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

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

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

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

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