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Landslide Preparation & Safety Tips: How to Prepare for and Survive a Landslide
Landslide Preparation & Safety Tips: How to Prepare for and Survive a Landslide

A landslide is the downward movement of large masses of soil, mud, rocks, and other organic debris. Areas with steep slopes, such as mountainous regions, are more susceptible to landslides. If you’re out in the wilderness during a landslide, your life could be in danger. All hikers, backpackers, and outdoor enthusiasts need to know...

Jan 11, 2021
What To Do If You’re Lost in the Wilderness
What To Do If You’re Lost in the Wilderness

Exploring the great outdoors is always great to connect with nature and breathe some fresh air! As an avid camper, hiker, and overall outdoor-lover, I know that connecting with what’s outside can be great for our bodies and minds. But the truth is, just like most things in life, it’s not guaranteed to always...

Feb 10, 2021
Snakebite Safety! How to Effectively Avoid, Identify, and Treat a Snake Bite
Snakebite Safety! How to Effectively Avoid, Identify, and Treat a Snake Bite

There are a lot of dangers to be aware of while camping. From the benign like chafed thighs to the truly dangerous like getting burned while tending your campfire. Another danger you need to be on the lookout for is snakes. While snakes won’t go out of their way to attack you, you can...

Jan 13, 2021
How to Take Care of a Hunting Bow
How to Take Care of a Hunting Bow

Bow hunting is an exciting and adventurous sport. The best way to excel at bow hunting is to invest in a high-quality hunting bow. You want your bow to be sturdy, accurate, and comfortable to use. Putting a good deal of effort into selecting your bow is essential. However, it’s also important that you...

Jan 13, 2021
How to Prevent Chafing Outdoors—Avoid “Chub Rub” and Protect Your Thighs!
How to Prevent Chafing Outdoors—Avoid “Chub Rub” and Protect Your Thighs!

From sprained ankles to snakebites, there are a lot of dangers to account for when camping or hiking. However, one danger often gets forgotten, even though it affects thousands of people every year, and that danger is chafing.. Hiking through the wilderness with your friends or animal companions is one of the most amazing...

Jan 14, 2021
4 Signs of Dehydration in the Outdoors and How to Prevent It
4 Signs of Dehydration in the Outdoors and How to Prevent It

There are many people who cannot get enough of the great outdoors, and they might never go inside unless they have to. It’s important for these people to make sure that they avoid dehydration. Dehydration is one of the most common reasons why people have to go to the emergency room; as a result,...

Jan 20, 2021
What Do Different Fishing Line Colors Mean?
What Do Different Fishing Line Colors Mean?

Fishing is a great sport because it teaches commitment and patience while also providing a way for people to catch their own lunch or dinner in the great outdoors. In addition to providing a bonding experience for friends and family members, fishing is also a challenge. Rising to the challenge means using the right...

Jan 14, 2021
How to Protect Yourself From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning When Camping in a Tent
How to Protect Yourself From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning When Camping in a Tent

When you go on camping trips, safety always needs to come first. While fire, sharp objects, and wild animals are always a concern, the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning are overlooked. While carbon monoxide is most often associated with being expelled from cars, it can also come from campfires and your chosen camping stove....

Jan 20, 2021
Best Lures for Beginners: Try These Seven Great Beginner Fishing Lures!
Best Lures for Beginners: Try These Seven Great Beginner Fishing Lures!

You’re standing at the edge of the dock. You’ve got your fishing pole in hand, the tackle box is at your feet, and you’re ready to catch your first fish. There’s just one problem: you don’t know what fishing lure to use.. Many beginners have trouble figuring out which lures are the best for...

Jan 22, 2021
How to Process & Prepare Game Meat After Hunting
How to Process & Prepare Game Meat After Hunting

In recent years, there has been a movement for more hunters to process their game meat themselves. My family has always made a point of processing game meat ourselves instead of taking it to a commercial processor. There are several benefits to this such as saving money and being able to customize the cuts...

Jan 22, 2021
Sunburn Safety: How to Protect Yourself From Skin Damage and Practice Sun Safety
Sunburn Safety: How to Protect Yourself From Skin Damage and Practice Sun Safety

As an avid camper and lover of everything outdoors, you must protect yourself from the elements. While most people are well-aware of packing the right camping gear for extended excursions and ensuring that they have the right shoes, mosquito repellent, and apparel, not much emphasis is made on sun protection.. From the looming mountains...

Jan 22, 2021
How Do You Treat Burns While Camping?
How Do You Treat Burns While Camping?

One of the facets of camping that people most often look forward to is having fun around the campfire. From gathering and preparing the firewood to helping the flames grow, campfires are a lot of fun for everyone. However, campfires are one of the biggest summer camping dangers. Before going camping, everyone should make...

Jan 22, 2021
How to Set Up a Bear Hang While Camping
How to Set Up a Bear Hang While Camping

If you’ve looked into camping in bear country, you’ve probably heard about bear hangs, also called bear bags. Bears have an excellent sense of smell, and they are attracted to food that campers take with them on overnight trips. Bears are also attracted to scented products like lotions and soaps. Many bears in popular...

Jan 22, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Reading a Map
Everything You Need to Know About Reading a Map

In the age of GPS and 24/7 internet access, map reading is a dying art. While bulky key maps used to be a staple in every vehicle, most people born in the age of the Internet don’t know how to use them. Due to the rapid rise of satellite navigation, a survey found that...

Jan 23, 2021
How to Avoid Bears While Hiking on the Trails
How to Avoid Bears While Hiking on the Trails

From the fresh air to the amazing sights and sounds, hiking can be a very rewarding experience. However, it’s important to know that while you may feel like the only thing in the world while you’re hiking, other animals call nature home—and some of them can be very dangerous. When we think of wild...

Jan 14, 2021