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In many parts of the country the temperatures are still soaring! It may not be the middle of summer so getting overheated may not be at the forefront of your mind. That can be dangerous! Heat-related illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion can still creep up on you. Learn to recognize the symptoms so … Continue reading “Heat Stroke vs Heat Exhaustion”
Who the heck was John Muir? He is the most famous and influential American conservationist, having been called, “Father of our National Parks.” He also founded the Sierra Club, and taught the people of his time about experiencing and protecting our lands. A few basics about the trail: The trail is in California & is … Continue reading “Hiking the John Muir Trail in California”
September 21, 2019 is National CleanUp Day and is being held in conjunction with World CleanUp Day. 157 Countries, 18 million plus volunteers participate worldwide, this is a major day for mother nature! Here are a few ways that you can help this year: Partner or register with a friendly, local non-profit if possible. You … Continue reading “Be a part of National Cleanup Day!”
Have you noticed whether you’re on the trail, the beach, or just around your neighborhood that trash piles up? What can you do about it? I know!!! Have you tried “plogging”? Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp)! It started as an organized activity in Sweden. As a … Continue reading “Try Plogging. You’ll get hooked.”
Interview with Annette Poliwka, introduction by Denise Stegall Have you ever dreamed of living out of your suitcase? Traveling the world, seeing everything there is to see all while working or getting paid? Sounds great, doesn’t it. But… traveling solo scares you to death! In her interview with Theresa Fleche in The Passport Lifestyle Series, … Continue reading “Traveling Solo: Living a Passport Lifestyle”
By Annette Poliwka Did you know that May is BIKE Month? When was the last time you rode your 🚲 to an outdoor event? What about to work? Around the block? Riding a bike has many environmental benefits including the fact that it is a pollution-free mode of transport and bikes reduce the need to … Continue reading “Get on Your Bike and Ride!”
1. Navigation: electronic & paper: map, compass, altimeter, GPS device, personal locator beacon (PLB) or satellite messenger 2. Sun protection: sunglasses, sun-protective clothes and sunscreen 3. Headlamp: plus extra batteries 4. First aid: including foot care and insect repellent 5. Repair kit and tools: duct tape, knife, screwdriver, and scissors 6. Fire: matches, lighter and … Continue reading “Top Ten Hiking Essentials”