Staying Alive in Alaska

July 21, 2013 - 12:00 am Comments Off

If you find yourself in Alaska, there are some ways that you can survive. The time of year will be important when you think about what to keep with you or what to take with you if you plan to go on vacation to the state. The winter months can be long, cold and snowy. It is important to have plenty of food because some of the roads can become impassable. If you are fortunate enough to stay in one of the larger cities, then this might not be an issue.The full explanation can Read the rest of this entry »

Safely Navigating the Roads of Alaska

June 1, 2013 - 12:00 am Comments Off

Traveling to Alaska is a unique experience where you will see nature at its finest. If you are traveling by car, make sure the terrain is safe for you to drive. You should plan out your path before you get in your car. Research the area in Alaska where you want to go. If the path takes you across snowy mountain roads, you may want to charter a flight to get to your destination. You must also be aware of the grizzly bears that make Alaska their home. Moose and wolves Read the rest of this entry »

A Backpack Is More Than a Bedroll

May 31, 2013 - 12:00 am Comments Off

The camping and wilderness exploration that Alaska has to offer makes it a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. Ensuring that you have access to the best gear and equipment will ensure that you are able to stay safe and comfortable whenever you are traveling through a natural area or staying in an outdoor environment. Investing in the right backpack, bedroll and other key pieces of equipment will ensure that you are not at greater risk from the elements and are able to access a full range of pristine natural environments.You can Read the rest of this entry »

Safety First When Traveling in Alaska

May 27, 2013 - 12:00 am Comments Off

Alaska is wild and large, and travelers lacking experience in the great outdoors must take precautions to stay safe off the beaten path.

Seeing a bear in the wild may be the highlight of one’s visit to Alaska. To stay safe in bear country, exercise care and respect the magnificent creatures. Bears do not enjoy surprises, so making your presence known by singing, rattling a noisy can, talking or whistling can make your presence known and scare off bears in your path. Whenever possible, hike Read the rest of this entry »

Staying Warm In a Freezing Environment

May 23, 2013 - 12:00 am Comments Off

If your Sunshine State upbringing, love of snorkeling, or affinity for Caribbean art has kept you traveling to warm places, preparing for a more chill travel, no pun intended, experience may be tricky. Visiting a colder travel spot requires a different sort of planning, but following tips will help.

First, dressing in a freezing environment requires layers. While your puff jacket may be great for those mild winters, carrying a heavy jacket might be impractical. Bring thermal underwear and base layers, which are special thin, waterproof, and heat-containing undergarments worn by skiers, bikers, and other athletes use for freezing Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Feed the Bears! Be Wary of Wild Animals

May 21, 2013 - 12:00 am Comments Off

Wild animals fall into the “look, but don’t touch” category. It’s best, too, to keep your distance while looking at them.

Seeing wild animals in their native habitat is one of the main reasons people travel to Alaska. It is awesome to see a moose munching in a meadow or a grizzly crossing the tundra. Get too close, though, and this magical experience can be disastrous. A moose that is calm one minute could charge you the next,, and bears have been known to snack on people.

It’s important not to startle a wild animal. If you’re hiking, be sure to make plenty of noise, by singing, talking or attaching bells to your clothing. This gives the animal plenty of time to get out of your way.

While baby animals are cute and cuddly, don’t even think about petting one. Their very protective mamas are usually nearby, even if you don’t see one.

Take binoculars to better see the animals. The National Park Service, operator of Denali National Park, says to keep 300 yards from bears and 25 yards from other animals.

And don’t feed the bears. Mother Nature sets a bountiful table for them.