A lot of fun can be had outdoors with friends, family, or on your own, but nature is an unpredictable being that deserves our utmost respect. Outside of the comfort of our homes, things can go from 0 to 100 in a blink of an eye!
They say that knowing is half the battle, so if you find yourself between a rock and a hard spot (perhaps literally), then you’ll want to keep these 20 nuggets of knowledge in your back pocket:
1. Delectable red berries
A lot of the accidents that occur in the wilderness are due to a lack of understanding what’s really out there. The golden rule for any outdoorsman is: do not put anything you find in your mouth unless you’re 1) absolutely sure it’s edible, or 2) are on the verge of starving to death. Red berries growing in wild bushes may seem tempting, but they could possibly be Holly berries which induce vomiting and accelerate dehydration – two symptoms which will bring you closer to the Grim Reaper.