Before You Hit the Trails Outside, Be Aware of these Safety Tips

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by Lee Flynn Do you need a break from work? Better yet, a break from the stress of everyday life? Are you looking to get a little wilderness therapy? Hiking outdoors is the perfect stress reliever! However, before you get outside, make sure you follow some essential tips to have a safe and fun time in the Great Outdoors. What to Know First, never hit the trails alone. It is best to travel with a buddy at all times. However, if you only plan to be gone a short time, be sure to tell someone where you are going and …

Extreme Cold and the Human Body

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by Sean Murphy The human body is not designed for extreme cold which is why humanity has inhabited parts of the world with warmer climates what rarely go below zero. Despite some areas of the world being inhabited thanks to communities adapting to their climate, we generally avoid cold conditions. If you’ve experienced sub zero temperatures that go beyond minus zero, for example -20C degrees you would know how debilitating this could be and the effects on the human body. So cold you can feel your muscles seize up and even simple acts like talking or moving your arms feel …

Change your routine for a better camping experience.

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Make a Few Slight Changes to your Camping Routine and have a Blast by Lee Flynn Camping is the ultimate adventure with nature. With the quiet of the country and the bright constellation of evening stars, stress falls away quickly and the whole world seems different. However, with each new trip comes a sameness to the routine. Try a few new challenges to keep the atmosphere giddy and full of surprises. Besides being fun, you can learn a lot about what nature has to offer. The wild has its own set of rules and changing your normal routine to coincide …

Five Things To Do When Preparing for a Natural Disaster

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By Lee Flynn Natural disasters occur infrequently enough that we tend to neglect preparation for them. However, when they occur, they create great tragedies for the majority who are not prepared. Being prepared requires education and time spent buying supplies carefully at the store. 1. Understand Your Local Area’s Natural Disaster Types Many areas, such as the Midwestern United States, are known for a certain type of natural disaster, such as tornadoes. Tornado preparation is different than preparing for a hurricane. A tornado is smaller, and more likely to cause heavy damage within its small path. A tornado’s wind speeds …

Wilderness Survival with Snake Bite First Aid and Treatment

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Every part of the world has its fair share of snakes and you never know when you’re going to come across one with a deadly bite. Knowing snake bite first aid could be a life saver. Snakes don’t lay in wait for someone to come along so they can attack them. Their venom is best used on prey that they can render lifeless so they are easily consumed. However, they will protect themselves, and humans no doubt makes them feel threatened so will strike out in self-defense. While the biggest concern with a snake bite is whether it’s a venomous …