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Mario Batali Restaurants in New York

Everyone loves Mario. He hosts the popular Food Network shows “Ciao America,” “Molto Mario” and appears on the “Iron Chef America” for exciting culinary battles with other top chefs. In his Columbo style rumpled shorts and rolled up sleeves, this burly red-headed Italian chef with saffron stained fingers quickly grows on you. His high paced, informative shows peak a desire to taste these amazing dishes he prepares. If you want to try his excellent culinary fare without trying to cook it yourself, it is available in restaurants in Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California, and in New York. New York locals and visitors recommend you try these highly favored (or highly flavored) Mario Batali New York Restaurants.

Babbo Ristorante

Mario’s original Babbo Ristorante, located in Greenwich Village, is one place you do not want to miss while in New York. Reserve one month in advance, if you know when you will be in town, and walk-ins are welcome, but expect to wait. The menu changes nightly, and it is far from ordinary Italian gourmet food, exquisitely prepared and presented. The Italian wine list is around 20 pages, with reasonably priced wines by the quartino. The ambiance is beautiful, busy, yet romantic for two, and the waitstaff and sommeliers are attentive and eager to make your experience memorable. To suggest what to eat seems silly, because everything is wonderful, but if you are in the mood for hand made pasta, try the Chianti stained pappardelle with wild boar ragu, or black spaghetti with sea urchin. After a possible four courses, leave room for desserts. The wonderful maple and mascarpone cheesecake will end the evening perfectly.

Babbo Ristorante
110 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10011
(212) 777-0303
babbonyc.com

Mario Batali Restaurants in New York

Lupa

For a taste of late night Roman styled trattoria, Lupa is the place to dine. The staff is friendly, casual dress is fine and it is open from noon to midnight. This is a great after-theater place to unwind and try some delicious food. Its excellent waitstaff, seasonal menu and extensive wine list makes Lupa a perfect place to bring a date. Try their piatto del giorno (plate of the day) for a treat, or go all out and select from antipasti such as prosciutto di parma or try an antipasti sampler for $25. For a first course, try linguine and clams with fennel and sopressatta, and if there is room for seconds, try the fluke with spinach and fried shallots. The formaggi, or cheese sampler is a great way to finish the evening with a nice wine, or end with a dessert wine from its varied selection. Be prepared to spend at least $30 to $50 per person for food.

If you are planning a private party, Lupa has two fixed-price dinner menus to select from and can accommodate between seven and 30 people. Call Marcella for daytime private party options as well.

Lupa
170 Thompson St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 982-5089
luparestaurant.com

Esca

If you love seafood, get ready for an amazing dining experience at Esca, for the tastes of southern Italy. Located in the theater district of Times Square, this always fresh, always sophisticated, extremely delicious gourmet restaurant delivers satisfaction in every way. As you might expect, the menu is driven by the fresh fish market of the day, and rest assured whatever is available will excite the palate. Try the Branzino per Due, a whole Mediterranean sea-bass for two cooked in sea salt, or experience the crudo (raw) menu. Try the crudo tasting for six unique samplings of raw seafood for just $30. For a walk on the wild side try a handmade pasta dish of spaghetti that you are certain to find original with chilies, mint and a 1-pound lobster.

For a truly exquisite feast of flavors dive into their tasting menu and expect to sample gourmet dishes for over two hours for just $75 per person or $120 with wine pairings. Esca is business casual open for lunch until 2:30 pm, and dinner begins at five o’clock.

Esca
402 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036-6322
(212) 564-7272
esca-nyc.com

Casa Mono

Casa Mono is a Mario Batali Spanish taverna with a wine list of more than 600 varietals to choose from and several sherries. Reserve a month in advance or walk in and enjoy a meal at the dining counter. Enjoy tapas-style dining here along with traditional entrees and appetizers. The menu changes often, keeping locals on their toes in a quaint, small and casual atmosphere. It is open from noon to midnight and you can expect to pay between $9 and $20 per plate.

