Archive for June, 2009

Duct Tape: Blister Remedy

June 29, 2009

Duct tape is one of the most versatile inventions ever. It has been use to repair all manner of things and has even be used to make clothes.

Here’s another use for duct tape that you may not have thought about:

Blister Dressing

That’s right, use it like medical tape. It’s tough, very adhesive and wide – perfect for blisters.

Better yet, cover hot spots with duct tape before a blister forms.

Some experienced hikers, who know where their blisters are likely to form, will cover those spots with duct tape before they even put on their boots and get in the car.

Take duct tape along on your next backpacking trip.

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Great Outdoors Information

Outdoor Gear

Don’t Feed Wilderness Panhandlers

June 26, 2009

Observe bears at a distance. Don’t feed them and don’t leave food behind. Pack it all out, scraps, wrappers – all.

Here’s an article on how to keep yourslf and the bears safe.

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Outdoor Information

Survival Cards

Hiking with a Venom Extractor Pump or Not

June 10, 2009

Read this article on the debate about whether or not to carry a venom extractor pump while hiking in rattle snake country. The issue is not resolved.

Some are for it and some against, even among experts.

Look here for the venom extractor pump debate.
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Sleeping Gear for Hikers and Backpackers

Survival Playing Cards for learning wilderness survival skills.

World’s Best Trail

June 8, 2009

The West Coast Trail in British Columbia, Canada is considered by many to be the best in the world. Here are some reasons:

-Variety of scenery
-Wildlife viewing
-Difficulty and challenges

Do you think you can meet the challenge of the West Coast Trail?

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Green Schools Bill

Survival Playing Cards