Making Natural Water Drinkable

Camping, hiking and enjoying the outdoors can be a great and relaxing experience. While you are spending time in the wilderness, however, it is very important that you are careful about drinking water directly from natural sources. Water found in nature – from streams and lakes, etc. – contain a lot of things that can make you physically ill, including bacteria, viruses and protozoa. That is why you must take steps to ensure that the water you’re drinking while enjoying the outdoors is safe. There are water treatment options that are small enough for you to bring along with you on your journey that will ensure any natural water you drink is clean of contaminants, bacteria and viruses.

First of all, a good plan is always carry good old H20 from a trusted source with you in bottles. This includes tap water from your house or purchased bottled water. Figure out how much water you will need depending on the length and difficulty of the trip ahead. Remember to overestimate the amount you’ll need in case of an emergency or unforeseen circumstances in which the hike or camping trip ends up longer than you originally expected.

Any waup to a roiling boil with either a camping stove or in a pot over a fire. The boiling technique will kill any protozoa, bacteria and viruses, thereby making the water safe for human consumption. It is important to remember, however, that the boiling method will only kill the living dangers and will not rid the water of any chemicals or other ground water contaminates that can be equally dangerous or alter the taste.

You can also purchase droplets or tablets to use as a treatment for natural water. These tablets or droplets can be added to the water approximately 2 hours before it can be ingested. Some of these drop-in treatments contain chlorine, which will kill the living contaminants in the water, but will cause the taste of the water to resemble a   swimming  pool. Chlorine is safe for human consumption only in very small doses and is used in most water treatment plants as the main cleaning method. Other drop-in treatments may use iodine, but it is not effective against Cryptosporidium. Again, these treatment methods may not completely eradicate some chemical contaminates, and will not protect against dirt in the water.

A great method for cleaning natural water is by bringing a small water filter you. Filters will take care of the bacteria and protozoa that can be in your water supply, but may not be able to catch rare small viruses. Be sure to clean your water filter regularly, as they can become easily clogged and dirty, especially when used with water taken from natural sources.

Enjoy your time in the outdoors, and remember to treat any water you take from natural sources to ensure your safety. Proper hydration is important in the outdoors, so be sure to have one water treatment method in your pack at all times.

Finding Happiness – The Benefits of Volunteering

A lot of people seem not to be happy with their lives because of their work. Working people as well as students seldom have time to unwind which is why most studies show that people who are too busy are definitely stressed all the time. The thing is, there are a lot of ways for people to be able to unwind. One of which is consider volunteering. This does not only help people to help their chosen charities or chosen organizations to volunteer for, but it also helps a lot of people find happiness in doing simple things. Below are some of the benefits of volunteering:

  • The first benefit that you would get when you consider volunteering is the fact that you would get to meet new people. By meeting new people you would learn new things. You would get to meet people that have the same interests like yours so you would surely be able to find someone that you can relate to.
  • Aside from meeting new friends, volunteering can also help you improve the community that you are helping. This is good especially if you live within the community. You are helping other people who are part of the community in terms of improving their lives.
  • You also get to improve your health. If you volunteer helping some organizations, you would no longer feel stressed since you would have time to unwind. In some studies, it is said that people who volunteer are more likely to improve their mood and they find some sort of joy in the things that they do. Since volunteering requires a lot of work, you no longer have to work out in fitness centers in order for you to stay fit and healthy at all times.
  • Volunteering is also a great way for people to find their chosen careers. By volunteering, you get to improve your skills and you would also find time to pick your chosen career based on the recent experiences that you have learned by reason of volunteering.
  • You also get to improve your skills since you would be able to practice these skills when helping out a community or organization.

These are the things that you need to know about the benefits of volunteering. Make sure that you try volunteering since this can definitely provide you with happiness which is important in our daily lives. With these things, you would no longer feel bored during your free time and you also get to combat stress all the time.

