Plan & Prepare

Fishing

Tick Bites

Almost all human diseases carried by insects in the United States can be attributed to ticks, and the number of tick-borne illnesses has doubled over…

Burns

Even small burns can be painful and debilitating, while larger burns may cause severe pain and predispose to complications such as infection, dehydration, and scars….

Drowning

Safety is a critical concern for any activity around water, especially when children are involved. It can take less than 60 seconds for an adult…

Lightning

Lightning strikes have massive electrical charges averaging 30 million volts, with a temperature hotter than the surface of our sun. Thunder is the sound of…

Evacuation and Emergency Rescue

It’s never easy to end a trip early, and the decision is complicated by many factors. You have probably spent time and money planning and…

Chest Pain

Chest pain can either represent a mild condition or a potentially life-threatening situation. It can be challenging to differentiate potential causes in an outdoor setting….

Heat Illness

Heat illness can come from exposure to high temperatures, with or without over-exertion. Symptoms range from mild headaches to debilitating nausea and cramps, to briefly…

Snakebites

Did you know there are over 50 varieties of snakes in the US? Of those, about 21 are poisonous enough to harm humans. Snakes will…

Wound Care

Bleeding wounds can lead to serious blood loss, and infection can lead to major health complications. Fortunately, you can prepare for wound care situations with…

First Aid Emergency Gear

GOES is designed to provide the knowledge and confidence you need to get outdoors, push your comfort zone, and have safer outdoor adventures. Having the…