Join us this week as we tackle your questions and answers. Some of the topics include supplementing your camping food with wild edibles. Cooking with grubs, frying grasshoppers.
Matt calls in wanting to know how to stay cool in the summer without air conditioning. We go deep on this question. With tons of info on how to keep cool during the hot months. Shading your house, reflecting the sun back and using the ChiliPAD to stay cool.
This week our main topic is all about dealing with an ankle injury. What can seem to be a very minor issue, especially now, can be life threatening during a collapse. Making even the tiniest choir into a heavy burden.
I recently had my worst ankle injury. Coming down out of a tree I rolled it completely sideways. At first I thought it was not that bad since I limped inside. Now more than a week later it is still not completely healed. I employed many tactics to get it healed enough to walk. Even still I was completely incapacitated for almost 4 days.
If for some reason I had needed to bug out on foot during that time I would have been screwed. Using crutches wearing a pack is not something I care to do.
We briefly mention looking into mobility work to strengthen the feet to reduce the risk of rolled ankles. Prevention is the better option here. If you do suffer an ankle injury you WILL be down a few days. Period.
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Few unexpected events can put a damper on enjoying the outdoors more than a snake bite.
Fortunately, most snakes living in North America are not poisonous. There are some exceptions however, including copperheads, rattle snakes, coral snakes and water moccasins. Out of all the venomous snakes in North America all but the coral snake share a common trait, in that they all fall into a classification of snakes known as pit vipers. Pit vipers have eyes that are more slit-like in appearance, and all have triangular-shaped heads that feature pits on both sides of the head that are centered between the nostril and the eye.
Today I’m going to go over the contents of my Level 1 First Aid kit and why I carry what i do. the philosophy behind this kit is one based on being small and light weight and covering most day-to-day needs. This kit is not meant to be a blow out kit nor to be able to handle traumatic injuries. What is does cover are some of the things that I have had happen most often with a little extras for emergencies.