Penis Pain From Dry Humping: What to Do

Dry humping is a favorite pass-time of adolescents who are beginning the exploration of their sexual lives, but it’s also an activity that many adults continue to practice at least on occasion. One of the challenges associated with this enjoyable form of sexual contact is the penis pain that can sometimes result. Keeping up proper penis care includes finding ways to indulge in this form of entertainment with a minimal amount of penile soreness.

What it is

Sometimes referred to as outercourse, dry humping is sexual activity that is undertaken with the genitals securely beneath some form of clothing. That may mean that two people are fully clothed, or they may be wearing only underwear. In the summer, a popular form of outercourse involves sexual stimulation while wearing swimsuits.

The form of sexual activity may be masturbation or simulated intercourse; for the latter, two bodies rub against each other, with a form of clothing providing protection and preventing any actual penetration of the penis into the vagina.

There should also be no exchange of bodily fluids from the genitals in dry humping. Often, of course, a man may release his load into his clothes while engaging in dry humping. When this happens, care must be taken to ensure that the semen does not soak through to the vagina. For this reason, some men opt to wear a condom, even when also wearing pants and/or underwear while engaging in outercourse. Dry humping is generally considered a form of safe sex, but there can still be accidental exchanges of fluids.

Adult fun

Dry humping, as discussed earlier, is more of an adolescent activity, but it can add variety to an adult’s sex life. For some, engaging in outercourse can bring back the thrill associated with their first teenage romances. For others, it’s a way to engage in sex in a semi-public situation without fear of exposure. Some men also enjoy the experience of unloading in their pants.

Although dry humping is typically a couple’s game, some men masturbate alone by dry humping. In this case, a man remains clothed while rubbing his crotch against an object. Often that object is a pillow, which the man places under his penis and rubs against as if he were engaging in sex with a woman.

Pain

The drawback with dry humping for men is that it can result in some degree of penis pain – and sometimes that can be quite a significant degree. In some cases, the pain comes from the penis not being allowed to roam and swing freely as it does when unclad. This can occasionally result in the penis thrusting at an unexpected angle and bending painfully.

More common is pain derived from rawness. Instead of being lubricated and inserted into a vagina (which itself may have achieved a degree of natural lubrication), the unlubricated penis is rubbing against fabric. Often that fabric is rough, such as denim, or the tool may rub against the metallic teeth of the zipper. Caught up in the ecstatic frenzy of the moment, the man continues thrusting, only later realizing that he has rubbed his penis quite raw.

This kind of dry humping-related penis pain is best attended to by liberally applying a top-drawer penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) directly to the tool. The raw penis needs the soothing qualities of a crème that contains a powerhouse combination of a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (like vitamin E) to create a quality moisturizing base. Often, rough handling such as occurs with dry humping also results in deadened nerves. Using a crème with acetyl L-carnitine, a neuroprotective enzyme, helps guard against this problem and keeps the penis cells properly oxygenated. Clearly, any man with penis pain from dry humping (or other causes) needs to make a penis health crème a part of his daily maintenance routine.

How to Double Your Swimming Kick Power

As a coach of both elite and amateur swimmers, it is apparent that one of the biggest issues facing adult swimmers is the ability to generate power from their kick. There is a noticeable difference between those swimmers who were taught correctly as a kid or teenager, and those which have never been shown the correct technique for kicking in  swimming . In some cases, I’ve seen people being dragged backwards because of their kick (true story!). There is a simple way to dramatically improve your kicking power even if you have bad ankle flexibility, and you can implement it starting today.

There are two keys to correct kicking technique in  swimming . Swimmers must point their feet down (pointing in the opposite direction to where they want to go) and they must turn their feet and big toe inwards. Most swimmers will get the first point correct without being shown because it happens naturally during the kick, however the second point is something which needs to be learned.

By pointing the feet and big toes inwards (towards the centre line of the body) it increases the area of the feet which is used to generate propulsion and it increases the ankle flex of swimmer during the kicking motion (without needing to increase your ankle flexibility!). The feet and legs should remain ‘relaxed’ throughout the kick as this helps with leg flexibility.

