The new Brasher Balboa Ladies boot is a warm, comfortable fully shearling lined ankle boot.
Thursday, 29 July 2010
The new Brasher Balboa Ladies boot is a warm, comfortable fully shearling lined ankle boot.
The new Brasher Lincoln leather boots for men are a comfortable boot designed for everyday use.
The new Brasher Argon All Terrain shoes are non Gore Tex lined but still incorporate the Brasher All Terrain outsole.
The new Brasher Hurricane GTX Trail shoe is ideal for use on forest trails or hillside tracks.
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
The new Brasher Krypton GTX shoes are the ultimate in walking footwear designed to be worn on low level trails.
The Brasher Supalite GTX has been without doubt the best selling walking boot for as long as we can remember.
The new Chamba GTX Boot from leading walking boot manufacturer Brasher forms part of the new model line up for summer/winter 2010.
Brasher have launched a new boot called the Kanaga GTX Mountain Boot which is part of their new model line up of footwear for summer/winter 2010.
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
There is no such thing as an accident with a gun, there can only be negligence.
The key to the safe handling of a gun is discipline and habit.
Safety advice for air rifle shooters is abundant. The BASC's Codes of Practice are comprehensive and should be made compulsory reading for any first-time airgun buyer.
The safety habits you should adopt from the very beginning will in time become second nature. Just like putting your seat belt on when getting behind the wheel of a car. We all know from experience what it feels like when we don't put our seat belt on.. you don't feel safe!
Starting with the airgun itself. There are very few air rifles on sale today which don't automatically come equipped with a safety catch to disable the trigger mechanism until the user makes a conscious decision to fire. Some safety catches automatically engage once the gun is cocked which is common on modern spring-powered rifles. Other air rifles such as PCP (Pre Charged Pneumatic), rely on the user to engage the safety before firing. The user of this type of rifle should get into the habit of engaging the safety, which as we said earlier, will become second nature.
Next up is the ammunition. Check the integrity of each pellet before you load it. This goes for both types of air rifle. A damaged pellet can become dangerous in flight due to a pellet deformity. Make sure that you take great care in the storage and transportation of the pellets you are about to use. By using a proper container or pellet pouch you will minimise the damage to the pellet skirts. Another important factor in achieving consistent accuracy is the choice of pellet. The performance of pellets will differ from brand to brand, not to mention the shape of the pellet head.
Having a mixture of pellets in your pellet pouch is not a good idea as it will only result inaccuracy.
In order to ensure that the trajectory of the fired pellet hits the intended target, make sure that your rifle is zero'd on a regular basis. This is applicable to air rifles with both open sights and telescopic sights. A properly zero'd air rifle will ensure a clean dispatch of your intended quarry and will avert any wayward shots. The result of regular zeroing will enable the user to determine the operational "health" of the rifle itself. You will become aware of any potential issues such as loss of power due to wear and degradation of parts.
Being accurate is only part of the story though. A user must know their hunting ground intimately. Where are risk areas such as footpaths, livestock, buildings or roads?
Moving around with an air rifle is when the user should take the greatest care. The safety catch should be engaged at all times and should only be disengaged when you have your quarry in your sights. Therefore necessitating a conscious decision to release the safety catch. It also gives you the chance to reconsider not only the shot itself, but also the trajectory of a potential missed shot. Elevated shots into tree tops must also be carefully considered as you need to be aware of what lies behind the area you cannot see.
When out rough shooting, you will encounter obstacles in your path which may be hazardous to pass. Therefore with the safety catch engaged you will avert a possible accidental discharge of the rifle.
Always keep your trigger finger outside the trigger guard when walking as an loss of footing may also result in an accidental discharge of the rifle. When crossing or climbing over barriers it is advisable to set your rifle aside allowing you to cross safely. Once across, you can then retrieve your air rifle safely.
Conduct whilst walking with the air rifle is also very important. Make sure you don't point the muzzle of you gun at anything other than an intended target. Keep the muzzle pointing down. If the air rifle is carried over the shoulder thus pointing upwards, then make sure that the safety catch is engaged at all times.
When your day out shooting is over, it is worth getting into the habit of discharging the rifle. If the rifle is still loaded, fire the last shot into the ground. It is also advisable to fire the rifle once more just to be sure. If the gun is a multi shot PCP rifle, then also take the magazine out. When you are satisfied that the air rifle is safe, store the rifle in a slip until you get back home.
