Survival

3 Essential Camping Skills for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Increasing numbers of people are deciding to take camping trips closer to home, rather than spending major money on luxury beach vacations overseas. Not only are these camping trips cheaper, but they allow you to immerse yourself in nature, cut yourself off from day-to-day life for a short period of time, and see some beautiful sights. However, if you are planning a camping trip, you should pick up a few essential skills to prepare yourself and ensure that your trip is safe and comfortable. Here are a few important camping skills for every outdoor enthusiast to learn…

Protecting Yourself From a Bear Attack

Warmer temperatures mean that the Earth is waking up after winter’s deep sleep. Deciduous trees are breaking dormancy with fresh displays of foliage and flowers, and the outdoors are brimming with blooming vegetation. Bears are emerging from hibernation and prowling for sustenance. Although the majority of those who enjoy outdoor recreation never have a bear encounter, it’s nonetheless wise to be prepared whenever you’re in the wilderness…

How to Survive a Mountain Lion Attack

Surviving a Mountain Lion Attack Mountain lions are fast and powerful predators. They also have the largest habitat range of any animal in our hemisphere. These territorial felines can be found in swamps, forests, deserts, and mountains.  Also commonly known as cougars, pumas, and panthers, mountain lions are mostly found in the western half on the United States, although they have been found east of the Mississippi River. Mountain lions are ambush predators, solitary creatures, and tend to avoid humans. Like most animals, mothers are extremely protective of their young…

How to Survive a Bear Attack

Surviving Bear Attacks In the last ten years, only 28 people have been fatally attacked by a bear within North America (reported cases). Bear attacks are rare and almost always occur due to defensive reasons like defending their cubs or protecting their food…