Swimmers who are able to understand and apply the principle of turning the feet inwards will experience a much more powerful kick in each of the four competitive strokes. It may appear too simple an answer to the kicking problems which so many swimmers experience, but it is the first step to correcting kicking in  swimming .

Rebuttals For The Top Objections in Network Marketing

When I first started prospecting in Network Marketing I got quickly got overwhelmed with all the objections I was receiving. It seemed like nobody was going to join me in my new business. But I realized their were only about 3-6 objections that I got over and over again. So I learned some rebuttals for those objections. And I was proud that no matter what their objection was I could handle it, or so I thought. The mistake that I was making was, when I received an objection I went into defense mode.  When someone had an objection about Network Marketing. I would answer them and I would attack their job. Which forced them to defend their job and attack the Network Marketing industry.

What are they really saying?

Most times when people you prospect give you an objection, Its a frront. There is usually another reason why they don’t see the opportunity. So sometimes you have to dig a little bit deeper. I will usually say something like: OK I can appreciate that, but why exactly do you feel that way?  This is a great way for you to feel them out.

Rebuttals for The Top 6 Objections in Network Marketing

1- I Don’t Have the Money.

This objection can be a front. So you may want to dig deeper. But if this is the true objection that means they didn’t see the value in your opportunity. lack of Money isn’t a real objection because people find a way to buy things they deem important. Find out their WHY. I would ask them: Is the $250 dollar investment worth being able to spend more time with your children? They have to say YES. Get your prospects in the habit of saying yes.

2- How Much do you make?

Ans: I don’t know yet. I get paid Residual income and I haven’t finished collecting it all. I’m still getting paid from my first few customers.

3- Isn’t that a Pyramid thing?

If your in Network Marketing you heard this one before. This is not a real objection. This is a test to see how your going to respond. When I was a newbie I handled this objection with “Your job is a Pyramid!” Then we would go back and forth and of course they didn’t sign up. The best way to handle this is to ask: What do you mean exactly or Are you asking me if I’m involved with a pyramid scam? This objection is a red flag that the person I’m talking to is not serious. I usually just laugh this objection off.

4- I don’t have the Time.

We all know everybody has the same 24 hours in a day. Most people are busy doing nothing. And they think they don’t have time because they waste so much of it on non-income producing activities. I would say: I can understand that your busy. But are you willing to do whats keeping you busy for the rest of your life? If not, would you be open to dedicating an hour a day towards building a business that can pay you residually for the rest of your life?

5- I have to discuss this with my Wife/Husband. 

When I come across this objection I will usually say: Great! I’m glad that you see the value in this business. Now lets get your Wife/Husband on the phone. I will be more than happy to explain the business to them. If they come up with an excuse for why they cant get them on the phone, then that’s not the real objection. Dig Deeper.

6- I’m not good at sales.

Ans: That’s Fine. This is not a sales job. This is a relationship building business. The only thing you have to sell is yourself.

Its important to know some people are just not that serious. You have to be able to let those people go and not be emotionally attached. Network Marketing is a numbers game and you be successful if your able to run though the numbers with out loss of enthusiasm. 

See you at the Top!

Symeon R. Brown

Online Network Marketing Coach 

Science Fair Project Ideas That Win Awards – Project #9 – Submarines

Objective

To find out how a submarine uses a propeller and a stabilizing fin for forward movement.

Introduction

Although the submarine you have seen in a movie seems to be gliding along effortlessly, it is actually fighting the forces of gravity, pressure, friction and buoyancy. Have you ever encountered these terms in previous science fair experiments? Among all other science fair experiments, this is one of the best, as you will understand how these forces are overcome by the submarine.

Materials

A 500ml water bottle, a soda bottle (2 liter), knife, scissors, 2 large paperclips, needle-nose pliers, chopsticks, 3 rubber bands, stiff ruler, a silicone sealant, a bathtub or pool

Preparation

The Propeller

This is one of those science fair experiments in which you will need the assistance of an adult.

