23 Feb 2018

Avoid Cold Weather Casualties

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we just had a few days of very springlike weather. The fruit trees started blooming, daffodils poked their heads up and friends and coworkers started gushing about how they could wear t-shirts. And today? Snow. Yeah. The weather does strange things. We didn’t get a

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Timbersled ST120 Snow Bike
13 Jan 2017

The Ultimate Snow Bike Timbersled ST120

The Northwest where I am is typically not known for harsh, snowy and icy winters. In recent years, though, that has changed and we’ve gotten more snow and ice days, which result in school closures, road closures and businesses closed around the state. I don’t know if it’s global warming

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hiker on ice
19 Mar 2016

How to Rescue Someone Who Falls Through Ice

You need to know the critical steps and  how to avoid risking your own life in the process of rescuing someone from a fall through the ice. If someone falls through ice and you’re the only one who can save the victim, don’t rush to them. Don’t go near the

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avalanche aftermath
19 Feb 2016

7 Tips For Avalanche Survival

If you spend time in the mountains, would you know what to do if you got caught in an avalanche? Avalanches injure thousands of people—and kill more than 150—each year. Don’t be a statistic. Learn what you need to do to survive an avalanche. The following tips will help you

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10 Feb 2016

Blizzard Survival Tips: Best Tips for Enduring a Blizzard Storm

Surviving winter’s worst requires a combination of common sense, adequate preparation, and innovative use of everyday items. Here are some strategies for surviving the biggest blizzard Old Man Winter can dish out. What to Buy When  Blizzard is Approaching Buy a variety of items at the store. Think about bottled water, juice,

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car in winter
10 Dec 2015

How to Prepare Home and Car for Winter’s Worst Weather

Don’t get stranded out in the cold. Winter is here. The cold winds and snow are beautiful but deadly if you’re not prepared. Here’s how to get ready for anything Old Man Winter can throw at you. The two main places people are at the most are in their homes

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11 Dec 2014

Essential Winter Survival Gear

In honor of the snowfall and chilly temperatures, we ranked our top 5 pieces of essential winter gear. We’re in the the holiday spirit, and we want you to stay warm and dry out there. Before you head out into the winter wilderness make sure you have all of the

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08 Dec 2014

Avoid these Common Backcountry Skiing Mistakes

Skiers love taking on whatever the mountain can dish out. There is nothing better than hitting fresh powder in the backcountry with friends. Canada’s CBC news reported that sales of backcountry ski equipment were up 40 percent at the start of the 2012-13 season and backcountry is no longer a fringe sector.

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04 Nov 2014

Winter Emergency Essentials

The winter season brings challenges for travel as well as weather that can wreak havoc. There are survival strategies that are unique to the ice, snow, and freezing temperatures. Ice storms can cause power outages that can last for days, traveling on roadways is a hazardous gamble, and unpredictable weather

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