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Entries filed under 'safety'

    Campfire Safety: A Few Tips Worth Reviewing

    filePretty please: Be careful with campfires this holiday weekend. Throughout the summer, too. We're beggin' ya. Summer will be that much sweeter if no additional wildfires become headline news in 2011. Some tips worth remembering from the REI Expert Advice article Campfire Basics:  • Know local fire regulations in advance. It's smart to call ahead to someone (campground manager; local forest district; backcountry ranger office) to learn if any fire restrictions are in place. • Gather only downed ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on July 1, 2011 11:38 AM & Tagged campfires and safety | permalink | Comments

    I Explore, Therefore I Am—Not a Wuss

    fileIf you're regularly active outdoors, does that prove that you're not a wuss? Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell triggered some national soul-searching last week when he criticized the National Football League for postponing a game in Philadelphia due to a snowstorm. The gov's words ("We've become a nation of wusses") questioned our collective willingness to take risks and live boldly, as discussed in a Jan. 5 Wall Street Journal article. Are contemporary Americans, as one interviewee suggested, more ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on January 6, 2011 2:36 PM & Tagged freedom, outdoor adventure, risk-taking, safety and wuss | permalink | Comments

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