OPP #015: How to Safely Explore the Outdoors With Courtney Harvey

Today's Guest: Courtney Harvey

We Discuss:

  • Precautions and preparation steps to take before trekking out into nature, whether that is a local trail or an extended stay in the backcountry
  • Common injuries and mistakes people make while in nature
  • What safety and outdoor gear and food to pack for both day hikes and multi-day hikes
  • Importance and benefits of different types of clothing and materials depending on the season
  • Safety tips for your canine trail buddy
  • Drinking water safety tips
  • Trash and human waste disposal methods
  • Fire safety tips
  • Wildlife safety tips
  • Steps to take to prevent getting lost and what to do if you do get lost
  • How to assess and mitigate risk
  • Treating hypothermia and hypothermia
  • What level of safety and first aid training you should get
  • And so much more!

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Linda

    If you can only listen to ONE of the presentations, this one should be it! I learned so much from your discussion with Courtney and with her tips I’ll enjoy the outdoor experience safer and with even more respect for how quickly things can change when I’m out in nature.

    1. Brenda Petrella

      Yay! I’m so happy this episode was so helpful. This is exactly what I was hoping the conversation would do. Huge thanks to Courtney for providing such great info!

  2. Denise

    This was an awesome episode. It was so full of information that I sent a link to my outdoorsy kids, one of whom lives in Montana and hikes regularly. Thanks for this you guys.

    1. Brenda Petrella

      That’s great to hear! Thank you for sharing it too. I’m so glad the information will help!

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