Posts By: David Alvarado

Asia’s Golf Boom

Projected golf developments in several Asian countries are presented. One sign of the impending Asian golf boom was the number of participants and visitors at the Golf Asia conference held in Singapore. The predicted golf boom may last from 5 to 10 years and will be limited by environmental issues. Golf Courses are Springing up as Destinations Singapore has 21 golf courses and driving ranges. Malaysia has 91 existing golf courses. The Malaysian government intends to build 160 courses. In Thailand, more than 58 golf […]

About six years ago, I witnessed a dude fly out of his shoes after going down on his bike at about 45 mph. The craziest part was that his Chuck Taylors flew off at the point of impact while the poor guy rolled down the road like a rag doll. Why his shoes flew off probably has to do with the laws of physics or gravity or something to that degree (I’m not a scientist), but nevertheless, he wasn’t outfitted with proper footwear for riding. […]

After almost a century-and-a-half manufacturing boots for Australian farmers and factory workers, Blundstone has expanded its range to embrace a line of children’s boots called Blunnies. At Christmas, Blundstone launched a child-size replica of the company’s best-selling No. 500 style that has garnered a global cult following. Initially delivered in brown and black (in children’s size 7 to youth size 1), the boot is a side-gored Jodhpur with waterproof leather and a dual-density polyurethane sole. According to marketing manager Barry Smith, over the years Blundstone […]

When considering the range of outstanding golfing getaways in Asia, Taipei may not spring instantly to mind. However, boasting 25 courses within a one-hour drive of the city centre, Taiwan is an attractive and viable destination. With a flexible schedule and visiting at specific times, you’ll be rewarded–and surprised–at the array of golfing facilities offered, many representing good value for money. Although the majority of the clubs are purported to be “members-only”, most happily welcome visitors–particularly on designated “golf days“, which tend to be Monday […]

Besides the best shoes for your foot pain, such as the best shoes for plantar fasciitis, orthotics and arch supports are inserts designed to support the middle section of the foot or mid-foot arch. This area of the foot is where most people experience pain and discomfort due to lack of support. Orthotics will help correct two of the major foot problems: pronation and supination. Pronation occurs when the foot turns inward excessively and then strikes the ground unevenly. Pronation can lead to flat feet, […]

Would you know what to do if your hunting partner had a serious injury and was losing blood fast? A bleeding wound is deemed “serious” if the rate and level of blood loss are potentially life-threatening. This type of wound could be the result of a gunshot, animal attack, or motor-vehicle accident. The wound itself could be a deep laceration or cash, an impalement, or the partial or full severing of a limb or appendage. These are ghastly things to see or experience, but they […]

Think you don’t have to be prepared to survive just because you’re hunting with a guide? That can be a dangerous assumption. When the wind picked up late in the day and snow began falling heavily in Montana’s Gallatin Mountains, my friend Chris wasn’t worried. Not at first, anyway. His hunting guide said, “We’d better head back to camp. This storm could get hairy.” An hour later the snow was blowing sideways and visibility was dose to nil. Chris countered his growing nervousness with a […]

If you don’t recognize heat-related illnesses before they sneak up on you, they could ruin your hunt One of the common myths about heat-related dangers is that they are a concern only in extremely hot weather. Not true. Heat-caused illness, including fatal heat stroke, can occur in ambient air temperatures as low as 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Another mistaken notion is that heat exhaustion and stroke afflict mainly the elderly and the infirm and those in poor physical condition. Also not true. Heat exhaustion and exertional […]

The nurses in a nursing home very busy. Even they have the best shoes for nurses, their pressure may not reduce. The subject of nursing homes is one most people would just as soon avoid. Yet most adults are likely to be involved in the selection of a nursing home or the best nurses at some time, either for themselves or for an ill or aging relative. Statistically, up to 40 percent of those aged 65 and older will enter a nursing home at least […]

What is the most common type of outdoor injury, aside from minor skin wounds? According to the people who quantify such things, damage to the “musculoskeletal system” accounts for 70 to 80 percent of the injuries suffered in wilderness settings. Translated into ordinary language, this means strains, strains, bone fractures, and joint dislocations. Most of us have experienced some or all of these maladies firsthand–or first wrist, foot, knee, elbow, etc. These “extremity” (arm or leg) injuries are not only painful, they often raise some […]

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