Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity...
— John Muir
Mental attitude, a skill set, and knowledge of the wilderness are all crucial for backcountry travelers.

Navigating, devising shelter, food and water are essential everywhere, in familiar or unfamilar territory.

Successful outdoor experiences depend on well-defined skills and the right resources - know what you are doing when you enter the wilderness.

  • Attitude and Skills
  • Fire, Food and Water
  • Shelter
  • Safety & First Aid
  • Navigation & Signaling