Which one is cooler, ice fishing or hunting? – An amateur discussion

Me and three of my friends were having discussion on this topic last night, and i found it really interesting and entertaining, so decided to turn the arguments into a blog post. Personally, i’m huge lover of ice fishing and i’m not so crazy about hunting, but i did hear some very interesting points in favor of hunting last night.  So even though i’m still not convinced that hunting is the perfect hobby for me, i promise to be honest and provide arguments for both sides, so you, readers, can decide which one you like better.

My biggest concern with hunting was, and still is – safety. I’m not a guns person, so keeping and carrying around these weapons scares me. I know we’ve heard this before, and there are thousands of remedies to keep your guns safe, but i’m irrationally afraid of my kids screwing something up and hurting themselves. As opposed to ice fishing, which doesn’t involve any equipment that you can use to damage yourself. Well, there are ice augers and fishing hooks, which can be quite dangerous, but not nearly as dangerous as the guns. As opposed to this, if you aren’t careful, you can hurt yourself by falling into the frozen lake, so i guess that evens out the dangers of guns. This one goes to neither.

Second main issue was the issue of cost of having these hobbies. For hunting, main expense is obviously cost of a gun. Good hunting guns can cost up to two or three thousand dollars, which to me, is just crahuntingzy high. On the other hand, even the best ice fishing rods cost less than hundred bucks. It is said though, that hunting is upper-class hobby, and looking at prices, that makes sense, but i don’t think it’s true, as southerners are inclined to hunting, and on average, they have less wealth than, NY or San Francisco. So that is kind of confusing, but fact remains the same – hunting can cost at least several thousand dollars. Ice fishing, on the other hand, is much more affordable. With great fishing shelters, boots, and warm clothing, even if you get the best brands, your expenses can’t top thousand dollars. Plus, shelters are for several people, so price should be split per person. Conclusion – ice fishing is way cheaper hobby to have, as opposed to hunting. I’m not even counting the time and energy you have to waste driving to your favorite hunting spots. This one obviously goes to ice fishing. So if you’re conscious about spending too much money on hobbies, go for ice fishing.

 But on the other hand, ice fishing one big flaw as well – it’s seasonal. You can only go ice fishing from november through january or february, but what happens then? During the warmer months, you have nothing to do for fun. So ice fishing can’t be the only hobby you have. Even though hunting has its limitations too, as there are only certain periods during which hunting is allowed, it’s much more consistent than ice fishing. So this one has to go to hunting.

 So to sum this up, between these two, i guess they’re both equally good. Take up whichever hobby you like, as long as you don’t spend all your free time watching tv, it’s up to you.

Choosing leggings during your pregnancy

Ladies who are in the ‘mommy-way’ know how hard it is to find the right balance between comfort and style while dressing every day. Add to that, an ever-growing body, hormonal changes, peckish desires and cravings and you have the perfect recipe for a stressful pregnancy. As you approach your term, there is bound to be soreness in the lower back areas, muscle pain due to baby weight, and strain on your legs and knees. But even though you’re carrying a precious life with you, there is no need to sacrifice style and personal expression in pursuit of comfort and homeliness. Be the best mommy-to- be with your fashion statements and the best pregnancy leggings at your disposal.

With hundreds of styles of maternity leggings available out there, we’ve tried to boil down some of the key must-haves, to help you choose what’s best for you.Maternity-clothes-for-autumn-winter-2012-2013-587x686

#1: Feeling comfortable of course!
‘A girl has to suffer for fashion’ is a common saying, but a mother should not. It goes without saying that feeling comfortable in your dress and skin leads to a healthy mental state, irrespective of being an expectant mommy. Staying comfortable during your trimesters, helps you keep a positive attitude and reduces anxiety.
Leggings help support your babyweight, keep you warm and cozy, go with most tunics and maternity tops. They’re almost a mandate in a maternity wear closet. While choosing leggings, it’s best to opt for fabrics that are stretchy, but firm and hold their shape. The material should also be light weight, snug, breathable, and not itchy.
Cotton and cotton blends are widely recommended as they are natural fabrics and allow for moisture and sweat evaporation. Fabrics like Lycra and spandex are stretchable and snap back to shape.