Casa Mono
52 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-2773
casamononyc.com

Bar Jamon

This is Mario’s smaller version of Casa Mono, located just adjacent from each other. Bar Jamon is more of a bar atmosphere and a little less expensive Spanish tapas. This is a wonderfully casual spot to come and enjoy some trendy dishes. Local foodies love frequenting here, and the wine list is great to enjoy with their Spanish hams, cheeses and small plates.

Bar Jamon
52 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-2773
barjamonnyc.com

Mario Batali Restaurants in New York

Del Posto

This is another high-class Batali restaurant with a menu featuring Italy’s regional variations. They call the Italian American cooking style “cucina classica,” or classic Italian, producing legitimate traditional Italian gourmet cuisine. Dress is formal, suit jacket preferred, and expect to pay $50 and up per person. Start with lobster salad fra diavola with broccoli rabe and dried orange, and finish with Dover sole with chestnuts, watercress, black truffles and trumpets. This is another restaurant accepting reservations one-month in advance, and walk-ins or same-day reservations are available in the Enoteca (wine cellar). Private rooms are available for groups of 12 to 250 people.

Del Posto
85 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 497-8090
delposto.com

OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria

OTTO offers affordable pizza and pasta meals and is kid friendly with a warm atmosphere in Greenwich Village. Find OTTO on 8th Street in the One, Fifth Avenue building. It has a unique olive oil gelato, which is well worth trying, and an all-Italian wine list with more than 700 bottles from which to choose and enjoy with your meal.

OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria
1 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003-4312
(212) 995-9559
ottopizzeria.com

The Spotted Pig

The Spotted Pig serves seasonal British and Italian cuisine with local fresh ingredients, and it is open until 2 a.m. every day. Street parking is usually available, and a parking lot is located across Greenwich Street. Walk-ins are welcome, but call ahead to find out the approximate wait time. The menu is affordable and interesting. Try the Roquefort burger with shoestring fries and your choice of vegetable with a beer, or enjoy a bottle of wine from the varied list. This is a nice pub atmosphere with some true fatty British pub food to match.

The Spotted Pig
314 West 11th St.
at Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 620-0393
thespottedpig.com

Everyone loves Mario. He hosts the popular Food Network shows “Ciao America,” “Molto Mario” and appears on the “Iron Chef America” for exciting culinary battles with other top chefs. In his Columbo style rumpled shorts and rolled up sleeves, this burly red-headed Italian chef with saffron stained fingers quickly grows on you. His high paced, informative shows peak a desire to taste these amazing dishes he prepares. If you want to try his excellent culinary fare without trying to cook it yourself, it is available in restaurants in Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California, and in New York. New York locals and visitors recommend you try these highly favored (or highly flavored) Mario Batali New York Restaurants.

Babbo Ristorante

Mario’s original Babbo Ristorante, located in Greenwich Village, is one place you do not want to miss while in New York. Reserve one month in advance, if you know when you will be in town, and walk-ins are welcome, but expect to wait. The menu changes nightly, and it is far from ordinary Italian gourmet food, exquisitely prepared and presented. The Italian wine list is around 20 pages, with reasonably priced wines by the quartino. The ambiance is beautiful, busy, yet romantic for two, and the waitstaff and sommeliers are attentive and eager to make your experience memorable. To suggest what to eat seems silly, because everything is wonderful, but if you are in the mood for hand made pasta, try the Chianti stained pappardelle with wild boar ragu, or black spaghetti with sea urchin. After a possible four courses, leave room for desserts. The wonderful maple and mascarpone cheesecake will end the evening perfectly.

Babbo Ristorante
110 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10011
(212) 777-0303
babbonyc.com

Mario Batali Restaurants in New York

Lupa

For a taste of late night Roman styled trattoria, Lupa is the place to dine. The staff is friendly, casual dress is fine and it is open from noon to midnight. This is a great after-theater place to unwind and try some delicious food. Its excellent waitstaff, seasonal menu and extensive wine list makes Lupa a perfect place to bring a date. Try their piatto del giorno (plate of the day) for a treat, or go all out and select from antipasti such as prosciutto di parma or try an antipasti sampler for $25. For a first course, try linguine and clams with fennel and sopressatta, and if there is room for seconds, try the fluke with spinach and fried shallots. The formaggi, or cheese sampler is a great way to finish the evening with a nice wine, or end with a dessert wine from its varied selection. Be prepared to spend at least $30 to $50 per person for food.

