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Hunting, Fishing Remain Popular Sports Among Americans

Written by Recreation Magazine on September 27th, 2017. Posted in Exotic hunting trips, Oklahoma hog hunting ranches, Oklahoma hog hunts

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Hunting is a popular sport here in America. Whether you’re someone who enjoys being able to provide food for your family, if you’re someone who enjoys the thrill of a good hunt, the U.S. has no shortage of wild game. Fishing, deer hunting, duck hunting, even boar hunting are all popular activities for hunting enthusiasts. In fact, it’s estimated that about 15.5 million people hunt each year in the U.S. and that about 12.75 percent hunt or fish on a regular basis, for one reason or another. But what, exactly, do people hunt for? Is there one type of hunting more popular than others? Let’s find out.

One of the most popular time of hunting in the U.S. is wild boar hunting. In fact, there are organizations and businesses that make money catering to boar hunting enthusiasts by promoting Continue Reading No Comments

The Benefits of LED Underwater Dock Lights

Written by Recreation Magazine on August 20th, 2017. Posted in Underwater dock led lights, Underwater led lights, Underwater marine lights

Underwater led dock lights

If you’re among the 12.7 million households in the United States that own a boat, you are in good company. Over 87 million adults in this country participate in some level of recreational boating, and many enjoy spending time on their boats and the surrounding docks at night. When you enjoy spending time on your boat or the dock during the evening hours, LED underwater dock lights can enhance this experience.

How LED Underwater Dock Lights Function

The distance the underwater lights will shine depends on several factors:

  • The brightness of the light
  • The color of the light
  • The water’s clarity

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International Soccer is the World’s Game

Written by Recreation Magazine on August 15th, 2017. Posted in Global team travel, Soccer in germany, Soccer in holland

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England, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Costa Rica, Germany, Sweden…what do all of these countries share? A love of soccer. It’s a love affair that still hasn’t entirely made its way to the United States, even if soccer has been “the next big thing” in the States for decades. It’s growing, but it’s not here yet.

European soccer is huge. The rules were written down in 1848 at Cambridge University in England, and ever since then there has been some form of organized soccer in England. Not surprisingly, its popularity moved across the English channel very quickly: To France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and eventually the rest of the world. By 1900, Italy had a national team and progra

Keeping Police Officers Safe While They Are on the Job Is a Big Task

Written by Recreation Magazine on August 2nd, 2017. Posted in How do reactive targets work, Tactical gear, Tactical plate carrier

Ar550 body armor

Sometimes a show of force just is not enough.
In a time when police officers often find themselves out armed when they go to make an arrest or are called out on a disturbance, it should come as no surprise that more and more departments are looking tactical body armor and other kinds of police safety gear. In fact, 71% of local police departments in 2013 required officers to wear armor vests at all times, according to a survey by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Tactical body armor helps protect those who are working to to pro

Do You Have a Son or Daughter Who Loves to Play Hockey?

Written by Recreation Magazine on July 8th, 2017. Posted in Backyard ice rink, How to make a backyard ice rink, Ice rink liners

Backyard skating rink

It is 99 degrees in the shade today. And while many people are sitting out beside the pool enduring the heat, you are taking on the challenge of planning for your son’s hockey camp schedule. And while other parents spend long days in the sun watching soccer and tennis matches, you are spending long days and weekends sitting on cold metal bleachers at hockey rinks both near and far. And while other people have large backyards that they have to mow week after week in the summer, you are a little giddy about the fact that the backyard skating rink that you installed last winter has eliminated a significant portion of your mowing chores.
If you have a son or a daughter who is addicted to the sport of hockey or figure skating you likely know the challenge of finding ice time, especially in the winter whe

Do You Have Plans to Go Boating This Weekend?

Written by Recreation Magazine on July 6th, 2017. Posted in Water sports, Why are mussels bad for ballast systems

Aftermarket ballast system

This is the season for boating, and this is the weekend that you have been looking forward to. The kids have their wakeboarding gear ready, including the newest tow ropes. While the boys have been preparing all of their equipment for their favorite water sports, you have been paying attention to the details of the boat. You have replaced the eco-conscious invasive species filter that is required on the local lakes, you have checked the engine, and have both the truck and the boat filled with fuel.
Although the wakeboarding is what your teenagers are after, you do

Curious About Scuba Diving? Here Are Somethings You Should Know

Written by Recreation Magazine on June 29th, 2017. Posted in Scuba diving lessons, Scuba training

scuba divingEIf you’ve experienced things like a ride in a hot air balloon or a drive in a convertible with the roof down on mountain roads, it might be time to explore another part of the world: the water. There’s a lot to be seen down in our world’s oceans, with a whole range of exotic wildlife and scenery.

Every year in the U.S., there are an estimated 500,000 people that become certified SCUBA divers, and you can be one of them. But before you can go scuba diving, or find your perfect scuba destinations, you need to know a few things about the hobby.