  • Cut a soda bottle (2 liter) in half. Take the bottom for making a propeller with 5 curved separate blades.
  • Two holes are to be drilled in the propeller, in the centre and a little off-centre.
  • Cut a small plastic circle out of the remaining 2-litre soda bottle. Bore a hole at the centre of this circular piece of plastic and the submarine bottle cap.
  • The free end of a straightened paperclip should be passed through the cap of the bottle, the circular plastic and the centered propeller hole. The free end should be bent back and passed through the non-centered hole in such a way as to keep the cap, the plastic piece and the propeller in close contact with each other, but allow the propeller to rotate freely.

The Submarine

  • Drill two holes at the bottom of a 500 ml water bottle similar to the propeller holes.
  • Now feed the straightened end of a paperclip from the inside of the bottle through the central hole. Bend the free tip and pass it in the non-centered hole. Secure the paperclip in such a way that it will not turn. This part is very tricky, so use a chopstick.
  • Attach a rubber band between both the paperclip hooks. The rubber band must be tightly stretched between the hook at the bottle’s base and the hook on the cap.
  • Attach the ruler perpendicular to the water bottle body in the centre with the help of two rubber bands in the form of an “X”. The ruler is your stabilizing fin.
  • Now use a waterproof sealant to close all the paperclip holes in the bottle.

Your submarine is now ready.

Testing your Submarine

  • Fill three-quarters of the submarine bottle with water and put the cap on.
  • Turn the propeller to build potential energy in the rubber band. Science fair experiments require that you write down all your activities. So count the number of turns and write this number in your lab book. You must turn the propeller that many times in future.

Procedure

Now you will position the stabilizing fin in the front, center and the back in different ways and have some fun observing how your submarine moves. Record your observation each time. Use the below-mentioned ten positions.

  1. No fins-
  2. Middle: Fin Centered-
  3. Middle: Fin moved to the right –
  4. Middle: Fin moved to the left –
  5. Front: Fin Centered-
  6. Front: Fin moved to the right –
  7. Front: Fin moved to the left –
  8. Back: Fin Centered-
  9. Back: Fin moved to the right –
  10. Back: Fin moved to the left –

The observations will allow you to answer the following questions:

  • What would happen if there was no stabilizing fin?
  • What is the best position for the fin?
  • Why is a stabilizing fin important in a submarine?

If you’re ready to get started with your submarine experiment, your next step is to download a free copy of “Easy Steps to Award-Winning Science Fair Projects” from the link below right now.

Working As a Game Tester – 10 Important Terms You Need to Know

Alpha – refers to the stage in a game’s development where all the features and codes have been implemented, but there are bugs in the game and gameplay needs to be tweaked.

Beta – is the stage where everything has been implemented into the game, and, as far as the developers know, there are no glitches and gameplay has been fully tweaked

Beta Testing – is the testing done at home by volunteers. These volunteers are mailed a copy of the game before release date and report back to the game company what they thought of the game and possible issues they found.

Bugs – are problems with a game. Bugs are classified into four categories: A, B, C, and D bugs. The “A” bugs are types of glitches that must be fixed before the game is shipped out. “A” bugs make the game crash, cause viruses within the game, and, ultimately, force the game to be unplayable. “B” bugs are those that are less serious than “A” bugs. Unlike “A” bugs, games with “B” bugs can be shipped because they are only minor flaws that do not ruin the gaming experience. Games with “B” bugs tend to get released because certain “B” bugs are too hard to fix. “C” bugs are bugs that might seem important to some tester but when weighed against the company’s need to release the game, the “C” bug is not a big problem at all. Lastly, “D” bugs are very minor problems that will most likely remain unfixed. Ultimately, it is impossible to fix all the problems a game has.

Code Release – is the stage in a game’s development where the product is considered complete and ready for manufacture.

Debug – is the process of fixing a flaw or simply finding what causes the malfunction so it can be fixed.

Gold Master – represents the final copy of the game. The Gold Master is coined after the Quality Assurance deemed the game as final and when the programmers have stopped working on the video game.