Maintenance of an air rifle is also of great importance and regular cleaning and general lubrication will ensure that the rifle will continue to work properly and efficiently for longer. It is worth noting that you use proper air gun oils or grease which don't affect the various rubber seals. Once the gun is ready to be put away, it is advisable to store it in a safe place such as a lockable cabinet (or gun safe) even if it is not a legal requirement for air rifles below the limit of 12ft/lb. . Restricting the potential access to children or other unauthorized people cancels out the risk of avoidable accidents which would be seen as gross negligence on the part of the owner.
Insurance is also an important point which should be considered. Becoming a member of BASC or another reputable shooting organisation will enable you to insure your activity cheaply.
Monday, 26 July 2010
When you enjoy an activity, it's natural to want to share the experience with friends and family. Being able to share facts about other animals and their behaviour with children is both fun and informative. It can also help them learn some valuable academic skills at the same time. Your trail camera can be a super tool for achieving both those goals.For instance, younger children would be able to download images and footage from your trail camera to their computer. They would then have the opportunity to watch how wild animals go about their daily business and interact with their physical environment. They could learn about the similarities between certain animals and also what makes them different.
As children get older, they could begin to investigate the habits and interdependence of animals and note the effects of seasonal changes on their health, activities, and survival. They could compare the habits of the animals such as squirrels, deer, badgers, birds, etc., during different seasons.
As they grow up further, they may become interested in recording their observations through the use of charts and graphs. Data on each kind of animal may include: (1) identification (2) description (3) number (4) order. Later analysis of data can reflect daily and seasonal changes and environmental conditions such as weather, temperature, time of day, etc. . Their own inquisitiveness will help to guide them.They could become very creative in the way they choose to display the information gained through the use of a trail camera . If your children have some practical experience putting them to use, they will have a much better understanding of the concepts than if they had simply read about them in books.
The use of trail cameras by children could ultimately help teach them to respect, cherish and preserve the natural world around them. Something which in essence should be passed on to every child whether you choose to use a trail camera as a tool or not.
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
The NEW 'Day 6 PlotWatcher HD Time-Lapse Video Camera' is unlike any other traditional trail or wildlife camera currently available today. This camera system does not rely on the motion of an animal passing within close proximity to the camera sensors in order for it to capture images or footage. The PlotWatcher captures images of an area regardless of how far the subject is from the camera. This much greater field of view (up to 10X more than a conventional trail camera) allows the user to see exactly what the movement patterns of animals are, which would have otherwise gone undetected using a conventional trail camera.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
The main obvious difference being the more compact dimensions which are identical to those of the range topping Spypoint Pro-X trail camera.
The night time infra red illuminators are also more powerful and combined with a further increased speed of detection, will enable both cameras to produce even higher quality footage and still photographs.
To add to this Spypoint already has the fastest IR LED flash timecurrently available today. Sypoint cameras use a motion detection lens which incorporates 5 detection zones up to a maximum angle of 40degrees. These 5 zones allow the camera to trigger much faster because the angle of detection is approx. 4X that of a competitor product.
Why do Spypoint trail cameras offer some of the best quality images currently available? This is achieved by using a lens quality which matches the resolution. In simple terms, Spypoint's 5MP cameras use a 5MP lens. Nearly all other competitor products claim a 5MP picture quality, but achieve this by using cheaper lenses and compensating by increasing the resolution via software interpolation. However this has the negative effect of making it very difficult to zoom in or blow up pictures without any distortion.
As with all Spypoint cameras, they are developed with ease of use in mind and with as little operating complexity as possible.
Therefore, Spypoint have made it possible for consumers to upgrade their own camera without the need to send it to Spypoint dealer. Spypoint owners can simply download the latest software updates directly from the Spypoint website at no extra charge.
For further technical information on the NEW Spypoint IR-6 & IR-8, please click on the following Link
Thursday, 8 July 2010
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
The NEW Edgar Brothers EB XVI Take Down Precharged Air rifle has arrived !!
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Sunday, 4 July 2010
The Lochcarron brand has a long standing reputation for quality and craftsmanship, endorsed by the world’s first cashmere club, which certifies that rigorous standards are maintained from the fibre quality to the knitted product.
