One of the best late spring or early summer activities is getting to spend time outdoors. Of course, there are a few downsides, like bugs, but the benefits and fun far outweigh the downsides, which can be fixed with citronella candles and mosquito net – or, if you’re wanting to spend the night outside, a tent cover for the trampoline.
If you’ve already got a trampoline, or are considering one, you may also want to check out trampoline tent covers, which can be put up and taken down quickly, allowing for an impromptu camping trip without all the hustle and bustle, reservations, planning, and car time that a regular camping trip requires. You can set up a campfire, tell spooky stories, and then snuggle into a sleeping bag and thank the stars you have a cozy cover that keeps the weather and bugs off you while you dream.
There are plenty of styles to choose from, some with additions and extras like inflatable capability, a treehouse design, or windows. There are more kid-friendly options as well as more practical designs for the adults. You can find covers for $50.00 and up on Amazon, or you can check out places like Wal-Mart or Wayfair for their offerings, which come in all sizes – you’ll be able to find the perfect fit for your trampoline. You may also be able to catch these on sale during cooler months, so keep an eye out and add one of these to your wishlist.
A Faster Freestyle
There are different swimming styles and strokes like breaststroke. This is the most popular swim stroke of all, where both arms execute half-circular movements at the same time under the water. The backstroke is faster than breaststroke but slower than butterfly and it is an excellent workout for the back. There is the butterfly stroke which is a very unique technique since it is performed with the face down in the water and the legs perform a dolphin kick while the arms move in a forward circle at the same time. Sidestroke is not used in swimming competitions. These are some techniques and strokes in swimming just to name a free, but the most useful swim stroke is the free style. It is the fastest and most efficient of the competitive swimming strokes. That is the reason why it is always used in swimming competitions.
Here are the winning steps and tips of free style stroke according to one study:
1. Position your body parallel to the bottom of the pool. You’ll be turning your arms and shoulders and twisting your body as you move your arms, but your head should remain centered until you need to breathe. This position will give you the balance you need to swim freestyle successfully.
2. Your elbow must come out of the water as this will prepare you to move the arm forward as far as you can. The arm that is not extended should hang at your side at the water, about perpendicular to the bottom of the pool, as you extend it backward.
3. Extend the arm as far as you can to maximize your speed and the distance you cover in the pool. Keep your fingers together to make a slight “cup” with your hand. Your other hand should rotate backward until it is parallel with your side.
4. To finish the stroke with the first arm, you’ll need to do the “catch,” which means you should curve your hand back inward toward your belly button, then out again by your hip as your hand “pulls” on the water and exits it. This will help you maximize your control over the water, which will help propel you forward. If you just move your arm back in a straight line, you won’t be able to “catch” the water as well. Then, fully extend your arm behind you so that your thumbs graze the side of your thighs below your suit-line.
5. Breathe every third stroke. Stroke with your right arm, your left arm, and then breathe when you stroke with your right arm again; then, stroke with your left arm, your right arm, and then breathe when you stroke with your left arm again. As you come up to breathe, place your ear on one shoulder with your cheek in the water, giving your mouth enough room to breathe comfortably.
Camping Recipes You'll Want To Try And Share
Malls get boring and beaches get old. Why don’t you try camping with your friends? You will surely have a good time in the woods, setting up your tent, cooking your own foods and hunting in the wild. Camping sounds like a great adventure and you really don’t have to worry about what you’re going to eat in the forest. Here’s a quick guide that will help you come up with the tastiest recipes over your campfire:
Toast marshmallows on a stick over your campire. When toasted, sandwich the marshmallows with two graham crackers. Add small pieces of chocolate inside.
2. Campfire Cones
Chop apples and bananas or any fruit of your choice into smaller pieces. Put together in a bowl your sliced fruits, chocolates and marshmallows. Wrap your cones with foil. Stuff the cone with your mixed fruits, chocolates and marshmallows. Toast the cone over the fire.
3. Barbecued Apple Crisp
Before leaving home to camp, prepare the foil recipe that you will bring in the woods. Mix nutmeg, cinnamon, oats, flour and sugars. Pour butter and mix. Put the mixture in the fridge. Meanwhile, slice apples and spread in the mix from the fridge. Squeeze in lemon juice. Spread your mix a foil and wrap it into squares. Bring it to your camp and toast over fire during lunch.
4. Banana S’mores
Preheat your grill to medium heat. Partly slice banana into halves, lengthwise. Put on an aluminum foil. Put in marshmallows and chocolate chips in between the slices. Wrap in aluminum foil and grill. Once grilled, unwrap it and put cereal or sprinkles on top.
5. Blueberry Cobler
Ready your grill charcoals. Mix blueberries, sugar and flour then transfer mixture into baking pan. Cook over the grill for 10 minutes and then stir. Cook for another 10 minutes and make sure the juices have been released. Put tiny bits of biscuits on top of the blueberry mixture and cook for 10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.
Bonus. Pan Fried Pizza
Just like home made oven baked pizza, but made in your campfire pan.