Backcountry Safety Ankeny IA

you head to the backcountry without thinking through your outdoor adventure needs, you might be exchanging the rat race for a struggle of another kind. Depending on where you venture, you can face anything from great big bears to microscopic invaders . But nature should be exhilarating, not nerve-racking. After all, the Boy Scout motto is "Be Prepared" not "Be Paranoid."

Meier New Life Clinics - Ankeny Outpatient
(515) 965-8334
107 East First St
Ankeny, IA
Specialty
Counseling center or practice
Additional Information
Meier Clinics has been providing answers to life's problems since 1976 through a wide array of mental health care programs. Our programs are unique as we treat the whole person?emotionally, physically, and spiritually. All of our clinical staff (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family counselors, addiction counselors, dieticians, etc.) are committed Christians who are fully credentialed and professionally trained. They are dedicated to providing a safe environment

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Meier New Life Clinics - West Des Moines Outpatient
(515) 225-4006
3636 West Town Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Counseling center or practice
Additional Information
Meier Clinics has been providing answers to life's problems since 1976 through a wide array of mental health care programs. Our programs are unique as we treat the whole person?emotionally, physically, and spiritually. All of our clinical staff (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family counselors, addiction counselors, dieticians, etc.) are committed Christians who are fully credentialed and professionally trained. They are dedicated to providing a safe environment

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Clinical Assessment & Treatment Se
(515) 255-4211
4313 University
Des Moines, IA
 
Davis Sandra Phd
(515) 244-7007
545 31st
Des Moines, IA
 
Counseling & Assessment Services
(515) 282-0304
2404 Forest
Des Moines, IA
 
Central Iowa Psychological Services - West Des Moines
(515) 222-1999
1200 Valley West Drive
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Counseling center or practice
Additional Information
Central Iowa Psychological Services (CIPS) has gathered a unique group of counselors with a broad background of education and experience to assist clients in working with behavioral, spiritual, and psychological issues.We at CIPS believe that the work of the effective counselor is to meet the client where they are psychologically...to give acceptance and affirmation, and to explore options and support the client in growth, change and healing. The client who learns to understand and accept

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Center for Interpersonal Effectiveness - Psychologist
(515) 289-9136
2525 N. Ankeny Blvd. STE 113
Ankeny, IA
 
Christiansen Eva Phd Plc
(515) 471-5071
1922 Ingersoll
Des Moines, IA
 
Beeman David Phd
(515) 279-3033
3839 Merle Hay Rd Ste
Des Moines, IA
 
Andrikopoulos Jim Phd
(515) 358-0011
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
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Backcountry Safety

Being in the pink in the wild blue yonder

If you head to the backcountry without thinking through your outdoor adventure needs, you might be exchanging the rat race for a struggle of another kind. Depending on where you venture, you can face anything from great big bears to microscopic invaders . But nature should be exhilarating, not nerve-racking. After all, the Boy Scout motto is "Be Prepared" not "Be Paranoid."

Whether you're boat-bound, heading underground or have your sights set on a high-octane summit, our Nomadik Laundry List of backcountry safety issues will keep you traveling without the terror. While there's no guarantee you won't come across Murphy on your tour, if you do look misadventure in the eye at least you'll know how to respond.

Backcountry Basics

  • Brush up on the basics: Review the nuts and bolts of outdoor safety before you leave. Browse our pages for solid advice that applies to any outdoor adventure.
  • Know the territory: Whether you read a guide book, talk to park rangers or scour the Internet for destination-specific information, give yourself a crash course on the weather , wildlife and terrain.
  • Be a bookworm: Carry a field manual for the area(s) you'll be visiting. Don't just pick up the first one you see. Look for one with clear pictures and detailed descriptions of the hazardous plants and insects you might encounter, as well as symptoms and first aid treatments. Ensure the information is laid out in a way that is logical to you, so you can find what you need quickly.
  • Inspect your vehicle: If you're RVing or boating , getting there is half the battle. Make sure your vehicle is maintained and has everything you'll need to get you to your outdoor destination and back.
  • Dress for success: Clothes don't make the man, but they do make the vacation. The right wardrobe is more about keeping up with the conditions than off the worst-dressed list.
  • Stick together: Even if you've headed into ...

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