Rock and roll! It time to venture out! Vacations, hikes, camping and leisure activities are what life is about. Since we were little and just learning to walk and talk we were discovering everything that made a noise, moved and made us go "I'm going over there!" As little kids we also learned about how we could get hurt or disappointed when we got into trouble going on these adventures. As adults we still want to do the same. Go out and adventure! This is all great fun, however we need to pre-plan so we don't make the mistakes we did as kids.
Even though it's only temporary for most of us, there are several hazards associated with winter weather. Spend too much time outdoors in frigid temperatures, and you might find yourself falling victim to the silent threats of hypothermia or frostbite.
With fall upon us, I sit drinking my coffee on the back porch listening to the rustling of the leaves and can't help but get the itch to string up my bow, clean my gun and get my gear treated. September is a month when all hunters fill the shops, by their tags and stock the cabin. Countless times though, a number of hunters will completely disregard their own safety in the hopes that the freezer back at home will once again be full. As one strolls through the aisles of hunting gear, the vendors pile on the importance of high visibility and keeping your feet dry. However, one hazard still looms, and is the leading cause of hunting related injuries and deaths nationwide.