Lead Tester – is an experienced tester who guides beginner testers.

Play Testing – is the testing of a game to determine how fun it is as opposed to testing a game to find problems.

Quality Assurance – refers to a stage in the video game’s development where testers stress over trying to identify all the game’s potential problems. This term can also be used to describe a department within the game company that tests products and equipment.

Now you are equipped with the knowledge you need to begin searching for job in the game testing industry.

The God Complex in Therapy-Counselling

Abstract:

What does your patient (client) expect from you? Their life is in turmoil, problems ascend from the sky and land squarely at their feet and they need answers. The danger here for therapists is to become everything for that person, father figure, sexual object, confessor, adviser and most of all the only person who has ever really listened to them and understood! In this paper we will explore the dangers to both therapists and to clients when both parties start to see the therapist as a God – the know all – see all – understand all, a being who will magically whisk away all those terrible feelings and leave a well-adjusted happy person behind.

Introduction:

From the time therapists began in the early 19th century patients have idolised their doctors as someone special amongst all the people they know, whether that be male or female it does not matter but the relationship structure of the powerless under the spell of the powerful. Freud and others recognised that patients often transfer their needy emotions to the therapist (counsellor) in the form of a love object. Most after some period of therapy actually find their feelings for the therapist actually diminish to one of respect or care but not as intensive as the early sessions. This bell-shaped graph of emotion shows the early mistrust to dependency to eventual co-dependence and finally disengagement from the carer to an independent self supportive state of mind. Of course these same therapists realised that dependency works the other way in counter-transference where the therapist becomes dependent on the patient (client) and finds disengagement fearful and experienced as a loss.

In order for therapists to deal with the problem elaborate rules were devised over the years by societies and expressed as boundaries of behaviour (ethics). In these rules the therapist should be aware of transference in both directions and deal with the situation by gentle rejection and assurance to the client that these feelings are normal and will pass. However for many therapists and clients these intense emotional feelings do not always go away and ethical lines become crossed by the therapist who allows their need for worship and to be treated in a God like manner to blur their judgement for the patient’s well-being and on-going treatment.

God Like Worship

What entices the therapist to slip so easily into the God complex? One definition is that the therapist themselves have a needy personality from childhood. Where maybe from a large family of siblings where parents have to share out the love available – where competing for attention often results in frustration and feelings of being alone even in a house surrounded by others. As adults they often search for people who are giving in nature to satisfy their need for attention that was sadly lacking in childhood. So when confronted with an attentive client the therapist can find themselves feeding off their loving worship, enjoying the attention, the worshipfulness of the client that allows the therapist to feel powerful, loved and above all needed.

A second area is that of the therapists self -esteem. The therapist may have feelings that they are not fulfilling there own professional standards, that they are failing their clients through lack of knowledge, professionalism and so constantly look for clients to assure them through their God-like worship that they are doing a good job, that they are succeeding in helping them feel better. The therapist is constantly asking the client questions such as, “are you feeling better?”, “have things improved?”, and “are these sessions helping you?” All are genuine questions for any therapist to ask from time to time to check or measure progress but when asked to often can indicate that the therapist is looking for approval or commendation for the work so far. In other words they want to hear they are doing a good job for the client. Here the therapists self-esteem can be boosted and help them to continue to treat clients with a new-found confidence. However this confidence is only temporary as the self-doubts creep back in over time and further reassurance is needed from the client to boost the ego once more to its God-like heights. When one particular client is constantly praising the therapist then in turn the therapist creates a need for that client that makes it imperative they continue in treatment. To achieve this the therapist is constantly searching for new reasons to continue the sessions not for the sake of the client but in fact for their own needs.

