Compass and topographic map

How to Use a Compass and Map for Navigation

Learning how to use a map and compass is one of the most essential skills for backcountry navigation. Even with all the GPS technology we have today, it pays to know how to find your way around using no more than a compass and the Earth’s magnetic field
Coiled rattle snake

Venomous Snakes: Identification and Bite Treatment In The Wilderness

Learn to identify some of the most common and dangerous snakes. If you run into a copperhead, cottonmouth or diamondback in the wild you’ll want to know how best to protect yourself. This article will give you the lowdown on venomous snakes in the US.
Poison Ivy warning sign

Poison Ivy Rash and Other Plants: Treatment & Symptoms

Poison ivy is poisonous and a brush against its leaves can leave you with an angry red rash that can be extremely uncomfortable. This guide shows you where it grows, what poison ivy looks like, symptoms and treatments.
Guide To Finding and Treating Drinking Water

Backpackers Guide To Finding and Treating Drinking Water

Everything you need to know about finding and treating drinking water in the wild. How to collect water when there are no streams or lakes. The best techniques to make dirty water drinkable.
Survival kit

Emergency First-Aid and Supply Kit Checklist

Don’t wait till it’s too late! Read on to learn about essential first aid gear and extra gear that makes up emergency supply kits (or “bug out bags”)
Angry ant biting human skin

How to Identify Common Bug Bites

Bug bites are the bug bear of many, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Follow the tips in this guide to minimise the chances of bugs spoiling your outdoor adventure.