If you are planning a private party, Lupa has two fixed-price dinner menus to select from and can accommodate between seven and 30 people. Call Marcella for daytime private party options as well.

Lupa
170 Thompson St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 982-5089
luparestaurant.com

Esca

If you love seafood, get ready for an amazing dining experience at Esca, for the tastes of southern Italy. Located in the theater district of Times Square, this always fresh, always sophisticated, extremely delicious gourmet restaurant delivers satisfaction in every way. As you might expect, the menu is driven by the fresh fish market of the day, and rest assured whatever is available will excite the palate. Try the Branzino per Due, a whole Mediterranean sea-bass for two cooked in sea salt, or experience the crudo (raw) menu. Try the crudo tasting for six unique samplings of raw seafood for just $30. For a walk on the wild side try a handmade pasta dish of spaghetti that you are certain to find original with chilies, mint and a 1-pound lobster.

For a truly exquisite feast of flavors dive into their tasting menu and expect to sample gourmet dishes for over two hours for just $75 per person or $120 with wine pairings. Esca is business casual open for lunch until 2:30 pm, and dinner begins at five o’clock.

Esca
402 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036-6322
(212) 564-7272
esca-nyc.com

Casa Mono

Casa Mono is a Mario Batali Spanish taverna with a wine list of more than 600 varietals to choose from and several sherries. Reserve a month in advance or walk in and enjoy a meal at the dining counter. Enjoy tapas-style dining here along with traditional entrees and appetizers. The menu changes often, keeping locals on their toes in a quaint, small and casual atmosphere. It is open from noon to midnight and you can expect to pay between $9 and $20 per plate.

Casa Mono
52 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-2773
casamononyc.com

Bar Jamon

This is Mario’s smaller version of Casa Mono, located just adjacent from each other. Bar Jamon is more of a bar atmosphere and a little less expensive Spanish tapas. This is a wonderfully casual spot to come and enjoy some trendy dishes. Local foodies love frequenting here, and the wine list is great to enjoy with their Spanish hams, cheeses and small plates.

Bar Jamon
52 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-2773
barjamonnyc.com

Mario Batali Restaurants in New York

Del Posto

This is another high-class Batali restaurant with a menu featuring Italy’s regional variations. They call the Italian American cooking style “cucina classica,” or classic Italian, producing legitimate traditional Italian gourmet cuisine. Dress is formal, suit jacket preferred, and expect to pay $50 and up per person. Start with lobster salad fra diavola with broccoli rabe and dried orange, and finish with Dover sole with chestnuts, watercress, black truffles and trumpets. This is another restaurant accepting reservations one-month in advance, and walk-ins or same-day reservations are available in the Enoteca (wine cellar). Private rooms are available for groups of 12 to 250 people.

Del Posto
85 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 497-8090
delposto.com

OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria

OTTO offers affordable pizza and pasta meals and is kid friendly with a warm atmosphere in Greenwich Village. Find OTTO on 8th Street in the One, Fifth Avenue building. It has a unique olive oil gelato, which is well worth trying, and an all-Italian wine list with more than 700 bottles from which to choose and enjoy with your meal.

OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria
1 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003-4312
(212) 995-9559
ottopizzeria.com

The Spotted Pig

The Spotted Pig serves seasonal British and Italian cuisine with local fresh ingredients, and it is open until 2 a.m. every day. Street parking is usually available, and a parking lot is located across Greenwich Street. Walk-ins are welcome, but call ahead to find out the approximate wait time. The menu is affordable and interesting. Try the Roquefort burger with shoestring fries and your choice of vegetable with a beer, or enjoy a bottle of wine from the varied list. This is a nice pub atmosphere with some true fatty British pub food to match.

