Started this discussion. Last reply by Ali Alami Mar 27.
Trail running is fun alternative to hiking for those with limited time. It is also one of the best ways to train for mountaineering, as the uneven ground on a typical trail will work muscles similar to those used in climbing and hiking. The key is to prevent injury, stay safe, and get home. Here are 7 mistakes to avoid when trail running:
1. Not leaving your plans with a reliable person. You should tell someone where you’re running, including the trail, distance,…Continue
Posted on February 15, 2014 at 2:31pm
Beyond clothing shelter is anything that protects a person from environmental hazards such as rain, wind, lightning, snow, cold, insects, and more. Shelter helps you maintain a 98.6 body temperature, stay dry, and warm. When most people think of shelter in the wilderness they imagine a tent, spend enough time outdoors and you’ll find that in most situations you aren’t carrying or have easy access to a tent. Think about the last time you hiked, were on the summit of a mountain, skied, or…Continue
Posted on January 11, 2014 at 7:00am
Not only is this a good skill to woo friends with but its useful in navigation and outdoors. Take a look at the following picture, can you tell how far different land features are? Here’s a general rule that works in areas with trees, you can use trees as a reference point for pin pointing the distance of other objects.
Posted on January 7, 2014 at 9:06am
Mountaineering while pregnant isn’t most people’s idea of fun, my circle of friends is different. Several pregnant friends have recently asked me if it’s ok to hike at altitude or climb while pregnant, my wife Sirima and I get asked this because friends have heard about our mountaineering experience climbing Mt. Rainer when she was 12 weeks pregnant. My first comment is I’m a guy, climber, and survival expert, but that doesn't make me an expert on pregnancies at altitude…Continue
Posted on December 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment
Most modern day wilderness survival situations tend to be less than 48 hrs. In these cases berries and bugs tend to be your best source of food for sustaining your energy level and moral to buy time and get rescued. They’re easy to gather, don’t need other equipment, and fairly abundant when spotted. When leveraging berries as a food source keep in mind this simple berry rule which is easy to remember.…Continue
Posted on December 2, 2013 at 9:57pm