July 23rd, 2016
I have a pretty good streak for going skiing every month. 35 to be exact — every month since I moved west and started skiing. During these lonely summer months most of my friends have packed up their gear and look at me with insanity when I’m searching for partners. This leaves me on my own, hiking for hours, searching out the last glimpse of shrinking glaciers in the Rocky Mountains.
July 20th, 2016
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts 2016 to be an active hurricane season according to data from the NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Hurricane season is six month long and begins in June. Gulf Coast and Atlantic states are usually the most affected by hurricanes.
The predictions for hurricane seasons are based on three factors according to the NOAA¹:
- Water temperatures in the Atlantic and Caribbean
- El Niño or La Nina weather formations
- Patterns of atmospheric patterns like strong African monsoon that have been responsible for high hurricane activity in the past
July 18th, 2016
Hitting the Trails With Your Kids: Tips to Foster Their Love of the Outdoors
By Heather Gannoe
To some of us, being in the woods, on the trails, or at the summit of a mountain is the most peaceful, magical place we can dream of. As parents, we naturally want our kids to experience and be part of that same magic, as well as develop their own love for the great outdoors. Before my kids could even walk, I dreamt of the day I could take them on adventures or out running with me. In that daydream, we all smiled from ear to ear, the sun beaming down on our faces between the trees, as we all happily gallivanted through the woods.
July 16th, 2016
SURVIVE OUTDOORS LONGER- Survival Skills to know if your adventure turns into a misadventure.
Anytime you’re a few hours off the trail or deep in the backcountry, you are assuming risk and should be prepared for potentially life threatening situations like getting lost or injured. That’s why it’s good to know some basic outdoor survival skills. Follow our series for the Water, Fire, Shelter and Signaling tips you’ll need to survive.
Taken from Wilderness First Aid and Survival download By Eric A. Weiss M.D. and Adventure® Medical Kits
Finding Water in the Wild
July 14th, 2016
Heading out into the wilderness can be an amazing experience that allows you to explore remote areas and challenge yourself. As a smart adventurer, you’ve probably already taken the steps to prepare for your journey by bringing along the basics for survival and knowing the terrain. But anytime you’re a few hours off the trail or deep in the wilderness, you are assuming risk and should be prepared for potentially life threatening survival situations like getting lost or injured. That’s why it’s good to know some basic skills you can draw on when the going gets rough.
July 12th, 2016
As we move into the heart of summer, it’s wise to remember the risks that high temperatures, sun, humidity and exertion can bring. Regardless of athletic prowess, age, or gender, the weather has an enormous affect on our bodies. Some days it’s better to adjust your plans and explore when the heat is less intense in the early mornings or after the sun has set. Keeping hydrated is key to preventing heat illness. Water is the fuel our bodies need to cool from the inside out
July 5th, 2016
All Photos: Matthew Parent
Adventure Medical Kits’ Adventurer Gareth Leah’s Pico Cão Grande Expedition
A dark tower of volcanic rock shrouded in clouds dominates the unearthly landscape. Formed millennia ago when high-pressure magma solidified inside the vent of an active volcano, its presence is foreboding. This is the peak of Cão Grande, a 370m volcanic plug situated deep in the jungle on the island of São Tomé in sub-Saharan Africa.
June 27th, 2016
Headed out on a hike or even a multi-day backpacking adventure? Make sure you plan ahead for emergencies. We’ve assembled a list of the key items you should make room for in your pack.
While it may seem silly to carry them on your short hike, you’ll be grateful for these aids when you might need them.
The Essential List:
A compass and map of the area you are exploring. If you pack a GPS, always bring along extra batteries or a map/compass as a backup. Not sure how to find your way. Consider a navigation course to learn the skills. REI.COM sells a variety of GPS units including this Garmin.
June 15th, 2016
Adventure Dog Series-Your Guide to Dog First Aid and Other Dog Disasters
Adventuring is always more fun with a dog in tow. You know your buddy loves adventure just as much as you do. Sometimes, unknowingly, our best buddies can put themselves at risk. Follow our posts for first aid tips and how to’s. Your dog will thank you!
My Dog Got Sprayed by a Skunk! Now what do I do?
Taken from Dr. Sid Gustafson, DVM (Author of Canine Field Medicine and a consultant for Adventure Medical Kits’ Adventure Dog Kits
June 15th, 2016
Adventure Dog Series-Your Guide to Dog First Aid
Adventuring is always more fun with a dog in tow. And you know your buddy loves the adventure just as much as you do. Yet even tough dogs can get injured out on the trail. Will you know how to take care of your four legged friend? Follow our posts for first aid tips and how to’s. Your dog will thank you! Woof!
What do I do if my dog runs through a barbwire fence and his leg is bleeding?