The Spotted Pig
314 West 11th St.
at Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 620-0393
thespottedpig.com

IRELANDIf you want to move to Ireland, you could use to understand, or at least to know about two things in particular: customs and superstitions. When they greet someone, the Irish use general phrases such as “Hello” or “how are you?”. Not few will be the situations when you will hear people saying “Dia dhuit”, which means “May the Lord be With You”. When you’re talking to someone look him in the eyes because this will earn his trust. If you’re invited into an Irish home, make sure that you appear on time. The Irish are proud about their sense of humor and they are always teasing their friends, so, if you’re teased, do not take it too seriously.

Regarding the habits of the business world, it’s good to shake hands with all who attend a session, both in the beginning and in the end of it. Many business people have business cards, so if you give someone your cars and you IRELANDwill not get another one back, don’t feel offended. In general, business is made in usual places, such as restaurants and pubs. Similarly, the custom is to participate to discussions, because it is assumed that all need to be involved. Irish business culture is known to be much more relaxed than in many other places in Europe.

Many of us are familiar with such clichés as “luck of the Irish”, “bucket of gold” or “four leaf clover”, but not many of us know the practical information to move to Ireland. Here are some interesting examples: throwing coins on the side of a ship brings the storm and the water that washes the feet should never be thrown during the night. During a storm, make sure you’ve covered or flipped all the mirrors in the house. When someone buy a car, you should give him money.

Using knee braces for hiking reduces the strain on your lower legs and makes the walk easier. Anyone who has ever felt pain after going for a hike should consider investing in the best knee braces for their specific need. There are a few different types of knee braces that are the best for hiking.

Best Knee Braces for Hiking
Jumper’s Knee Braces

Braces for jumper’s knee takes the form of a cap that fits over your knee and offer support behind the leg. Jumper’s knee is a condition caused by strain on the tendon in the knee, which worsens when more pressure is placed on the knee during a hike. These braces typically look like a cloth strap that stays closed by an attached Velcro piece. The advantage is that the braces come in different sizes for the perfect fit. Additionally you can use the knee brace with a leg warmer or pair of flannel pants in the winter months when the pain worsens.

Best Knee Braces for Hiking

Rough Terrain Braces

This type of knee brace works if you plan on hiking in rough areas or in harsh terrain, but also in areas where the terrain changes. Some hikers also prefer using them in situations where they’re afraid of losing their balance or falling. These braces look like knee caps and are made to mimic the look of the lower leg for a better and more comfortable fit. The braces are extremely lightweight, but contain an outer covering that protects the skin in case of a fall. You can easily slide one of these braces inside your backpack in case you need it later. These braces are typically worn underneath shorts, but are often too tight for wearing on top of clothes.

Best Knee Braces for Hiking

Dual Action Knee Braces

Dual action knee braces are the ones used most often by hikers and available from a wide variety of shops, including mass merchandise stores like Wal-Mart and sporting goods stores. These look similar to an elastic bandage, with the brace fitting over the upper part and lower part of the knee, while the knee is open. The braces are best if you’re currently suffering from an injury or if you’ve had an injury in the recent past. The braces work when worn underneath the clothes or above the clothes. The braces are available from a variety of different retailers, including the Ace bandage company, which makes them in different sizes and for both men and women.

If you’re planning on camping in a remote destination, or a place where your vehicle is a far distance from your campsite, then it might be time to invest in a lightweight tent. These tents are just as strong and roomy as the heavier models, but have the added advantage of not weighing down your gear. You can even opt for ultra lightweight
tents, which weigh just that much less.

Single-Wall Tents

Single-wall tents are the lightest type of tent available on the market because these tents have just one layer of fabric. The poles for the tents fit into attached pockets or holes on the outside of the tent, which can also take the form of clips that hold the poles in place. The disadvantage to this type of lightweight tent is that the roof can leak, causing your gear to get wet. Using a waterproofing spray on the top and sides of the tent often prevents this from happening.

