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Backpacking First-Aid Philosophies

Two ibuprofen and a five-year-old Band-Aid ain't gonna cut it.

Backpacking and Long-Distance Hiking in the Time of Covid-19

We need to take a hard look at what it means to be a long-distance backpacker in 2020 - what types of trips should be off the table, what types of trips are still okay, and how to keep yourself sane if you can’t make a backpacking trip work this year.

Unlimited Podcast 001 | Stress Fractures

Stress fractures in the lower leg and foot are common injuries among long-distance hikers, hikers who are training for big events, vacation hikers, runners, and older hikers. This video podcast episode discusses the definition, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of stress fractures.

Podcast 022 | Hypothermia and Frostbite – Treatment and Prevention

To help you stay safe this season, this Backpacking Light SKILLS SHORT centers on frostbite and hypothermia.

Maceration, Immersion Foot and Backpacking

A short, detailed discussion on immersion foot and maceration, how to deal with it in the backcountry and when not to.

Lightweight First Aid and Trauma Kits: Perspectives from a Mountain Rescue Medic

This article features an interview with a Canadian Mountain Rescue Medic, focusing on how to assemble lightweight first aid and trauma kits for backcountry travel.

Backpacking Scissors (Reviews and Test Results)

The most comprehensive review of backpacking scissors for ultralight hiking and camping: 11 models compared in 13 tests! You just may leave your knife at home.

A Micro-Utility Knife: The Backnife Review

In this Backnife Review, we focus on the comprehensive (sic) blade technology in this detailed analysis of a cutting tool ;)

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