the 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 >>
Jemma Douglas
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 >>
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 >>
Sam Roloff
Swiftwater training in southwest Montana.
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 >>
Nauman, Chris
Before getting geared up for rock-climbing season, give some thought to safety. Here are three simple things to think about: properly threading top anchors, doubling back your harness, and replacing old, worn-out gear. And, of course, don’t forget to wear a helmet! Read more >>
Barkas, Vaia
My dog is all nose. Black and quivering, it leads him headlong after any whiff of nonsense. Like the day I came down from Mystic Lake. My dog trotted by the creek, snuffling after squirrels but coming when I called. Around a bend we met two riders on horseback. Read more >>
Leigh Ripley
We all know the danger is out there, but the reality of it actually happening is usually far from our thoughts. Fact is, grizzly bears do attack. They attack anyone or anything they feel threatened by. Spend enough time in the backcountry, and one day that threat might be you. Read more >>
Sanford, Ashley
Few things in Montana have the power to get an adventure lover’s blood pumping and adrenaline racing as much as a field of fresh powder or an undiscovered frozen waterfall that begs to be climbed. But few things also have the power to be so potentially dangerous. Read more >>
Mike England
Seeing a grizzly in the wild can be a thrilling experience — its massive, brown body; those powerful jaws; that great, lumbering stride. But these qualities are best enjoyed from a safe distance. Read more >>
  • Avalanche Safety

    avalanche education, ski safety, bell lake
    Sarah Canfield
    My Alpine Education, Part 6: Avalanche Awakening
    Will Shepard
    My Alpine Education, Part 3: Gearing Up.
    Will Shepard
    My Alpine Education, Part 1: Avalanche AwarenessEditor’s note: This is part one of a six-part series on learning about avalanches and how to keep yourself and your partners safe while ski-touring in the backcountry.  Read more >>
    Will Shepard
    My Alpine Education, Part 2: Choosing a Provider Read more >>
    Avalanche Education, Early-Season, Bozeman, Montana
    Drew Pogge
    Early-season avalanche safety. 
  • Hunting Safety

    Shooting, target practice, Bozeman, Montana
    Wendi Urie
    Tips for responsible target practice.
    Maggie Slepian
    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 >>
    Ken Sinay
    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

    Canoeing, Capsizing, Self-Rescue
    Patrick Hutchison
    How to right a capsized canoe. Canoes aren’t likely to tip over, at least when used by calm people in calm water. Read more >>
    Wave Train Kayak School, Spring Kayaking
    Dave Zinn
    Spring paddling safety. 
    Current streamflows for all of Montana's rivers:
    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 >>
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