About Lightweight Camping Tents

Solo Tents

Solo tents are extremely lightweight because these tents were designed to only fit one person, which is perfect for camping on your own. These tents work in all climates and year-round, but because of the size, many people prefer a larger tent. If you’re interested in a solo lightweight tent, try one from Black Diamond, like the One Shot. This tent uses only two poles and weighs less than the regular packed backpack.

Features

Most lightweight tents come with aluminum poles, which cut down on the weight. The poles also cutback on the size of the tent when fully packed because the poles fold into each other. These tents also have no windows or doors because those things require additional zippers, which increases the weight of the tent. The tents consist of a lightweight fabric that slides over the poles, leaving an opening in one end for climbing inside. Some of these tents rely on a one-pole system to cutback on weight even more.

About Lightweight Camping Tents

Manufacturers

There are a wide range of manufacturers making lightweight and ultra lightweight tents for camping. In addition to Black Diamond, North Face and MSR also make these tents. If you’re shopping for one, you can look at sporting goods stores, or even shops like Wal-Mart and Target, both of which sell tents in the sporting goods department. The best thing to do is pick up the tent in its bag and carry it around the store for a short period of time, which gives you a feel of how heavy the tent will be when carrying it on the trail.

Considerations

Keep in mind that most of these tents don’t come with stakes or anything that tethers it to the ground, nor do they come with a spot for stakes once they are setup. If you’re interested in making the tent more stable, you can place large rocks on the edges of the tent. If you’re shopping online, also keep in mind that the weight of the tent listed may not be the actual weight as some manufacturers list the size of the tent without the poles or bag added.

The winter months can be some of the most difficult during which to consistently locate and catch bass. During this time of year, the water is cold and the metabolism of the fish is very slow. As a result, the bass do not need to eat much and will not expend much energy chasing down a meal. However, for those anglers who want to fish year-round, there are bass to be caught in the winter.

Bass Fishing Tips for the Winter

Find the Bass

Since the water temperature is so cold, bass are not likely to chase a bait that is moving quickly. As a result, the spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits that you relied upon to find fish when the water was warmer are all but useless now. The bass will take a meal if they can get it, but they will not work too hard to get it. As a result, slow-moving lures like large plastic worms, jigs and pigs, jigging spoons and crankbaits with a slow, wide wobble are best during the winter. But since you are fishing with slow-moving lures, you need to find the bass before you begin fishing. A fishfinder is particularly helpful. Look around points, ridges and humps that are near the main creek channel. Clear-water areas also tend to produce better than stained- or dirty-water areas. Look for bait fish, too, like shad. The bass may not chase them all day long, but they will be near their food sources.

Bass Fishing Tips for the Winter

Slow Fish

A spinner-bait that zooms by a bass’s nose likely will not draw a second look from the fish, but a big jig and pig that weighs 1/2-oz. or more and is retrieved slowly along the bottom might be just the ticket. Since bass have to expend energy to eat, and since they do not have much extra energy when the water is cold in the winter, choose a large, slow-moving bait. The bass will see that it is moving slow, so it should be easy to catch, and also that it is big, so the bass does not have to eat again for a while.

Bass Fishing Tips for the WinterDrop a Spoon

Jigging spoons can be especially productive in the winter, because bass are often found in schools. Once anglers locate those schools of bass, dropping a jigging spoon into the school and lifting up and letting it drop is a good way to entice bass to bite. Since anglers fish a jigging spoon in a vertical fashion, they also can fish very specific areas that are holding bass. The distance you raise and lower the jigging spoon is an important part of getting bass to bite. Experiment until the bass let you know which they prefer.

Temper Your Expectations

The bass angler who heads to the water in the winter and expects to catch large numbers of bass is likely to be disappointed. Most anglers who fish during the winter months consider a couple of quality bass per day to be pretty good.

In times when there is not much money to be spent on things such as vacations, many people become more interested in the kinds of ways to take vacations without breaking the bank. A cheap vacation can have some serious advantages as well as some potential disadvantages.

Types

Some cheap vacations include going camping, staying with relatives or visiting destinations that include free admission–like the beach or national museums.

