Bushnell Trail Camera Review

A good trail camera is important for any hunter especially if it takes clear photos and videos. Trail cameras become your eyes even if you are not there. The Bushnell Trail camera is one of the most popular trail cameras and this article will give you a review on one of their trail cameras.

Bushnell Trail Camera Review

The good thing about this camera is its really fast trigger and recovery. You can also use this for a longer period of time without changing its battery. The detection capabilities have been improved with PIR and it can take videos with 1280 x 720 p HD quality.

This camera has a field of view of 55 degrees which is higher than standard cameras by 5 degrees.  The flash range is not very impressive at 80 feet.

Detection circuit

The detection range is 60 feet and an angle of 55 degrees which are better than other trail cameras. This also gives you a room for error because of the angle.

Additional features

This camera has a multi-shot which makes the camera take 3 consecutive shots every time it triggers as soon as it detects animal movement. Read More Bushnell Trail Camera Review

Skill From Effort

What it is: Literally, “skill from effort,” the term is used to describe hundreds of styles of Chinese martial arts.

History: Although the various styles of this discipline share similar movements, they can be either hard or soft, external or internal. “All styles are used to resolve physical conflict, but the difference is how they do it,” explains David Berman, an instructor in the soft, internal technique of Wu Mei kung fu.

Wu Mei Kung Fu

Hard, external styles aim to overcome an opponent with kicks and strikes. Soft, internal styles use an opponent’s strength against her, with moves to unbalance her. “You don’t need to be stronger than your opponent to beat her,” Berman says.

Signature moves: Hard styles emphasize strikes and kicks, while soft ones concentrate on staying grounded and balanced.

Cool accessory: The dai, a sashlike belt.

Aggression factor: Low to high, depending on the style.

Target zone: A workout for your mental muscle, with head-to-toe toning.

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Enter the Combat Zone


The guiding principle of Krav Maga, the Israeli self-defense system, is to do as little as possible to quickly defeat your attacker and get away safely. The elbow strike–outlawed in some martial arts–delivers a sharp, potent blow to a vulnerable spot, such as your attacker’s throat, chin or nose. Raise your elbow to shoulder level and jab forcefully up and out.


This movement from Jackie Chan’s favorite martial art is used to retreat from an opponent’s assault and then counterattack, Start by turning to your left while sweeping your right arm in a wide cutting motion. Step to the left on right foot, crossing right foot over left and turning body 180 degrees. Bend knees and open your arms to counterattack.


One of the core movements of capoeira, the dancelike martial arts practice from Brazil, is called cadeira. The word means “chair,” and the position is very similar to sitting down, with your knees bent and hips sunk low to the ground. During class, you often return to cadeira as a way of centering and grounding yourself between more explosive movements.

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Getting a Workout with Punch

Combat-oriented classes are murder on your muscles. Here’s your guide to getting a workout with punch.

The subway broke down, some klutz spilled a latte on me at Starbucks, and my computer crashed every time I hit return. It was one of those days. By the time work was over, I needed to let off some serious steam. A Spin class wasn’t going to cut it; I needed to kick some butt.

Get into a bar brawl or not?

And, boy, did I ever. I elbowed a man in the jaw and wrested my way out of a choke hold. No, I didn’t get into a bar brawl; I sweated through a Krav Maga class, a self-defense system created for the Israeli Army. Afterward, I felt less stressed and more confident. I’m talking invincible!

As with any good thing, I wanted–needed–more. Lucky for me, a whole world of combat-style fitness classes exists out there, a multiculti mix of disciplines both old (kung fu, capoeira) and new (Forza, Jo Sand). Hand-to-hand combat is hot: Just check out Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz doing their own kung fu fighting in the upcoming Charlie’s Angels movie. Read More Getting a Workout with Punch

Teamwork Tips That Work

We woke up and started crossing the glacier on the way to PC 24. We were cruising along down a shale slope when I lost my footing and felt a sharp slice. I pulled up my sleeve, and it looked like I’d slit my wrist.

Then it started bleeding

Cathy was like, “Cool, you can see my veins!” And I thought, Oh, my God. I can’t look at that. We rinsed it, and Ian made butterfly bandages out of duct tape to close it up, and we kept going.

Leg 6: Day 6, and the end is near. Atlas navigated toward PC 2 7 and the final leg, a flat paddle down a fjord to the finish.

We didn’t know how far ahead Halti was. We heard them in the woods screaming and yelling, and at PC 25 we realized we had passed them. We were stoked to be in fourth, and it reenergized us. We knew we couldn’t catch the other teams, but we wanted to hold our position with Halti. We really wanted to get to those boats, and we started running. It was strange, after that long, to be running.

Paddling toward the finish line, the sun was shining, and the lake was calm

We sang the Brady Bunch theme to stay awake. A huge crowd of people had gathered at the beach. They were clapping and chanting “las chicas, las chicas!” We had surpassed our expectations, and I felt incredibly proud.

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Pushing To Keep Going

I was pushing to rest; everybody else was pushing to keep going, Ian and Robyn are better at falling asleep on the trail; if you stop for 10 minutes, they’ll sleep for nine. So they had gotten a lot more sleep. I should have pushed to get more earlier. We had accumulated only three hours by PC 16, and the only way to accelerate your pace is to rest. We spent way too long finding PC 17. Instead of seeing this as a sign that we needed mental recuperation, everyone felt a burst of energy when we found the PC, and it was a beautiful, sunny morning.

They decided to sleep later, after the summit climb, in a hut at PC 23. Team Atlas headed up Tronador, still in second place. Team Greenpeace was five hours ahead of them; Halti was hot on their heels.

