Did you know a first aid kit is one of the 10 Essentials you should always carry on any outdoors adventure?
Today you’ll find out everything you need to know about one very important hiking essential: your outdoors first aid kit.
Get ready to find out:
- What to carry in your hiking first aid kit
- How to treat minor cuts, scrapes and blisters while on-trail
- A trail-tested and approved product to carry with you on your hiking adventures
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.
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…