July 4th, 2013 · Comments Off
When hiking in the mountains, dangerous events are bound to take place eventually. By being prepared for whatever comes your way, you can ensure you will be safe on your mountain trip. The first step to planning an adventure in the mountains is knowing where you’re going to be visiting. Tell your friends and family where you’re going and when to expect to hear from you so they can alert rescue teams if you don’t make contact.
If you do become lost and in need of rescue in the mountains, it is important you know [Read more →]
May 13th, 2013 · Comments Off
If you spend very much of your time engaging in outdoor sports such as hiking or climbing, you should have a plan in place concerning possible courses of action in the event of an emergency. Many things can go wrong while participating in physical recreation in the wilderness, and help is frequently not easily available. For instance, if you encounter a wild bear with a cub, you run the risk of being attacked and possibly killed. This is a particular threat during the spring.Is this new to you? Catch up [Read more →]
March 21st, 2013 · Comments Off
If you are going on a climbing trip, there are several essential things that you never be in the wilderness without. The first thing that you should pack is a GPS unit. Before these items became widely available to the general public, it was not at all uncommon for those on wilderness sojourns to become lost and possibly injured or killed as a result. You should also bring some sort of signally system in the event that you become injured and cannot get out of the woods by yourself. Remember that cell [Read more →]
February 5th, 2012 · Comments Off
So you purchase biodegradable products and get your green energy through places like www.newyorkenergyrates.com/ and you think you’re pretty green, but unless you have actually been outdoors to experience the untamed wilds for yourself, you are only getting a third of the experience. To truly live a green life, you should know the natural world outside your home and understand just what you are fighting to protect in your green lifestyle, and one of the best ways to accomplish this is a good old fashioned hike. However, you need to be prepared if you are planning an outdoor excursion.
There are plenty of places you can go hiking and if there isn’t anything nearby, then make a trip of it, but make sure you pack the essentials. These include:
- Water bottle
- Walking stick
- First-aid kit
- Backpack (to carry everything)
- Long sleeve shirt
- Good hiking shoes
When hiking in the woods it’s important that you keep as much of your body covered, especially in the thick brush. Ticks often try to latch onto the unsuspecting passerby and more hikers die of Lyme disease than most other dangers in the wild. And remember that while hiking is both a rewarding and exciting endeavor, you can never underestimate the value of being prepared.
August 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off
The 10 Most Common Hiking Mistakes
We almost always enjoy a refreshing stroll along some idyllic path that can lead to some exciting adventures. Here are 10 quick tips on mistakes to avoid before heading out that can make for a more relaxing hike:
1. Not staying hydrated. Be certain to drink and take plenty of water and other liquids.
2. Take a fully charged cell phone in case of emergency.
3. Avoid losing track of time by wearing a reliable watch with a new battery installed.
4. Failing to dress for the appropriate season and weather.
5. Not [Read more →]
August 1st, 2011 · Comments Off
There is nothing that can compare to the wild, untamed, majestic sights offered in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful regions in the United States, especially for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The great news is that there are so many hiking trails available, that there are even easy trails for inexperienced hikers. Here are our top three recommendations for easy hiking trails of the Pacific Northwest.
1 – Glacier Basin, Washington Cascades – This trail is only three and a half miles long, making it perfect for a leisurely hike. Keep a look [Read more →]
July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off
Though there are numerous places known in the United States which are great for hiking or climbing, my top picks are as follows:
1. Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia
Of the many trails at Stone Mountain park, the most remarkable one is the hike up to the summit of Stone Mountain. The trail begins from the bottom of the mountain surrounded by pine forest and reaches a small resting place at its peak. Inside, one can enjoy the many snacks sold or drink as much water as is needed [Read more →]
July 26th, 2011 · Comments Off
There are unseen dangers in the wild outdoors if you are not an experienced hiker. Some are so basic you will be surprised you didn’t think of it yourself. But even the experienced hiker can get in trouble sometimes by making the wrong decision or choosing the wrong trail. Sometimes trouble comes through no fault of your own.
One of the biggest and most important dangers many people over look is drinking the fresh cold water right out of a stream. By drinking the water fresh from [Read more →]