Much of the ascent is a blur

I do remember being on the glacier roped behind Robyn. All around me was a dizzying sea of white, and the sun was blinding. Two days earlier, I had strained the muscle that flexes your foot up and down, and each uneven step made my head spin. As I struggled with sleep deprivation and the taxing job of moving my legs, my mind was muddled with self-doubt about letting the team down and being too slow. I’m a climber; the mountain was the last place I expected to feel weakest. It was hard to deal with. I resented the fact that although I had tried to keep the team together the previous night, now they weren’t helping me. I felt emotionally and physically raw. Team Halti passed us as if we were standing still.

At PC 19, just before the last steep summit climb, we took a 15-minute nap. I was cranky and fussy. When we woke up, my head felt clear again. Through tears, I expressed what I had been feeling. The team was wonderfully supportive, and a cloud seemed to lift. Cathy gave me a hug. She said that everyone was hurting, that she couldn’t go any faster either and that it was expected that everyone on the team would have ups and downs. I felt better knowing I wasn’t alone.

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Hugging and Cheering

Robyn heaved herself in, and moments later we were hugging and cheering. Later we found out that only one other team in the race ran this set of rapids. In retrospect, had Robyn and I seen the section ahead of time, we probably would have portaged around it. Our minds would have gotten in the way of what our bodies could do.

Leg 5: At PC 13, Team Atlas began a six-mile approach to Mount Tronador along Volcanico Ridge in a vicious blizzard.

You keep moving

Volcanico was the most dangerous part of the race. We had to ascend a 30-foot vertical cliff using only an icy rope. We held onto this column of ice, swinging around in 50-mile-per-hour winds. If we had fallen, there would have been a good chance of death or serious injury.

It was dicey, but if you stop to ponder how dangerous something is, you’ll never go. It’s like getting an injury: You keep moving.

After the ridge, we dropped off into a bamboo forest. It was so thick we had to separate the bamboo with every step, the branches slapping us back in the face. It was like a safari movie. We were pushing to get to PC 16 before dark. Thanks to his great navigation, Ian popped us out at the top of a waterfall, and we rappelled down.

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Freak Out or Laugh

If Robyn hadn’t grabbed the line and the line hadn’t held, she could have broken her legs. Most people would have sat there for an hour before regaining their composure. We kept going.

I had two options–freak out or laugh.

Leg 4: At nightfall on day 3, Team Atlas reached PC 11. The team packed for 26 milts of whitewater kayaking and grabbed an hour’s sleep, allowing Greenpeace to take the lead. Several hours later; Team Atlas climbed into two inflatable kayaks.

The 60-, 70-degree weather suddenly became a hailstorm with 80-mile-per-hour winds. It was 10 o’clock and pitch-black. Sleet and snow stung our faces. We soon realized the wind was blowing us backward!

We had no choice but to pull to shore. We lay in our dry suits at the river’s edge and shivered. When the wind finally died down, we made it to the next checkpoint. We had hoped to portage our kayaks around the next set of rapids, but the trail was too narrow and overgrown. We weren’t allowed to run the rapids at night, so we were forced to stop again. Meanwhile, teams close behind us were sleeping for seven hours in a warm campground. That night kicked our butts.

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A Triathlon Start

It was like a triathlon start: Everybody was kicking and screaming. Race officials put Ian in the boat and separated us in this giant line. We didn’t know where he was. Ian had put on a fluorescent-green hat that morning, and he raised his paddle in the air with the hat on it. “Look, Ian’s green hat!” I yelled. We swam to him and paddled out of the pack.

The conditions got pretty tough

Six-foot breaking waves toward the end. But our performance was astounding. We finished with some of the best endurance paddlers in the world. It was a huge morale boost.

At 7:56 p.m., Team Atlas Snowshoe/Rubicon pulled into Pas, sport Check (PC) 3 with four other teams. They crammed their gear into drybags and swam 50 yards across glacier-fed rapids to their horses, where they changed, mounted and rode off into the pampas and through the night.

Rebecca: Our horses were fit and happy to run. We weren’t allowed to tie them to anything during the two rest stops, so Cathy tied them to her arm. They were pulling on her and stepping on her head. At the second stop we tied them together in a circle. I kept waking up to see if they were still there. If they took off, that would be the end of our race.

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Female Adventure Racers

Can three top female adventure racers (and one highly evolved male) compete with the big boys in the punishing Eco-Challenge? Let them tell you.

Many people may think of Patagonia more as an outerwear brand than a geographic location. But for the 204 adventure racers who participated in last December’s Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge, the south-central region of Argentina became all too familiar. Fifty-one four-person teams raced practically nonstop over 200 miles. Each team navigated the route using maps and written descriptions of the terrain, traveling through 28 passport checks (where they had their race “passport” stamped).

They kayaked on calm fjords and angry rivers, bushwacked through bamboo forests, scaled icy cliffs and summitted a 12,000-foot glacier called Tronador. They fought fear, injury and sleep deprivation. If getting less than eight hours of sleep a night makes you cranky, try getting eight hours in five days-then schlepping up a dormant volcano.

Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge

Like many adventure races, the Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge requires each team to include a member of the opposite sex; that member is usually a woman. The foursome must finish together, and conventional (read: sexist) wisdom holds that a team’s weakest link is usually its “mandatory woman.”

Team Atlas Snowshoe/Rubicon had other ideas. With three women and one man, the team reversed the usual gender ratio. One of its goals was “to prove that women aren’t the weak link,” says captain Rebecca Rusch, 31, a rock-climbing guide and endurance athlete who competed in the 1998 Eco-Challenge but whose team did not finish. Read More Female Adventure Racers