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Weather Hazards

By Kevin Koontz on March 15, 2018

in Outdoors

Be mindful of the weather when hiking and participating in outdoor activity. Weather hazards include tornadoes, thunderstorms, lightning, and winter weather. It is important to identify warnings and dangers for each, and know what to do when one is encountered. 

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Backpacking - Plan Ahead and Prepare

By Kevin Koontz on March 10, 2018

in Outdoors

When you are selecting a backpacking destination, please consider your skill level, the time of year to go, navigation, and that it will be fun!

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Meet Our Professors: Kelly Goonan, Outdoor Recreation

Dr. Kelly Goonan developed a passion for the outdoors while working at summer camp in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. For ten summers during her high school and college years, she worked at the Boy Scout camp, Sabattis Scout Reservation. Her duties included teaching outdoor skills such as swimming, snorkeling and lifeguard certification and taking scouts on wilderness trips.

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Leave No Trace Principles

By Kevin Koontz on March 02, 2018

in Outdoors

The Leave No Trace program is founded on seven principles. They help all enjoy the natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts. These principles can be implemented from a backyard to backcountry.

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Hiking Packing List

By Kevin Koontz on February 28, 2018

in Outdoors

Here are ten essentials you should take with you anytime you are in the outdoors. Use a daypack/backpack to carry all essential items.

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Off-Road Checklist

By Kevin Koontz on February 15, 2018

in Outdoors

Going off-road can be an exhilarating adventure. It is important to pack strategically and prepare for the trip ahead of time. If possible, try not to go off-road alone and always tell someone (who isn't going with you) where you are going and when you should be back.

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Car Camping

By Kevin Koontz on February 13, 2018

in Outdoors

The advantage to car camping is you can take as many items as will fit into your vehicle. So this list may have things you don’t have to bring, but you can because it all fits in the car.

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The Next Wave of Outdoor Enthusiasts

By Parker Rawlins on February 05, 2018

in President's Corner, Outdoors

In late January, President Scott L. Wyatt and Southern Utah University alumna Abigail Wyatt were invited to speak at the Outdoor Foundation’s presentation on the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge.

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Canyoneering Packing List

By Kevin Koontz on February 01, 2018

in Outdoors

Canyoneering is a unique and intriguing outdoor activity. If you are interested in the sport, it is good to start gathering the necessary supplies. There can be a lot of necessary gear, partly because of the wide range of conditions and terrain you might encounter, but also because the sport is hard on equipment. From basics like water to specifics like descenders, check out this canyoneering packing list.

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Mountain Biking Checklist

By Kevin Koontz on January 30, 2018

in Outdoors

Mountain biking allows for farther and faster journeys into backcountry compared to traveling on foot. This also means that if something goes wrong, like a mechanical issue, it is up to you to address the problem. Check out this mountain biking checklist before you go on your next ride.

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