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7 Survival Items Every Backpacker Needs

7 Survival Items Every Backpacker Needs

You’re heading out for a long weekend backpacking trip. You have food, shelter, water purification, and extra layers. You’re prepared for anything right? But what[Read More…]

by April 30, 2014 0 comments Gear, Skills
The Art of Traveling

The Art of Traveling

Mastering the art and skill of traveling is not accomplished through practice or any talent you may have.  No school will give you a bachelor’s[Read More…]

by April 23, 2014 0 comments Community, Skills
Orienteering

Orienteering

Orienteering is a sport where you use a map and compass to navigate through a race course to numbered checkpoints (known as controls). Terrain is usually through forested areas and over rough terrain. Race course check points (controls) register your arrival electronically and mark your progress through the course.

by February 5, 2014 0 comments Community, Skills
Training for a Traverse

Training for a Traverse

What if you can’t even get to the mountains regularly? Get as close as you can. I don’t have a gym membership, so I run stairs and hills in my neighborhood. A set of bleacher stairs is usually pretty easy to find. And in the Seattle area, you’re probably not too far from a good running hill.

by January 7, 2014 0 comments Community, Skills
A New Year, A New You – 10 Exercises To Strengthen Your Body

A New Year, A New You – 10 Exercises To Strengthen Your Body

You spent time with friends and family over the holidays and maybe already started making plans for this year’s outdoor adventures. It’s time to start a regular fitness routine.

by January 6, 2014 0 comments Community, Skills
Winter Photography for Beginners

Winter Photography for Beginners

Ever wonder how the pros get those stunning winter photographs while you sit and struggle with over exposed and harsh hopefuls? Here’s some quick tips I use during my winter travels and they will work with any dslr or film camera.

by November 20, 2013 0 comments Skills
Winter Clothing for Kids

Winter Clothing for Kids

You and your children should wear multiple layers of clothing that provide various levels of protection against sweat, heat loss, wind and potentially snow. Layering works because the type of clothing you select for each stratum serves a different function, such as wicking moisture or shielding against wind.

by November 7, 2013 0 comments Gear, Skills
Get Fit for Snow

Get Fit for Snow

Winter snow will be here before you know it! Whether you snowshoe, ski, board or sled, you need to get your body prepared to be on that slippery, unstable surface.

by November 5, 2013 0 comments Skills
Additional Avy Tool: Avalanche Conditions

Additional Avy Tool: Avalanche Conditions

With the turn of the season there is no reason to toss those hiking boots in the closet and give up on getting out to the mountains. There is reason, however, to rethink objectives and to take some extra steps in planning.

by November 1, 2013 0 comments Gear, Skills
Tips for Hiking During Hunting Season

Tips for Hiking During Hunting Season

Just because it’s autumn doesn’t mean that hiking season is over. In fact in many parts of the United States hiking is at it’s best once the temperature drops and the leaves change color.

by October 24, 2013 0 comments Skills