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Three Dangers to Avoid when Exploring the Wilderness

Exploring the wilderness has always been a popular pasttime. Even in the past decade, there has been a resurgence of interest and information regarding primitive survival skills. Whether it’s watching a reality-based survival show or simply taking a walk in the woods, people are asking themselves, “Would I know how to survive in the wild on my own?” Whether you are hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing, or are simply someone who likes to immerse themselves in nature, knowing how to keep yourself alive and protected when exploring the wilderness is a critical skill…

A Rim-to-Rim Grand Canyon Packing List

    Are you ready to hike the entire width of the Grand Canyon? Looking for a rim-to-rim Grand Canyon packing list? Look no further! Congratulations to you for deciding to undertake this 24 mile trip into the most magnificent and grandest of canyons…

Winter Hiking Tips – Safety in the Snow

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, January means cold. Cold temperatures, snow, and icy conditions keep most people inside. However, there are some people who love winter hiking and exploration. In the winter, outdoor explorers have fewer people and less crowds to contend with, often cheaper travel rates (unless you’re traveling to ski resorts), and increased solitude and quiet. After the stress of the holiday season, it can be good to get outside and spend some time in fresh air, avoiding being cooped up inside…

A Wildfire Survival Guide

This week’s post is written by guest writer¬†Arun Kumar from RidersTrail.com. Many thanks to Arun for sharing his information with us! It’s not hard to realize that forest fires have become five times more frequent and six times more destructive in recent years. Fires have been all over the news! But did you know that these frequent and destructive wildfires are due to global warming and climate change? According to National Geographic.com, “California has warmed by about three degrees Fahrenheit. That extra-warmed air sucks water out of plants and soils, leaving…