Staying Safe in the Heat

What's changed?

Hey everyone! Have you ever wondered how wilderness skills have changed over the years? Well, let's take a moment to explore the fascinating transformation that has taken place!

  1. Technology has played a significant role in revolutionizing wilderness skills. From GPS devices to satellite phones, we now have incredible tools that make navigation and communication in the wilderness much easier. And let's not forget about the lightweight and durable gear that has made outdoor adventures more accessible and comfortable than ever before!
  2. Education and knowledge have seen a tremendous boost! With the rise of outdoor education programs, books, and online resources, we now have a wealth of information at our fingertips. Whether it's survival techniques, first aid, camping tips, or outdoor cooking, we can now equip ourselves with the knowledge needed to thrive in the wild. For a list of classes we offer, visit our Classes page.
  3. Environmental consciousness has become an integral part of wilderness skills. We've become more aware of the impact we have on nature and the importance of preserving it. Wilderness skills now often include knowledge about Leave No Trace principles, promoting responsible practices that minimize our footprint and help protect our natural spaces.
  4. Safety standards have come a long way! Improved equipment design, better understanding of wilderness hazards, and an increased focus on risk management have all contributed to a safer outdoor experience. Wilderness skills now encompass training on assessing and mitigating risks, basic first aid, and emergency response.
  5. Lastly, there has been a cultural shift in the purpose and mindset behind wilderness skills. While survival skills were once associated with necessity and self-reliance, they now often serve recreational purposes. Many of us engage in outdoor activities for leisure and enjoyment, embracing the beauty of the wilderness with a newfound appreciation.

So, as we venture into the great outdoors, let's celebrate the evolution of wilderness skills over the last century. Embrace technology, educate yourself, be environmentally conscious, prioritize safety, and find joy in the wonders of nature!

And if your adventures take you to the water, be sure to take an inflatable kayak! Learn more about our rentals.