Gear Up With Click’s Comic-con Survival Guide

Sport Chalet Lists Top Five Hiking Gear Essentials And U.S. Trail Destinations

But while youre waiting out there with hundreds of your closest friends, heres a little reading material to help you plan the weekend. Click Communications put together this handy little Comic-Con Survival Guide, available for free download as a PDF from their website. It doesnt list everything youll find at SDCC (and youll want to hang onto your official map of the exhibit hall so you dont get lost) but it has a pretty good list of highlights, particularly a lot of the movies that will be coming out this year with short, easy-to-scan blurbs. (Unfortunately, they dont cross reference these with the time and location where youll be able to catch them, but youre pretty smart you can figure that out.) Theres also a How to Speak Geek section which is worth scanning even if you (like me) arent attending Comic-Con this year. Its a couple pages of geeky references, things like snikt and nerf herder with brief descriptions so the non-geeks can follow along. If Conan OBriens interview with Seth Green is any indication, he might do well to give this section a good read. Jonathan Liu is a stay-at-home dad, Etch-a-Sketch artist, community agitator, board game geek, and a voracious reader. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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List of Cold Weather Survival Gear

— Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park — The Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park is home to some of the world’s largest trees. The novice hiker can enjoy short hikes like the Big Trees Trail and Tokopah Falls Trail, which are both less than two miles in distance. The Big Trees Trail weaves through forests of towering 250-foot sequoias while the Tokopah Falls Trail journeys to the park’s largest waterfall. — Zion National Park — The Narrows is the most popular hike at Zion National Park with spectacular views of sandstone grottos, natural springs and hanging gardens. The trail takes hikers along the Virgin River floor, so adventure seekers should come prepared in waterproof gear and apparel. For more information on Sport Chalet’s selection of hiking gear, and to find the Sport Chalet location nearest you, visit To speak with a Sport Chalet Expert or for additional media inquiries, contact
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List of Survival Gear

Drink at least two quarts of water every day. First Aid and Other Gear In addition to having a basic first aid kid with gauze, ointment, scissors, a fishing kit, a reflective mirror and tweezers, you should be able to recognize the onset of health complications related to cold weather. Hypothermia can occur in temperatures above freezing. It begins with shivering but progresses to slurred speech, lack of coordination, poor decision-making, weak pulse and loss of consciousness. It should be treated by removing any wet clothing, getting warm and eating high-energy food.
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Replace bottled water once a year. Food Food items included in a survival kit should be non-perishable and easy to prepare, according to the American Red Cross. Plan on three days’ worth of food per person if your kit is to be used for evacuation, and two weeks’ worth of food per person if your kit will be used within your own home. Examine food items periodically and replace those that are past their expiration date. First-Aid Kit Any survival kit should include basic first-aid items such as bandages of various sizes, disinfectant, antibiotic ointment and burn ointment, and at least two pairs of latex gloves. You should also pack dust masks, feminine hygiene supplies, needed medications and needed medical equipment in a first-aid kit, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Check the kit periodically for expired medications and replace them. Electrical Items According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a basic survival kit should contain at least three separate electrical items: a flashlight and spare batteries, a battery-operated or crank-operated radio, and a cell phone and charger. Opt for a radio that can receive signals from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s weather transmitters, as it will help you keep track of conditions in a weather-related emergency such as a tornado or hurricane.
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Likewise, keeping track of all of the events of the show can be cumbersome and painful all on its own, fortunately the Nintendo DSi can cure both your interim activity boredom and calendar tracking with some fun games and its built-in calendar application. The DSi can last for about 12 to 14 hours on a single battery charge, giving users plenty of playtime on the show floor. Plus, users have plenty of games and applications via the DSi-exclusive DSiware store. Other features include AAC music support, Wi-Fi connectivity, web-browsing, and of course, the library of Nintendo DS games currently on the market. MSRP: $169.99 Cocoon SleepSack Convention attendees are fortunate in that most of the time the events are held indoors, in climate-controlled spaces with plenty of wall-to-wall carpeting. As such, the necessity for full-on sleeping bags is pretty limited. At most, all convention goers need to be comfortable is a thin cover to protect themselves from the elements, which is where the Cocoon SleepSack comes in.
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