Backpacking Skills >> Outdoor Safety
Wilderness First Aid Myths Improper 1st aid is dangerous.
Clothing Choices to Help Repel Biting Insects Some colors are better than others.
Hiker Safety Guidelines for hikers concerned about personal safety.
Prevention of Foot Problems During Hikes Info on avoiding foot problems.
Crossing Streams Safely Good tips for stream crossings.
How to Hang a Bear Bag Instructions on how to keep your food safe from bears.
The Top Wild Animals To Watch For On The Trail It is wise to be aware of animals that can potentially be dangerous.
Treating and Preventing Venomous Bites Covers first aid for snakebites.
Information on Rattlesnakes Everything you may want to know about rattlesnakes.
Lightning Precautions for Hikers: Lightning Safety in the Outdoors Facts about and reacting to lightning threats.
Outdoor Action Guide to Hypothermia And Cold Weather Injuries How to recognize and treat hypothermia and frostbite.
Outdoor Action Guide to High Altitude: Acclimatization and Illnesses Symptoms and treatment of acute mountain sickness,
Giardiasis (Beaver Fever) Facts Info on Giardia from the CDC.
The Attitude of Survival The mental aspects of staying safe in an emergency.
Wilderness Survival Priorities Safety steps to follow in a survival situation.
Using Catholes for Proper Backcountry Waste Disposal Catholes are an acceptable method of disposal for certain wastes.
Even Biodegradable Soap Can Pollute Water Sources It's OK to use if used correctly.
Managing Human Waste In Camp Proper disposal of human waste is essential.