Vacation

Considerations

Depending on the price of gas at the time of a trip, it is not always cheaper to drive. In fact, if you have frequent flyer miles, you may be able to buy one or more tickets for next to nothing.

Vacation

Potential

Cheap vacations often leave more time for things that are more relaxing because you’re not booked up on expensive side trips. A cheap vacation sometimes becomes a family tradition because it gives families more time to talk and play together.

Vacation

Time Frame

Plan to travel in off-peak seasons. While it is harder to find time to travel during these times of the year, those who do plan on traveling at this time are rewarded with cheaper hotel rooms, cheaper airfare and cheaper rental cars.

Benefits

If the vacation is part of a family trip, parents can include their children in the planning process. This will help children learn how to balance budgets and understand the differences between wants and needs.

People often vacation in the Hamptons to see and be seen, but the ocean, beaches, and beautiful surroundings make it a delightful holiday destination. If you want to go deep-sea fishing, boating, or just sightseeing, there are dozens of different hotels in the area, but the best is the Southampton Inn.

Southampton Inn
91 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
Tel: (631) 283-6500
southamptoninn.com

Accommodations

The Southampton Inn offers ninety different guestrooms, all of which are nonsmoking. The rooms come with refrigerators, wireless Internet access, privately controlled air conditioners and color television with cable. The two-room master suite has separate sleeping and sitting areas and a double queen bedroom with two separate beds. Traditional or standard rooms and deluxe rooms have a queen or king size bed with a specialty mattress for additional comfort. All rooms are differently decorated for a unique feel.

The Best Hotel in Southampton

Inn Features

The hotel offers guests complimentary snacks and drinks in the afternoon and a shuttle to Cooper’s beach. The hotel also boasts a tennis court, heated outdoor swimming pool, shuffleboard, horseshoes, croquet and other lawn games. There’s a ballroom, meeting spaces and boardrooms for a total of 6,000 square feet of additional space beyond the guestrooms. The inn also provides special guestrooms for those with disabilities.

OSO

OSO is the name of the award-winning restaurant located at the hotel. Breakfast is served seven days a week, and dinner is served every day except Sunday; poolside lunches are also served. The inn offers a budget-friendly fixed-price dinner menu where guests can try three courses for a set price. The restaurant has its live music every Friday night.

The Best Hotel in SouthamptonSpecials

Throughout the year the hotel offers special packages and deals for guests, often incorporating local events and attractions. For example, the inn offers a special price for guests who want a room and tickets for the Hampton Classic Horse Show. Other offers include a couples’ package with spa treatments at a nearby day spa, and a theater package with dinner and drinks as well as two tickets to a performance at the local theater.

The Best Hotel in Southampton

Nearby Attractions

The hotel is conveniently located near some popular attractions in Southampton. Cooper’s Beach is open throughout the year and is less than a mile from the hotel. The inn is close to the Morton Wildlife Refuge and the Nature Conservatory, where guests can bird-watch. Guests may visit the Splish Splash water park or Rotations where they can rent a bicycle for the day. There’s also the Whaling Museum and Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum in the Hamptons as well as golf courses, fishing and horseback riding.

Whether you’re a politician, a musician or a major brand, spending a little extra money on domain names now can save you from big headaches down the road.

Brand Manager

These days, with a few clicks of the mouse and about $10 anyone can be the proud owner of their very own domain name. For small businesses just starting out and fledgling bloggers dipping their toes in the water, this is a great thing. For established businesses and public figures it can mean disaster. The most recent example of this comes from the world of politics, where VP candidate Paul Ryan has both supporters and detractors vying for domains, but there have been countless stories over the years of domain squatters grabbing up URLs (including Madonna.com and iPhone5.com) with the hope that the rightful owners will pay big money to get their names back.

Brand Manager

To truly protect your brand these days you not only have to purchase your main URL, but also all variations (.com, .org, .net, .info, .biz and the newly created .xxx to name a few) and even the most common typos of your name. Businesses do have some protection under the law against alleged bad-faith registrations, but you will truly have to prove a bad faith intent to win in court. The other option is to try to contact the current owner of the domain and offer to purchase the domain from them.

