Hypothermia – Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

Hypothermia is subnormal body temperature that occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it. It is most often caused by exposure to cold weather. Other factors that may contribute to the onset of hypothermia include over-exertion, … Continue reading

Tips for Hiking in Tick Country

Alongside mosquitos, ticks are at the top of the vector class when it comes to disease transmission. These little blood suckers can carry and transmit viruses, bacteria and parasites. Indeed, when it comes to spending time out in the wilderness … Continue reading

Minimizing Food and Water Weight

For lightweight and ultralightweight backpackers, the combined weight of food and water will regularly exceed that of all the gear they are carrying. For example, five days food equates to approximately 10 lbs (4.5 kg). Half a gallon of water … Continue reading