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Hiking with Venomous Snakes

Hiking with Venomous Snakes

Have you ever gone hiking with an edgy friend who is constantly on the lookout for snakes on the sides of the trail? When discussing your previous weekend backpacking trip with your co-workers, how many times have you heard, “Aren’t you worried about snakes?” You […]

Harmless or Deadly? How to Identify Common Spiders

Harmless or Deadly? How to Identify Common Spiders

Find a giant furry spider nestled in your backpacking gear? It is Spring and spiders are coming out of hiding to eat and breed. Before you dig out your backpacking gear from the closet or garage, you might want to know how to identify what spiders […]

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!

Don’t touch these poisonous plants!

Don’t touch these poisonous plants!

The plant world is coming back to life as the temperature is starting to warm. Did you just touch poison ivy, oak or sumac? Know how to identify these common poisonous plants so you can avoid any aggravating rashes.

Edibility Tips

Edibility Tips

  Not Safe White, green, and yellow berries. Nearly all are poisonous. Never eat the berry (or the leaves) from a plant that has a milky sap. 50% of red berries are poisonous, so unless you can positively identify it, it is not worth the […]