washwoolWool is a natural and sensitive garment that if handled without caution can lose its worth and even shrink. It is important to follow these instructions when washing such clothes;
*Wool doesn’t need frequent washing and can be worn as many times as possible. Make it a habit of airing and spot cleaning woolen garments.
*Soak your woolen laundry for some hours in cold water, before washing them. This helps to saturate the fibers and stops the shrinking which most woolen garments are usually prone to.
*Using the right washing products will guarantee better maintenance of your woolen items. Choose those specifically made for wool washing or you can make your own cleaner. When washing use the least amount of soap since an excess of it causes felting. Make sure the cleaner dissolves in the water as this prevents agitation of wool when wet. Try mixing the soap with hot water first then add in more of cold water. This helps in thorough mixing. You can also use shampoo since it is a mild product and is kind on fabric. Shampoos are naturally designed for the head and body meaning they are mild for any use. Some people resort to baby shampoos for their mildness. I recently bought a great leave in conditioner using information I found at easy hair care tips dot com. I think there are shampoo recommendations that might apply here as well.
*Wash in a sink or large basin or tub to avoid woolen items rubbing against each other. Make a point of soaking and rinsing and avoid exposing wool to heat and agitation since these lead to felting. Make use of washing methods such as squishing and soaking as these are more gentle on the fabric.
*Be very careful when using the washing machine. Fill it with cold water and add some soap letting it agitate during the mixing. Swish gently and leave the garments under water and let them soak for half an hour. Drain the soapy water and refill for rinsing. Spin the items dry twice.

What To Do When You Encounter a Mountain Goat

- What to do when you encounter a mountain goat is a very important knowledge. So, if it would have been you on a trail hiking, what steps would you have taken when you came across a mountain goat? You should be able to interpret their behavior as to being either merely curious or aggressive. Mountain goats so to say are inquisitive, powerful wild animals that are not generally aggressive as you think.

If you are in their area, you must see to it and remember that you must always urinate far from them at least fifty feet off the trail and most preferred spot being on a rock. This is so because mountain goats are very much attracted to salty components that normally are in human urine. This hereby will bring them closer to your trails which is therefore neither good for both these species.

Another important tip you should know is that you must at all times ensure you are a hundred and fifty feet away from such animals. For photographers, it’s important for them to only use a telephoto lens when snapping shots. Never pet nor try approaching kid wild mountain goats. Yes, they are quite attractive but wild, so remember that. It’s an obligation and a rule that you as a hiker must obey to when it indicates you shouldn’t go over a trail. Give mountain goats a wide berth at all times. And so they say, if a goat wants a trail, then give it a trail.

If you try to give it trail and it acts curiously or aggressively, try scaring it off. First of all, use noise by screaming, a whistle or a smaller air horn can be blown. You should also flap your clothing such as a jacket or even a Mylar blanket. This scares it away but if it doesn’t, then you may start looking for a stone and throw at it if necessary. Proceed to reporting aggressive encounters to any present rangers’ office where you hike.