A year and a half ago I wrote a piece on Backcountry Hygiene: The Infamous Pee Rag. Hygiene is something I highly stress as a crucial element to one’s health not only in the backcountry, but in everyday life. The
KT Tape: A Backcountry Game Changer
Taping joints is a common past time as an athlete and an outdoor educator/guide. In a frontcountry setting, where what seems to be an endless supply of tape in the athletic training room, making mistakes was no big deal. In
Mental Health: How to Help in a Crisis
Imagine yourself with a head cold that turned into a sinus infection that wasn’t going away. What would you do? Would you feel embarrassed or ashamed to go to the doctor and get treated? Likely not. Why do we feel
Wound and Burn Care Pro-Tips
Just like hot spot and blister care, wound and burn care is another key skill to thriving on outdoor trips. You know those little tiny cracks in your skin on your fingers that one often gets after spending some time
Hand and Foot Care: Hot Spot and Blister Pro-Tips
Foot and hand care are a crucial element of outdoor trips. In fact, things can go wrong very quickly impairing one’s main mode of travel whether it be a land or water-based trip. When I first started venturing in the
Snow Safety Awareness: Are You Truly Prepared?
As I brought my winter gear out of hibernation and went through my pre-season inspections thoughts of snow safety churned over in my mind including the question I ask every year “Are people truly prepared?” The answer is “NO”. People
Backcountry Hygiene: The Infamous Pee Rag
Backcountry hygiene is a critical skill that everyone should hone. Doing so greatly reduces the number of gastrointestinal and genitourinary infections in the field. I am often disgusted by the amount of toilet paper I see scattered about the ground
My Backcountry Nutrition Journey: Is what you are eating working for your body?
Nutrition is a big component of day to day life especially in the backcountry. Over the years I have seen students and clients experience food stress due to their preconceived notions about food. “Carbs are bad”! “Fats are bad”! “Animal