lunch and dinner, make sure you bring plenty of water. Beyond that, don’t let yourself get hungry! Having food on hand will keep the trip enjoyable for yourself and your companions. Being hungry makes a person cranky.
  3. Fishing Gear to Match Your Game
    The basic fishing tools are a fishing rod, a line, and some bait. Everyone knows that at a minimum, you will need that much. The type of fishing sport you are attempting and the type of fish you hope to be eating for supper determines what other gear you will be needing. Unless you’re an expert in the area, it’s a good idea to swing by a local tackle shop and ask what type of fish are biting and what equipment you will need.
  4. A Cooler
    You will need something to store your fish in, so they are fresh when it’s time to eat. If your fishing hole is just a short walk away, you might only need to look for a cooler that is leak proof and provides good insulation. If you take your fishing trips on one of the 16.8 million boats our great country boasts of, you might want to consider a compact storage option like a backpack cooler or insulated bag that can be tucked away until it’s needed.

    You will find that not all coolers are created equally. Having a great cooler is an essential part of being successful. When you’re ready to buy a nice fishing cooler, it’s a good idea to consider the ice retention rate, leakage reviews, capacity per cubic foot, and drainage.
  5. A Recording Device
    Let’s be honest, fishers get a bad rap for exaggerating the size of their catch. When you have the catch of a lifetime, you’re probably going to want to talk about it once or 300 times, and maybe people will be hesitant to believe you because of the tall tales other fishers (not you) have come up with about their impressive catches (once again, not you).

    However, there’s no denying your glory if you have photographic evidence of it. Science tells us that 82% of the time you’ll be fishing with a buddy. If you have a camera handy when you catch that mythical creature that only a fisher at your adept skill level is capable of catching, your co-fisher can snap a picture of your big smile while holding it.

What are your must-haves when you go on a fishing trip? Share your fishing packing tips with us the comment section below!

Packing Adventure Clothing for an Upcoming Camping Trip? Keep These 3 Important Things in Mind

Written by Recreation Magazine on April 1st, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

adventure clothingCamping is the best way to enjoy the great outdoors, but your dream camping trip can quickly turn into a nightmare if you don’t bring the right type of adventure clothing. Considering the changes in weather and the wide range of activities you’ll be participating in, you’ll need much more than what’s already in your closet to prepare for a camping trip.

A great outdoor store will have all the adventure clothing you need to get the most out of your camping experience. From packing multiple layers to buying clothes that suit your planned activities, you’ll need a litany of different items to have the most fun possible with your friends and family.

Before you ever set foot in a gun shop or fishing shop to pick up equipment, you need to focus on basic camping gear and clothing. Here are three of the most important pieces of adventure gear to look for when you’re planning a camping excursion:

    • Multiple layers
      About 84% of campers participate in multiple outdoor activities, but all of these people would find it impossible to enjoy their planned activities without the right type of clothing. Since you’ll be spending most (if not all) of your time outdoors, you need to be prepared for whatever the weather may bring. As a basic rule, be sure to pack three layers of clothing: a base layer, an insulating layer, and an outer layer.
    • Adventure footwear
      Making sure you have different layers of adventure clothing is crucial, but many people often forget to invest in heavy-duty boots as well. Finding the right footwear is particularly important if you plan on hiking through the forest during your camping trip, which about 38 million people did in 2014 alone. Also, you’ll want specific shoes for water activities, in addition to spiked shoes to trudge through the snow if you’re camping in the winter months.
    • Activity gear
      Hiking gear, hunting gear, fishing gear, and climbing gear are all quite different. Therefore, you need to plan ahead to make sure your equipment and adventure clothing are well-suited for the activities you want to participate in. If you’re going fishing, you should be able to find a fishing vest to hold your hooks and lures in an outdoor shop. Also, hunters will need comfortable goggles to protect their eyes that won’t fog up easily. More than 38 million Americans hunt and fish, and you can be sure that the top anglers and hunters come prepared with the right type of clothing.

If you plan your camping trip just right, you’ll have all the adventure clothing you need to get the most out of your camping trip. Check out a trusted outdoor shop to find all of these things and more. Have fun and happy camping