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Irrigation is the most important step you can take to prevent a cut from going south.
For how dangerous the backcountry can be, it's sometimes the smallest accidents that become the biggest injuries. Stay safe with these tips.
Knowing how to help a scared hiking partner is as important as knowing how to tape an ankle.
Tired of red, stinging blisters three miles into every ten-mile trek? Us too. That’s why we’ve brought together the best blister prevention tips and tricks for keeping you and your feet happy on any trip.
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.
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.
Getting ill on the trail happens, and it can be scary. Here's how to prevent sickness and ride it out when it happens.
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.
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.
How to keep hiking when your ankle takes a turn for the worse. Plus, keeping them strong and trail-ready.
Keep your cool in the backcountry—no matter how high the mercury climbs—with these key lessons from one of the hottest places on Earth.
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.
Learn how to treat the most common wilderness maladies with our guide to dealing with everything from bellyaches to broken bones.
Nature can be brutal. Learn how to to deal with wounds from all kinds of thorns, spines, splinters, shards, quills, needles, and anything else that might get under your skin when you’re on the trail.
Be prepared for trips of all lengths with this first aid kit from REI.
Pro Tips: Boost Performance, Planning, Safety, and More
Yes, the views and fresh air and exercise make every backpacking trip worthwhile. But now, new research shows, staying home is just plain dumb. Learn why backpacking boosts brainpower in this exclusive report from the frontiers of environmental neuroscience.
A compact kit that provides you with the survival essentials you need while you're on the go.
Learn to decide when to walk out and when to stay put with a variety of backcountry medical ailments.
Learn how to tape a sprained ankle with this step-by-step guide.
In a Utah mash-up of adventure racing and wilderness medicine, everyone wins.
An all-natural sunscreen with bug repellant
Though we love backcountry wildlife (well, mostly), sometimes we get no love back. Read up on what to do when Mother Nature bites.
Ugh. It's happened to us all. Here's how to handle a bad belly when you're away from far from home.
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