Backcountry Safety Augusta GA

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."

Cambridge Counseling Center
(706) 667-6767
1524 Monte
Augusta, GA
 
CPS
(706) 855-7784
3633 Wheeler
Augusta, GA
 
Albrecht Nettie Phd
(706) 729-9595
3643 Walton
Augusta, GA
 
The Counseling Group
(706) 772-7500
3026 Deans Bridge Road
Augusta, GA
 
Brown Ed Phd
(706) 860-1122
3990 Columbia
Augusta, GA
 
Burch Karen Shaw LMFT
(706) 210-4843
3150 Perimeter
Augusta, GA
 
A & B C
(706) 481-8181
1287 Marks Church
Augusta, GA
 
Go West Coaching
(706) 840-0992
P.O. Box 204369
Augusta, GA
 
Sound Mind A
(803) 442-9410
1315 W Martintown Rd
North Augusta, SC
 
ABS Behavioral & Psychological Serv
(706) 855-2348
4145 Columbia
Augusta, GA
 

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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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