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Don’t Get Lost Hiking: How To Avoid A Search And Rescue Mission & Stay Safe On The Trail

Don’t Get Lost Hiking: How To Avoid A Search And Rescue Mission & Stay Safe On The Trail

Have you ever gotten lost on the trail? Do you know what to do if you get lost while hiking? We asked you these questions in an Instagram stories p...

Your Seasonal Poison Ivy Update: How To Prevent And Treat A Poison Ivy Outbreak

Your Seasonal Poison Ivy Update: How To Prevent And Treat A Poison Ivy Outbreak

Did you know poison ivy is still active even when no leaves are present?

As we step into fall, please keep in mind that poisonous plants are still a threat to you, your kids — and even your pets!

Poison ivy contains a potent and resilient oil called urushiol, which is present not only on leaves but also on the vine of the plant.

When this oil comes into contact with your skin, it can result in a rash that welts and blisters.

We know first-hand how uncomfortable a poison ivy reaction can be, so we talked to our friends and poisonous plant experts at Tecnu to understand how to avoid contact with poison ivy and what to do if you happen to encounter it.

Stay safe while hiking this fall. Read on to find out what to look for and how to treat poison ivy now.

Hiking Safety: Hiking in the Heat

Hiking Safety: Hiking in the Heat

During summer it may be smart to avoid hiking in the heat-of-the-day, but with proper planning you can still enjoy your weekly hikes! Here are some tips on staying safe when hiking in the heat.

Your Hiking Guide To Poison Ivy, Oak, & Sumac: How To Identify, Avoid, And Treat

Your Hiking Guide To Poison Ivy, Oak, & Sumac: How To Identify, Avoid, And Treat

"Leaves of three, let them be." Find out how to identify poison ivy, oak, and sumac. Learn what to do if you come into contact with a poisonous plant. Find the best products for an allergic reaction to poison ivy, oak, sumac and other outdoor itches.

How to Hike Smart and Recreate Responsibly During the Days of Covid-19

How to Hike Smart and Recreate Responsibly During the Days of Covid-19

Are you being a responsible hiker during your 52 Hike Challenge? And what does it mean to recreate responsibly while on-trail? Find out how to practice hiking etiquette. Discover the 7 Leave No Trace (LNT) Principles. Get hiking tips to stay safe during Covid-19, and more. Learn how to #RecreateResponsibly right now.

Sawyer’s Clean Water Movement: How One Outdoor Retailer Is Giving Back In Big Ways

Sawyer’s Clean Water Movement: How One Outdoor Retailer Is Giving Back In Big Ways

Can you imagine your life without clean water?

Just for a moment, try to visualize what that would be like: your drinking water is infested with feces, showers are scarce if at all, and you’re probably really, really sick.

Not just sick with a cold. Sick with a fever. Vomiting. Chills. Headaches. Diarrhea. 

Can you imagine that life?

You probably can’t. Because it’s unimaginable. And because no one should ever have to live without access to clean water.

People shouldn’t have to risk their lives every time they take a drink. Children shouldn’t die from waterborne disease before their 5th birthday. 

And the United Nations agrees. In 2010, the organization deemed clean drinking water and sanitation to be essential human rights for all.

But illnesses due to poor water quality are still happening every day. And they're not going away. Not unless we do something… 

8 Hiking Safety Tips to Protect You from the Unexpected While on the Trail

8 Hiking Safety Tips to Protect You from the Unexpected While on the Trail

Do you know what to do if you... Get bit by a snake Sprain your ankle Encounter a predator Get stuck in a thunderstorm Suffer from dehydration or ...

Hiking in the Snow Safety Tips: What is an Ice Axe and Crampons?

Hiking in the Snow Safety Tips: What is an Ice Axe and Crampons?

We want to make sure all of you are aware that there are dangerous conditions in the outdoors, especially where there is snow. We ABSOLUTELY recomm...