Fear vs A Force Of Nature

Today’s post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Fear vs A #ForceOfNature @hikelikeawoman in partnership with @REI #sponsored Click To Tweet Sometimes as an outdoor woman, it would be easy to listen to the naysayers who believe that we shouldn’t be adventuring unless “protected” by a big strong man. This […]

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A Dislocated Shoulder in South Africa

A Dislocated Shoulder in South Africa @hikelikeawoman #teamHLAW #firstaid Click To Tweet I remember sitting in my NOLS Wilderness First Responder Class silently hoping that I’d never encounter or have a dislocation in the backcountry. I remember talking about applying gentle traction to realign bones and the pain the patient would endure from such an […]

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Top Tips for Safe Solo Hikes

Top Tips for Safe Solo Hikes @hikelikeawoman #teamHLAW Click To Tweet  Safety. It’s something that’s always in the back of my mind, especially when I head out into the backcountry. Safety from wild animals and predators. Safety from extreme weather.  Safety from hazardous terrain. Safety driving to and from the trailhead. Safety from people who […]

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The Truth About Fear in the Outdoors

The Truth About #Fear in the #Outdoors @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet When I was a tween my favorite movie was Iron Will. It’s sappy, feel-good, Disney movie about a teenage boy who enters a dog sled race hoping to win money and save his mother’s farm. One particular quote from this movie became my mantra […]

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What to do when your car breaks down at the trailhead

Recently I was exploring a new trail with my kids.  We were only about 20 minutes from town, but we had taken a gauntlet of old, barely-maintained forest service roads to get to the trailhead.  It was a maze that would make it easy to get turned around and lost if you didn’t have a […]

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7 Ways to Reduce Risk in the Outdoors

Is it safe to explore outdoors? Is it even worth it? Is it safe to play outdoors? No, really is it safe to hike or camp or backpack? Today on the blog, Risk in the Outdoors…#hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Hiker Killed and Partially Eaten By Grizzly Bear on Yellowstone National Park…. The animals that are […]

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How to Cope with Altitude

Full disclaimer here: Everything I’ve learned about altitude, acclimatization and mountain sickness comes from NOLS, the Altitude Org & my own experience. I’m not a doctor or a scientist but I do live at 7,200 feet, regularly climb mountains above 12,000 feet and take out of town guests from low areas into the wilderness. This […]

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Why I Put My Babies “At Risk” By Taking Them Hiking

About a year ago I read the book ‘Up: A Mother and Daughters Peakbagging Adventure’ by Patricia Ellis Herr. In the book Herr recounts several instances of people making snide comments about how children shouldn’t be bagging peaks. When I was reading the book I had a hard time grasping this concept. I’ve rarely encountered […]

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