My husband and I love to play in the outdoors – snow or shine. And although we have had many amazing adventures over the past few years, the numerous avalanche fatalities, hiking accidents, and animal attacks this year have been a constant reminder of the inherent dangers of backcountry adventures.
So although I am no expert on ‘adventure safety’ here are some things I keep in mind in hopes of ensuring safe homecomings after any outdoor play date.
Invest in good equipment – My husband is a serious gear-head. If you have a question on outdoor or technical gear he is your man. And like true technology early-adaptors (not the people that just want to have the new i-Toy just because it’s new and “cool”) his love of gear stems from a passion to see innovation developed with a purpose.
How does this new piece of equipment make my life easier and/or how does it make my adventures safer? When you plan your outdoor adventures do your research on your equipment and make good investments based on features such as durability and safety. If it looks good – consider it a bonus, not your primary purchasing point.