May 15th, 2016
By Adventure Medical Kits Ambassador Rebecca Rusch
When she’s headed out on the trail, Rebecca carries essential gear to make sure she’s ready for anything!
Red Bull: because it #GivesYouWings, Seriously I drink Red Bull to energize a hard workout, to get me out the door if I’m feeling tired.
GU Octane gel: GU is my go to nutrition for riding.
CrankBrothers multi-tool with chain breaker. Plus an extra SRAM quick link for a chain repair if needed (this is in the red packet below the tool) The bike tool is an essential item for trailside maintenance and adjustments on the bike.
May 9th, 2016
In late April, Adventure Medical Kits ambassador Rebecca Rusch joined the Italy Divide Ride, an 850k self supported ride from Rome to Torbole. Here is her recount of this unique event.
Beginning at the Eternal City, Rome, riders had the opportunity to pass some of the most famous archaeological sites in the capitol before riding the ancient Via Francigena (connecting France and Rome) toward Tuscany. Siena, the Chianti countryside, and climbing the Apennines to Bologna are some of the course highlights before finishing the race in Torbole at the Lake Garda Bike Festival.
May 2nd, 2016
By Adventure Medical Kits’ Ambassador Kim Havell
Adventures don’t always go as planned. In our case, Mother Nature dictated our predicament. Our team was heading to Morocco on a ski expedition from mid-March until early April but the skies were being temperamental. Three weeks before we were set to depart, the Central High Atlas Mountains, a 5-hour drive east of Marrakesh, were hit with a 3-meter storm. We had high hopes. But, the days of African solar power that followed ate away at the new snow and the base and left us with little choice but to change plans a few days before departure.
April 21st, 2016
This week (April 16 – 24, 2016) is National Parks Week. As we approach Earth Day, it is all about exploring new places, discovering our wild spaces, and finding adventure in our national parks.
We often talk about being “adventure equipped,” and the Parks are an ideal place to find adventure and explore. And throughout National Park Week, admission for everyone is free! For more information visit – https://www.nps.gov/findapark/national-park-week.htm
April 12th, 2016
Hilaree O’Neill — A Life in the Mountains
For Hilaree O’Neill, skiing is the gateway to possibility. She started skiing at age 3 at Steven’s Pass in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state. She took a leap of faith shortly after graduating from Colorado College and moved to Chamonix, France. In many ways, her five years in Chamonix served as a second round of college in that this where she was introduced to the world of big mountain skiing and climbing.
April 12th, 2016
Adventure Medical Kits’ Ambassador Kevin Jorgeson free climbing El Capitan’s Dawn Wall
- A state of preparedness when embarking on an adventure big or small.
- An adventurous person who seeks to push his limits outdoors and is prepared.
We are all adventurous souls. From climbers, to adventure racers, mountaineers and weekend warriors, we live to get outside and explore. We may not know our limits, and we usually push our limits, but what is most important is to be prepared, or what we like to call #AdventureEquipped.
April 12th, 2016
Packing for an adventure and need some quick fuel options to bring along? Try making your own oatmeal and storing it in a Mason jar. Ready for your next weekend camping trip or your ride to the local hike. Just add hot water.
Here’s our favorite kind.
You’ll need the following Gear and Ingredients:
1 Mason Jar with tight cover or consider an insulated container like this one from Hydraflask.
½-1 Cup All-Natural oats uncooked
¼ cup Chopped Almonds
¼ cup Dried Cranberries
¼ cup Dried Blueberries
¼ cup Dried Dates
April 12th, 2016
Heading out on the trail for the first time with small children can be intimidating, whether you are headed for a short hike near or far. We know. That’s why we hike together and count on each other to help bring things we may have forgotten. It’s important to be prepared for emergencies of all kinds.
Remember that being prepared when heading out with a baby is important, but having this stuff isn’t going to save you in an emergency situation! So start by first really prepping for your hike. Know where you are going and what the weather is doing in your area. A hike that once may have been an easy day outing for you can become a much longer journey with a cranky baby on your back.
January 5th, 2016
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Backpacking and rock climbing are tied.
How long have you been doing it?
I went on my first backpacking trip at a summer camp near Yosemite in high school and rock climbed for the first time at the climbing gym on my college campus freshman year.
Tell us about the most rad experience you ever had?