Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pine Needles For Vitamin C

Dijukno that a cup of pine needle tea has the same amount of vitamin C as half a dozen lemons? You can gather new growing, lighter colored near the end of the branch needles.  Boil your water, turn off the heat, then

Monday, December 19, 2011

Snowshoe Techniques


Dijukno snowshoeing is almost as easy as walking?  The shoes require a wider than normal stance that may take some time getting used to, but it doesn't take long before you become comfortable and start enjoying your day.

Let's start by  learning how to ascend a

Friday, November 11, 2011

Boot Care And Waterproofing


Dijukno you can be proactive in how long your boots will last and how waterproof they will be for your next hike?

Helpful Tips And Suggestions

Remove the

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dowloading National Geographic Topo Software Map To Your GPS



Dijukno you can load your National Geographic Topo software maps to a Garmin, or to a computer to print out itineraries.?
You can now feel assured you will "STAY FOUND" with this added mapping option coupled with your paper maps and compass.  With these maps, you can enjoy your adventures since every trail and boundary can be clearly marked to your satisfaction.


How to Load National Geographic Topo! Maps Into Garmin GPS Units:

Go to the National Geographic Topo! website and select and purchase a map. Follow the on-screen instructions to download it onto the computer, or open the Topo! program on your computer.

Connect the Garmin to the computer using the USB cable. The device shows an error message when connected if any updates are available.

Update any firmware.

Select "Import/Export Bucket" from the start page.

Select "Navigation" and "GPS-Connect."

Select "Auto Detect" next to the "Connect to GPS" heading.

Select "All Routes" in the "Export to GPS" tab.

The Creed Of The Champion


Dijukno there are ways to make yourself successful in life by changing the way you think and approach failure?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trail Etiquette For Dog Owner's




Dijukno hiking and backpacking with your dog can be fun and exciting, or miserable depending upon how much planning and preparation you have done?  You can't just show up at a hiking spot and expect to be welcomed.


You need to know things like:

Monday, October 31, 2011

Treating Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, And Poison Sumac


Dijukno if you ever get into poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac, you'll want do anything to get rid of the itching?  All three plants contain an oily sap called urushiol that yields an irritating rash.  It's all over the plant (leaves, stems, and roots), can be transferred onto objects and then onto skin, and can even

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Power Of Leading By Example - Linden's Story



Dijukno that as a Colorado native who spent his youth exploring, climbing, and skiing in the Rockies, mountaineering seemed like a natural choice for Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. (RMI) guide Linden Mallory?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Leave No Trace Curriculum - Mountaineering





Dijukno  Leave No Trace new curriculum For mountaineering?
While the mountaineering community has been supporting and practicing Leave No Trace on the world’s highest peaks for years, little formal Leave No Trace information has been available for mountaineers. The Leave No Trace techniques most often used by mountaineers have been shared in the

Friday, October 21, 2011

Snake Bites


Dijukno envenomations in North America are almost caused by either pit vipers, or much less frequently, coral snakes?

A pit viper, aka a rattlesnake, water moccasin, or copperhead bites with either one or both retractable fangs.  This can produce immediate pain and swelling in the area of the bite within 15 minutes.  If pain and swelling is not apparent after 30 minutes, envenomation likely didn't occur.  You will typically have discoloration and a blister form in the bite area, which may lead to destruction of the skin tissue.  Other symptoms you may experience are a funny taste in your mouth or a tingling in your lips within about an hour.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall Hiking


Dijukno you don’t have to hike very far or often to appreciate the changing seasons in Northern California?  This fall has proved that so far.  We’ve had cold nights, clouds, rain, high winds, practically everything this fall including snow.  There was recent snow

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Camping And Hiking In Black Bear Country


Dijukno confrontation by a large predator is a frightening thing to encounter?  Bears are some of our largest carnivores.  and they demand our respect.  Use caution to avoid placing yourself in a dangerous situation.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Wilderness First Responder Kit


Dijukno this is the kit recommended by the National Outdoor Leadership School (KNOLS) who I am certified with in Wilderness First Aid?  This is the kit

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Leave No Trace Used Gear Auction


Sell your used gear and donate the proceeds to Leave No Trace
Center for Outdoor Ethics
Hi Robyn,

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is challenging you to take a stand and help us raise funds to support our efforts at the volunteer level.  In conjunction with our online winter auction opening on November 10th, we urge you to help us take our auction one step further.

Its easy and fun to do!
  1. Step 1 - Clean out your closet and find all of your old gear
  2. Step 2 - Sell it on ebay through the giving works program
  3. Step 3 - Donate the all or a portion of the proceeds to Leave No Trace
You can sell your gear at any time.  Visit the Ebay giving works how to site for more information or list an item.

If you have any questions please contact Dean@LNT.org


Leave Only Foot Prints


Trail Etiquette - Horses On The Trail

History Of Crampons



Dijukno crampons, along with good boots and an ice-ax, are essential equipment for snow and ice climbing and mountaineering? Crampons are simply pointed metal spikes attached to a sturdy 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The REI Story




Dijukno REI's thriving spirit was born in the 1930s when Pacific Northwest mountaineer Lloyd Anderson began his search for an ice axe?  Lloyd wanted a reliable tool at a reasonable price but

Ice-Axe Length

Dijukno the optimal length for an ice axe depends more on how the climber wishes to use it rather than their height?

Ice axes are sized in metric units ranging in length from 40 to

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Immersion Through Ice/Ice Safety

Dijukno every year unsuspecting outdoor enthusiasts fall through ice and drown, or die from hypothermia?