First, is that it is a common misconception that you can’t go scuba diving without a certification. You don’t need a scuba diving certification to dive, though taking scuba training and scuba diving courses is recommended. Almost every shop in the world offers introductory dive courses regularly, with a pool, a classroom portion, and an open water dive.

At least half a day is required to participate in one of these courses, and it is a great way to see if scuba diving could become your new hobby or just a one-time occurrence without spending hundreds of dollars on scuba diving equipment and certifications.

If you do decide to get the certification, the course should count towards it. Then, you can continue with the rest of the classes and the dives that are needed.

You also might want to diversify your dive locations. While diving in tropical paradises like Jamaica or Hawaii might spoil you rotten, you might suddenly get tired of it. You might want to see other locations like reefs, go out into the open water, or explore wrecks.

You shouldn’t close off your mind to the rest of the ocean and all its beauty. You could explore the seas at night, where a whole new world opens up once the sun goes down. With special night gear and flashlights, you can sharpen your skills while seeing the world on a new level.

However, there are some things you need to keep in mind if you decide to explore scuba diving as a hobby. Some you’ll learn in scuba classes, and the others you pick up along the way.

You can’t be scared. Don’t be scared of the sounds, the sights, or the way that your body feels in the water. It can be frightening to be so deep, to not know what’s down there with you, but you have to relax and enjoy everything diving has to offer.

But on the other hand, don’t go out alone. No matter how confident you are, or how experienced you become, never dive alone. You can probably dive hundreds or even thousands of times with no issues, but when something does, you want to have a friend there to assist you. Plus it’s much more enjoyable to dive with a friend. That’s why dive groups exist, to encourage the joy of diving amongst people that have a similar interest. And it means you always have someone to count on to dive with.

If you have any questions about scuba diving, just contact us. We’ll be happy to help you on your journey into the depths of the ocean!

Do You Have a Scuba Diving Certification?

Written by Recreation Magazine on June 21st, 2017. Posted in Scuba diving lessons, Scuba diving lessons dc, Scuba training

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Initialisms and acronyms merited a post this week on the Merrian-Webster Twitter account. The inviting photo of a deep water SCUB diver was pictured staring into the camera, and the purpose of the post was to talk about the difference between words like SCUBA and FBI. The linked article goes on to explain the precise term that is used for abbreviations that actually serve as well know words. While no one would argue that FBI is a word, some people know that SCUBA actually stands for self contained underwater breathing apparatus. Know more for its word status, SCUBA is more correctly identified as an initialism, while FBI is a simple acronym.
Enough with the deep language talk, though. When the Summer Solstice arrives underwater diving fans are hardly thinking of linguistics. Instead, they are likely planning

Why A Soccer Training Program Is The Best Summer Activity To Encourage Healthy, Social Kids

Written by Recreation Magazine on June 13th, 2017. Posted in Soccer camps richmond va, Soccer coaching, Teach me how to play soccer

Best soccer camps in usa

Sports bring people together. Why wouldn’t they? They’re all about healthy competition and having a good time, whether it’s a hobby you indulge in during the summer or a future career filled with potential. For families who are eager to have their children reap the benefits of sports programs, a summer soccer training program is a smart way to go. There they’ll make new friends, learn useful strategies that can be applied to everyday life and, most of all, enjoy their youth in an incredibly healthy way.

Where Did Soccer Come From?

A little history goes a long way. The game of soccer (more commonly known a

A Few of the Most Important Tools to Keep on Your Yacht at All Times

Written by Recreation Magazine on May 5th, 2017. Posted in Uncategorized

marine partsDid you know that more than 87 million U.S. adults took part in recreational boating in 2014? The numbers are just getting bigger and bigger, and in some cases so are the boats! But no matter the size of your boat or yachts, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for anything and everything.

Before you even think about buying a boat, you need to be prepared to purchase the necessary marine parts to keep it up and running. Not to mention all of those electrical services that will keep you up and running while you’re on the boat! Here’s a short list of all of the essential tools you need to have on your boat.

Water Leak Detectors
While a leak in your boat isn’t something that should be happening, it’s something you need to be aware of the second it becomes an issue. With water leak detectors, you won’t have to worry about constantly searching for leaks. The second these little electronic devices detect water, they’ll sound a loud whistle to let you know there’s a leak somewhere. In most cases, it will be pretty close to where the water detectors are.

GoPro Camera
Whether you’re a water sports person, a fisher, or even just a casual boater, a GoPro camera is one of the best investments you can possibly make. Take footage of the high seas (or lakes) from anywhere in your boat for an amazing day of footage. You’ll be amazed at just how much goes on around your boat in the open water. You might even be able to see things you never thought you’d see before.

GPS/Tracker
If you don’t have a GPS or a tracker on your boat, you might be in for a world of trouble. It’s one thing to lose sight of the shore on a lake, but out on the ocean, you’re going to have some real issues if you get lost and can’t get a signal out or can’t find your way back to shore. This is an absolutely essential item of yacht engineering that you need to have.

There are a lot of marine parts you might need on a boat, so make sure you have all of these before you set sail!