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Out of the Comfort Zone
We can choose to remain in our comfort zone and avoid difficulty and allow our personal growth to stagnate. Or we can decide to step out of our comfort zone into the wild—into an environment that brings new challenges and new adventures.
Trying new things comes with the risk of failure. But failure is not final. The more we try and fail and learn from our failures, the better we will become. The more we practice the discipline of stepping out of our comfort zone, the better equipped we’ll be to handle stressful and unpredictable situations, and the more we will be able to assist others.
Planning for Unpredictable Spring Weather
The weather can be our enemy, or, with a little education and planning, we can live in harmony with our environment. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the weather patterns in the area you’re planning to explore. Don’t take foolish and unnecessary risks by failing to take simple precautions. Know the risks, plan ahead, and thrive in the wild!
Painkillers in the Backcountry
There are a number of people today, some who write for reputable publications, who tend to be a bit reckless in dispensing advice on using painkillers. "When backpacking,” the advice goes, “if your joints start to hurt, simply pop a couple of over-the-counter pain relievers, and press on.”
When you ingest a painkiller, you are shutting down your body’s signals. By shutting down these signals and continuing the activity, you make it much more difficult to assess the extent of your injury, and you are almost guaranteed to make the injury worse.
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