There are several specific types of ice, and they each have distinctive

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mental Aspects Of Emergency Response And Survival - Comfort Zones

Dijukno humans are creatures of habit? Once the habits of routine, organization, and discipline are established, people become comfortable with their behavior and surroundings. People generally become

Friday, September 30, 2011

Glissading And Self Arrest

Dijukno glissading is the fastest, easiest, and most exhilarating way down many snow slopes if climbers are on foot? On slopes where speed can be controlled, it is an efficient alternative to walking or

Backcountry Wilderness Trip Planning

Dijukno you can listen to a podcast about backcountry wilderness trip planning? advantagesurvival.podbean.com


Fall Hiking

Sleeping Comfortably At Camp

Dijukno you should pee if you feel the urge when you are sleeping in cold weather? Holding it in requires

Sleeping Bag Care

Dijukno you can revive your down sleeping bag that you didn't properly store? Airing it out is a good bet between trips, but you likely need

Nutritional Difference Between Male And Female Athlete's


Dijukno several years ago, Dr. David Rowlands, a senior lecturer with the Institute of Food, Nutrition, and Human Health at Massey University in New Zealand, set out to study the role of protein in recovery from hard exercise?  He asked a group of male cyclists to ride intensely until their legs were aching and virtually all of their stored muscle fuel had been depleted.  The cyclists then consumed bars, and drinks that contained either mostly carbohydrates, or both carbohydrates, and protein.  Over the next few days, they completed two sessions of hard interval training.  One took place the following morning; the other took place two days later.


Dr. Rowlands found that the cyclists showed little benefit during the first interval session.  But during the second, the men who ingested protein had an overall performance gain of more than 4 percent, compared with the men who took only carbohydrates, which is huge, in competition.  Other researchers earlier studies produced similar results.  Protein seems to aid in the uptake of carbohydrates from the blood. Muscles store more fuel after exercise if those calories are accompanied by protein.  The protein is also thought to aid in the repair of muscle damage after hard exercise.  Dr. Rowlands’s work, published in 2008, was right in line with conventional wisdom.

After his original work was completed, Dr. Rowlands says, “we received inquiries from female cyclists,” asking

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Clean up! Anytime - Anywhere!

Dijukno since 1991 Tony and Linda Brooks of Teton Village, Wyoming have invited family and friends around the country to "clean up, anytime - anywhere" to remember the earth and celebrate the life of their son Charley?

Selecting A Winter Campsite

Dijukno selecting a comfortable camp site is a useful skill for all winter campers?

 Here are ten things to look for when evaluating different camping locations:

 Is the site close to a water source?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Leave No Trace Principles For Winter Camping

Dijukno There Are Leave No Trace Principles For Winter Camping?  Leave No Trace has posted tips tailoring their principles to winter conditions.


Plan Ahead and Prepare 

Know the area and what to expect; ALWAYS check avalanche and

Layers Of Clothing For The Outdoors

Dijukno you can practice the leave no trace principle plan ahead and prepare by properly layering your clothing?

Replace Space Blanket With The MSR E-Bivy

Dijukno you can replace your space blanket in your ten essentials with E-Bivy 12495?  This ultra compact and lightweight bivy offers versatile

Avalanche Awareness

Dijukno you should learn about avalanche's, how to survive if you are in one, and carry some gear to be rescued and or rescue others?

Storing Your Down Sleeping Bag

Dijukno it is recommended to store your down sleeping bag loosely in a breathable cotton sack for long periods of storage?

Hiking and Mountaineering Training

Dijukno it is recommended to use a heart rate monitor when training?  Train at minimum of 4 days a week keeping your calculated heart rate for

Leave No Trace Principle's: Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Dijukno be considerate of other visitors is a Leave No Trace principle?

Be Considerate of Other Visitors:

All of these Leave No Trace principles have an aim of preserving the country for future visits.  Being considerate of other visitors is reminding us to

Thunder and Lightening

Dijukno Lightening Causes Thunder?  Thunder is the sound caused by rapidly expanding gases along a channel of lightning discharge. Energy from lightning heats the air to around 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This causes a

Should You Build A Fire?

Dijukno fires, once a necessity for cooking and warmth, is steeped in history and tradition?  Some people would not think of camping without a campfire. Campfire building is also an important skill for every camper, yet, the natural appearance of many areas has been degraded by the overuse of fires and an increasing demand for firewood.

The development of light weight efficient camp stoves has encouraged a shift away from the traditional fire. Stoves have become essential equipment for

Outdoor Trip Planning

Dijukno it is extremely important to follow the advisories on

Leave Only Foot Prints

Dijukno rocks of all sizes and shapes near a body of water are a fishes habitat?

Walking Sticks Or Poles For Hiking

Dijukno that if your knees hurt when you hike, a walking stick(s) or poles make a significant difference when you

Leave Only Footprints and Take Only Photo's

Dijukno the reason for the saying "Leave only footprints and take only photo's" is because a pretty rock or a bunch of flowers deserve to remain where they are?

Making Your Own Survival Bracelet


Dijukno you can make your own survival bracelet with just a few easy steps?

Trail Etiquette For Hiking With Dogs

Dijukno trail etiquette/Leave No Trace principles indicate hikers who take their dogs on the trails should have their dogs on a leash or under very strict voice command at all times?
Strict voice command means the dog immediately

How To Measure Remaining Fuel In Your Canister In The Backcountry

Dijukno a method of determining the amount of fuel remaining in a fuel canister is much easier to do in the backcountry, or in your kitchen if you don't have an accurate scale at your disposal?  The canisters will float upright when placed in water, and the water line will vary depending

Trail Etiquette - Horses On The Trail

Dijukno when meeting a horse on the trail you should get off the trail on the downhill side?  Horses will tend to

Leave No Trace Principles - Respect Wildlife

Dijukno Respect Wildlife is the 6th of 7 Leave No Trace Principles?  Humans can unknowingly cause distress to animals by exhibiting the following behaviors: