Posts Tagged ‘camping safety’

New Article: Bear Safety!

Monday, August 9th, 2010

This month, Coast published an interesting article about bear safety in the Pacific Northwest, called “Northwest Bear Safety Tips”. Most outdoor enthusiasts know that grizzlies and black bears inhabit many popular outdoor destinations in the Pacific Northwest, but not everyone knows what to do if they come across a bear. This useful, informative article details ways to avoid bears, how to tell if bears may be nearby, and what to do if you cross paths with a bear. Here are a few highlights from the article:

Where are bears most often found in the Pacific Northwest?

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Oregon Launches “Let’s Go Camping” Campaign

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Let’s face it: Camping can be challenging, especially if you’ve never gone before. You have to worry about what to pack, where to go and how to set up that brand-new tent. Luckily, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has you covered.

The OPRD has launched “Let’s Go Camping,” a summer program aimed at helping beginners get acquainted with the basics of camping. The overnight camping program will feature ranger-led nature hikes; Dutch oven cooking and fire safety; owl prowls and bat hikes; and educational segments on plant identification, sustainable camping and how to camp without leaving a trace. There will even be extra equipment in case you haven’t acquired all the camping gear necessities just yet.

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Camper Missing in Deschutes Falls Area

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Jeff "Jay" NelsonThe search continued today for a 20-year-old man who went missing Saturday while camping near Deschutes Falls in Washington state. Police believe the camper, Jeff “Jay” Nelson, may have fallen off a cliff during the middle of the night.

Officials said Nelson and his friends went to bed at about 11 p.m. after setting up a campsite near the Deschutes River. On Saturday morning Nelson was gone, although his sleeping bag and other gear were still there. Friends, family, and local officials began organized rescue efforts Saturday morning and afternoon. Local rescue dive teams began searching the Deschutes River on Sunday.

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