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Aquatic Critters in your Drinking Water

Aquatic Critters in your Drinking Water

That cold fast moving clear mountain spring appears pristine to the naked eye, but microscopic organisms are thriving in its water by the millions. If ingested, some of these microorganisms can cause severe gastrointestinal infections resulting in diarrhea and vomiting. Two such common microorganisms you might […]

What you need to know about Blacklegged Ticks and Lyme Disease

What you need to know about Blacklegged Ticks and Lyme Disease

There are plenty of biting insects out there. Although annoying, most biting insects cause no harm to humans or animals. The exceptions are the blood-feeding pests that can vector many etiological pathogens, such as mosquitoes and ticks. In the U.S., the Black Legged tick, also […]

Why Ginger is an Important Spice for Wilderness Travel

Why Ginger is an Important Spice for Wilderness Travel

Ginger is a pungent rhizome (underground part of the stem) of the tropical herbaceous plant Zingiber officinale botanically related to turmeric. Like turmeric, ginger contains many active beneficial constituents. While ginger is most known for soothing an upset stomach, it is also a mild stimulant that promotes […]

Eliminate Leg Cramps while Hiking

Eliminate Leg Cramps while Hiking

Backpacking involves a long and steady aerobic workout with fitness benefits that rival other more intense, higher impact activities. Although backpacking is a non-competitive recreational activity with a low chance of burn-out, the constant climbing and descending can lead to cramping and injury. Besides overuse […]

Relief from Poisonous Plants while on the Trail

Relief from Poisonous Plants while on the Trail

Did you just touch poison ivy, oak or sumac? How can you avoid a rash after touching them? What can you do to alleviate the itching if you develop a rash? Know what cures can be found growing in the wilderness!

Motion Sickness – a “handy” remedy

Motion Sickness – a “handy” remedy

Motion sickness? These natural remedies may be worth a try if you or your passengers start feeling queasy while traveling