Digging, lifting, and sawing in the hot sun take a toll on the body.
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Knowing how to prevent and treat burns should be in every backpacker's toolkit.
Snakes and heat shouldn't keep your little one locked inside all summer. Here's how to keep them safe in the backcountry.
Irrigation is the most important step you can take to prevent a cut from going south.
Knowing how to help a scared hiking partner is as important as knowing how to tape an ankle.
Long-lasting Covid symptoms can affect your hiking performance at high elevations. Here's how to prepare.
Burning fuel in confined spaces can lead to lethal carbon monoxide poisoning.
More than half of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers reported dealing with a bout diarrhea along the trail. Here's what you need to know to avoid the trots.
Running into danger to save others is a noble urge. But curb it: A hurt rescuer is worse than no rescuer at all.
Cold injury can lead to disability or even gangrene and amputation. But advances in its treatment over the last few decades could be a big help.
Cervical spine injuries are serious, and immobilizing them has become gospel. But in the wilderness, where conditions can change in an instant, is it a waste of rescuers' time?
Poked, scratched, or worse: Getting a hurt eye on your hike can be a serious emergency.
No one wants a dental emergency in the backcountry. Learn how to avoid and deal with them.
Warm summers mean more snakes, and more people outside mean more encounters. Here's what to do if you get bitten.
Drowning Is One of the Backcountry’s Worst Dangers—But This Essential Skill Could Help You Save a Life.
A recent study suggests that chest compressions may be the most important skill for rescuers to deploy after a drowning.
Cooling down an overheating patient in the backcountry is often an insurmountable challenge. Now, researchers are testing a strategy from the endurance sports world for use on the trail.
Once you leave the trailhead, your safety is in your own hands.