A third area is professional snobbery, here the therapist has a reputation to keep, a need for recognition both by the client as an expert but also the adoring public for their outstanding work or achievements. Here the therapist becomes the centre of the counselling process in which they are magnanimous in their Godly status amongst fellow colleagues and the public arena. This dangerous self-importance can lead to recklessness on behalf of patients who believe this person to be that all-knowing God who will answer their need to be treated by the best – the one with the outstanding reputation amongst his peers – that therapist who is hard to see (get an appointment with) as they are so busy and in demand. Of course this same therapist has the largest fees to pay and so the client perceives they are getting the best as they are paying the most.

The Crisis Trap

Every therapist is aware of the trap of transference and counter-transference and despite this knowledge can find themselves sucked into an unhealthy situation even without realising what is happening until a crisis emerges where the patient and therapist meet at the junction of an emotional precipice where decisions have to be considered about the continuance of therapy itself and the disengagement from those emotions that have crept up so silently. Once in this situation the therapist has the difficult task of repairing the relationship either by toning down their own responses to the client or recommending the client see a new therapist. However for the therapist who is addicted to the attention of the client this is a hard decision – to send away the very person who is giving them the need they have become drawn too. For some therapists there are other concerns such as being found out, a professional complaint, an incidental family interference or crisis of confidence about their own skills in counselling. This can lead to a fear response effecting other client’s sessions and outcomes. A therapist in emotional crisis cannot be effective in helping clients when they are more concerned with their own welfare than that of the patient.

Outcomes

Is it so surprising that as therapists we are any less than anyone else in need of love, attention, to have needs met, to feel wanted and appreciated by others. So it is not surprising that given the opportunity to feel worshiped in a God like manner that so many therapists fall from grace and into the trap of hero-worship by the very clients whom they should be looking after for their emotional needs and helping them to grow so as to deal with their own (the clients) real life problems and to move forward being able to cope with life.

There is no easy solution to this phenomenon of transference and to offer a simple guide to avoiding the situation would be futile as every situation brings differing dynamics that each therapist has to confront and deal with as professionally as possible. However it would be unfair not to point out some obvious rules of thumb for therapists who succumb to God Worship, at least to think about.

First once you realise as a therapist that boundaries have been crossed a general discussion with a peer professional may help to reassert their personal perspective about themselves and the client involved. Secondly the therapist should consider breaking with the client and so end the unhealthy situation by recommending another therapist (usually of the same sex as the client). Third if the transference is one-way (from the client only) then to explain to the client the reasons for their feelings towards the therapist and how in counselling a inverted bell like pattern of emotions can be seen as a healthy progression through stages of the sessions towards a healing process in the end. That mutual respect is a far healthy outcome than God-like worship that in fact may colour the outcome of the treatment. To take the I’m OK – Your OK position in that both parties to the transference have needs to be met and acknowledge those needs but within the boundaries of good ethical practice. Fourth is to realise that to be appreciated by the client for doing your job is a worthwhile reward but that there are limits to that praise that have to be tinged with realism about the therapist’s role in counselling as a guide and not a God-head for the client to worship at.

Conclusion:

I started out in this paper warning therapists about the trap of transference and how it can become addictive to have clients worship you and hold you in unnatural high esteem. That it is natural for all humans and not just therapists to seek love have needs met and feel wanted. However therapists are unique to our society in that they must be trusted to keep boundaries and professional standards when offering treatment to vulnerable clients who often desperately need to have answers to their problematic lives with an atmosphere of trust, respect and humanitarianism Magic may be expected from the client but realism and genuine support and understanding is the real magic offered by therapy to the client.

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Do Men Prefer Curvy Or Skinny?

If a man has a choice, does he prefer curvy or skinny women? Is there more appeal for a man in a woman who has the perfect figure of Miss America? Or is he more turned on by the skinny, sculpted look of a runway model? The argument between men continues to rage as they discuss their preference for curvy or skinny women.

But when it comes right down to it, it really is a matter of personal preference as to which body type men prefer. The good news is that a man who is attracted to you will likely favor your body type. And that’s good because you are who you are, for the most part.

The media plays a big role in influencing our idea of the perfect body shape. Curvy women have been known to strive for the perfect 36 – 24 – 36, that looks spectacular in a swim suit or evening gown.

