SNAKE TIPS

SLITHERING HAZARDS EXIST! Hiking and other outdoor fun does increase the odds of encountering a snake.  With all our miles underfoot, our most memorable snake encounters occurred while backpacking Torreya State Park. Thankfully, the park ranger had warned us and provided good advice on what to do. He also provided us his cell phone number. … Continue reading SNAKE TIPS

3 DAYS WITHOUT WATER

THAT 3RD DAY CAN'T BE PRETTY! As residents of Florida, three hours without water can be detrimental during summer months, especially if you have been exerting yourself like you do when you are hiking. Our day hikes involve plenty of water.  We each have a two liter hydration bladder in our pack and usually an extra bottle … Continue reading 3 DAYS WITHOUT WATER

3 HOURS WITHOUT SHELTER

Too hot...too cold...take shelter! Every time we take an adventure in the wilderness, we take a risk of getting lost or hurt. Either situation could leave us needing to stay put and prepare some form of shelter in order to survive. Changes, cold or hot, to our body temperature  can have multiple side affects if … Continue reading 3 HOURS WITHOUT SHELTER

3 MINUTES WITHOUT AIR

TICK, TICK, TICK...EVERY SECOND COUNTS! Outdoor adventures often take us to remote areas.  The more remote, the more relaxing. We take our boat miles down the flats to find the ideal fishing spot.  We are often 20-30 minutes from the boat ramp or civilization. We also love to hike miles into the forests, seeking the rare nature … Continue reading 3 MINUTES WITHOUT AIR

LOVE YOUR FEET

HIKING IS ROUGH ON YOUR FEET When most ladies think about loving their feet, they automatically think about spoiling themselves and their feet at a spa or salon with a pedicure.  Not me. The last time I was soaking my feet and relaxing in a massage chair was the last.  The gentleman came and gently lifted one … Continue reading LOVE YOUR FEET

KNOW B4 U GO

SURVIVAL, PREPPING, TRAINING. Call it what you may, but reading, studying and practicing techniques for survival is valuable if you like to adventure out into the unknown. We like to buy and test new equipment and see what works best.  We have basic survival essentials in our day packs.  Then we get more serious with … Continue reading KNOW B4 U GO

TICK…TICK…LYME DISEASE

TICK BITES SHOULD BE MONITORED! I have been an outdoors girl all my life.  My childhood was spent outside all day long playing and having fun.  As an adult, I continue to spend free time outdoors.  I like to hunt, hike, fish, camp and paddle. When you spend time outdoors, especially in the woods like … Continue reading TICK…TICK…LYME DISEASE