Thinking of Walking in the Wicklow Hills this Mid-term?

STANDARD FIRST AID ITEMS

These are the standard first aid items that should been in every first aid box, which everyone should have.

  • Plasters and adhesive dressings.
  • Sterile dressings.
  • Gauze pads.
  • Crepe bandages.
  • Thermometer.
  • Small pair of scissors.
  • Sterile scalpel.
  • Safety pins.
  • Disposable gloves.

 

WHAT YOU NEED FOR WHEN YOU ARE HIKING OR HILL-WALKING.

We are writing this because ever since we have started hiking and hill-walking we know how important it is to have all these items.

  • Compass- For knowing where north, south, east and west are.
  • Bivvy bag- A ground marker.
  • Flashlight- To find your way around at night
  • Space blanket- The sun’s rays and flash an S.O.S signal
  • Phone- Relevant numbers
  • Mini flares- For create a smoke signal
  • Mountain boots- Must be water proof
  • Spare socks- In case the first pair get wet
  • Multi-tool set must have knives, scissors and pliers.
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Construction Work in the Garden

HOW MAKE A TREE SWING

 

WHAT YOU NEED

  •  A large tree with a thick overhanging branch.
  •  A tyre-about the size of a car tyre.
  • Rope –about 1.3cm thick and long enough to reach the branch plus3m.
  •  Twine
  •  An eyebolt long enough to go through the branch, with a washer and locknut
  •  A quick link
  •  A lighter

 

WHAT YOU DO

  1. Find an appropriate tree. It needs to be a large tree with a sturdy  overhanging branch that can hold you when you swing . It needs to be 9ft high. A hardwood tree would be ideal.
  2. Tie one end of the rope with a bowline knot or attach an eyebolt with a washer and locknut. Then tie the rope to the eyebolt with a bowline knot. Then attach the quick link to the eyebolt.
  3. Drill a few holes in the tyre to let rain water get out.
  4. Tie the rope to the tyre  with a bowline knot.
  5. Climb on the tyre and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):):)

Obviously, get an adult to supervise … etc etc

 

Check out the tree below,  this is where  Thomas and I are hopefully  going to build our tyre swing – what do you all think?