Category Archives: Tips & Techniques

Valuable tips and techniques for all your outdoor adventure needs.

Hiking With Cold-Weather Asthma

  As I write this, it is 32 degrees in my corner of Florida, with an expected high of 56. The forecast calls for sunny skies and a mild breeze. Perfect hiking weather – if you don’t have cold-weather induced … Continue reading

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Low Impact Adventure After an Illness

  Occasionally there comes a time, perhaps due to illness, weather, equipment or the like where an outdoor activity may need to be scaled back to accommodate the capability of the participant. I recently experienced this while recovering from a … Continue reading

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Hiking for the Beginner

One would think that there wouldn’t be a need for a how-to-hike article, but surprisingly there is. Every day a would-be hiker sets off onto the trail woefully unprepared. A handful of those would-be adventurers encounter trouble and wind up … Continue reading

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Local Area Tubing Rescue Ends Successfully

Inadequate planning is believed to be the cause behind a recent float trip that became a search and rescue mission on the Blackwater River in the Florida panhandle this past week. In a joint effort by Florida Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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Wondering if a Personal Locator Beacon is Right for You?

  People who spend any amount of time exploring the great outdoors should definitely consider adding a personal locator beacon to their equipment list. Besides adding peace of mind, this handy device can literally save your life in case of … Continue reading

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