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Tips for Tent Camping

Camping is a wonderful way to spend time in the great outdoors. But if you’re tent camping, you don’t want to welcome too much of the great outdoors into your tent. Happy campers observe simple rules, [more…]

How to Start a Campfire

Even when you’re camping, you don’t have to rub two sticks together to get your campfire going. You can choose that method of course, but most fire-starting begins with a good supply of wooden matches. [more…]

Camping For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Like any endeavor, camping is more enjoyable with a little preparation, so assembling and packing the equipment you need is your first order of business. If you’re tent camping, it pays to heed certain [more…]

Essential Tennis Terms to Know

Tennis, like any sport, has its own lingo, and tennis uses perhaps the most well-known sports term — love, which means zero. The following list offers definitions of basic tennis terms: [more…]

Explaining the Singles Tennis Court

A familiarity with the singles tennis court is a must-have for every tennis player. Even if you specialize in doubles, you need to know where the service boxes and the baselines are. The following image [more…]

How to Play a Tiebreaker in Tennis

When tennis players win six games each, they generally play a tiebreaker to decide the winner of the set. (Tennis rules governing tiebreakers differ for team tennis and for the Wimbledon Championship and [more…]

Tennis For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Tennis is played on a court, so knowing your way around the court is one of the first things to master as a tennis player. Familiarity with tennis lingo comes with playing the game, and one of the terms [more…]

Pointers for Buying Your Own Bowling Ball

After you know for sure that you want to pursue bowling as a hobby, it’s time to consider purchasing a ball of your very own. Because you have so many options when it comes to choosing a bowling ball, [more…]

How to Find the Perfect House Bowling Ball

Not sure how to choose the right house ball for you from the numerous racks at your local bowling center? Follow these tips, and you’ll find a suitable bowling ball in no time: [more…]

Throwing the Perfect Shot at the Bowling Alley

Throwing the perfect shot can lead to a higher bowling score; throwing lots of perfect shots can lead to a perfect game — a score of 300. To achieve a perfect hook shot: [more…]

A Ten-Point Bowling Checklist

You bowl your best when everything from your stance to your follow-through is spot on, so pay attention to these ten bowling basics every time you throw: [more…]

Bowling For Dummies Cheat Sheet

People of all ages can enjoy bowling. By using the right ball and following some pointers about how to throw a perfect straight or hook shot, you can impress your friends and family with your improved [more…]

Freshwater Fish Finder

The abundance of rivers and lakes in Australia and New Zealand provide a variety of habitats worthy of frequent fishing forays. Target your favourite freshwater species easily, by selecting the best baits [more…]

Saltwater Fish Finder

By tapping into the behaviour patterns of saltwater species, you can confidently get on with some prime fishing: You can easily transfer the techniques and gear used to catch these Australian and New Zealand [more…]

Fishing For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australia/New Zealand Edition)

Want to know where your favourite fish are hanging out in Australian or New Zealand waters? Not sure what bait or lure to use? Is your favourite fish going to be a fabulous feast or a so-so supper? Here [more…]

How to Determine the Seaworthiness of a Power Boat

Whether you’re buying a new or pre-owned power boat or preparing to sell yours, you need to make sure that the boat is shipshape and seaworthy. The following list spells out the checks to make before you [more…]

Checks to Make before You Launch Your Power Boat

Before you launch your power boat, it pays to run through a short checklist to make sure that your boat is ready for the water and ready to disengage from its trailer. Doing the checks in the following [more…]

Following Right-of-Way Boating Rules

When you’re cruising along in your power boat, you’re rarely alone on the water, so you need to know, and follow, boating rules. In boat-speak, you and your vessel either [more…]

Power Boating For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Power boating is a fun and relaxing hobby so long as your boat is seaworthy and ready to launch. Simple checks can help make sure that it’s both. As one of the more powerful crafts on the water, you need [more…]

On the Green: Golfing Do’s and Dont’s

Etiquette is important on the green to ensure everyone enjoys their golf game. Follow these tried and tested golfing tips to avoid making an easily preventable blunder. [more…]

Ten Essential UK Golf Rules

In the UK, follow these essential golf rules on the green – they’re pretty simple once you’ve got into the swing of things (sorry, the opportunity was irresistible). [more…]

Golf For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Is your swing up to scratch? Is your putting less than perfect? This Cheat Sheet explains how to improve your technique and your thinking about your golf game. [more…]

Optimum Water Temperatures for Fly Fishing

Fish don’t do much if water is too hot or too cold, so you might not want to waste your time fly fishing in certain weather conditions. Use this guide, [more…]

Fly Fishing World Records

You never know when you could hook the big one when fly fishing. Keep this chart of fly fishing world records with you, and if you catch a record-beater, get the fish registered at the nearest tackle shop [more…]

Fly Line Weights for Common Game Fish

Fly lines are rated according to their weight. A 1 Weightis a very light line used with an extremely flexible rod. As fly line numbers go up, so does the weight. Rods are rated according to the weight [more…]

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