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Knife Safety and Emergency Wound Care

Knife Safety and Emergency Wound Care

There is never a good time to cut yourself, but doing it in the backcountry – far from a hospital – is one of the worst times. I’ve done it and I know many friends who have done it to varying degrees of severity. Not all cuts are serious, but when they...
Tips for Preventing Hypothermia

Tips for Preventing Hypothermia

I had gotten myself into a predicament. I was alone at just over 13,000 feet on December 2, hurriedly skinning my bighorn ram that I had taken the afternoon before.  The wind was blowing a steady 20-30 mph with higher gusts as clouds raced overhead with a foggy...