Safety & Environment Archives

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10 Essentials for Hiking & Backpacking

Many a backpacking or hiking trip gone wrong can trace the root cause back to not carrying the ten hiking essentials, or not being able to use them. Come with us as we break down the what? why? and how? to help you keep your future adventures on trail and without incident.

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The 19 Physical & Mental Benefits of Being Outside

It really should come as no surprise that we humans are spending less and less time outdoors and it’s having an effect on our physical and mental wellbeing. We take you through 19 scientifically backed benefits of being outside to help convince you to get out there once in a while!

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Survivor: The Survival Skills for any Emergency Situation

Would you know what to do in an emergency situation in the wild? We are exposed to a variety of dangers in the backcountry and often need to be entirely self-sufficient. We guide you through the most fundamental survival skills and prevention strategies to ensure you are ready to deal with any dangers that arise.

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Bear Spray: The Canister That Could Save Your Life

If you are going for a walk in the woods in bear country, you better be packing Bear Spray. More effective (and humane) than firearms, we give you the lowdown on what it is exactly, how to store and dispose of it, and most importantly, how to use bear spray if you run into a bear.

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Complete Guide to Leave No Trace Backpacking

Leave No Trace is a philosophy on how to conduct yourself while out on the trail – leaving nature pristine and readily enjoyable for whoever follows you. Follow our guide and you will forever only leave footprints.