#2. Style and Fit

Leggings are available in a variety of prints, colors, and sizes to suit your body and belly type. Ill-fitting leggings could result in discomfort, bad circulation, and lack of back or belly support. Pick leggings depending on the kind of support your body needs. Some leggings offer support bands over and below the belly and matt finished seat to cover your derriere.
When it comes to style, like we’ve said, there are a plethora of choices. From plaid to print, color block to abstracts, skinny fits to plus size, maternity leggings draw eyes to the beauty that is, an expectant mother. Some of them can even be worn after delivery, making them multi-functional maternal wear.
If the legging fabric is sheer or too thin, they can be worn beneath slacks and baggy pants if the weather gets colder. Thicker and warmer leggings can be worn on their own accompanied by a stylish frock-top or blouse.

#3. Quality and Reusability

If you think your little bundle of joy could be a big brother or a big sister someday, you might want to save your maternity clothes. However, if the elastic is worn out due to weather or inferior quality fabric, or if the material is frayed, you would need to reinvest in leggings again. Make sure that you pick the best quality leggings so that they last you a long time. A few styles of leggings come with belly pockets that accommodate the various growth stages of your baby-bump.
Even if you would like to buy new leggings to keep up with the latest trends, donating your old leggings, brings a smile to a family that can ill afford it. Giving good quality leggings that have plenty of wear left in them, is a charitable deed that fills you with warmth.


How to use Circular Saw? – Tutorial and Instructions

The Circular saw is very useful and important tool and is pretty simple to operate, but the user needs to know certain things before getting his or her hands on it, or otherwise, if accident happens, result can be deadly. Ignorance to security measures while operating these machines can cause serious injuries or worse, death. Circular saws are specifically used to cut all sorts of Plywood and other kinds of wood. Even the people who have a long experience of using these saws need to be very careful while working with them.

Following are some instructions that you need to follow when using a mini circular saw:

 First thing to do after getting your hands on new circular saw is to inspect the saw while it’s still turned off and carefully read all the instructions that came with it. If there are no instructions, find out the model number and look up the tutorial in internet. Every saw has trigger switches, a handle, and a casing motor. There are also other minor parts like the lever which can be used to cut the angles,  and there are also guards, which are present for the protection of spinning saw blades.
 Select the saw blade depending on what you need to cut. And install it to your saw, as it is probably mentioned in the manual or tutorial.
 Except for the saw itself, you’ll also need to set up the bench to cut properly.  Make sure you do not out them in the blade’s path.
 At last, measure the tape length and mark the various measurements with pencils, pens or anything else. And make sure that the lines created by you are straight, as they will be the only one that forms the cutting paths.
 The ear switches need to be worn by the operator and the saw needs to be kept at a distance of 1 inch. Now you can press and hold the switch on the handle of the saw. After the thing has been successfully cut you can release the trigger switch and before you keep the saw down the blades should stop rotating.

Some of the safety tips to follow while cutting the different materials:

 Always wear the eye protection because much like welding, protecting your eyes from dirt and dust is important when you are working with circular saws. You can use dust masks, respirators to avoid the dust from spoiling your eyes.
 It might sound very basic, but keep the machines unplugged while you are not using them and also while changing its blades. This prevents your tool from being rotated that can cause damage to the blade or chord.
 When unplugging the saw it’s also recommended to check its lower guard. This lower guard surrounds blade when they are not operating.
 Next, use blades of recommended depth only. While the instrument is disconnected blades need to deeply lock in the surface below them. The blades need to cut only bottom surfaces of the object.

You need to keep all the above tips and instructions in mind while using this saw to prevent any accidents. In addition, also read all manufacturer recommendations and guide books, as they are important, as well, while working with such powerful and dangerous tools.

Backyard Fish Farming


Van Gorders book clarifies lawn aquaculture in point of interest, with arrangements and regulated directions that can help you effectively raise angle regardless of the possibility that your exclusive wellspring of water is a greenhouse hose.