The finest fibres in the world are transformed into refined, contemporary shapes for the most discerning buyer. The Lochcarron cashmere range offers clarity of colour and a sensual tactile quality.
The Lochcarron Gents and Ladies knitwear collections feature a range of merino and lambswool crew neck and vee neck sweaters which are made from the finest yarns in the Scottish Borders.
This range of men's jumpers from Lochcarron are elegant and luxurious and are offered in a wide and varied range of colours.
For full details on the complete range of ladies and gents Lochcarron knitwear, simply visit our www.scottcountry.co.uk .
Friday, 2 July 2010
The Gardenature range of Weatherproof Wildlife Observation Systems offer the keen wildlife enthusiast a great way to monitor a wide range of animals day and night in any type of location.
Whether you want to watch badgers, foxes, deer, hedgehogs, your pond or any other forms of wildlife there is a camera system to suit.
The Wildlife Camera Pro Nature Kits for example, consist of an ultra high resolution colour wildlife camera which makes use of an infrared night vision system to illuminate birds and other animals out to a distance of 30 meters in total darkness. This system also enables you to record footage during the day in full high colour.The camera can be powered via the 12v mains adaptor supplied or a 12v leisure battery (not supplied - available from any caravan accessories supplier).
The built in 4-9mm zoom and focus control allows you to capture detailed footage of nesting birds and other wildlife and provides you with a fascinating insight into their lives and general behaviour.
The Wildlife Camera Pro Nature Kits are also available in a wireless form.
The Wireless Option:
Most kits available on the market today make use of cameras with mini built in transmitters in the housing of the camera and boast about transmission distances of up to 100m. However, we have yet to find a cost effective mini wireless system that will reliably transmit further than 40m so it's always worthwhile contacting the supplier in order to get clarification on the actual distance that may be achieved by their kit.
A disadvantage of having the transmitter built into the housing of the camera is that you will only be able to achieve a maximum fixed distance between the camera and the receiver back to your TV set.
Therefore, we use a separate transmitter and camera in our wireless kits. The transmitter fits neatly inside a weatherproof housing close to the camera enabling you to achieve reliable transmission ranges of up to 40m in normal conditions. However, where our kits differ from the competition is that you can easily fit an extension lead between the wireless transmitter and camera to achieve greater distances between the camera and the receiver back to the TV. Longer range transmitter kits up to a distance of 1km are also available.
Any wireless kit requires a power source to power the camera and transmitter. The wireless kits use 12vDC and are supplied with a 12v mains power adaptor and 10m DC power cable. The adaptor needs to be plugged into a mains power socket normally situated in a shed or garage. However, the kit can also be powered by a 12v leisure battery if there is no immediate power source available . Solar panel chargers are also available.
Connecting a wildlife camera to your computer?
The Wildlife Camera Pro Nature Kits can also be connected directly to your computer if you have the appropriate connections. Look for a round yellow socket (the same as on your TV) on the back of your PC. If you have one of these connectors on your PC it will most likely be on the graphics card, a TV card or a dedicated capture card. If you don't have this connection or you plan to use a laptop we would recommend using the optional video to USB adaptor. All you need is a spare USB socket and an audio jack input socket (most computers will have these). Software is supplied to get you started (we have XP/Vista and Apple Mac versions available) but once connected you can pretty much use any piece of software that can accept a live video input (eg. most webcam software). We also recommend I-catcher Wildlife which has full motion detection capabilities and much more!
All Wildlife Camera Pro systems are quality inspected and packed in the UK, these kits offer incredible value for money.
Thursday, 1 July 2010
The name 'Bradley' is commonly associated with the art of food smoking.
The Bradley Digital Smoker (4 rack or 6 rack). This smoker is essentially the same as the Bradley Original unit. The main difference is the digital control panel which allows the user to programme the smoking time and temperature.
This model is also available in a larger 6 rack version which increases the capacity by 50% over the 4 rack unit.
The universal Bradley Smoke Generator enables the user to achieve excellent cold smoking results in conjunction with his or her own homemade constructed smoker unit. This Smoke Generator is made from stainless steel and operates in a similar way to the smoke generator found on the Original Bradley Smoker model. However it is slightly more powerful to enable it to be used in larger constructed smoker housings.