But few women can achieve this naturally. Look at the before and after picture of certain celebrities, and you can see that there are breast implants and sculpted butts contributing to the spectacular appearance.

Even though men love to look, they much prefer more of the natural curves and less of the made in Hollywood ones. They know how unrealistic it is to expect a normal woman to look like that.

And if truth be told, it takes a really confident and drop dead handsome guy to want to be with a spectacular looking woman. There’s that nagging fear that he might not measure up

Then there is the sleek athletic look of the skinny woman. They can be appealing to those men who are into women who lead a carefree active lifestyle because, unless taken to dangerous extremes, these women look healthy. The perception by men is that dating a woman like that will probably be more relaxed and fun.

But some women like this don’t have an inch of fat anywhere. For them, this look comes at great cost. To get that starved skinny appearance, they have to border on anorexia. They’re fooling themselves if they think that men find that look to be appealing.

Although some men may have a strong preference for either curvy or skinny women, most men are really just looking for a woman who is more middle-of-the-road in appearance. Being average in weight and measurements is not a bad thing. It lets you focus on other things that are more important than how you look, like your personality.

Any woman who takes her appearance to extremes one way or the other is often seen as being high maintenance and attention seeking because she is placing such a huge emphasis on her appearance.

If the truth be told, women who take care of themselves by being fit and maintaining a normal healthy weight are far more appealing to men than the curvy or skinny women that you see in magazines or on TV.

Enjoying ATVing With Your Family

If you haven’t gone ATVing with your family, you’re about to learn that it’s one of the best ways to explore the great outdoors. Parents who spend too much time cooped up in the office, teenagers with looking for an adrenaline rush, and kids dreaming of their next great adventure can all be satisfied with an ATV tour through Southern Utah. Whether your explorations bring you to the world-class Zion National Park or send you looking for dinosaur tracks at Sand Hollow State Park, ATVing allows you to make the most of your next family-dedicated Saturday or a long weekend getaway. Here’s a closer look at what to look for and think about when bringing your family ATVing.

Choose an experienced tour operator

One of the most important steps that you can take is selecting an experienced tour operator. The leading tour operators offer several advantages, from safe and modern ATVs to a well-honed tours for every level of experience. Knowledgeable guides can customize your tours to include activities and approaches that are of interest to participants at every age and ability level. From sweeping vistas for the photographers in the family to rock formations that invite kids to climb, an experienced tour operator will be able to offer it all.

Determine your comfort level and speed

Maybe your family members all enjoy high octane experiences, and bouncing over sand dunes at top speed is something everyone will love. In other cases, perhaps you’ve got more conservative members that are likely to enjoy a leisurely day of exploring and sightseeing – without the speeding! Whatever your family’s style, even if it’s somewhere in between the extremes, a conversation with your tour guides can help you adjust the speed of your tour anywhere from mild to wild.

Dress for the occasion

Dressing appropriately for your ATVing experience will ensure that everyone in your family is comfortable. The first step is to dress in layers. Whether you want to remove layers because the weather is hot or add long sleeved shirts to help avoid sun exposure, dressing in layers ensures you’ll be contented no matter what the weather does. Hats and sunglasses are the easiest ways to protect yourself from the sun. Finally, ATVing tends to kick up a lot of dust, so it’s helpful to have a bandana or scarf on hand to tie around your face as needed.

Observe basic safety rules

The final note to having a great adventure with your family is observing basic safety rules. One of the most important steps you can take is working with an experienced ATVing tour company. At the beginning of your tour, you’ll receive a safety briefing. Throughout the tour, your guide will be available to answer questions and help you if any potentially difficult situations arise. It is also important to wear any safety gear that’s recommended, including helmets.

Are you ready to experience the great outdoors in a way that you never have before? ATVing offers the chance to explore little known areas and get hands-on with some of the most fascinating natural formations, historical sites, and sandy expanses in Southern Utah. Contact an experienced tour operator today to learn more about scheduling a time to go ATVing with your family.