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Mastering Your Body Temperature, Part 2

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How can you protect yourself from extremes of heat and cold?  In our last post, we talked about the importance of knowing how extreme heat and cold can actually affect the body. We learned that at a certain point, the balance is tipped and the body begins to break down from exposure to too much heat/cold.  Today’s…

Mastering Your Body Temperature, Part 1

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Why is thermal regulation essential to survival?  Thermoregulation is a consistent need of the human body.  Our bodies have built-in mechanisms to generate heat when it’s cold (e.g. shivering) and stay cool when the temperature in the environment begins to rise.  However, in extreme situations, the body’s natural thermoregulation system becomes inadequate to main normal body temperature….

Golden Nuggets from the Trail, Part 2

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How can you make nature trekking easier and more enjoyable for everyone in your family?  In our last blog post we talked about the importance of being a good leader especially when you’re out in the wilderness with other people. We learned that assertiveness, calmness and logical thinking can get you out of the tightest situations. What…

Golden Nuggets from the Trail, Part 1

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How prepared are you to face the potential challenges of trekking through the wilderness?  Survival training is not just useful for dealing with manmade or natural disasters. It’s actually quite useful for different activities such as mountain climbing, nature trekking, etc.  If you love the great outdoors, it is essential that you are familiar with…

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