Great, short video on basic, yet indispensable tips for hiking. We’re reminded of respect for nature, animals and responsibly letting others know our plans before setting out.
In the summer, the outdoors can be very much alive with thick grass, weeds, trees, and flowers. This provides excellent breeding grounds for ticks. The Centers for Disease Control reported around eighteen thousand cases of tick bites in 1995. Now, in 2015, there have been over thirty-thousand cases in a year. There are hundreds of […]
Lifeguard training is one of the most important skills that everyone should have. Saving a life is a noble task and it feels great if you can do this as much as you can. Lifeguards are trained to be highly responsible and for this reason they have to go through immense training. The main intention […]
Having enough water is vital during camping or hiking. Here are some tips on finding healthy and clean water sources that are safe to drink. In the wild You can survive extended periods of time without food, if you have water. However, it isn’t the other way around. You can only live a couple […]
How to find your direction by walking There are multiple ways you can find your direction including (and not excluding) the wind, stars, moon, sun, and trees/plants. These basic methods of finding your general direction aren’t always spot on, and will only give you the base ‘North, East, South, and West.’ Here are a couple […]
There are many hazards of outdoor recreation. Outdoor recreation involves sports, such as hiking, skiing, snowboarding, running, camping, biking, and cycling. Even if the participants are safe, and the sport is not necessarily dangerous, there are still many dangerous situations that may be encountered, especially in remote locations or dangerous weather. Luckily, using the right […]
There are a couple important causes that you need to know in order to prevent Hypothermia and cold weather injuries. We’ll be covering more later, but for starters: Radiation is a serious cause of loss of heat due to temperature gradients. This usually only occurs when the ambient and surrounding temperature is below exactly 98.6. Surface […]