Tag Archives: safety

Do I Need a Bear Canister?

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Do I need a bear canister? That’s a good question. When you’re camping in bear country, it’s important to remember that bears have a strong sense of smell. Scratch that. Bears have a very strong sense of smell, about equivalent ...

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First Aid Skills You Need To Know For The Trail

One of the main reasons people go hiking and camping is to get away from the hectic urban and suburban world of their everyday lives. Getting out in nature, miles from civilization, and enjoying the company of wild animals and ...

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The Best Bear Sprays and How to Use Them Effectively

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If you’re going hiking or mountain biking or spending a weekend backpacking, there’s a small possibility you’re going to encounter a bear. We’re guessing that in this situation you’re going to want the best bear spray. Now, most wild bears ...

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7 Canoe Safety Tips Every Paddler Should Know

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LIFE JACKETS: When you’re in a canoe or kayak, a life jacket – aka a PFD (personal flotation device) – is nota suggestion – IT’S THE LAW. And it doesn’t do one bit of good laying on the floor of ...

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What You Need to Know About Snow and Ice

Stuff Gramps Should Have Taught You It’s long been thought that the notion of Eskimos having 50 different words for snow was an urban – or in this case, an arctic – legend, but more recent research has shown it’s ...

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