Safety

Nature, as William Blake wrote, is "red in tooth and claw." Meaning, she'll kick your ass if you're not careful. Learn how to stay safe and your outdoor adventures will be that much more enjoyable, for both you and your crew.

Climber, Allen Spur, Safety
Naumann, Chris
Safety guidelines for climbers. Read more >>
Wilderness Medicine
the editors
Learning how to properly manage mishaps, address emergencies, and deal with disaster. Read more >>
Cell phone safety, Montana search and rescue
Lee, Barbara
Phones in the backcountry. Read more >>
Photo by Chuck Bartlebaugh
Slepian, Maggie
How to stay safe. Read more >>
whitewater in montana, training on rapids, outside bozeman
Tucker, David
Outdoor-skill development for the season.  Read more >>
Tick-Borne Disease Alliance
As the summer sun beats down, everyone knows to apply sunscreen and drink plenty of water—but what about parasites? Those nasty little bloodsuckers are out there, waiting to use your body (and your dog's!) to fuel their own. Read more >>
Coil, Jesse
Hot summer days in Bozeman usually mean fun and adventure, but if you’re not careful, they can mean something else: heat stroke. Read more >>
Roloff, Sam
Swiftwater training in southwest Montana Read more >>
survival, ice, Montana
How to survive a fall through the ice. Read more >>
Grizzly bears, Montana wildlife, Safety in the backcountry, Outside Bozeman
Baril, Lisa
Overcoming irrational fear. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
Keeping the bears away Read more >>
Jones, Andrea
Stealthy, independent, and elusive predators, mountain lions (or cougars) are unique creatures. While highly adaptable to different environments, mountain lions can live just about everywhere in Montana. Read more >>
Slepian, Maggie
Tips for winter running. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
“If you play with fire, you’re bound to get burned.”–Some Lame-Ass Read more >>
McKenna, Marley
“Oh! Read more >>
Douglas, Jemma
A drive through the Madison Valley reveals a charred landscape in place of the trees and natural greenery that most residents remember. Last year a human caused fire decimated the rolling hills surrounding Bozemanite’s favorite floating river. Read more >>
Beaudoin, Kate
Dr. Chuck Jonkel of the University of Montana had tried everything: flashing projectiles, boat horns, even synthetic skunk spray. Read more >>
Savage, Nicholas
In the early morning of July 10, 2010, a sow grizzly and two cubs attacked three people, in three different campsites, as they slept in their tents. Two of the people were injured while the third was killed and partially eaten.  Read more >>
Ryan Krueger
In one compact design, the Backcountry Bomb allows you to cut cornices quickly and efficiently. Read more >>
Orem, Tina
Hypothermia, Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Survival, Rescue, and Treatment (Second Edition)by Gordon G. Giesbrecht, Ph.D., and James A. Wilkerson, M.D.excerpt pages 125-126 Read more >>
  • Avalanche Safety

    Avalanche Safety, Avalanche Rescue, Bozeman
    David Tucker
    Preparing for the slide.   Read more >>
    Mount Blackmore, Bozeman backcountry
    Berreth, Mark
    Surviving a Blackmore slide. Read more >>
    winter, backcountry, Outside Bozeman, Montana
    Pogge, Drew
    Avalanche airbags 101. Read more >>
    Knoff, Eric
    Ice climbing and avalanche safety in Bozeman's backyard playground. Read more >>
    Rogel, Christine
    Snowmobilers have unique avalanche risk factors built into their sport. Today’s high-powered sleds are capable of reaching new heights at greater speeds, and each year riders venture farther into remote terrain. Read more >>
  • Hunting Safety

    Shooting, target practice, Bozeman, Montana
    Urie, Wendi
    Tips for responsible target practice. Read more >>
    Slepian, Maggie
    It was a clear December afternoon when Linda took Daisy for a walk on a familiar trail. Daisy was sniffing around—off trail but within sight—when she leapt into the air, yelping, thrashing, and biting her front leg. Read more >>
    Sinay, Ken
    Like a lot of Montanans, I’ve done my share of hunting—it’s a seasonal tradition, and I enjoy the healthy, high-quality protein I harvest for my family and friends.  Read more >>
    Mittelsteadt, Jane
    There are some dangers lurking in the woods and fields for our hunting companions, and some basic precautions can go a long way to ease the symptoms from any problems your pet experiences. Read more >>
    Muennich, Pete
    For the most part, Montanans are smart and responsible hunters; but some of our gun-wielding visitors aren’t so trustworthy. Here’s how to keep your dog from getting shot at this fall.1.Stay close to your canine. The further the dog wanders, the higher the risk. Read more >>
  • Boating Safety

    Current streamflows for all of Montana's rivers: Read more >>
    Dave Zinn
    Spring paddling safety.  Read more >>
    Muennich, Pete
    Spring recreation in and around Bozeman almost always includes some form of water sport. For those of us with a canine counterpart, this can be intimidating, especially when watercraft is involved. Making sure your dog is comfortable aboard your boat is vital to the success of your day. Read more >>
    Grenz, Jonas
    Any adventure sport is truly about minimizing the risk, focusing on the task at hand, and proceeding to have the time of your life. Proper gear and knowledge are the best ways to minimize the risk, giving you the peace of mind to concentrate on the task at hand. Read more >>
    Carpenter, Brad
    Paddling out into a frigid spring torrent strewn with rocks and sucking holes presents a classic test of judgment. How do your ability and experience stack up against the challenge and the hazard? Decide badly, and you may wind up broken or even dead. Read more >>
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