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-------------------------Seasonal Reminder: Dress for the weather, not the car.
You can't always avoid the emergency room. But there are simple things to do that can make the best of a bad situation. Click here for tips to deal with trauma (e.g., broken bones, bleeding, etc), chest pain, abdominal pain, respiratory difficulty, and high fever. More info....
Firewood is always a challenge, especially during wet or wintery conditions. Click for a tip...
Always be prepared for survival situations.
Be Safe Out There. Driving to the trailhead, hiking along the trail or bushwhacking and camping in the backcountry need some special techniques and good equipment. Keep your tent, sleeping bag, backpack and other gear in tip top condition.
Safe drinking water is one of your main concerns. Water filters and water purifiers provide safe and convenient water wherever you are.
Be aware of hypothermia whenever in cool, moist windy situations.
So pack up your tent, sleeping bag, and camping gear on your pack frame and get out there.
How to remove a tick
Pull them off with fine-tipped tweezers? That's one way. But it sometimes results in the head getting detached under the skin. That can lead to more trouble. Try this:
A school nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks
where they automatically withdraw themselves when you follow her simple
instructions. Read this one as it could save you from some major problems.
"Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.
If the head or mouth parts is not completely removed, it may cause infection. It's usually OK to just let nature take its course, but monitor carefully and consult a doctor if things get ugly.
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