Fourteen years back, Burgess’ gathering framed a miniaturized scale aquaculture helpful, which many islanders have taken part in throughout the years.

“It is truly perfect for little, provincial groups like our own,” Burgess says.

Generally, aquaculture has something of an awful notoriety since it has been constrained to vast business offices that require noteworthy measures of water and vitality, and in this manner can be real wellsprings of contamination. Conversely, Van Gorders frameworks mix 4,000-year-old social practices with refined advanced procedures — utilizing insignificant vitality and water — and place you in control of the virtue and restorative effect of this nourishment source. (For solid and economical decisions when you do purchase fish, see The Health Benefits of Eating Fish. — MOTHER EARTH NEWS)

There are a few similitudes amongst cultivating and fish cultivating: Both plants and fish need sustenance and warmth; generally as specific plants support diverse seasons, there are icy strong fish and warmth cherishing fish; and both sorts of “greenery enclosures” require customary upkeep — you can’t simply scramble a modest bunch of seeds or sprinkle a couple of fingerlings in a lake, then hope to gather anything palatable in a couple of months.

Van Gorder exhorts starting fish agriculturists to begin little — close to 100 fish the initial few seasons. When you ace a couple of essentials, “you will have the capacity to raise a few types of fish in tanks, inside or out, consistently,” he says.backyard fishing farming

In this framework, a pen or pen made of plastic channel and unbending mesh is moored in any appropriate waterway — a lake, lake, stream or millrace — and supplied with fingerlings that are sustained until they achieve a harvestable size.

“In the event that you have a ranch lake, fabricating a coasting pen will give enough fish to nourish your family year-round,” Van Gorder says. Channel catfish is the most widely recognized fish developed in pens; tilapia, trout, salmon and cross breed striped bass are different choices.

Move through. This technique redirects a persistent wellspring of icy water, for example, a stream, spring or waterway, into “raceways” that hold fish. Indeed, even a little volume of water can make a more beneficial framework than a shut setup.

Like enclosure society, move through frameworks are basic and moderately economical, unless you don’t have entry to a characteristic wellspring of streaming water. It’s likewise critical to note that move through frameworks are liable to controls with respect to the preoccupation and utilization of regular water sources. Make certain to converse with neighborhood fish and soil preservation powers before making utilization of adjacent streams.

Nursery Aquaponics. Inside some type of nursery, this strategy utilizes an assortment of plants — rather than channels to enhance the water quality for fish. Notwithstanding tilapia, trout, catfish or mixture striped bass, you can develop diverse vegetables — including tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers — as you would in ordinary hydroponics. In any case, since fish are living in the water, the supplement hotspots for nursery aquaponics must be absolutely natural; no herbicides, bug sprays or fungicides can be utilized.

Nursery aquaponics is the most entangled aquaculture technique, requiring an abnormal state of administration and parts, for example, a water pump and aerator. Lawn fish ranchers frequently consolidate aquaponics with a home recycling setup (examined later in this article). By and large, such a framework could cost up to $1,000, yet utilizing reused materials can cut that cost down essentially.

Home Recirculating. This is the response for would-be fish agriculturists whose lone water source is a greenery enclosure hose. The most ideal approach to make this smaller than normal fish ranch is to utilize an over-the-ground vinyl-lined swimming pool in a back yard, carport or storm cellar. The expense of such pools changes in light of size, going from $300 to more than $2,000. They are solid, with just the vinyl liner requiring substitution like clockwork.

For the perfect home recycling framework, Van Gorder suggests a pool 12 feet in width and 3 feet high. This size will hold around 2,000 gallons of water when filled to inside 8 inches of the top. Unfiltered, that measure of water can deliver just 10 to 15 pounds of fish, even with included air circulation. However, by controlling temperature, expelling smelling salts and squander, and oxygenating the water, that same measure of water can deliver more than 100 pounds of fish in one developing season. Species most appropriate to this framework incorporate tilapia, catfish, bass, carp and trout.