We cannot control the weather; however we can prepare for exposure to prolong our fun outside. Some small inexpensive items help prevent exposure from moving beyond slight discomfort into a wilderness survival issue. At the last Thursday night lecture (at Osprey Bay Outdoors), and following Saturday overnight campout we showcased some of our favorite quick relief recipes to stave off exposure.
We demonstrated the strengths and limitations of gear. Discussed several solutions to fix problems. Then we focused on how to prevent exposure. In our philosophy it is good to know how to respond to a wilderness medical emergency like: Dehydration, Heat Illnesses, Heat Stress, Hypothermia, Sea Ulcers, Sun Poisoning, Sunburn, and our favorite Immersion Injuries. However, avoiding a situation that will possibly cause a problem is always better.
At all of our campouts we reflect on past topics. Sean and I make copious amounts of food. And stay well hydrated around the campfire.