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Tips and Tricks

How to Survive Ticks, Mosquitoes and Flies

Ticks, mosquitos, and flies can turn a beautiful outdoor adventure into a nightmare. Don't want to bathe in DEET? Read about Permethrin and Picaridin, non-toxic repellants that actually work, and get tips and tricks for preventing bites.…

May 31, 2018
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Vehicle Safety & Preparedness

The 10 essentials get a lot of press, but what about safety gear for your vehicle? Lots of scenarios can leave you stranded unexpectedly—a blown tire, inclement weather, challenging terrain, or simply bad directions. Check out this list of vehicle safety items that can…

November 5, 2017
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Just a Few Ounces of Essentials Can Save Your Life

What would happen if you were stranded overnight on your next hike or trail run? Would you be adequately prepared? Carrying essential gear, even on a short outing, increases your safety margin and can even make the difference between life and death.…

September 10, 2017
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Lightning Safety for Outdoor Adventuring

If you were caught outside in a lightning storm, would you know what to do? In my past Indiana life I volunteered as a SkyWarn Storm Spotter and my training came in handy this week when I made two big mistakes and got myself…

July 20, 2016

An Inside Look at King County Search and Rescue

I think it's easy for most of us to support our local search and rescue teams, but it's tough to grasp the level of effort required for a rescue. Some friends and I played mock victims for a large avalanche training exercise and witnessed…

February 25, 2016
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Going Solo

I often call myself a serial soloist because I love solo hiking, backpacking, and adventures. When someone told me I should be scared to be in the woods alone it got me thinking. How many of you hike alone? Some thoughts and tips for…

March 8, 2015

Trail angels are Real

The story of my dad and stepmoms accident on a remote peak in the Sierras and a reminder that trail angels really do exist! You can never be too prepared in the wilderness.…

September 2, 2014