Be Safe This Summer: Another Look at the 10 Essentials Checklist
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by Adventure® Medical Kits
4y ago
The warm weather is finally here and if you’re like us you’re chomping at the bit to enjoy it! If you’ve done any hiking, camping, or backpacking, you’re probably familiar with the 10 Essentials you should always have on you. There’s a lot to say about this life-saving checklist and a lot that has been said, but whether you’re hearing about the 10 essentials for the first time or have been carrying them for years, the beginning of the season is the perfect time to check your inventory on these items and brush up on the skills required to use them. #1 Navigation Map and compass, altimeter, GPS ..read more
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Where the Wild Things Are: Hunting Bugs
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by Aly Moore
4y ago
You’re lost. Alone in the woods. The backpacking trip was going so well until you decided to explore beyond the trails, and now you’re down to your last Clif Bar.  Some would lose hope, but not you! For you’ve just learned all about entomophagy – the fancy word used to describe eating insects. To a knowledgeable forager, the forest is basically a buffet – teeming with nutritious, delicious bugs.  But First – Why Eat Bugs?! PC: Dani Murray In short, insects are nutritious, sustainable, and can taste great. For the purpose of this article, I will use bug and insect interchangeab ..read more
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7 Tips for Fishing in Bear Country
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by Counter Assault
4y ago
When you head outdoors in search of your prize salmon, more likely than not you are entering bear country. Fishing in bear country can be an amazing experience, but make sure you’re prepared. Here are a few tips to help you safely share the area with bears, who may want to fish in the same places. Carry Bear Spray Always keep bear spray holstered on you or on the outside of your pack within immediate reach when fishing in bear country. When cleaning fish or field dressing game, keep your bear spray on you. When purchasing bear spray, check the spray distance and duration as not ..read more
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Ultrarunning the Arizona Trail: Q&A with Helen Galerakis
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by Adventure® Medical Kits
4y ago
Ultrarunning the Arizona Trail Helen Galerakis just ran 800 miles in 17 days, 11 hours, and 3 minutes, setting the Fastest Known Time for women (supported) on the Arizona Trail. What’s even more impressive than that already impressive feat? The fact that Helen has only been trail running for four years, after spending 22 years in the corporate world. We asked her what inspired her and what drove her to accomplish such an amazing goal. Here’s the inside scoop on ultrarunning the Arizona Trail. Q&A with Helen Galerakis How do you define “adventure”? What does it mean to you, H ..read more
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Helping Yourself Get Found: Writing a Trip Plan
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by Patrick Mauro
4y ago
So you’ve decided to head off on a trip of your own.  You’ve done your training; you’ve packed the Ten Essentials; but what about your trip plan? If you require assistance during your excursion, a well-written trip plan left with a trusted friend or relative can mean the difference between a speedy and safe rescue operation or unnecessary anxiety for your emergency contact and a lengthy and involved search effort. Here are some tips on how to write a trip plan that will provide you with a safety net if your next outdoor adventure goes awry. Doing Your Homework: Route Planning Th ..read more
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Hiker Medical Kit Review: Randy Propster
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by Adventure® Medical Kits
4y ago
Randy Propster of Backpacker’s Get Out More Tour reviews the Mountain Series Hiker medical kit. You wouldn’t want to go out on trail or into the wilderness without a hiking essential like a first aid kit. The Hiker contains the supplies you need in any organized, easy-to-use kit. Products Mentioned Adventure Medical Kits - Mountain Hiker The post Hiker Medical Kit Review: Randy Propster appeared first on Adventure Equipped ..read more
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Beginner Hiking Tips: Things I’ve Learned (So Far)
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by Megan Lemire
4y ago
I’ve been lazy most of my adult life and I’ve never been too keen on doing things that could potentially put me in a stressful situation. But, this year I met a guy, and his idea of a good first date was taking me to hike one of New Hampshire’s 4000-footer. Getting into Hiking There are forty eight 4000-footers in the White Mountains of NH, where I live, and the more aggressive (as I like to call it) personality types take it upon themselves to finish them all. With all the snow, you can see why they’re called the White Mountains. Even after that torture test of a first date ..read more
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Why Filtering Your Water Isn’t Enough: Water Filters vs. Purifiers
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by Adventure® Medical Kits
5y ago
Clean Water Isn’t Safe Water There’s something amazing about watching a water filter turn nasty, brown water into clear, sparkling-clean water right before your eyes. Unfortunately though, this clean appearance doesn’t mean the water is safe to drink. The image on the right may look clean, but that doesn’t mean the water is safe to drink. In fact, most of the health hazards that exist in water (aka waterborne pathogens) are microscopic, meaning they’re invisible to the naked eye. Some of these hazards are so tiny that traditional water filters aren’t effective at removing them ..read more
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Introducing RapidPure Water Purifiers
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by Adventure® Medical Kits
5y ago
At Adventure Medical Kits, we’re committed to helping you enjoy the outdoors safely. We’re excited to announce we’re taking that mission to the next step with the latest innovation in backcountry water treatment. Introducing RapidPure Introducing the next generation in backcountry water safety: RapidPure® water purifiers. RapidPure is an all-in-one water treatment that goes beyond filtration to provide you with safe, great-tasting water wherever your adventures take you. RapidPure Features 99.99% Virus Protection Removes Chemicals & Heavy Metals Fast Flow Rates – Just Fill ..read more
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50 Ways to Use Your Survive Outdoors Longer Emergency Blanket
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by Adventure® Medical Kits
5y ago
There’s a lot of great things about Emergency Blankets. They’re 90% heat reflective, so they can help you stay cozy warm at sporting events, keep you from becoming an icicle if your vehicle breaks down this winter, or provide life-saving warmth if you spend an unexpected night in the backcountry. They’re also waterproof, windproof, and an awe-inspiring bright orange (perfect for getting people’s attention). A great thing you might not know about Emergency Blankets? They’re incredibly versatile, and not just as a survival tool. To prove our point, we’ve compiled a list of 50 ways ..read more
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