Backcountry Safety Ashland KY

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."

King's Daughters Sleep
(606) 327-4162
2245 Winchester
Ashland, KY
 
Interhope Counseling Services
(606) 928-0150
10730 Midland Trail
Ashland, KY
 
Feierstein Rosalyn E Phd Abpp
(606) 325-4091
1544 Winchester
Ashland, KY
 
Phoenix Psychiatry At Bellefonte
(606) 329-1016
1544 Winchester
Ashland, KY
 
Southern Ohio Behavioral Health
(740) 533-0055
2113 S 7th Street
Ironton, OH
 
Unified Psychiatry Psc
(606) 329-0408
1290 Montgomery
Ashland, KY
 
Borders Jack Md
(606) 326-0322
1000 Ashland
Ashland, KY
 
Evans & Associates Psc
(606) 329-9333
207 16th St
Ashland, KY
 
Pathways Inc
(606) 325-3631
2115 Moore Street
Ashland, KY
 
Family Guidance Center Ilcao
(740) 532-7855
1518 S 3rd Street
Ironton, OH
 

Backcountry Safety

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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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