You’re on an outing with your troop when a buddy slips off the trail and messes up his leg. Miles and at least a day’s hike from the nearest trailhead, what are you gonna do? Here's some tip n' tricks to keep everyone (including you) safe and healthy!


First-Aid Kits : Everything you need to know – Buy one? Build one? Here's a great article on things to consider when building a personal, patrol or home first-aid kit.


How to prevent and treat blisters – There’s nothing better than hiking or backpacking in the great outdoors, but a blister can quickly ruin your day. Here are tips for how to avoid getting blisters and how to treat them.


How to avoid heat exhaustion – "I'm tired, and I think I'm going to barf." No one likes to hear this … ever. But knowing the symptoms of heat exhaustion (and knowing how to treat it) can head off a dangerous situation before it gets out of hand.