Iceland is an incredible but unpredictable place for outdoor adventures. Here are some tips for exploring Iceland safely.
Spotting a moose in your vicinity on your hiking or camping trip can trigger panic. While beautiful creatures, their sheer size and fearsome antlers might make you feel in danger. The good news, you probably aren’t. “Although still rare, moose attacks are more common than bear attacks,” says David Mizejewski, a naturalist with the National [...]
Bears, big cats, and wild canines are attacking humans more frequently than at any time in modern history. That’s according to a sweeping new international study released in the journal PLOS Biology last week. But it’s not just that there are more people on the planet—or more carnivores. Instead, a complex interplay of climate, socioeconomic [...]
Bear Grylls knows a thing or two about cold. At age 23, he was one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He has also flown a paraglider high in the Himalayas, crossed the polar icecaps, slept in snow caves, climbed into crevasses, swum in icy water and explored ice [...]
COVID-19 is leading to more and more people outdoors and out on the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. There are paddlers on the water and people enjoying a day on the water in their boat. The question is, what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more [...]
The Safe Boating Campaign, a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating led by the National Safe Boating Council, shares important boating safety tips for boaters to make the most of Labor Day weekend. “We believe wearing a life jacket is the simplest way to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones while enjoying [...]
July 4 is recreational boating’s biggest holiday of the year. The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water predicts crowded launch ramp and marina facilities with significant recreational boat traffic congestion on lakes, rivers and coastal waters. Operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, machinery failure, and alcohol use rank as the top five primary contributing factors [...]