PaintBall Fields

Paintball is played in the woods, in outdoor fields, and indoor arenas.

If you are setting up your own field, whether it is in the woods or in an open area, you should first make sure that you are not breaking any laws in that area. It is possible, in some areas, to be charged with improper discharge of a weapon, among other things. You also must consider the possibility of injury to one of the players, in which case the owner of the property may be held liable.

When setting up your field, you should choose an area that has natural bunkers, such as trees and boulders. You can also add man made bunkers, including hay bales, boards, barrels, etc. You should check for hazards, such as broken glass, hidden stumps, pits, etc.

There are many types of commercial outdoor playing fields as you can read from Commercial fields usually charge a field fee. This fee will vary from field to field. These fields are often set up for scenario, or concept play. A common type is the urban assault field, which often consists of buildings, old cards, and other urban type objects that are used for cover. The fields can also have a medieval setup with castles and towers.

Speedball fields generally have a series of bunkers, with no other obstacles. They are typically small with closely grouped bunkers, and the players are in an instant firefight from the beginning to the end.

Indoor paintball fields are quite different from outdoor fields. Most indoor fields offer speedball type play. Some indoor arenas have theme style play. One noticeable difference between indoor and outdoor play is that indoors, the guns are much louder.

Features to look for when choosing a commercial field include a proshop, on site repairs, rental equipment that is in good shape, quality paint that is fairly priced, and a playing field that is well maintained. Good fields also offer more than one playing field.


About Gold Investments

In the face of all the troubles of worldwide economies, getting worried about your financial security in the future is only normal. Now is the right time to look around for a viable strategy to protect your money against devaluing currencies. When it comes to solid strategies of financial security, gold investments is the leading option.

When you want to invest in gold, there are some specific questions that you want to know the answer to before making a decision. Here are a few of the FAQs about investing in gold:

How do I invest in gold?

There are numerous options available for investing in gold. The most common of which is investing in gold bullions, coins, and bars. Investors can also put in their money on exchange traded funds, allocated/unallocated gold accounts, gold mining stocks, and gold certificates. Others also consider investing in gold jewelry.

What are the advantages if I invest in gold?

Most investors put their money in gold because it is a secure investment. More experienced investors use gold to diversify their investments. This is a sound strategy in making investments since gold’s value is independent of other financial assets. Another thing that makes gold a great investment is that you can dispense it anytime you want in case you are in financial troubles.

If I opt to invest in bars, coins, and bullions, what are the kinds I should invest on?

The American Gold Eagle is the most common type of bullion coin, and its content and weight is supported by the US Mint. It also comes in various denominations for investment flexibility. The coin’s market value is more or less equivalent to its gold content. Other gold bullion coins that you can invest reliably invest on include the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, the Australian Gold Nugget, the South African Krugerrand, and China’s Gold Panda.

You should always be up to date with gold prices, so if you are situated in Kuwait for example you should check the gold rate in Kuwait regularly.

If you want your hard-earned money to grow, then gold investments is the best way to go.


Investing in gold

After deciding that investing in gold is the right move for them, many investors want to know: how much gold should you invest in compared to their other assets? Does gold follow the normal rules of diversification? Should gold be held in place or stocks, or in place of cash? One thing is certain: understanding the particulars of gold in portfolio diversification is important to making wise decisions.

What kind of diversification does investing in gold give me?

Gold provides a particular kind of asset diversification. Consider this: Investing in gold or converting your 401k to gold has two primary goals. The first is as a simple security blanket. In case of financial disaster, the likelyhood of gold emerging as at least a temporary currency is quite high, so holding some physical gold locally that can be used in such an emergency is one role. This goal has little to do with portfolio diversification. You can’t exactly buy bonds to serve this purpose, after all. The second goal is use as a countercyclical currency alternative, and it’s this role that is important when considering diversification.

Investing in gold is much more similar to investing in a currency than it is to investing in stocks or bonds. When you invest in a stock or bond, you are giving money to a company that will use it to do something productive: build factories, hire workers, or otherwise create products and services to sell. When you invest in a currency, however, you aren’t investing in productive growth. Instead, you buy the currency due to expected future changes in the purchasing power of the currency. You think at some future time each unit of the currency will be able to purchase more of the products and services you want. When you buy stock you are using the investment to build value. When you buy currency you are using the investment to hold value.

These currency holding opportunities are more or less a vote of no confidence in the other investments that are available to you. For example, if the entire market is dropping in value you can leave the market entirely, move to dollars, and then buy back into market at a later point when your dollars have more purchasing power. Trading in currency alternatives is no different. If the value of the dollar itself is dropping, or if markets are trending downward, then gold and similar investments will rise in relative price, preserving the value of your current stock of wealth. In the case of gold, there is some demand as an industrial product that gives it somewhat of a price floor, but the majority of the large movements in the price of gold are related to its current demand and value vis-a-vis other currencies and as a hedge against market-wide movements that occur during recessions.

What kind of diversification doesn’t it give me?

If you talk to a financial advisor about your portfolio, he may say something like “you are too heavily weighted into tech stocks. You should diversify out into, say, energy stocks to reduce risk”. What the advisor is talking about is sector diversification. Unlike asset diversification, sector diversification doesn’t recommend that you leave stocks or bonds or currencies, it simply recommends that you not have all of your stocks or bonds in one industry, or (less commonly) not hold all of one currency.

Gold certainly provides sector diversification – after all, it isn’t a tech stock or manufacturing bond – but it doesn’t excel at it. There may be times when gold outperforms one stock sector but not another, however the relatively high transaction costs of most forms of gold make it a bad purchase for the level of trading activity required to keep ahead of these short term trends. Gold fares better as an investment with longer reallocation terms and less fickle trends.