Hiking Safety Tips: Before you ever step foot on the trail…

May 15, 2013 by  
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Hiking Safety Tips: Before you ever step foot on the trail…

Most Hikers get into trouble for one reason; they fail to adequately prepare themselves for their trip. When you are planning a hike, preparation is the key to staying safe.

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Navigation: How to Read Topographic Maps

May 2, 2013 by  
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Navigation: How to Read Topographic Maps

During an emergency situation, topographic maps can literally become your lifeline, showing you exactly where to find food, water, and your way out of trouble.

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Navigation Gear – From GPS to Paper Maps

August 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Hiking & Backpacking, Hiking Gear

Navigation Gear – From GPS to Paper Maps

In today’s world of GPS devices and internet mapping websites, navigation is something that most people don’t have to think about on a daily basis. But when it comes to survival and emergency preparedness planning, the subject of navigation is definitely something that needs to be taken into consideration.

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Pre-Trip Planning for a Hiking & Backpacking Trip

July 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Hiking Gear, Safety

Pre-Trip Planning for a Hiking & Backpacking Trip

One of the most important parts of any hike or backpacking adventure is your Pre-Trip Planning. Planning will help ensure your trip goes smoothly, and will allow you to account for any dangers that you may face on your route.

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Survival Training

November 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Bug Out, Hiking & Backpacking, Preparedness, Wilderness

Survival Training

You’ve got your guns.
Your pantry is stocked full of food.
You’ve got so much gear, your bags are ready to explode.

But are you really prepared to survive?

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