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How to Survive a Bear Attack

You might think you know what to do if you are out and about in the forest and come across a bear, but you might also be dead wrong—in which case, you might end up dead. Prompted by a recent Facebook post from the National Parks Service sharing some dos and don’ts (“…don’t push your […]

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How to Survive a Bear Attack

You might think you know what to do if you are out and about in the forest and come across a bear, but you might also be dead wrong—in which case, you might end up dead. Prompted by a recent Facebook post from the National Parks Service sharing some dos and don’ts (“…don’t push your […]

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How to Survive a Bear Attack

You might think you know what to do if you are out and about in the forest and come across a bear, but you might also be dead wrong—in which case, you might end up dead. Prompted by a recent Facebook post from the National Parks Service sharing some dos and don’ts (“…don’t push your […]

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How to Read a Trail Map

Going on walks and hikes in uncrowded parks is one of the few activities that we can still do without having to worry too much about spreading COVID-19 (assuming that you’re either by yourself, with the people you’ve been quarantining with, or with other people while physical distancing). If you’re new to hiking,…Read more… Continue […]

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Use ‘Summits’ As a Field Guide to Mountain Climbing

Summits is a mountain-by-mountain guide to climbing. Each mountain in the Summits database has its own page with detailed climbing directions both quantitative and qualitative, making it a great way to prepare to visit a particular mountain, or even choose which mountain to climb.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Describe Your Location Anywhere With ‘What3Words’

If you’re at a house or business, it’s easy enough to communicate where you are: just give an address or a google-able name. But if you’re trying to meet someone at their blanket on the beach, or telling a friend where in the woods you’re lost, that’s a harder problem. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Know the Symptoms of These Tick-Borne Diseases

Ticks are becoming more common in many parts of the US, and it’s good to know the ticks in your area since there are different kinds. It’s also good to know the symptoms of common tick-borne diseases, just in case you get bitten and start to feel under the weather. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Best Low-Cut Hiking Boots To Help Your Feet Fly Up the Trail

It’s a battle that continues to wage: hiking boots or trail runners? For many hikers, low-cut hiking boots are the happy middle ground, offering a solution that pleases most people. They are lighter that bulkier backpacking boots, but they offer more support than traditional trail running shoes. But now that you’ve…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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