Bear in a river
01 Sep 2015

3 Tips for Surviving a Bear Encounter

Outdoor adventures always carry the chance for close encounters with a wild animals. Most don’t require any preparation or defensive measures, but some do. In areas known as bear country, there are measures and precautions outdoorsmen must take to ensure they come out of the situation alive. What Gear Prevents

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rattlesnake
12 Aug 2015

How to Survive Snakebite Season

Of all the disasters that can befall us wilderness explorers, few shake our boots quite like the snakebite. A recent Gallup poll asked Americans what it was they feared the most, and snakes topped the list with more than 50%, over such frights as heights and the dreaded public speaking.

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forest fire at night
07 Aug 2015

Bugging Out When Disaster Strikes: 5 Questions You Must Ask Right Now

It starts like a normal day, then a report of a wildfire comes in. In less than 12 hours, it grows to thousands of acres in size and forces people to evacuate their homes. Shelters are set up and people’s property and possessions are at risk. What do you do?

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04 Aug 2015

Kayaker Caught in a Storm Rescued By Coast Guard Helicopter

The Coast Guard rescued a man this past Sunday from the waters of Lake Michigan. The 33-year old man was kayaking when a severe storm hit. The video below shows the Coast Guard video of his rescue. His brother, who was with him at the time, was able to paddle

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24 Jul 2015

These Statistics on American Emergency Preparedness are Truly Disturbing

The infamous gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson is famous for saying, “Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.” According to some recent research, luck is going to be the only thing that most Americans will have in

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17 Jul 2015

Watch Out For These 3 Nasty Backcountry Bacteria

You can’t see them, but they’re there. Bacteria are lurking in wait to descend upon your intestines and blood, but the fight isn’t one-sided. Sure, they have the power to totally ruin your trip and your health, but a little preparation on your part goes a long way. E.Coli Waits

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