Anytime you plan to spend time in the backcountry, you need to be prepared with the proper equipment and knowledge. In addition to knowing CPR and carrying basic gear, like a folding knife or multi tool with you, you should also know first aid techniques specific to the wilderness. Special gear, like an LED headlamp, can also come in useful. When you know wilderness first aid, you can apply its basic principles under stress. The types of ailments and injuries that can happen in the wilderness are uncountable, but knowing the basics can help you deal with almost any situation. (more…)
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Determining when a child is old enough to carry his or her own folding knife is a big decision for any parent. Parents often ask what age a child should reach before being trusted with a hunting knife. The truth is there’s no hard-and-fast-rule; it all depends on the maturity level of the child.
There’s safety in numbers, and nowhere is this more the case than on a hiking or backpacking trip. However, there’s also something special about venturing into the wilderness alone, to commune with nature and enjoy the peace of solitude.
Many hunters dream of the day when their children will join them in the woods and learn how to track and kill their own game. Unfortunately, the number of hunters across the nation is steadily dwindling as fewer and fewer kids are exposed to this once-common outdoor activity.
Hiking in the wilderness can bring about a sense of tremendous peace and relaxation, and the Pacific Northwest offers plenty of deep forests and long tracts of wilderness for escaping the demands of daily life. The farther you stray from the beaten path, however, the greater the chances your situation might turn on a dime, transforming peace and relaxation into a fight for survival.