Outdoor Hazard: How to Avoid a Cougar Attack
Cougar attacks are rare, but it pays to play defensively in mountain lion territory. Here, we provide some tips on how to avoid these encounters and what to do in the rare event of an attack.
When Fingers Are More Than Cold: Raynaud’s Disease
When do cold fingers and toes become a more serious condition? Raynaud’s disease causes painfully cold, often pale-colored digits.
Sunburn On Your Eyes! Protecting Against Snow Blindness
Despite the cold, winter actually poses serious risks from the sun. Intense solar exposure and reflection off snow can cause temporary blindness. Here are some tips to protect your vision.
Skier’s Thumb: The Unusually Common Fall Injury
Skier’s thumb occurs when you try and stop a fall with arms outstretched and you land on your pole’s grip. A hyper-extended thumb isn’t an emergency, but it can be debilitating and requires medical evaluation.
Outdoor Hazards: Dislocated Shoulder in the Backcountry
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body – and the most likely to dislocate. What would you do if you dislocated a shoulder in the backcountry?
Winter’s Bite: Treating and Avoiding Frostbite
Skin exposed to extreme cold can freeze, posing painful and debilitating injury.
Undetectable Killer: Cooking (or Heating) With Gas in Tents
Odorless, colorless, poisonous: Carbon monoxide is a deadly threat to campers who cook and heat with gas inside tents.
Avoid Knee Injuries While Skiing: Tips to Keep You Healthy
Changing snow conditions, weak legs, skiing above your ability—knee injuries are one of the most common traumas on the slope. Here are some tips to avoid knee injuries this winter.
Avoid Hypothermia: Tips to Keep You Safe
Cold and wet, the body’s temperature can drop, leading to hypothermia. Here are some tips to stay safe this winter.
Poison Ivy: Spot the Plant, Treat the Rash
Leaves of three, let it be. Poison ivy is easy to spot, especially in fall. Here are some pointers to identify (and treat) poison ivy all year around.
Outdoor Hazards: The Bonk
We caught up with Salomon ultrarunner and coach Max King to learn more about the bonk and how to avoid it.
Outdoor Hazards: Falling Branches
When setting up camp, don’t forget to look up! Falling branches can hit campsites. Their old-school nickname — widowmaker — came about for a very real reason: They can be deadly.
Outdoor Hazards: Wildfires
If a wildfire were to ignite while you were hiking, would you know what to do? Learn what to do in a wildfire when you’re off the beaten track.
Outdoor Hazards: Flash Flood
Hell in high water, floods are a leading cause of death in the outdoors. Here are some pointers to play it safe.
Outdoor Hazards: Rattlesnakes
It’s been a hot year. And in many areas, that means snakes! Here are some tips to identify and avoid rattlesnakes.
Outdoor Hazards: Viewing The Total Eclipse
The total eclipse is coming to America. Are you ready?