Most of us know what 3 miles feel like on our local bike path or what it means to gain the elevation of a flight of stairs in our house. But sometimes when reading a trail description, the metrics don’t mean much until we’re hours into a hike, struggling perpetually upward, wondering how these 3 miles could feel so different than those bike path miles.
The best way to treat a snakebite is to avoid snakes, but what if you do get bit? Let’s delve into why snakes bite, what types of snakes have venom, how to prevent snakebites and…worst case scenario…how to treat a snakebite in the wilderness. We discuss both group and solo backcountry treatment methods.
In reality, if you only have 48 hours in London, like I did…skip the lists + just roam. If you deck yourself out with some comfy walking shoes [or boots, in my case] + a rain jacket you can see all of the iconic sights on foot. I did cover 5-10+ miles each day, but I also roamed without an agenda.
Heat-related illnesses fall on a spectrum ranging from mild to life-threatening. It’s critical to understand how to prevent these issues, which is a topic covered in detail in a subsequent section. It’s also important to be able to distinguish between different heat-related issues and know how to treat each one, bearing in mind that the goal is to prevent a smaller problem from progressing into more serious conditions.
Oh, road tripping. It’s one of those fun, adventurous things you can do year round and on a pretty small budget. Quite frankly, a day trip to your nearest outdoorsy happy place counts as a road trip in my book. The weekend and longer road trips tend to get more attention, but if you’re in the car on a mission to love life…it’s a road trip! Don’t sell yourself or your adventures short!
Leave no trace essentially means that when you head outside you should quite literally ‘leave no trace’ of your time spent in the wilderness. While we do want to head outside to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer we need to be careful about how much of an impact we have. The principles of Leave No Trace are there to help keep our impact in check. These principles address everything from where you hike to how you interact with animals to what you do with your poop. Let’s dig in…
In the perfect world you won’t need to use any of the gear your stash in you “Ten Essentials” go bag. Unfortunately this is not a perfect world and it is paramount that we head into the wilderness prepared for the worst case scenario. This is where the ten essential systems come into play.
The ten essential systems are meant to provide you with the basic items to survive an unexpected overnight in the wilderness.
The outdoors are still open, the mountains are still calling and adventure still awaits! You do not need to let the COVID Pandemic cancel your summer…you just need to get creative in how you adventure!
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The Colorado Rocky Mountains are blanketed in colorful, delicate wildflower blooms three seasons out of four. Due to the long, sunny days and open meadows you’ll find an ever changing variety of wildflowers throughout the mountains all summer.
All of my experiences were positive + I’d happily return to any of the hosts’ homes to once again become a part of their lives. I want to share a few tips for choosing a volunteer exchange gig that works for…YOU. These tips can apply to WorkAway, HelpX or WWOOF + they helped me find great hosts with interesting backgrounds while learning about new cultures + lifestyles.