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
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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.
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
90% of avalanches affecting people are triggered by people. For anyone active in the snow, whether snowboarding, skiing, mountain climbing, snowmobiling or hiking, FitClimb Avalanche Safety Evaluator is essential to help you evaluate risks and avoid danger.
FitClimb Avalanche Safety Evaluator converts your Android mobile device into a Clinometer (slope meter) so you can accurately gauge the angle of a slope. It also helps you determine avalanche risk level and includes vital tips…
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Fitclimb has a mobile version of the site. When connecting via your smart phone you can now invite other climbers and friends, upload pictures in real time (as long as you have connectivity), view news feed updates, view and add discussion forums. Here’s a few things I recommend you do when
climbing or hiking if you have reception:…
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