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ASA and Heart Attacks

You will notice that we include “chewable” ASA (acetyl salicylate acid), which is better known by its trade name Aspirin in our “Dave” line of kits. Why is this, you may ask. Remember that our kits are designed for backcountry or remote use, where help may be very delayed, or evacuation to a medical [...]

Baby… It’s Warm Outside, But it is Still Cold Enough To Get Hypothermia!

(Now there’s a catchy song lyric!) We often think the prime conditions for hypothermia are as cold and wet as possible. And though it’s true that if you jumped into freezing cold water, you’d get cold 25 times faster than in air at that same temperature, we see most cases of hypothermia at temperatures above [...]

2017-12-21T11:22:00-07:00January 28th, 2016|Emergency Preparedness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter is here…how heavy did your pack just get?

While we are still hoping for more snow soon, winter is upon us! There’s skiing to be had…at the hill, in the back-country, and the cross country trails are in great shape. Some of you are out for some winter trail runs, or some snowshoeing, or maybe some epic tobogganing after Christmas tree hunting! Whatever [...]

2017-12-21T11:22:00-07:00December 4th, 2015|Emergency Preparedness, Gear|0 Comments

The results are in!

The great First Aid kit battle has been concluded and we are very grateful for your participation. For those of you who were unable to make it to the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival this last weekend, I’ll summarize. We had two kits laid out at our table. One, a commercially available kit and [...]

2017-12-21T11:22:00-07:00November 12th, 2015|Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Gear|0 Comments

The Bottle

Many curious eyes have gazed at this multipurpose bottle during our travels.For 5 months now, my wife and I have been travelling throughout SE Asia on our honeymoon/ climbing & cultural journey. With 1 month still to go, we have found many reasons to appreciate this simple act of taping our water bottle. Notice, I have 3 different [...]

2017-12-21T11:22:07-07:00March 18th, 2014|Emergency Preparedness, First Aid|0 Comments