Wilderness Safety Tips
Make safety a priority when playing outdoors. Follow these tips on how to handle everything from heat exhaustion to getting lost.
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Thankfully, major injuries on the trail are rare, but when they do happen it's important to be prepared. Here are some guidelines for building an effective first-aid kit.
From what to keep in your first-aid kit to knowing when to hug a tree, here's how to stay safe in the backcountry.
Accidents happen, sometimes far from home. The first step in first aid is having the right tools--and knowing how to use them.
A six-mile hike turned desperate for this New Yorker. Now he wants to help you plan ahead, recognize the warning signs of heat exhaustion, and learn how to treat it.
Don't let rustling leaves alarm you. Here's how to turn your evening stroll into a wildlife viewing opportunity.
This trio of nasty and nagging plants can ruin any outdoor adventure. Find out how to identify and avoid the plants, and if necessary, treat an allergic reaction.
Learn how to handle some of California's naturally occurring hazards: snake and spider bites, scorpion and bee stings, waterborne illnesses, altitude sickness and allergic reactions to poison oak.
One thing hinders elite and non-elite athletes alike, and that's Murphy's Law. If anything can go wrong, it will--sometimes calamitously, sometimes comically. Here's how to handle sharks, avalanches, broken bones, and more.