Brand Manager

As if all of that wasn’t enough, you now need to also reserve all of the social properties for your brand name, even if you don’t plan on using them (although we highly recommend that you do).

Overwhelmed? It’s understandable. This is a marketing issue that doesn’t discriminate based on company size, budget or industry. Our branding, digital and social teams are constantly working together to make sure clients are well represented, both online and offline. Paired with an online monitoring program, it’s possible to cover most of what is happening with your brand’s presence on the web.

So tell us, are you the master of your domain?

Backcountry skiing adventures require safety preparedness tools and gear that can handle demanding terrain and inclement weather. Taking precautionary measures by packing versatile ski equipment will enhance the experience of mountain travel.

About Ski Equipment

Warning

Changes in climate and snowfall can result in an avalanche, especially on off-piste trails. Backcountry skiers should be prepared with digging and signaling equipment including; transceivers, probes, shovels, and snow saws. Water, food, maps, GPS systems, and manual compasses are recommended when skiing unmarked land, as there are no trail signs or resort personnel to assist with directions.

About Ski Equipment

Considerations

Skiers should stay shielded from the outdoor elements by wearing sunscreen, lip protector, goggles or sunglasses, layered clothing, gaiters, heavy socks, gloves, and snow-resistant ski pants and jackets. Extra socks, gloves and hats should be packed as snowfall and deep powder will wet the original gear. Layering allows for comfortable skiing in regions where temperatures tend to fluctuate throughout the day.

Function

Skiers should wear sturdy downhill boots that will keep the foot in place with adjustable cuffs and heel-release features for safe descent. Crampons can be attached to boots for improved traction when traveling on snow or ice.

Benefits

Wide, lightweight skis with free-heel bindings provide flexibility for ascending uphill. Lock-and-release binding mechanisms allow for speed and turning control during steep descents.

About Ski Equipment

Potential

Downhill poles are effective for balance, control, and vertical ascents on difficult terrain. Skins attach to the bottom of skis for improved footing and comfortable stride while climbing mountainous topography.

Women all over the world enjoy tapestry and if you are keen on creating some beautiful tapestry for your loved ones but you have no intention of doing it manually then you need to check out the latest best weaving machine for gray color tapestry. While there are a number of weaving machines available in the market it is always a good idea to check which ones are the best. You need to remember not to determine the quality of a weaving machine based on the price mainly because a really good quality weaving machine could be affordable and within your budget while an expensive one might not really have all the great features. If you aren’t too sure how you will determine which weaving machine is good and which one should be avoided then make sure to read reviews by the customers who have actually used these weaving machines.

There are some features that you should look out for in a weaving machine that you need for tapestry but one of the best things that you should always ensure that every tapestry weaving machine has is a broad base. Tapestry really heavy to handle and if your base is not large it will become very difficult for you to create large tapestry. Also try and look for a weaving machine that comes with embroidery designs that you can create on the tapestry. This will make them look very pretty each time you designed them. Apart from creating tapestry for your new and dear ones you can also start doing this on a commercial basis and make some money out of it. Considering how busy people are these days not everyone has the time to make tapestry. You can sell them to everyone you know on the street and start a small business.

Tapestry is thicker as compared to normal clothes and this is why you need to have a really large and broad base in order for the weaving machine to handle the weight of the tapestry. Holding the tapestry on your body is difficult and this makes it very uncomfortable for you to stitch a tapestry properly.

When looking for a good quality weaving machine always make sure that the base is broad so you can turn the tapestry around with ease and you do not need to put in too much effort in order to stitch the tapestry. Also try and look for a weaving machine that includes embroidery designs and customization since this allows you to create cute designs on the tapestry that make the tapestry very beautiful and appealing to the eyes. You can also choose to sell these tapestry to your family and friends and make money during winter. It is important for you to ensure that you check the best machines available before you purchase one. Once you get your hand on a good quality weaving machine you will not need to worry about replacing it for a very long time.