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 …

360 Degrees Emergency Blanket – the ultimate essential item?

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by Sean Murphy When asked “What is the one essential item you need to take with you when hiking?” – what would be your answer? Some would say a GPS device, some would say lots of water, a map or perhaps even a mirror to use as a signalling device if they ever found themselves lost. All of these, of course, would be perfect, but when you are restricted with weight and you need to prepare for the worst, the answer would be something light weight and something that could save your life. The 360 Degrees Emergency blanket is the …