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26

Aug

In honor of National Dog Day, here are 12 lifesaving tricks to teach your dog.
Does your pooch come when you call? Having an obedient pooch isn’t about tricks; it’s about knowing how he’ll respond in an emergency situation or when he’s near a busy street.

09

Jul

laurajmoss:

Some valuable advice posted on a trail we hiked in Alaska recently.
Now, how exactly does one determine when attack transitions into mealtime? Do you listen for chewing? Will the bear sigh in delight like I do when I eat macaroni and cheese?
And if I taste like macaroni and cheese, is it really fair to deny the bear such a delicacy? I do eat a lot of mac and cheese, so it’s conceivable I might taste cheesy and delicious.

MNN’s guide to surviving a bear attack

laurajmoss:

Some valuable advice posted on a trail we hiked in Alaska recently.

Now, how exactly does one determine when attack transitions into mealtime? Do you listen for chewing? Will the bear sigh in delight like I do when I eat macaroni and cheese?

And if I taste like macaroni and cheese, is it really fair to deny the bear such a delicacy? I do eat a lot of mac and cheese, so it’s conceivable I might taste cheesy and delicious.

MNN’s guide to surviving a bear attack

03

Jul

Would you survive being lost at sea?
4 tips about rip currents that could save your lifeHurricane Arthur is expected to churn up dangerous rip currents along the U.S. East Coast this Fourth of July weekend. Here are four surprising facts to keep in mind anytime you’re near a beach.

4 tips about rip currents that could save your life
Hurricane Arthur is expected to churn up dangerous rip currents along the U.S. East Coast this Fourth of July weekend. Here are four surprising facts to keep in mind anytime you’re near a beach.

24

Jun

How an expert hiker died of hypothermia in JunePopular hiking writer and outdoorswoman Karen Sykes succumbed to the cold last week, reminding us all of the counterintuitive dangers of summertime hiking.

How an expert hiker died of hypothermia in June
Popular hiking writer and outdoorswoman Karen Sykes succumbed to the cold last week, reminding us all of the counterintuitive dangers of summertime hiking.

23

Jun

Dog days of summer can be deadly for petsLearn how to keep your pets safe this summer and what to do if you see an animal trapped in a car on a hot day.

Dog days of summer can be deadly for pets
Learn how to keep your pets safe this summer and what to do if you see an animal trapped in a car on a hot day.

07

Jun

The seriously surprising signs of drowningForget what you thought you knew about drowning; it looks nothing like most of us think. Here’s what to watch out for.

The seriously surprising signs of drowning
Forget what you thought you knew about drowning; it looks nothing like most of us think. Here’s what to watch out for.

08

May

Farmers market food safety tipsEven fresh produce picked just hours before you buy it or grass-fed beef needs to be handled safely.

Farmers market food safety tips
Even fresh produce picked just hours before you buy it or grass-fed beef needs to be handled safely.

18

Mar

How to safely store food from 1 season to the nextIf you grow your own food, it’s time to learn how to store it properly.

How to safely store food from 1 season to the next
If you grow your own food, it’s time to learn how to store it properly.

07

Mar

New bracelets can detect people’s chemical exposuresThe popular silicone wristbands are ideal for monitoring chemical exposure since, like human cells, they don’t let go of toxins easily.

New bracelets can detect people’s chemical exposures
The popular silicone wristbands are ideal for monitoring chemical exposure since, like human cells, they don’t let go of toxins easily.