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Play Outside

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Nothing can make an outing less enjoyable than showing up to the trailhead out of shape. Veteran hikers and backpackers know that they will need a reservoir of energy and stamina to fully enjoy the wilderness. Staying physically fit is something every hiker needs to do but often has a difficult time fitting into their […]

Stay Healthy in the Backcountry

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Nothing can spoil a wilderness outing quicker than illness. Failure to adequately wash your hands is a major cause of infectious diseases. You can spread germs directly to others or onto surfaces that other people touch. And before you know it, everybody around you is getting sick. The important thing to remember is that some […]

10 Tips for Safe Kayaking

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

This information was written for use while in Canadian waters. But these tips are good for all who enjoy being on the water. (NC)-A kayak might be visible from two kilometres away, but it only takes a large vessel four minutes to cover that distance. Could you paddle your kayak out of danger that fast? […]

Lost in the Woods

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

No one begins a wilderness adventure expecting to get lost. Any yet, every year, a significant number of people get lost or stranded in our nation’s woods. Every hiker that enters the wilderness must know the answer to the question, “What if I get lost?” Search and rescue professionals recommend the following tips for someone […]